Limassol, the second largest town in
Cyprus, is situated on the south coast and is virtually
equidistant from Paphos and Larnaca. A vibrant, bustling
resort with a lot to offer - long stretches of beaches, a
multitude of restaurants and bars, great shops and interesting
historical/archaeological sites. Renowned for its
carnivals and festivals, it's also the Cyprus Wine Industry
centre. Limassol has a strong cultural heritage and its where
Richard the Lionheart married Princess Berengaria in 1191.
The resort consists of three main areas - all with access to beaches. The
main tourist area - Yermasoyia, abounds with all the facilities for a great
holiday; beaches, huge selection of restaurants, tavernas, cafes, bars, lively
nightlife, shops and banks. The Amathus area - an ancient site dating back
to 1000 BC - lies east of Yermasoyia, is much quieter, and offers a good varied
selection of restaurants, tavernas, cafes and a few bars. To the west of
Yermasoyia, is the Old Town (where you'll find out of the way tavernas offering
authentic Cypriot dishes and patronised by the locals), the colourful harbour
and the bustling main Port of Cyprus.
The beaches in Limassol are predominantly dark golden sand and shingle and
stretch all along the coastline with a wide range of watersports available,
including scuba diving. Ladies Mile beach is popular with windsurfers for
its shallow clear waters.
Beaches: Dhassoudi Tourist Beach, Ladies Mile, Curium Beach, Governer's Beach.
There are plenty of facilities within easy reach - Golf, Go-Karting, Horse
Riding, Nature Trails, Zoo & Municipal Gardens and interesting cultural sites -
The ancient Kourion Amphitheatre, Kolossi (Medieval) Castle, Limassol Castle
(incorporating the Medieval Museum). The Troodos Mountains are very easily
accessible from Limassol, as is the pretty hill village of Omodhos and the
picturesque mountain resort of Platres.
Limassol makes a good centre
from which to explore much of Cyprus, including the Ancient
City of Curium, the 5th century Baths and the fascinating
villages and monasteries of the Troodos mountains.
Nightlife is truly varied, to suit all tastes - ranging from
trendy rustic restaurants, to traditional tavernas (some with
live Greek music & shows), International cuisine including
Chinese, Indian, Tex Mex, Steak Houses, Lebanese, and fast
food is also readily available. With a great variety of bars
and pubs, from the relaxing dimly- lit establishments, to the
more lively hotspots and nightclubs to suit all ages.
Ideal for couples, families, groups of friends.
Journey time from Larnaca airport 45min - 42miles/68km
Journey time from Paphos airport 55min - 44miles/71km