The Limassol Wine Festival is a 10-day annual cultural and vibrant event that takes place every year, since 1961 around September. The Limassol Wine Festival, one of the most popular events in Cyprus, takes place in the Limassol Municipal Gardens, which are located on the east side of the town near the sea. This year, the 62nd annual Limassol Wine Festival event is taking place during the 7th – 15th October 2023. There are pavilions on both sides of the main entrance belonging to the Limassol wineries including ETKO, KEO, LOEL, SODAP, and LAONA, where the visitors can taste, free of charge, all kinds of wines. When you purchase your entrance ticket, you are also given a 20% discount voucher which you can redeem at these wineries (applies to 1 bottle, excluding Commandaria). During the event, you will enjoy a celebration of food and wine. There's a variety of kiosks that cook Cypriot food e.g. mostly souvlakia. You'll get to listen to Cypriot music and watch Cypriot and Greek dancing. If you happen to be in Cyprus during this period, a visit to Limassol would not be complete without attending one of the biggest and most significant cultural events on the island. View the full program to see what kind of activities and events have been planned and plan accordingly your visit. VIEW FULL PROGRAM Limassol Wine Festival Tickets Adults: over 18 years old: €5.00 Children/ Teenagers (6 – 17 years old): €3.00 20% off all bottled wines (applies to 1 bottle, excluding Commandaria) from ETKO, LOEL, KEO or SODAP wineries. Plastic wine bottle: 1.50 Euro Wine glass: 1.50 Euro Wine glass with stem: 2.50 Euro For more information visit the official Limassol Municipality website. Venue Address Lemesos Municipal Gardens 28th October Avenue Lemesos, Cyprus Operating Times Weekdays 19:00 - 00:00 Saturday & Sunday 19:00 - 00:00 Get a glimpse into the event by watching the following video. For more Limassol activities, check out Limassol Things to Do For more Cyprus Festivals in 2023 check out Cyprus Festivals 2023 If you [...]
Sparti Rope Park in Platres is an exciting place for people who love the outdoors. It's like a special park where you can have a lot of fun. They have different challenges that are really exciting, and you'll find these challenges in a beautiful natural area with lots of trees and cool structures. You'll need to use ropes, cables, and bridges to complete these challenges, like climbing and swinging. The park wants to give you a complete experience. They want you to work together, stay balanced, and coordinate your movements. They also want you to overcome any fears you might have. When you're in the park, you'll wear special gear to stay safe, and you'll move through the challenges with a strong desire to succeed. The park is made for everyone, no matter how good you are. It's found in the middle of a forest and has different levels of difficulty for the challenges. It's a really unique way for people who love adventure to enjoy nature and also learn more about themselves. Ages All ages, from 2 to 80 years old, can join in the fun. Best Time to Visit Sparti Rope Park For an enjoyable experience, I highly recommend visiting early in the morning, as soon as the park opens at 10 am. By arriving early, you'll have the opportunity to beat the heat of the day and the busy lines. Amazing for all the family This experience is truly amazing for the whole family! Our children were filled with excitement throughout the entire visit. Tickets Prices start from 25 EUR and range up to 75 EUR + some extras depending on what you want to do. For more detailed information, visit the Sparti Rope Park website. Dinosaur Park Location Address: Panagias Phaneromenis, 50 Pano Platres, 4820, Cyprus Sparti Rope Park Opening Times January & February – Closed. March - OPEN on Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00. April – Park is OPEN on Saturday, Sunday [...]
Welcome to a journey back in time, where the prehistoric marvels roam again – welcome to the Limassol Dinosaur Park! Step through the gates and brace yourself for an adventure like no other, as you will get to travel millions of years back to the past. Welcome to the SURVIVING DINOSAURS exhibition in Limassol, Cyprus. The dinosaur exhibition follows a modern and engaging model, designed to captivate visitors, especially children, in an unforgettable journey to the past. During your visit, you will be Led by an exciting guided tour that will transport you back in time, surrounded by the majestic giants that once roamed our planet. Tremble before the fearsome T-Rex, marvel at the whip-tailed Diplodocus, and gaze in wonder at the Brachiosaurus with its incredibly long neck resembling an elephant. And that's just the beginning – prepare to encounter 18 additional prehistoric animals, varying in size, all of which will ignite the imagination of both children and adults. Limassol Dinosaur Park Opening Times The Dinosaur Park will be in Limassol from the 11th of July until the 3rd of September 2023. Monday– Friday: 17:00 – 21:00 Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 – 13:00 & 17:00 – 21:00 Visit Duration It's a small area so you will need around 45 minutes to fully experience the interactive tour. Best Time to Visit Limassol Dinosaur Park For an enjoyable experience, I highly recommend visiting early in the morning, as soon as the park opens at 10 am or in the late afternoon. By arriving early, you'll have the opportunity to beat the heat of the day, ensuring a more comfortable exploration of our park's remarkable exhibits without the discomfort of scorching temperatures. Additionally, the morning hours provide a serene atmosphere, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the prehistoric wonders at your own pace, free from the hustle and lots of visitors. Whether you're a passionate paleontology enthusiast or simply seeking a captivating family outing, coming early or late will undoubtedly enhance your adventure, offering an unforgettable journey into the distant past. Amazing for the kids This experience is [...]
