Limassol - Discover the best places & activities

Limassol, a beautiful city located on the southern coast of Cyprus, welcomes you. Limassol is the second largest city in the country and a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. The city has a rich history that dates back to ancient times and has developed into a modern and vibrant place over the years.

One of the most famous landmarks of the city is Limassol Castle, a medieval fortress built in the 14th century that now serves as a museum. The ancient Roman ruins and amphitheaters near the city are also worth a visit.

However, Limassol has much more to offer than just history and architecture. The city is famous for its picturesque beaches, where visitors can enjoy the crystal-clear waters and the sun. In the evenings, you can explore the city's many bars and clubs and experience its lively nightlife.

Another reason to visit Limassol is its vibrant arts and culture scene. The city regularly hosts international art and music festivals as well as local events that attract visitors from all over the world.

Quick Facts about Limassol

Karte der Lage von Limassol in Zypern
LocationSouthern Coast
Population235.000
Homepagelimassol.org.cy
Area35 km²
ClimateSubtropical

Sights in Limassol

Carob Mill

Old Carob Mill

Carobs are as much a part of Cyprus as fig trees. The carob mill was built in 1900, at a time when carob tree products were still a major export of the island. The carob tree was used in the production of photographic film plates, medicines, sweets, and chocolate.
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Ayia Napa Cathedral Limassol

Ayia Napa Cathedral in Limassol

The cathedral dedicated to the Virgin Mary was built at the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century on the ruins of a smaller and older Byzantine church. Others claim that the cathedral was named after a temple that was built during the Frankish period and dedicated to the Holy Martyr of Saint Germain.
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Minarett of Kebir Mosque in Limassol

Kebir Mosque

The Kebir Mosque is one of the oldest and most important mosques in the center of Limassol. Built in the 16th century on the foundations of an older Christian church, it is now a valuable monument that tells the story of the island's rich history and shared religious cultures.
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Mittelalterliches Museum Limassol

Medieval Museum

The museum located inside the medieval castle displays pottery from the Middle Ages, tombstones, silverware from the Byzantine era, weapons, coins, and crosses. The castle itself was built in the 13th century and is located near the old port of Limassol.
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Activities & Sights in Limassol

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Troodos Mountain Food & Wine Tasting Tour

Spend an unforgettable day in the Troodos Mountains and immerse yourself in the local culture. Meet locals and discover traditional Cypriot products before visiting a family-owned winery.
Küste vor der Akamas Halbinsel

Full-day Jeep and Boat Tour

Experience the highlights of western Cyprus in one day with a land and sea tour. Relax in the baths of Aphrodite, visit the Turtle Conservation Project, and hike through the stunning Avakas Gorge. The tour package includes a delicious local lunch.
Street Art Graffiti im Zentrum von Limassol

Private Limassol Tour

Discover Limassol through the eyes of a local guide. On a 2 to 6-hour tour, you will explore the lesser-known corners of Limassol and delve a little into its history.
Street Life Festival mit Menschen und Ständen

Street Life Festival

On a Sunday in May, Limassol comes alive with the annual event that celebrates music, urban art, sports, street performances, natural remedies, and food. The festival marks the awakening of spring and nature.

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Apartments & Vacation Homes

Luxury 2-bedroom apartment in the marina

Luxury 2-bedroom apartment in the marina

Perfect for small groups
A 2-bedroom apartment with a balcony and view of Limassol's marina.
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Scorpion House with Garden

Scorpion House

Family Friendly
Quietly located, yet only 5 minutes away from the marina and nightlife, this apartment can accommodate up to 4 people.
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Hotels & Resorts

Parklane Resort in Limassol

Parklane Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Perfect for Couples
The Parklane Resort is considered one of the best and most luxurious hotels in Cyprus.
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Old Port Hotel in Limassol

Old Port Hotel

Family Friendly
The Old Port Hotel is centrally located in the old town of Limassol, only 100 meters from the marina and some restaurants.
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Popular Restaurants in Limassol

Table in Jamie Oliver's Restaurant in Limassol

Jamie Oliver - Restaurant, Cafe & Bar

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World famous dishes
At this restaurant, you can enjoy the greatest hits from Jamie's cookbooks, from simple, delicious creations to the biggest hits from his TV shows and most popular cookbooks.
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Cafe Calma

Cafe Calma

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Allrounder
Cafe Calma is open all day and located in the square of Limassol Marina, just a few steps from the sea. Here, you can find a wide selection of delicious dishes, fine wines, exceptional cocktails, and beautifully presented desserts.
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Tables in Fat Fish Restaurant in Limassol

Fat Fish Restaurant

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Fish & Meat
The Fat Fish is a seafood restaurant, although meat lovers will also find something to their liking.
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Limassol is the second largest city of Cyprus and is situated between two ancient city-kingdoms, Amathous to the east and Kourion to the west, two of the most interesting archaeological sites of the island. Limassol is the most important port of Cyprus, center of wine production and a popular resort. There are numerous hotels, apartment buildings, restaurants and taverns along the kilometer-long beach promenade.

