Limassol is a tourist’s paradise; from spectacular unspoilt sandy beaches, to historical sites boasting 6,000 years of silent history, overlooked by majestic towering examples of state-of-the-art architecture which can almost touch the sky.
With 8 months of sunshine, Limassol offers a range of boredom-busting, not-to-be-missed activities. These include beach trips, 4WD and off-road activities, waterparks, historical culture trips, nature trials, diving and water sports, children´s activities, cruises and catamarans. Let’s look at the top 10 activities to do in Limassol.
From quiet, secluded beaches to crowded beaches with deafening music can all be found along the Limassol coastline. The most popular ones being Governors Beach, Lady`s Mile and Dassoudi Beach, offering a wide selection of beach food and irresistible frappes, as well as activities for the kids.
Stepping onto Malindi Beach makes you feel you are lost somewhere in the Caribbean with its décor of palm trees and oversized plants. PlusSea and La Isla are the places to be seen now, as well as Columbia Beach, where rubbing shoulders with the Limassol elite is almost mandatory.
The Limassol Marina is an impressive and exclusive waterfront development which was inaugurated not long ago and it perfectly combines a functional modern marina with a mixture of luxury residences and shopping and dining facilities. It is the perfect place for a midnight stroll, glancing at the calm waters and meticulously decked boats.
If it is history you are looking for then look no further than Kolossi Castle 12 km outside Limassol. It was built in 1210 and was once a military base. The land around was very fertile and produced Commandaria, a dessert wine unique to Cyprus which is considered to be the oldest manufactured dessert wine in the world. Kolossi Castle also witnessed the marriage of the British King Richard the Lionheart to Berengaria of Navarra in 1191.
Another breath-taking historical site to visit and close to Kolossi is Kourion, an archaeological site declared by UNESCO. It boasts an impressive mosaic collection and an amphitheatre, which holds open-air musical concerts. Kourion probably dates back to the Neolithic period and became a settlement for Mycenean colonisers in the 13th Century.
PETRA TOU ROMIOU
Only 40 km from Limassol you can visit the mythical birthplace of the Goddess Aphrodite, who, legend has it, emerged from the water in a foam of sea waves. As any art connoisseur will tell you, this scene is depicted by Botecelli’s The Birth of Venus painted sometime in the 1480’s.
If it is water games you crave then look no further than Waterpark Fasouri Watermania, the ideal place for families to spend a one-day outing, with an impressive collection of fun-packed attractions and services. It has the biggest wave pool in Europe and a very long lazy river.
Fasouri was awarded Europe’s Leading Waterpark Attraction for the World Travel Awards 2007.
CRUISES AND CATAMARAN
Experience the spectacular seaside of Cyprus aboard luxurious catamarans or yachts, enjoying a glass of champagne whilst watching the sunset. As an alternative, take a cruise all around the picturesque Limassol coastline, eat and drink to your heart`s content and sit back and enjoy!
TROODOS JEEP SAFARI EXCURSION
For the more adrenaline sports seekers why not drive through the rugged, uneven terrain of Troodos, going off the path in a 4X4 and wondering amongst hidden mountain peaks, amazing waterfalls and visiting traditional Cypriot rural villages.
Or if you feel more daring try the ENDURO EXCLAIM tours, riding motorbikes off trail through tough terrain in Parakklissia.
EUPHORIA ART LAND
A majestic place for art lovers, a deja vue of Gaudi’s Parc Guell in Barcelona. Euphoria Art Land is quite new, and it is a unique and unseen venue which also offers accommodation in any of its exotic rooms, all a shrine to a diversity of cultures. The colours and modernistic architecture of this place is definitely something to write home about.
THE CALEDONIA WATERFALL
For those feeling healthy and fit, there is the perfect nature hike through Platres, just outside Limassol, which ends in an impressive, steep waterfall of 12 feet. The waterfall is surrounded by unspoilt wild forest land which drops into a pond crystal waters.
The list of nightclubs and bars in Limassol is never ending. Many of them are open air and located on the beach, where people dance and swim until the early hours as the music blasts into the night. Some unforgettable clubs are Columbia Beach, Bedroom, Dolce Club, Retro, Guaba Beach, Marina Roof Bar and Breeze.
The bustling city of Limassol has everything you need for your perfect holiday destination, it has so much to offer that the one thing we are sure about is that you will make unforgettable memories.
Welcome to Limassol!