Visit Limassol Cyprus …
… second largest city on the island of Cyprus!
Limassol is one of the most popular holiday resorts on the island.
Limassol Cyprus Old Town
The No 30 bus runs along the sea-front from the Amathus Beach Hotel to the Old Port and new harbor. It operates between 7.00am – 7.00 pm.
The area around the old castle is full of cafes and restaurants. This is where you can enjoy a drink and meal and even a game of tavli.
Shopping in Limassol Cyprus
The old town is definitely the heart of this popular resort and a great place to visit.
There are many traditional restaurants and a lovely shopping center which includes a pedestrianized cobbled street of. St Andrews Street runs parallel to the seafront and has traditional shops such as the Nut Cracker House.
- If you are looking for trendy shops then head for Anexartiseas Street where you’ll find popular stores such as Zara and an indoor shopping center (Greek Agora = market) and along the seafront is Debenhams.
- Makarios Avenue (Leoforos Arhiepiskopou Makariou) is full of chic and trendy designer fashion shops, crystal and Lladro porcelain shops. If you like your clothes made to measure there are many excellent tailors and shoemakers in Cyprus.
Local Municipal Market
The daily municipal market is located behind the Central Bus Station on Georgiou Gennadiou street.
You can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, honey and flowers and there are lots of spices to stock up with when you are there.
Outside are kiosks selling fresh bread and flowers.
The market closes around 2ish.
Limassol Bus Station
To visit some of the surrounding places of interest take a bus from the Central Bus Station on Georgiou Gennadiou in the Old Town.
If you prefer the freedom of having a car it’s a good idea to hire a car online before you arrive.
Kolossi Castle (west of the city – 20 min drive) was once the headquarters of the Crusaders. This is where the famous Commandaria wine originates.
In 1191, Richard the Lionheart stopped of at the island on his way to the Crusades. He married Queen Berengaria of Navarre at Limassol Medieval Castle and crowned her Queen of England.
The local Limassol beaches are a mixture of sand and pebbles.
Many of the beaches are along the tourist stretch which is about 5 kilometers from Limassol old town.
Limassol Wine Festival
The internationally acclaimed Limassol Wine Festival is celebrated for a week at the end of August and first week of September.
It’s held in the Municipal Gardens overlooking the seafront in the gardens. This is one of the best festivals in Cyprus and people come from miles around to enjoy the wine of the Gods.
Limassol Beer Festival
The annual July Beer Festival is held at Molos Waterfront. Entrance is free and visitors can enjoy the local KEO beer and imported Heineken, Becks, Amstel, Stella Artois, Budweiser and Hoegaarden.
There is live music and lots of great entertainment.
The carnival takes place 50 days before Easter in Cyprus and the first week is the last week you can eat meat (called Kreatini) and the second week is cheese week (called Tyrini).
This is one of the largest and most popular carnivals on the island during February.
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