Limassol is a fascinating and varied city. It’s the perfect holiday destination with so much to see and do. From beautiful beaches to historic sites and some great shopping, Limassol really does have it all. Here are the Top 10 places you really need to see next time you’re staying in this fantastic city…
This imposing building has had a fascinating history. Its withstood attacks from the Genoese and the Mamluk Sultunate and has also served as a prison. During a recent archaeological dig, it was discovered that it was built on top of the site of a byzantine fortress and a basilica.
Limassol District Archaeological Museum
If you’re interested in the history of Cyprus, then this is the place to visit. From prehistoric times to the end of the Roman era, you’ll discover some amazing exhibits that will bring history to life.
The Kourion Ruins
To the west of Limassol, you’ll find an archaeological park. This highly significant site dates back more than 6000 years and is UNESCO protected. The city of Kourion was a lively place in Roman times and features in texts by both Ptolemy and Pliny the Elder. Some of the remains are incredibly well preserved, including the theatre terraces and some beautiful mosaics in the bath house.
This beautiful building was the site of the wedding between King Richard the Lionheart and Berengaria of Navarre in 1191. You can visit the keep and courtyard, and also see the remains of a medieval sugar factory.
The Molos Promenade
This beautiful walkway connects the city to the sea. Take a walk along the Molos promenade and you’ll come across some stunning sculptures, water features and attractive lawns. There are also plenty of delightful cafes to stop and take in the view.
The local tavernas
No visit to Limassol is complete without spending an afternoon enjoying the meze at a traditional taverna. You’ll be served many small courses, so it’s a great way to sample a wide range of delicious Cypriot cuisine.
Akti Olympion Beach
Take time out to relax on this blue flag beach. It has all the facilities you need and there are lots of shops, bars and restaurants close by.
Oleastro Olive Park & Museum
Discover the science, and the mythology behind olive trees and the production of olive oil at this fascinating park and museum.
The Sanctuary of Apollo
Steeped in legend, from 700BC to 300AD people would flock to this site to worship the God Apollo. Much of the site is still intact making it a very interesting place to visit.
The perfect base for exploring the sights
The Ajax Hotel is perfectly located so you can spend your days exploring all the attractions of the area. Easily accessible from both airports, staying at the Ajax Hotel makes your holiday easy. Luxurious and comfortable, you’ll also enjoy days relaxing by the pool, rejuvenating mind and body.