Cyprus’ largest beach resort, Limassol is located on the south coast, backed by the beautiful Troodos Mountains. The carefree atmosphere and bustling beach promenade have meant that Limassol is a bustling resort, here you can find an activity or trip to entertain everyone on staying in holiday villa or apartment in Limassol.
Limassol is the island’s centre of the wine-making industry, and the annual ten day Wine Festival in September is essential entertainment if you are staying in a villa in Limassol at the time. Limassol Castle is also of huge interest, as it is supposed to be the sight of the marriage of Richard the Lionheart in 1191. The Medieval Museum of Cyprus in its grounds holds all the information needed. The Archeological Museum, Folk Art Museum and Municipal Gardens and zoo can also be found here.
The nightlife in Limassol is meant to be the best in Cyprus too. There is a vast array of pubs, tavernas, restaurants, cafes and clubs to choose from, mainly located in the east of the city, Yermasogea, coincidently the location of much of Limassol’s holiday accommodation, and is where locals and tourist alike enjoy vibrant entertainment. The best shopping in Limassol is to be found in the centre, and eating out in Limassol is not a problem, as there are many superb restaurants of all varieties to enjoy from a self catering villa.
Sailing is a hugely entertaining activity in Cyprus, and the new marina in Limassol has every facility needed by a sailor or passenger hoping to explore the beautiful coastline and discover a deserted cove beach or cave. The 7km of coastline in Limassol mainly consists of dark sand or fine pebble beaches, and the main beach, Dassoudi has all the modern facilities you would expect of an international resort.
A holiday villa in Limassol is great in winter, as it provides access to the skiing in the Troodos Mountains. It is one of few places in the world you can ski in the morning and swim in the afternoon! The ski season lasts from the beginning of January until March.
Pissouri Bay is a small yet very high quality resort in the countryside outside of Limassol. With its close proximity to outstanding golf courses, shops, restaurants and breath-taking views of both the cliffs of the Mediterranean coastline and the Troodos Mountains. Popular with walkers, cyclists and water sports enthusiasts due to protected waters, Pissouri Bay is a great place to unwind.
Amathus is 6km west of Limassol and is home to some of the most important ruins in Cyprus. The ancient royal city was home to the cult of Aphrodite, and there are some staggering ruins to be seen.
Limassol basks in sunshine for most of the year, as the Mediterranean climate produces long, hot summers and short, dry, mild winters. The high temperatures in summer (mid 30°C) are kept pleasant by reliable sea breezes.
Limassol is located between to airports. Larnaca International Airport (LCA) lies 26 miles to the East, and Paphos International (PFO) lies 36 miles to the west. Cheap flights to Limassol are readily available from a large number of airports throughout the UK.