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Limassol Wine Festival

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The history of wine-making dates from at least 2000 BC in Cyprus, and many great wines (Madeira, Tokay, and others) are said to have originated from Cyprus grapes. The best-known Cypriot wine is the sweet red Commandaria, known in antiquity as Nama. It so reminded Marc Antony of Cleopatra's kisses that he gave the whole island to his legendary lover because of it. There are dozens of other world-class wines from Cyprus, though, and during the annual Limassol Wine Festival from the end of August to the first half of September, local wineries offer free samples and demonstrate traditional grape-pressing methods, and there are open-air music and dance performances in the seaside Municipal Gardens.