Limassol

Travel Guide
Kolossi Castle featuring a garden, a castle and heritage architecture

Home to sweeping coastal scenery and a thriving wine industry, this lively city is the gateway to some of Cyprus’ most important historic attractions.

Limassol is a buzzing and sophisticated city, famed for its fantastic nightlife and intriguing cultural sites. Cyprus’ second-largest city is ideal for travelers seeking to indulge at cosmopolitan restaurants and bars, as well as those hoping to discover the island’s compelling history.

Take a walk through the city’s Old Town and shop for traditional handicrafts and products, which are sold along the cobblestone streets. Explore the city’s Turkish heritage at the 16th-century Grand Mosque or follow the pleasant waterfront promenade to see the Sculpture Park.

At the center of the Old Town, you’ll find the modest 16th-century Limassol Castle. Best known as the place where Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre, this ancient castle has been renovated into a museum of medieval artifacts. Browse collections of armor, pottery and sculptures or see the views from the castle’s rooftop terrace.

Take a trip east of Limassol to visit the Amathus Ruins, one of the island’s most important archeological sites. Walk through the remains of the city’s agora and admire the ancient Acropolis ruins. A little further east you’ll find Kolossi Castle, the original production center of Cyprus’s famous Commandaria dessert wine.

Save time to see the Kourion Ruins, which are located west of the city. Take a look at the intricate mosaics decorating the site’s centuries-old villas and catch a performance at the restored 3rd-century amphitheater.

Don’t leave without experiencing Limassol’s exciting nightlife at the bars found along the illuminated waterfront. Sample typical Cypriot dishes like sheftalia, which is grilled sausage made with pork, lamb, onions and parsley, at a charming taverna.

One of the best times of year to visit Limassol is during the Apokreo Festival, the biggest carnival in Cyprus, which takes place 2 weeks before Greek Orthodox Lent. If you visit during the summer, be sure to see the Limassol Wine Festival in late August, when local wineries offer tastings and traditional dances are performed.

Limassol is well connected to both Paphos and Larnaka airports.

Where to stay in Limassol

Mediterranean Beach Hotel
Mediterranean Beach Hotel
4 out of 5
71 Amathus Avenue, Agios Tychonas, Limassol
The price is Rs8,361 per night from 3 Nov to 3 Nov
Located in Limassol, this beachfront hotel is connected to a shopping centre and within a 15-minute walk of Amathus Beach and Castella Beach. Amathus Ruins and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (678 reviews)
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Reviewed on 13 Oct 2021

Mediterranean Beach Hotel
St Raphael Resort
St Raphael Resort
5 out of 5
502 Leoforos Amathountos, Limassol, Limassol District
The price is Rs13,751 per night from 18 Nov to 18 Nov
Located in Limassol, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Amathus Ruins, Amathus Beach and Castella Beach. Saint Anna ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (187 reviews)
"good"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2021

St Raphael Resort
The Royal Apollonia
The Royal Apollonia
5 out of 5
Georgiou A, Str Patamos Germasogias, Limassol
The price is Rs14,000 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Located in Germasogeia, this beachfront hotel is connected to a shopping centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Dasoudi Beach, Amathus Beach and Limassol Zoo. Cyprus ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (342 reviews)
"Very nice clean hotel friendly staff good breakfast we enjoyed staying in"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2021

The Royal Apollonia
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Alinea Suites Limassol Center
Alinea Suites Limassol Center
3.5 out of 5
107 Ellados, Limassol, Limassol
The price is Rs12,414 per night from 9 Nov to 9 Nov
Located in Old Town of Limassol, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cyprus University of Technology, Heroes Square and Seafront Promenade. Limassol ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Great stay
"Amazing. Nice interior design. Very friendly and attentive staff. Only small negative is that some surrounding buildings are run down but that did not affect our experience."

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2021

Alinea Suites Limassol Center
Polyxeni Hotel Apartments
Polyxeni Hotel Apartments
3 out of 5
11 Onisillou, Ayios Tychonas, Limassol
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Amathus Beach and Castella Beach. Amathus Ruins and Saint Anna Church are also within ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (9 reviews)
"Place is well maintained. Clean. Nice pool"

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2021

Polyxeni Hotel Apartments
Olympic Residence
Olympic Residence
5 out of 5
353, 28th October St., Limassol
The price is Rs23,066 per night from 10 Nov to 10 Nov
Located in Neapolis, this beachfront aparthotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Limassol Zoo, Dasoudi Beach and Limassol Municipal Gardens. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (28 reviews)
"Excellent place"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2020

Olympic Residence
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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