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Limassol

Limassol is a shoreline city, lined with long, narrow beaches along the bustling roads. Cyprus’ metropolitan center, Limassol, has combined its rich history with cultivated modernization smoothly.

There is plenty of sightseeing to be done in Limassol. Visitors can explore the beaches present on the Akrotiri Peninsula or awe at the Mandarin region’s scintillating mountain villages. Those who wish to learn more about the city’s ancient past can pay a visit to Ancient Kourion (Limassol’s premier archaeological site). In short, Limassol is the perfect spot for tourists who want de-stressing days at the beach to be contrasted by days full of historical and cultural enlightenment.

If you do not want to miss out on any of Limassol’s tourist attractions, make use of our Tripety Travel Itinerary Planner app. Through this application, you will be able to learn about all the best destinations in the city, along with other valuable information.

  • Limassol is the hub of Cyprus’ wine-making industry, with several companies even running winery tours.
  • Aphrodite rock is the birthplace of Aphrodite – the goddess of love.
  • The Troodos mountains are renowned for their marvelous medieval churches. The Troodos region is one of the three UNESCO world heritage sites in Cyprus (Choirokoitia and Paphos are the other two).
  • Mount Olympus – the highest peak in the Troodos range – is approximately 6,400 ft above sea-level.
  • The Commandaria wine is produced at the base of the Troodos Mountains. It is believed to be the world’s oldest wine.
  • The Limassol castle hosted the wedding of King Richard (an English Crusader) and the Berengaria of Navarre. The wedding, held on the 12th of May 1911, is still the only English Royal Wedding hosted at a foreign event.

Ancient Kourion. This magnificent archaeological site is often the first stop for most tourists. The site also comprises a 3500-seat theater, constructed in the 2nd century, and later extended during the Roman era. The serrated cliffs, looking out towards the Mediterranean Sea, present a breathtaking view. The striking monuments on display all belong to the Greco-Roman period, even though the Kourian has been around since the Neolithic age. 

Aphrodite’s Rock. If you want to enjoy the setting sun, there are few better places than Aphrodite’s rock. In association with the Byzantian legendary frontier-guard Digenis Akritas, the rock is also called ‘Petra tou Romiou’ (Rock of The Greek). This setting has inspired many poetries and paintings, none more famous than the Birth of Venus painting by Sandro Botticelli. The place is also an excellent picnic spot and must be scouted by anyone motoring along the coastline connecting Paphos and Limassol. 

Beaches. A vacation in Limassol is incomplete without the beach. The Lady’s Mile beach is situated on the East shore of the Akrotiri Peninsula and is one of the most sought-after beaches in the city. If you wish to take in a bit of culture along with the sun, you can always pay a visit to the Kourion beach – and the nearby remains of a 1400-year old basilica. 

Limassol – with its beaches, restaurants, and monuments – is the idea of an ideal vacation. Plan and enjoy your dream holiday with Tripety’s travel planner app.

 
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