Situated on the southern coast of the island, Limassol (Lemesos) is the second largest town in Cyprus and the island's biggest tourist resort. Stretched along 21 km long coastline, it is one of the island's most vibrant and interesting cities, an exciting blend of modern sophisticated development with the ancient and medieval past of the area.
History lovers will be fascinated by Limassol Medieval castle in the old port. It is said that Richard the Lionheart married Queen Berengaria of Navarre here in 1191, crowning her Queen of England. The historical town centre around the castle and the old port is full of interesting architecture, historic landmarks, traditional Cypriot restaurants, shops and cafes.
Other sites within the Limassol district worth exploring include the magnificent setting of the ancient Curium Theatre, The Sanctuary of Appolo Hylates and the ancient city of Amathus or Kolossi Medieval Castle.
One of the city's most interesting landmarks is the Limassol Marina which opened in 2014. A well laid out waterfront development is the first superyacht marina in Cyprus. An interesting line up of eateries includes a mix of international restaurants and local cafeterias, with their outdoor seating arrangements, providing the perfect place to take in the bustling ambience of this location.
Limassol is well known for its long stretched seafront, nicely landscaped with sandy and pebble beaches, lined with cycling and pedestrian paths, cafeterias, bars, restaurants and hotels.
The town is also renowned for a variety of cultural events and festivals like 'The Limassol Carnival' and the 'Limassol Wine Festival'.
In this bustling, cosmopolitan city you will find entertainment and restaurants to suit all ages and tastes. There is also the chance to enjoy shopping, watersports, sightseeing tours, nightlife and meals out!
Fasouri Water Park, which is the biggest water park in Cyprus, is located within a 15-minute drive from Limassol. The park offers an array of attractions and facilities, perfect for all ages.
The city of Limassol is conveniently located approximately 45 minutes drive from Larnaca international airport and less than 60 minutes drive from Paphos airport.