Limassol

The city of Limassol (Lemesos) is the second largest city of Cyprus with a population of about 160,000 people. It is situated on the southern coast of the island of Cyprus.

Source: Internet

Central position of Limassol offers easy access to all main cities as well as Troodos Mountains within a 30 to 40 minute drive. The city is also conveniently located between two airports; 77km’s away from Larnaca International Airport and 67km’s away from Paphos International Airport. Limassol serves as a major tourist destination; it is a vibrant city, full of exciting things to do and see.

The port in Limassol is the largest in the Mediterranean transit trade. It is considered to be an excellent base for those companies doing business with the North Africa, Eastern Europe or Middle East. Limassol’s infrastructure is gradually upgraded from all aspects (way of living, education, public construction projects, etc) with the most important project of Limassol Marina, an impressive waterfront contruction combining a full service marina, with  elegant shopping and dining area in the heart of Limassol.

It is a wonderful area with a diversified character which meets with a variety of tastes and preferences: A sunlover’s heaven with its 15 kilometers of beautiful beaches, this cosmopolitan destination also boasts good quality hotels, countless activities and a wide choice of interesting events and festivals throughout the whole year. In the centre of its lively nightlife and entertainment, one can still enjoy the cultural aspect with visits to archaeological sites and colourful wine villages.

The city of Limassol is located between the ancient cities of Amathous and Kourion, two of the most stunning archaeological sites on the island. A number of other interesting sites are also found outside the Limassol region.

Limassol church

Limassol Castle: Situated in the heart of old Limassol, is a remainer about the presence of Crusaders in Cyprus. It was built in the 13th century on the site of an earlier Byzantine castle and has been converted into the Cyprus Medieval Museum.

The old city: The centre of Limassol where its narrow streets lead outside the old fishing harbour.

Municipal Market: The atmosphere, the fullness of fruit and vegetables, the traditional merchants and the customers that arrive there from surrounding areas create plesant view.

Apart from the sun and sea, Limassol offers a wide range of activitiesfor everyone. From entertainment, sports, nature lovers, and leisure seekers to those who wish to attend an international conference to meet like minds or those who would much prefer to delve into the island’s rich culture, the possibilities seem endless.

Sports & Water fun: there is wide array of activities on both land and sea. Apart from relaxing under the sunshine and swimming in  sea,the beachfronts provide a variety of water sports as diving,  water-skiing, snorkelling, surfing, catamaran trips and yachting in the clear waters. For more family fun a visit to the Waterpark with the largest rides in Europe, numerous slides and pools can be exciting .

Shopping: Limassol is a shopping centre, which offers everything from ultra contemporary to the traditional and handmade.

Nightlife: The bustling nightlife with its clubs and bars bring the spirit. A rows of restaurants, tavernas and cafés also with outdoor tables in beautiful settings enable you to taste local as well as international cuisines.
Special interests: The city presents a lot of options to get familiar with the island’s culture and history with its archaeological sites, museums and galleries. Wine routes and Byzantine church routes are perfect to make the visitor’s organizing easier.
Outdoor athletics: like hiking, cycling (designated routes), mountain biking, bird-watching, sightseeing, wall climbing, horse-riding, safari trips, and many other opportunities to appreciate the natural beauty.

Limassol Marina

How to go around

Due to Limassol’s location, other towns are quite short distances away. There are three kinds of public transport services: inter-urban bus services connecting major towns on a daily basis, rural buses connecting smaller villages to their closest towns with less frequency and urban buses, which run within towns and tourist centres, operating frequently.  Taxi services are commonly used and easily available in tourist areas, and airports. Limousine service for transfers in style is also available.

Tourism Organisation Information Centre or the website: www.visitcyprus.com.

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