Limassol is Cyprus's biggest resort, so you certainly wont be lacking in things to keep you busy. Located on the southern coast, Limassol is known for its culture and beauty. There are a number of great tourist attractions in Limassol, and plenty of museums and archaeological sites for those wanting to explore the town's history.
Limassol is extremely popular in the summer season so if you're after peace and quiet, you should probably head here just outside of peak season when the weather is still good. Whether you're looking for history, shopping or nightlife, Limassol holidays have it all!
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As you would expect with Cyprus holidays, the weather is superb all year round. For sun worshippers, holidays to Limassol are best in the summer, but bear in mind the beaches will be busy in the peak season so make sure you grab your sunbed early! Temperatures range from the high 20s to over 30s in the summer months, and even in the winter it is not unusual for the temperatures to reach the high 20s.
The beaches in Limassol here are stunning, with many of them made up of dark shingle. Award-winning Armonia, Governor's, Ladies Mile and Curium beaches offer fantastic watersports - perfect for a day in the sea. If you want to chill out and relax, head to cliff-backed Curium beach to the west.
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Culture vultures will want to head to the 14th Century castle, where Richard the Lionheart married Queen Berengaria. In nearby Curium, admire the sights of the famous Roman ruins. If you fancy tasting some local wines, take a wine factory tour in Kolossi, and a day of wine tasting return to Limassol and experience a tipsy shopping scene! Jewellery fans will find great deals in the Old Town as well as other handmade items such as leather gifts. Experiencing the local market is a must as they offer a wide range of homegrown vegetables and fish.
Limassol is famous for its festivals, and deservedly so! At the start of September, a Wine festival takes place, where you can taste a range of wines free of charge whilst traditional folk dancing keeps you entertained. The Carnival parade is also a must see, as is May's Flower festival. Theatre lovers will love the numerous Shakesperean nights which take place over the year.
Limassol nightlife here may not be as lively as that of Ayia Napa but it has its fair share of places to go. There are plenty of clubs, bars and tavernas all over the city, which is also well known for live music. Party late into the night, or enjoy a laid back meal in one of the variety of restaurants on offer. There are plenty of traditional tavernas as well as international foods and the obligatory chain restaurants, so whatever you fancy, you'll find it here.
Who goes to Limassol?
Limassol is popular with sun seekers looking for a little more than just a week on the beach. Culture vultures will love the historic sites just outside of the city. Limassol is also very popular with water sports enthusiasts.
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Whether you want to explore the city's history, spend your well earned money shopping or party through the night, Limassol holidays are perfect for you. This destination is suitable for family holidays or couples who want to indulge in some Cyprus culture.
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