Limassol, also known as Lemesos, is the second largest city in Cyprus and is located on Akrotiri Bay, on the island's southern coast between the ancient towns of Amathus and Curium. Since Limassol is a large bustling town and a very popular resort, it offers a truly enjoyable experience as a residence or as a holiday destination. Limassol is half an hour from Paphos and half an hour from Larnaca so arriving at either airport is equally convenient. Limassol is known as the centre for wine-making in Cyprus, a number of vineyards offer tours and wine-tastings. If you are in Cyprus in September, then you must stop by the celebrated wine festival that is in the Municipal Gardens next to the Limassol Zoo and right on the main promenade. It is held in a delightful setting and is an experience not to be missed! Limassol is full of fun things to do, scenic settings, sights to see and lively nightlife. See our list below of a few interesting things to do while in Limassol. Things to see and do in Limassol
Omodos Village - The historic village of Omodos is located only 42 kilometers away from the city of Limassol and “is the centre of the wine-villages" of Limassol District.
Kourion (Curium) -a huge archelogical site situated high above the sea with an amphitheater that is still used for concerts and theatre performances if you are lucky enough to be in Cyprus when events are taking place there.
Promenade - the beautiful sea front that is dotted with numerous restuarants, bars, cafes, play areas for children and sandy beaches to relax on. There are miles of walkways that people make us of for jogging, rollerblading or just strolling and taking in the easy Cypriot lifestyle.
Beaches: Dassoudi has dark sand and watersport facilities, Armonia Beach, Governor’s Beach and for a quieter spot Curium Beach or Lady’s Mile Beach to the west of Limassol harbour.
Scuba Diving - there are underwater reefs, tunnels and caves to explore
The nearby village of Yermasogia in the Limassol district has a huge range of bars, restuarants and traditional tavernas to sample Cypriot cuisine.
The Limassol Carnival held every year to mark the beginning of Lent is a Limassol tradition and the most popular carnival parade held in Cyprus.