The inhabitants of Limassol are known for their love of life. So don't be surprised at the many bars, discos and entertainment venues. The wine festival in September and the funniest carnival parades are held here for a reason.

In the modern city with a partly very questionable architectural style there are hardly any promising buildings to see except for a castle, however the atmosphere in Limassol is particularly lively and cheerful.
The castle is located in the center of the city and after previous renovations by the Venetians, it has recently been restored to its former glory. Besides the assembly hall, there are still some cells, corridors and a chapel to visit. Today, the castle is partly used as a museum, with exhibits ranging from pottery to silver from the Crusades. Those who climb the spiral staircase to the roof are rewarded with a beautiful view over the city.

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limassol port with yachts

Sights in Limassol and surroundings

Amathous

One of the oldest city kingdoms of Cyprus is Amathous, about 11 km east of Lemesos/Limassol where, according to legend, Theseus left the pregnant Ariadne in the care of the local women. Some archaeological finds are from tombs, from the Acropolis, the Lower City, and from five late Christian basilicas dating from the Archaic to the Roman and Christian periods. One of two limestone vessels found in Amathous is now on display at the Louve. Amathous is part of the Cultural Route of Aphrodite.

Archaeological Museum of Kourion

In the village of Episkopi, the Archaeological Museum of Kourion is located in a traditional country house with a unique view of the bay of Agios Ermogenis. Exhibits form the finds from the surrounding archaeological sites of Kourion and include red-polished pottery from the Early Bronze Age, clay vessels and jewelry from the Mycenaean period, and a large number of votive statuettes from the nearby sanctuary of Apollo Hylates.

Limassol Castle - Museum of the Cypriot Middle Ages

The 13th century castle is located near the old harbor, built on the site of an older Byzantine fortress. Based on the archaeological evidence, we know that the fort must have been much larger in its original form. The Venetians fortified the castle walls to protect the city against pirate raids. According to tradition, it was here that the English King Richard the Lionheart, the leader of the Third Crusade, married the Princess Berengaria of Navarre in 1191 and crowned her Queen of England. In 1570 the Ottomans conquered the fort and used it as a military base and dungeon. Today it houses the Museum of the Cypriot Middle Ages with exhibits such as exquisite plates of Byzantine production, a coin collection and liturgical utensils.

limassol castle from above

Carob Mill

This mill was built in 1900, when carob was one of the main export items of Cyprus. It was used for the production of various products such as photographic films, medical products, confectionery and chocolate. The technical equipment of the mill has been completely preserved and is exhibited in a new building. The premises of the mill show the original restored grinding mill.

Sculpture Park

Sixteen sculptures by Cypriot and foreign sculptors, created during the annual art symposiums between 1999 and 2001, are exhibited along the earthen wall on the coastal road.

In the Municipal Gallery you can admire works of art by important older and contemporary Cypriot artists such as Adamandios Diamandis, Christoforos Savvas and Tilemachos Kanthos.

Municipal Folklore Museum

The exhibition in the faithfully renovated building houses over 500 exhibits of Cypriot decorative arts, displayed in 6 rooms. Noteworthy are the urban and rural costumes, pieces of furniture, wood carvings and jewelry.

Village of Anogyra

The village of Anogyra houses a small Pasteli Museum, which shows the steps in the production of pasteli, a traditional Cypriot sweet made from carob, and an Olive Oil Museum (the first of its kind in Cyprus), whicha presents the stages of the cultivation of the olive tree to the production, storage and use of the oil.

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Medieval Kolossi Castle

14 km west of Limassol, on the road to Pafos is the castle of Kolossi. Its predecessor building was originally erected in the 13th century. The part that has been preserved until today dates back to the 15th century. After the fall of Acre in 1291, the castle was occupied by the Order of St. John and later taken over by the Knights Templar. During their stay in Cyprus, the Knights of the Order pressed and exported a sweet wine called "Vin de Commanderie", which is still one of the most famous wines in the world, having kept the same name for eight centuries. The remains of the sugar cane mill is located opposite the castle.

Cypriot Wine Museum

In Erimi, in the Wine Museum, you will have the opportunity to learn about the history of wine production in Cyprus. In the different sections the production steps of the wine production as well as the use of the wine are explained.

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