Kythira Wine Festival

The Wine Festival in Mitata Kythira, Ionian Greece: The annual Wine Festival of Kythira takes place in the village of Mitata, placed in the center of the island. It is celebrated the first weekend of August and is a fun occasion. Locals and visitors get together in order to celebrate the production of good wine, which is given free during the festival.

The Wine festival is organized by an association in Mitata called Myrtia and stresses the importance of wine production for the local economy. In fact, large vineyards are found all along the island of Kythira. A typical wine festival in Mitata includes eating, drinking and dancing traditional Greek songs played by local bands. The celebration lasts for the whole night.