Located in the south of Cyprus, Limassol is an important industrial centre with a huge amount to offer and interest tourists. The carefree atmosphere, wonderful beaches and stunning backdrop of the Troodos Mountains mean that once you have visited a self catering property or hotel in Limassol, you will almost certainly return pretty soon! Offering both a peaceful beach holiday and vibrant bars, Limassol has a little for everyone.
There are many historical sites in Limassol, from the impressive fortifications of the Berengaria Castle, the site of Richard the Lionheart’s marriage, to the ancient theatre of Curium and the archaeological discoveries of Amathunta.
The beaches of Limassol are superb. Covered in fine sand and lapped by remarkably clear waters, it is very hard to resist a day on the beach from Limassol accommodation. The best Limassol beach is the beautiful Governor’s Beach just east of town. There are regular busses from the city centre to the beach, passing through some of the most picturesque scenery and charming villages in Cyprus. Closer to the centre of town, and still fairly peaceful is the Ladies Mile beach, which is a great place to spend the day.
In the evenings, the tourist orientated bar and club district of Limassol, Yermasogea, becomes a hive of activity and excitement as locals and visitors alike mix to enjoy the evenings festivities. At certain points during the year, the streets of Limassol become even more lively and fun-loving as the famous festivals of Limassol roll into town. The wine festival in September, Limassol Summer Festival, ancient Drama Festival and ten day pre-Lenten Carnival are all exceptional times to be staying in a holiday rental in Limassol.
The countryside surrounding Limassol is covered with vineyards and groves. Whilst walking, cycling and riding in the Troodos Mountains offer exceptional entertainment, visiting the wineries and sampling the finished wines of Limassol provides endless fun.
Anyone with even a fleeting interest in the long and fascinating history of Cyprus should visit the ancient ruins of Amathus, located just 6km from Limassol city centre. It is a stunning example of ancient civilization, being some of the most important Cypriot ruins ever unearthed.
The resort of Pissouri Bay offers beach-lovers a real treat. The best location in Limassol for golf, Pissouri Bay is a huge favourite with water sports enthusiasts, walkers, cyclists and sun-worshipers.
The Mediterranean climate of Limassol provides long, hot summers and short mild winters with little rain. Summers are usually completely dry with temperatures often reaching 40°C in July and August. Autumn is a very popular time to head to the self catering apartments and Limassol hotels, as the gentle sea breezes keep the air fresh, despite daily temperatures reaching the mid-30’s.
There are many methods of reaching a self catering Limassol holiday rental property. As Cyprus’ main port, there are frequent ferries arriving into Limassol from Italy, Greece and Israel, as well as good bus, road and coach connections with the rest of the island. However, if you are hoping to visit the beaches or bars of Limassol as soon as possible from leaving home, a Limassol apartment is 25km from Larnaca Airport (LCA) and 35 km from Paphos Airport (PFO), both of which are well connected by flights from the UK.