The eagerly anticipated 11th Pancyprian Strawberry Festival is just a week away and this biennial event promises to mark the occasion in style.
The festival which started in 1999, is organised by the Deryneia Municipality in cooperation with the strawberry farmers of Deryneia. The aim of the festival is to promote the pioneering strawberry farming and the products that are produced from it. Deryneia (Dherynia) is famous for its strawberry cultivation, which was introduced over 57 years ago. The area has since produced by far the largest quantities and arguably the highest quality of strawberries in Cyprus.
Every two years thousands of visitors, locals and tourists alike, attend the festival where they are able to sample free fresh strawberries, strawberry juice, jam, liquor, ice cream and much more. Local farmers and small family businesses display a wide range of great tasting, locally produced items made with a passion and love for strawberries.
The evening festival also offers a quality packed cultural and artistic program, with various bands and well known vocal acts in attendance such as Petros Imvrios and Triantaphyllos.
The Strawberry festival will be held at the football ground of Anagennisi Deryneia on the main Deryneia to Sotira road on Friday 25th May 2018 starting at 7pm.
This is a popular FREE event - parking is available - getting there early is advised.