Must-Visit Limassol Historical Sites

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 [...]

2023-03-03T12:26:58+03:00February 25th, 2023|

Limassol Wine Festival 2022

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 61st Limassol Wine Festival event is taking place during the 17th - 25th of September.  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 Euro 20% off all bottled wines (applies to 1 bottle, excluding Commandaria) from ETKO, LOEL, KEO or SODAP wineries. Children/ Teenagers from 6 – 18 years old: 3 Euro 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 - 23:00 Saturday & Sunday 19:00 - 23:30 Get a glimpse into the event by watching the following video.

2023-03-03T12:48:02+03:00September 9th, 2022|

Limassol Things to Do

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 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 to read my post. 3. Shop from the Square Market - for fresh vegetables, fruit and fish. 4. Go up to the Mermaid of Porto Bello to see amazing Limassol views - it used to be free but now you pay €3 but it's worth it. 5. Visit the Amathus Archaeological Site - one of the most important kingdoms of ancient Cyprus. 6. Visit the Castle of Limassol and have lunch or dinner at the surrounding restaurants. 7. See the ancient attractions at Kourion  a spectacular archaeological site. If there's a concert or a theater planned there don't miss - the amphitheater is amazing during night when there's an event on - specially a concert. 8. Go to some of the famous beaches, Governors beach and Lady’s Mile - after you swim make sure to eat some fresh fish from the surrounding restaurants. 9. Visit the Cyprus Historic & Classic Motor Museum - a new museum in town where you can see classic old cars. 10. 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.

2018-02-23T09:14:27+03:00July 22nd, 2015|

Limassol Molos Promenade, an enjoyable walk

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

2016-10-22T06:42:39+03:00July 1st, 2015|
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