As one of the oldest cities in the world, Limassol is steeped in history and culture, boasting a range of fascinating landmarks and ancient ruins that have stood the test of time. From the impressive Limassol Castle to the beautifully preserved ancient city of Amathus, here are the top four Limassol historical sites to explore on your next visit to Limassol. So, if you're a history lover or simply looking to delve into the rich heritage of this beautiful city, read on to discover more about the top Limassol historical sites you shouldn't miss! Limassol Castle Limassol Castle is a historic landmark located in the heart of Limassol, Cyprus. Built during the 13th century, the castle has served as a fortification, a prison, and a residence for royalty over the centuries. Today, it is a popular tourist destination and a must-visit spot for anyone who loves Cyprus history and culture. Limassol Castle visitors can explore the various exhibits and displays throughout the castle, which highlight the castle's history and the history of Limassol. The castle's interior has been restored to its original medieval design, complete with walls and towers, while the exhibits showcase the castle's role in the Crusades, the Ottoman Empire, and British colonial rule. One of the most popular exhibits at Limassol Castle is the museum dedicated to Richard the Lionheart. This exhibit explores the relationship between Richard and Cyprus, including his marriage to Berengaria of Navarre and his capture and imprisonment on the island during his return from the Third Crusade. In addition to the exhibits, visitors can also visit the top of the castle's towers for a stunning view of the surrounding city and the Mediterranean Sea. Google Maps Location: Ankara 73, Limassol 3042, Cyprus Contact: +357 25305419 Operating Hours: Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00 / Sunday: 10:00 - 13:00 Entrance Fee: €4,50 Kourion Archaeological Site Kourion Archaeological Site is a fascinating historical site located on the southern coast of Cyprus. It is an ancient city that was [...]
According to TripAdvisor and the list of the Top 10 Traveler’s Choice destinations around the world, Limassol was ranked 3rd. Limassol is a city in Cyprus, on the southern side and the largest urban area. Although the town has a history to look back on, it has left behind only a few pieces of evidence of its past since the city has been modernized and changed into a cosmopolitan appearance. Taking this opportunity and the fact that I live there, I’m listing below my recommendation for the 10 Limassol things to do. 1. Visit Limassol Marina for lunch, dinner, or a drink - an exclusive waterfront development where you can shop, dine or go for a drink. 2. Walk from the Old Port to Enaerios and enjoy the Limassol Promenade - I recommend reading my post. 3. Visit of the most important archeological sites of ancient Cyprus in Limassol. For more information check out my article Must-Visit Limassol Historical Sites 4. Visit the Castle of Limassol and have lunch or dinner at the surrounding restaurants. 5. See the ancient attractions at Kourion a spectacular archaeological site. If there's a concert or a theater planned there don't miss it - the amphitheater is amazing during the night when there's an event on - especially a concert. 6. Go to some of the famous beaches, Governor's beach and Lady’s Mile - after you swim make sure to eat some fresh fish from the surrounding restaurants. 7. Visit the Cyprus Historic & Classic Motor Museum - a new museum in town where you can see classic old cars. 8. Attend the Limassol Carnival (around February) and the Wine Festival (end of August, beginning of September) I hope you enjoy these 10 Limassol things to do.
Limassol is a city on the southern coast of Cyprus and capital of the eponymous district. Limassol is the second largest urban area in Cyprus I’ve been living in Limassol for 6 years now and I’ve seen all the city improvements and all the new developments happening. One of the best improvements is the Promenade area (called Molos). They have done an amazing job. It’s right in the center of Limassol, near the Castle and Limassol Marina. I’ve been going for a walk here the last few weeks and I really enjoy it. Molos is a lovely area with paved paths, palm trees, sculptures, grass areas and decks going over the sea. There are some playgrounds for the kids, a skateboard stage, mini parks, benches to sit and water fountains. You’ll see many fishermen there fishing (and getting some fish – and octopus too). You can also rent a bike from the rental points and get around. You can also find some outdoor exercise machines and exercise. The area gets quite busy after 7pm during summer. I’ve noticed that there are many people walking as part of a healthy routine between 7-10pm. If you like walking your dog, apparently this is not the area to do so since dogs are not allowed. There are a few cafes across i.e.the Yellow Lounge Café Delice, Thalassaki and during summer you’ll see many stands selling charcoal sweet corn. When you stroll around Molos you can get back to the main road. If you don’t have a car you can take bus No. 30 any go anywhere you wish within Limassol. Enjoy my photos