Situated on the southern coast of Cyprus, Limassol is the island’s largest municipality and offers beautiful stretches of idyllic sands, tranquil seas, and a winning combination of the touristy and the traditional. Ideal for families and couples looking to experience a real taste of Cyprian culture with Mediterranean weather to match, a holiday in Limassol is for you. The area is also increasingly popular with those seeking a relaxing winter break, as the temperature remains mild well into the winter months. Also check out holidays to Aiya Napa and holidays to Pathos.
Limassol boasts some of the most spectacular beaches across the entire of Cyprus. For those with younger children Ladies Mile Beach is perfect, offering shallow and clear waters and miles of sandy beach. Definitely not one to miss if you enjoy windsurfing - or want to start- as the perfect conditions lure surfers from across the island. Curium Beach is also especially worth a visit on your holiday in Limassol, a beautiful Mediterranean shore set against the stunning backdrop of the ancient Roman Curium Amphitheatre.
A holiday in Limassol offers an unparalleled insight into traditional Cypriot life and there’s a wealth of interesting sites worth visiting. Limassol is best explored on foot, so take a stroll along the unspoiled coastline between there and Larnaca, or visit the picturesque villages around the Troodos Mountains and escape the tourist crowd. Famagusta is particularly worth a visit- a hauntingly beautiful abandoned town, the moment the Turks invaded and its residents fled captured in time.
For an area so steeped in history, it is little surprise that there are such rich remnants to be seen. The remains of the Acropolis and various temples to the ancient Gods sit proud on the surrounding hillsides, and Ancient Amathos deserves proper exploration.
For a family day out on your Limassol holiday, visit Kolossi Castle and imagine yourself as a Commander of the Knights Templar, or step back into the present day and explore the Municipal Gardens and Lemesos Zoo. If you want something a little more active than sightseeing, Limassol offers various sports including tennis, horse-riding and golf.
Limassol holidays don’t boast the eclectic nightlife of other areas of Cyprus, but the town is far from dull after nightfall. With a wide variety of bars and restaurants, the sound of both Greek and English music can be heard rising up above the Troodos Mountains, accompanied by the laughter of revelling holiday-makers. Join them: Book a flight, grab a glass of wine, and start dancing!
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