A blend of cosmopolitan town and century's old architecture
Limassol holidays lie on the south coast of Cyprus. Limassol is one of the largest and liveliest resorts on the island.
Holidays to Limassol blend a cosmopolitan town, century’s old architecture, historical sites and a modern marina with a thriving commercial centre, wineries and a lively nightlife. Holidays in Limassol overlook the stunning Akrotiri Bay which has long sandy beach stretches that glide gently into the warm clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The resort is backed by the Troodos Mountain range and offers an abundance of delights for nature lovers; it is rich in scenic walking with many hiking trails, unspoilt villages and tranquil monasteries. Back in resort, a palmed fringed promenade spans behind the resorts stunning beaches which stretch for over six miles and are the heart of any holiday in Limassol. The main beach in the resort is Dassoudi beach with dark sand and an abundance of water sports. Other beaches close by are the award winning Armonia and Governor’s beach, along with the quieter beach called Lady’s Mile where you can enjoy a snooze under the sun’s heat.
All the beaches provide an excellent range of tourist facilities including water sports ranging from jet skiing, water skiing and snorkelling to banana boat rides, paragliding and sailing. Diving is an extremely popular part of holidays in Limassol with a variety of caves, tunnels and reefs to explore with an abundance of colourful marine life. One of the most visited dive sites is the famous wreck of the Zenobia which sank off the coast near Larnaca in 1980. The resort has plenty to keep children entertained with the Wet ‘n Wild and Fasouri water parks tempting children of all ages with slides, wave pools and lazy rivers. The reptile house near Limassol’s old harbour is also an enjoyable day out for all. Limassol holidays offer many interesting historical sites including the 14th century castle near the port where in 1191 Richard the Lion heart married Queen Berengaria. There is also the 15th century Kolossi castle and the ancient city of Kourion with a glorious amphitheatre, ruined Roman houses and mosaics considered to be one of the most important archaeological sites in Cyprus.
Quick Limassol Tips
The transfer time is 1 hour to 1 hr 30 minutes from Paphos Airport
The currency used in Limassol is the Euro
Limassol is the biggest resort in Cyprus
There are many music festivals celebrated in the resort
The drama festival at Kourion is also extremely popular. Meander along the promenade to Limassol’s old town and discover the city’s medieval fort, archaeological and folk museums. The restored Greco Roman theatre dates back to the 2nd century and is now used to entertain visitors and residents with concerts and theatre shows. No holiday to Limassol would be complete without an excursion to the capital Nicosia and the ancient sites around Paphos. There are many festivals are celebrated in the resort also. In September a wine festival is held with free wine tasting sessions and plenty of music and dancing. Limassol is the heart of the wine making industry here with its fertile ground located near the foot of the Troodos Mountains. Wineries near here offer tours allowing visitors to taste their wine, sherry, liqueurs and brandy. Throughout Limassol there is a huge selection of restaurants, bar, tavernas and nightclubs, with plenty of live music and entertainment suitable for everyone’s taste. There is a wide choice of cuisine in the resort from fish restaurants, Cypriot taverna’s and traditional and international restaurants serving mouth watering dishes suitable for every palette.
Limassol holidays offer a wide range of shops from quaint local shops in St Andrews Street to the modern jewellery shops and boutiques of Makarios Avenue. Large shopping malls with familiar high street stores selling designer clothes can also be found on holiday in Limassol. There are also tourist shops here which sell everything from beach wear and traditional holiday souvenirs to jewellery and leather goods. Limassol enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters making it a year round destination. The tourist season tends to start in early May and last until late September with July and August being the peak season. There is a wide selection of accommodation throughout Limassol ranging from simple self catering apartments to bed and breakfast guest houses and luxury all inclusive hotels. Book holidays to Limassol online here at Latedeals.co.uk
Top Places To Visit
Amathus Archeological Site
The Amathus Archeological Site has a rich and diverse history and includes the Temple of Aphrodite where the tombs date back to the early Iron Age period. Situated to the east of Limassol
The ancient city of Kourion dates back to the 12th century B.C. and was once one of the most marvelous cities throughout the Mediterranean. There are numerous ruined houses including the House of the Gladiators, House of Eustolios and House of Achilles the floors of which are paved wit mosaics. The stunning Amphitheatre has been restored and many theatrical and musical performance are now held here
This waterpark is the largest in Cyprus and is located between Limassol and Paphos. There are thrity waterslide slides, a lazy river, beaches, a large playground, sun beds, three snack shops, a football Pitch and even table games that are free of charge