Located on the south coast of Cyprus, Limassol is a port town with a busy cosmopolitan centre. Popular with holiday-makers who enjoy sun, sea and sand, the town has a thriving holiday scene. Surrounding beaches are sandy and pebbly, with crystal clear waters where you’ll find a range of water sports opportunities from surfing to snorkelling.
The modern cosmopolitan town blends with Limassol’s historic cultural roots. The old town is home to some interesting medieval buildings, including the impressive castle and the fascinating archaeological museum. History buffs could explore the intriguing House of Achilles and Altar of Apollo in nearby Kourion. Foodies will love Limassol too due to its vast number of eateries.
One of these would be sufficient enough for driving long distances and ideal for navigating busy city centre streets. A hatchback is also perfect for manoeuvring and parking in tight spaces.
Families should pay a visit to Limassol Zoo, home to almost 300 animals and birds, including lions, tigers, panthers, zebras, monkeys and bears. The zoo is the only one in the country and has an excellent education centre where children and adult can learn more about the zoo’s wildlife.
The magnificent Castle of Limassol is located in the old town and dates back to the Byzantian era. The structure has since been rebuilt during the Turkish domination in 19th Century and now houses the Cyprus Medieval Museum.
Lady’s Mile is one of the best beaches in the area, with fine white sands and crystal clear waters, it’s the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun. Located a short drive from the centre of Limassol, Lady’s Mile beach is an excellent place for families, particularly those travelling with small children.
Those looking for more active opportunities while they’re on holiday will be spoilt for choice. Every beach offers a range of water sports opportunities such as sailing and windsurfing, although
It’s recommended to avoid driving in and around the town during morning and evening rush hours as roads are likely to become congested with high volumes of traffic.
The town has excellent road networks connecting to other coastal resorts and major cities in Cyprus. The A1 connect Limassol to Nicosia and the A6 connects to Paphos.
Be aware that local driving standards are poor. It’s advisable to drive cautiously and be aware of sudden or dangerous manoeuvres from other drivers.
Larnaca International Airport is located approximately 43 miles east of Limassol centre and can be accessed without too much bother via the A1 motorway.
Paphos International Airport is located approximately 39 miles northwest of Limassol and is accessible via the A6 motorway. Both airports have a mix of domestic and international flights.