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.

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Cafes, Beaches and Marinas

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Where to stay in Limassol

Old Town of Limassol
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Old Town of Limassol

Historical Buildings, Marinas, Friendly People

Visit this charming historic center, where British colonial buildings and traditional workshops are interspersed amid modern cafés and bars. 

Germasogeia
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Germasogeia

Swimming, Shopping, Dining

Germasogeia is a trendy, relaxing neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the seaside, while others visit for the local shopping.

Agia Fyla
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Agia Fyla

Agia Fyla is a welcoming neighborhood.

Historical Center
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Historical Center

Historical Center is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors.

Potamos tis Germasogeias
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Potamos tis Germasogeias

Potamos tis Germasogeias is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors.

Top Hotels in Limassol

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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The Royal Apollonia
5 out of 5
Georgiou A, Str Patamos Germasogias, Limassol
$256/night
Jul 31 - Aug 1
4.4/5Excellent! (230 reviews)

"The staff was so friendly and helpful in every way. They were very accommodating to Gluten Free. Could not have had a more pleasurable experience."…"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

The Royal Apollonia
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Mediterranean Beach Hotel
4 out of 5
71 Amathus Avenue, Limassol
$176/night
Jul 31 - Aug 1
4.3/5Excellent! (549 reviews)

"Professional and friendly staff. Facilities are great. Definitely will visit again!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2019

Mediterranean Beach Hotel
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Four Seasons Hotel
5 out of 5
Leoforos Amathountos 67-69, Limassol
$389/night
Jul 31 - Aug 1
4.8/5Exceptional! (295 reviews)

"Always the best hotel to be at In Limassol! Food is perfect/ staff are well trained and very professional/ rooms are clean and spacious/ all the areas at the hotel are super clean!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Four Seasons Hotel

Popular things to do in Limassol

Limassol Castle
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Limassol Castle

This ancient castle now houses a compelling museum of artifacts dating back as far as the 4th century.

Amathus Ruins
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Amathus Ruins

Explore the remains of this important ancient kingdom, an intriguing set of stone ruins overlooking Limassol.  

Seafront Promenade
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Seafront Promenade

Inhale the salty sea air and enjoy the sea views during a stroll down Paphos’ busy and bustling restaurant and shop-lined promenade.