Limassol is a very diverse city, a city you can very
quickly grow to love. It's diversities lie in its many faces, it seasonable
changeability and the beauty of the surrounding area.
Places of Interest in Limassol
The Archaeological Museum - The museum
provides a very interesting collection of antiquities found in the district
of Lemesos (Limassol).
The Folk Art Museum - This beautifully preserved old
house provides a very interesting collection of Cypriot Folk Art of
the last two centuries.
The Municipal Art Gallery - The Gallery has a splendid
collection of paintings, including works of Cypriot artists, on permanent
display. Some of them are:
Limassol Medieval Museum - This rich medieval museum
is found inside the castle of the town, which is close to the old port.
The Castle - Limassol Castle was built by the Byzantines
around l000 A.D.
The Public Garden and the Zoo - A lovely park with
cafes, play areas and a zoo.
The Time Machine - A modern adventure telling the history
of Cyprus, great fun, if a bit pricey.
Contrasts of Limassol
The Lemesos (Limassol) Carnival, Anthestiria - Flower Festival (May), Kataklysmos - Festival of the Flood
(June), Shakespearean nights (June), The Wine Festival (September),
Ancient Greek Drama Festival (July - August)
Kourium Beach - Everyone's favourite,
very sandy, safe clear sea, a few good restaurants. Can get busy at
weekends and bank holidays.
Lady's Mile Beach - Another favourite, perhaps due to
its close location to the city (next to the new port). It has quite
a few restaurants, some far nicer than others.
Akotori Beach - Almost impossible to find, following
a road best suited to a 4x4 vehicle. Very sandy, very quiet, no restaurants.
Locals tell us the sea is not safe for swimming.
things to do in Cyprus
nature and wildlife
people and history