“If you’re looking for great beach life, shopping and a buzzing after-dark atmosphere, vibrant Limassol makes it happen.”
If you like your holiday pleasures piled high, Limassol will definitely do it for you. Lively round the clock, it’s a layer cake of great beaches, atmospheric sites, fascinating shopping and buzzing nightlife. Where do you start? First stop are the alluring coarse-sand beaches that lace the coastline. Spread out on nearby Dassoudi beach. Switch scenery and head for the award-winning Armonia or Governor’s beaches a little further away. Whichever grabs your fancy, you’re sure to be mixing your sun snoozing with dips in the shimmering waters or exhilarating watersports.
But no holiday here is complete without some serious retail therapy. Dive into the crowded old town, awash with outdoor markets and craft workshops - emerging, breathless but happy and loaded with mementos. Take a breather at a pavement café to sip a lemon-tinged brandy sour. Then amble to the old harbour where inviting seafood restaurants jostle for your custom.
Close by, Limassol’s 14th century castle offers the prospect of some interesting pottering. It’s the site of Richard the Lionheart’s wedding to Queen Berengaria in 1191 and there are some fantastic views to be seen from the battlements. If historic highpoints are still on your hit list, book a tour to medieval Kolossi Castle or the Roman ruins at Kourion. In the magnificent amphitheatre here you can almost hear the roars of the crowds that watched the gladiators below.
Want to let your hair down? Limassol won’t let you down. By night, Yermasoyia comes alive with a vast parade of bars, restaurants, discos and live music spots where you can party till late.
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19km east of the Roman city of Curium
1 hr - 1 hr 30 mins from Paphos Airport