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LimassolCyprus

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

Old Town of Limassol which includes markets

Old Town of Limassol

4.5/5Wonderful!(17 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the bars and seaside views in Old Town of Limassol. You might want to make time for a stop at Seafront Promenade or Limassol Castle.

Old Town of Limassol
The Akamas National Park lies on the west coast of Cyprus, a truly pictorial part of the island. It has an area coverage of 230 square kilometres containing valleys, gorges and wide sandy bays. The wildlife diversity is crucial for the ecology in the Mediterranean. In this spectacular environment there are 168 varieties of birds, 20 different reptiles, 16 species of butterfly and 12 different mammals not to mention its very rich variety of fauna. The important significance of the Akamas Peninsula has been duly noted; The European Council has included it in its Mediterranean Protection Programme. The Cyprus Government has yet to fully declare it as a National Park for tourist and local landowners reasons, although friends of the Earth and Green Peace are lobbying hard for it.

Germasogeia

4/5Very Good!(37 area reviews)

The beaches and abundant dining options are top of the list for many visitors to Germasogeia. A stop by Dasoudi Beach or Galatex Beach might round out your trip.

Germasogeia
Old Town of Limassol showing street scenes

Historical Center

While visiting Historical Center, you might make a stop by sights like Seafront Promenade and Limassol Castle.

Historical Center
The Akamas National Park lies on the west coast of Cyprus, a truly pictorial part of the island. It has an area coverage of 230 square kilometres containing valleys, gorges and wide sandy bays. The wildlife diversity is crucial for the ecology in the Mediterranean. In this spectacular environment there are 168 varieties of birds, 20 different reptiles, 16 species of butterfly and 12 different mammals not to mention its very rich variety of fauna. The important significance of the Akamas Peninsula has been duly noted; The European Council has included it in its Mediterranean Protection Programme. The Cyprus Government has yet to fully declare it as a National Park for tourist and local landowners reasons, although friends of the Earth and Green Peace are lobbying hard for it.

Potamos tis Germasogeias

While visiting Potamos tis Germasogeias, you might make a stop by sights like Dasoudi Beach and Galatex Beach.

Potamos tis Germasogeias
Cyprus tip: Escape the summer heat & mass tourism to go get lost in the Cypriot mountains!
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Agia Fyla

When in Agia Fyla, you can plan a visit to Limassol Marina and Seafront Promenade, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Agia Fyla

Top Hotels in Limassol

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Mediterranean Beach Hotel
Mediterranean Beach Hotel
4 out of 5
71 Amathus Avenue, Agios Tychonas, Limassol
The price is $199 per night

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! (649 reviews)

"Perfect locasion and very clean staff very friendly and very clean"…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Mediterranean Beach Hotel
GrandResort
GrandResort
5 out of 5
Amathus Area, Limassol, Limassol District
The price is $270 per night

Offering direct access to the beach, this Limassol hotel is in the historical district, 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Amathus Ruins, and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Amathus ...

4.3/5Excellent! (215 reviews)

"Excellent staff, great location!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

GrandResort
Crowne Plaza Limassol
Crowne Plaza Limassol
4 out of 5
Promachon Eleftherias 2, Agios Athanasios, Limassol
The price is $158 per night

Located in Agios Athanasios, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Dasoudi Beach, and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Limassol Marina. Limassol ...

4.3/5Excellent! (210 reviews)
Excellent Stay

"My stay was extremely comfortable and the staff were very helpful"…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Crowne Plaza Limassol

Popular places to visit in Limassol

Limassol Marina
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Limassol Marina

Explore the waterfront in Limassol with a trip to Limassol Marina. Visit the area's spas or amble around its beautiful beaches.

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.

MyMall
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MyMall

You can browse for the perfect souvenirs at MyMall during your trip to Limassol. Check out the spas and top-notch restaurants in this relaxing area.

Top things to do in Limassol

4x4 Safari to Akamas Peninsula with Lunch
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4x4 Safari to Akamas Peninsula with Lunch

$84
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
VIP Catamaran Cruise from Limassol with Lunch
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VIP Catamaran Cruise from Limassol with Lunch

$66
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Private Aphrodite & the Legends of Paphos Tour
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Private Aphrodite & the Legends of Paphos Tour

$252
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Treasures of Troodos Mountain Full Day Tour
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Treasures of Troodos Mountain Full Day Tour

$56
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Private Excursion to Omodos & Lofou with Wine Tasting
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Full-Day Private Excursion to Omodos & Lofou with Wine Tasting

$275
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Harley-Davidson motorcycles for rent
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Harley-Davidson motorcycles for rent

$118
Per adult