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Limassol

Travel Guide
Kolossi Castle showing heritage architecture, a garden and a castle

Home to sweeping coastal scenery and a thriving wine industry, this lively city is the gateway to some of Cyprus’ most important historic attractions.

Limassol is a buzzing and sophisticated city, famed for its fantastic nightlife and intriguing cultural sites. Cyprus’ second-largest city is ideal for travelers seeking to indulge at cosmopolitan restaurants and bars, as well as those hoping to discover the island’s compelling history.

Take a walk through the city’s Old Town and shop for traditional handicrafts and products, which are sold along the cobblestone streets. Explore the city’s Turkish heritage at the 16th-century Grand Mosque or follow the pleasant waterfront promenade to see the Sculpture Park.

At the center of the Old Town, you’ll find the modest 16th-century Limassol Castle. Best known as the place where Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre, this ancient castle has been renovated into a museum of medieval artifacts. Browse collections of armor, pottery and sculptures or see the views from the castle’s rooftop terrace.

Take a trip east of Limassol to visit the Amathus Ruins, one of the island’s most important archeological sites. Walk through the remains of the city’s agora and admire the ancient Acropolis ruins. A little further east you’ll find Kolossi Castle, the original production center of Cyprus’s famous Commandaria dessert wine.

Save time to see the Kourion Ruins, which are located west of the city. Take a look at the intricate mosaics decorating the site’s centuries-old villas and catch a performance at the restored 3rd-century amphitheater.

Don’t leave without experiencing Limassol’s exciting nightlife at the bars found along the illuminated waterfront. Sample typical Cypriot dishes like sheftalia, which is grilled sausage made with pork, lamb, onions and parsley, at a charming taverna.

One of the best times of year to visit Limassol is during the Apokreo Festival, the biggest carnival in Cyprus, which takes place 2 weeks before Greek Orthodox Lent. If you visit during the summer, be sure to see the Limassol Wine Festival in late August, when local wineries offer tastings and traditional dances are performed.

Limassol is well connected to both Paphos and Larnaka airports.

Where to stay in Limassol

Mediterranean Beach Hotel
Mediterranean Beach Hotel
4 out of 5
71 Amathus Avenue, Agios Tychonas, Limassol
The price is $196 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Located in Limassol, this beachfront hotel is connected to a shopping center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Castella Beach and Amathus Beach. Amathus Ruins and Saint ...
4.3/5Excellent! (658 reviews)
"Brilliant hotel, lovely staff very family friendly"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Mediterranean Beach Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel
5 out of 5
Leoforos Amathountos 67-69, Agios Tychon, Limassol
The price is $388 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Nestled on the beach, this Limassol hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Castella Beach and Amathus Beach. Amathus Ruins and Saint Anna Church are also within 2 mi ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (348 reviews)
"Highly recommend staying at Four Seasons Cyprus. The hotel is beautiful and the staff provided top notch service. We will definitely be returning there for vacation"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Four Seasons Hotel
St Raphael Resort
St Raphael Resort
5 out of 5
502 Leoforos Amathountos, Limassol, Limassol District
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $245 per night from Aug 26 to Aug 26
Located in Limassol, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district, 1.8 mi (3 km) from Amathus Ruins, and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Amathus Beach. Castella Beach ...
4.3/5Excellent! (184 reviews)
"Beautiful beaches"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

St Raphael Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Polyxeni Hotel Apartments
Polyxeni Hotel Apartments
3 out of 5
11 Onisillou, Ayios Tychonas, Limassol
The price is $75 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 11
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Castella Beach and Amathus Beach. Amathus Ruins and Saint Anna Church are also within 2 mi ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
"Place is well maintained. Clean. Nice pool"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2021

Polyxeni Hotel Apartments
Amathus Luxury Beach 3bd Apartment
Amathus Luxury Beach 3bd Apartment
Limassol, Limassol
Situated near the beach, this property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Castella Beach and Amathus Beach. Amathus Ruins and Saint Anna Church are also within 2 mi (3 ...
Amathus Luxury Beach 3bd Apartment
3 Bed Apartment on the Beach
3 Bed Apartment on the Beach
3.5 out of 5
48 Georgiou 'A, Pearl Beach Court, Limassol
Nestled on the beach, this Germasogeia apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Galatex Beach and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Amathus Beach. Dasoudi Beach and Castella ...
3 Bed Apartment on the Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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