1. Quench your thirst at the Limassol Wine Festival, an annual two-week celebration of the grape and the island’s blossoming boutique wineries that takes place in late summer. If you’ve ever wondered what the difference between a mavro and a maratheftiko is, this is your chance to find out in an atmosphere aided by music, drama and a raft of local food.
2. Most visitors are drawn by the island’s coast but the higher ground promises cooler weather in summer and access to some of the island’s best home cooking; think mezes of grilled meats and salads. Head to the Apokryfo hotel in the foothills of the Troodos mountains and its on-site restaurant, Agrino.
3. Budding Mary Berrys should stay in the mountains and make their way to the pastry and baking festival in the village of Galata, which was once a hub for flour mills. Normally held in August or early September, this one-day celebration of buns, breads, pies and koulouria also sees a gathering of local craftmakers.