Limassol is geographically situated on the southern coast of Cyprus, it is the largest city of Cyprus in geographical size, the home of the island’s main port, and a bustling holiday resort. From its jewel of a marina and impressive archaeological monuments, to the vast 15 km coastal strip lined with restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and entertainment establishments, the main city is thriving and colorful, the region then trails up the sun-kissed southern slopes of the Troodos mountains, with vineyards forming a pleasant green backdrop to the city.
Limassol’s central position offers easy access to all major cities as well as Troodos Mountains within a 35 to 45 minute drive. It is also conveniently situated only 35 minutes away from both Larnaka and Pafos airports.
In addition to the recognized popularity as a tourism destination, Limassol is also an administrative and business center, a port, a resort, the center of the wine industry and home to many archaeological sites.
The vivacious city center, seems to offer a journey through time where the University with its bustling young students aiming for a brighter future is just a few streets away from the old market and ancient castle which link us to the past.
Gracefully blending old with new continues, as across the seafront one can appreciate the cosmopolitan side of Limassol with its contemporary business structures and modern apartment buildings while only several kilometers away one can find charming areas with cobblestone streets, quaint buildings with overhanging terraces under which there are a profusion of small shops, restaurants and cafes.
Lemesos is comprised of its main city – which sits between two important archaeological sites; the ancient city-kingdom of Amathus to the east, and the ancient city-kingdom of Kourion to the west – along with rural areas and charming mountainous villages, where old traditions and crafts are still practiced.
Legends of kings and kingdoms, and the origins of the island’s wine making industry, the hillside villages here are known collectively as the ‘Krassochoria’ (wine villages), and keep their old traditions of viticulture alive, producing the island’s best wines even today, and especially one of the oldest named wines in the world – the sweet dessert wine of Commandaria.
The region also encompasses two unique wetlands, Germasogeia Dam is a peaceful place to relax, take a stroll, or enjoy a spot of angling, whilst Akrotiri Salt Lake is perfect for observing nature and wildlife (especially birds). The environmental significance of the Salt Lake and its surrounding area are showcased at the new installations of Akrotiri Environmental Center.
Limassol is a safe destination which has much to share, with its beautiful seafronts, countless cultural, recreational and leisure activities, vibrant events and festivals, as well as being a large business center, the region of Lemesos simply sparkles with opportunity from coast to hillside.