Old Town of Limassol Vacation Packages
The Old Town of Limassol comprises a series of narrow streets branching out from the city’s old fishing port. Home to busy shopping streets and intriguing historic attractions, this vibrant area of the city is equally popular with locals and tourists.
Go for a walk along the 9.9-mile (16-kilometer) beach path, which stretches outward from the old port. Be sure to stop at the Sculpture Park, where you’ll find more than 20 public sculptures designed by well-known artists such as Helene Black and George Tsaras.
The streets of the historic center encircle the town’s landmark medieval castle, which now houses the Cyprus Medieval Museum. Be sure to visit the square outside the castle and stop for a drink at a bar or coffee shop. Take the opportunity to sample cold zivania, a strong local spirit made from distilled grape juice.
Walk down Anexartisias Street, one of the Old Town’s most popular shopping areas. The street is an excellent place to shop for traditional Cypriot souvenirs, such as honey, olive oil, wine, white lace, basketware or leather. While here, take a look at the city’s municipal market, which is open from Monday to Saturday, selling fruit, vegetables, meats and household goods. Originally built in 1917, the enormous stone marketplace covers an area of 32,291.7 square feet (3,000 square meters).
Don’t miss the Old Town’s Turkish quarter and the beautiful Grand Mosque, which continues to be used by Turkish Cypriots and Muslims living in Limassol. Dating back to the 16th century, the mosque’s elegant minaret is surrounded by towering palm trees. Check out the oldest Ottoman graveyard in Limassol, which is located just next to the mosque.
Save time to see Agia Napa Cathedral, found on the edge of the Old Town. Admire its ornate twin-towered façade, which was designed in the Greek Orthodox style of religious architecture.
The Old Town of Limassol can be reached by a number of regular city buses. The bus station is located close to the municipal market.
Accommodation in Old Town of Limassol
Those planning on staying the night in Old Town of Limassol are recommended to book in advance for a room, as currently there are only limited Expedia-rated Old Town of Limassol hotels to choose from.