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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

Top hotels in Limassol

Amara – Sea Your Only View ™
Amara – Sea Your Only View ™
5 out of 5
95 Amathus Avenue, Limassol, Limassol District
The price is £252 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Situated on the beach, this luxury hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Amathus Ruins and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Amathus Beach. Saint Anna Church and Castella Beach are ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (36 reviews)

"The hotel staff were excellent except one morning one of the pool boys removed my books off a bed because another guest wanted it and paid him to reserve it. When I asked why my books had been removed I was told the beds had been pre booked. I took it up with the manager and she assured me you can’t ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2020

Amara – Sea Your Only View ™
Four Seasons Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel
5 out of 5
Leoforos Amathountos 67-69, Agios Tychon, Limassol
The price is £176 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Nestled on the beach, this Limassol hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Castella Beach and Amathus Beach. Amathus Ruins and Saint Anna Church are also within 2 miles ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (339 reviews)

"Absolutely perfect in every way. Rooms were great, food was excellent and the staff were faultless."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2020

Four Seasons Hotel
Alasia Hotel
Alasia Hotel
4.5 out of 5
6 Haidari Street, Limassol
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £140 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

Located in the heart of Limassol, this luxury hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Limassol Castle and 1.2 mi (2 km) from Limassol Marina. Limassol Water Museum and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (398 reviews)

"Absolutely fantastic two-week stay at the Alasia Hotel. All staff were highly attentive and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and our stay feel special. The hotel was very clean, and observed excellent social distancing measures. The Alasia has a wonderful atmosphere perfect for all your ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2020

Alasia Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Limassol

Aqua Park Vacation Club 006
Aqua Park Vacation Club 006
ARIADNIS, Limassol, Limassol District

Situated in Limassol, this romantic condo is within 1 mile (2 km) of Castella Beach and Amathus Beach. Galatex Beach and Dasoudi Beach are also within 3 miles ...

Aqua Park Vacation Club 006
Nikis House
Nikis House
3 out of 5
Pavsaniou Str., Agios Athanasios, Limassol
The price is £45 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

This family-friendly Limassol apartment building is located in the historical district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Agios Athanasios Town Hall and Panagia Sfalaggiotissa ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (75 reviews)

"Aesthetically pleasing tranquil oasis. The traditional style high ceilinged studio opens onto a courtyard with an array of plants, a date palm, and chairs for relaxing outside. The owners pleasant and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb 2020

Nikis House
Sunny Apartments
Sunny Apartments
3.5 out of 5
313 28 October Ave, Limassol, Limassol District

Located in the heart of Limassol, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Limassol Zoo and Seafront Promenade. Cyprus University of Technology ...

Sunny Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Limassol

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8 Jan 2020

just see'ing friends and family loved the food and welcome and enjoyed the scenery !! JUST wait for the summer !!

5/5 - Excellent

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2 Dec 2019

Can't wait to go back

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Oct 2019

I have been in Limassol many times and have seen those places above already before.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Oct 2019

Limassol is good plave to visit. Troodos mountains are not Far off nor is Paphos. Surrounding Limassol, beautiful villages to visit.

4/5 - Good

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7 Oct 2019

There is still a significant amount of work going on in Limassol so it’s difficult to say how it will turn out once it’s all complete.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

5 Oct 2019

I have not explored all that the wonderful city of Limassol has to offer, there is so much!

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