Considered one of the most cosmopolitan and sophisticated cities of Cyprus, Limassol is the ideal spot to immerse yourself in ancient history, surrounded by a vibrant and bustling community. Located on the Gulf of Akrotiri, Limassol visitors have access to their choice of local beaches, including Kourion Beach, Lady’s Mile Beach, Pissouri Bay, and Malindi Beach.
If history and early archaeological sites capture your interest, there are two renowned locations to visit near Limassol. The Amathus Ruins holds remains of an ancient city dating from the Roman and Byzantine empires, and Ancient Kourion is the top visited archaeological site on Cyprus. Kourion is about 20 km from the Limassol City Centre, and as you’re heading there, be sure to make a pit stop at Kolossi Castle, which was built in 1210 by the Knights of St. John.
A day spent in Old Town Limassol will take you past sights such as the towering façade of Limassol Castle, the Old Port, the Limassol Marina, and the Limassol Zoo. The popular destination of Molos is the perfect way to end the day and enjoy the relaxed Cyprus lifestyle, as you stroll with the locals on this promenade lined with stately palm trees, shops, parks, paths, and sculptures.