Limassol or Lemesos as it is otherwise known, is located on the southern coast of Cyprus and is the second largest city on the island. Situated conveniently between both Paphos airport (67km away) and Larnaca airport (77km away), it is the largest coastal resort on the whole island.
The resort attracts both beach lovers and those who appreciate its historical and archaeological attractions.
The resort was built between two ancient cities, Amathus and Kourion and during Byzantine Rule was known as Neapolis meaning ‘new town’. Limassol is well known as the biggest port in the Mediterranean transportation trade.
There are several beaches within easy reach of the resort which include Ladies Mile, Kourion beach, Pissouri Bay and Governors Beach.
The main historical sites to visit are Amathus Archaeological Site -11km East, Kourion Archaeological Site – 18km West, Kolossi Castle – 14km West and the Castle of Limassol situated near the old port.
Other nearby attractions includes Limassol Zoo, Fasouri Watermania Waterpark and Troodos Mountains.
Limassol is the base for many of the islands wine companies’ and hosts the two main festivals of Cyprus; the Carnival in Spring and the Wine Festival in September.