Old Town Limassol

Limassol Old City in Cyprus

Limassol Old City

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The old town Lemesos (Limassol) is the heart of the city with its narrow streets radiating out from the old fishing harbour. The medieval Lemesos castle was the site of a royal wedding in the Middle Ages between Richard the Lionheart, King of England, and Berengaria of Navarre, and now houses the Cyprus Medieval MuseumThe Limassol Castle / The Medieval Castle: built by the Byzantines around 1000 A.D., was where Richard the Lionheart allegedly married Queen Berengaria of Navarre in 1191 and crowned her Queen of England – the first Coronation and Royal Marriage to take place out of England. Its grounds house the Medieval Museum of Cyprus displaying interesting pottery, tombstones, coats of arms, carvings and reliefs.

Municipal Market: The atmosphere, the abundance of fruits and vegetables, the traditional merchants and the customers that arrive there from surrounding villages, all draw an exciting picture.

The Limassol Marina will provide for the mooring of yachts at sea and on shore. Additionally, the project includes the development of residential, commercial units as well as buildings for cultural uses.

The location selected for the development of the Limassol Marina is adjacent to the heart of Limassol, making it a landmark development for the locals and an attraction for the visitors. Carefully designed to blend with the surrounding area of the old port, the old town and the castle, the project aims to become a unique residential and leisure destination.

The Limassol Marina is expected to enhance Nautical Tourism and put Cyprus at the centre of the yachting destination map. The project will also contribute to the upgrading and significant differentiation of the tourist product of Limassol.


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  • Limassol Old City in Cyprus

  • Limassol Old City in Cyprus

  • Limassol Old City in Cyprus

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15 Things to do in Limassol

15 Things to do in Limassol

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Limassol

LIMASSOL WEATHER

Limassol Promenade
Limassol Promenade

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Limassol Promenade

The Promenade in Limassol is hugely popular with holidaymakers for its view of the sea, the sandy beaches, and the palm-coated surroundings.

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Limassol Marina
Limassol Marina

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Limassol Marina

The Limassol Marina will provide for the mooring of yachts at sea and on shore. Additionally, the project includes the development of residential, commercial units as well as buildings for cultural uses.

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Limassol Old Port
Limassol Old Port

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Limassol Old Port

The way modern blends with the old in this city, is absolutely magical. The old harbor transformed into a fishing harbor and the area around it has also been completely transformed into an amazingly beautiful tourist center.

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Limassol Castle
Limassol Castle

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Limassol Castle

Limassol castle lies in the centre of the old city and above the old harbour. Based on local Cypriot tradition, Richard the Lion heart married Berengaria of Navarre and crowned her Queen of England right here in 1191.

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Old Town Architecture
Old Town Architecture

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Old Town Architecture

The old town of Lemesos (Limassol) is the heart of the city with its narrow streets radiating out from the old fishing harbour. Explore the historical centre of Lemesos by walking through the old streets and discover its long history.

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Saripolou Square & Old Market
Saripolou Square & Old Market

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Saripolou Square
& Old Market

Saripolou Square the busiest neighborhood of the center, and the best location for a coffee, drink, cocktail and delicious food.

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& Old Market

Curium Ancient Theater
Curium Ancient Theater

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Curium
Ancient Theater

Kourion is one of the most stunning archaeological sites on the island. It was a great city kingdom and today new treasures are still being discovered there.

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Ancient Theater

Kolossi Medieval Castle
Kolossi Medieval Castle

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Kolossi
Medieval Castle

Situated on the South coast of Cyprus, west of Limassol city, the famous Kolossi Castle stands an imposing site. This Medieval fort is one of the most important on the island.

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Medieval Castle

Pissouri-Village & Bay
Pissouri-Village & Bay

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Pissouri-Village
& Bay

Pissouri is the third largest village district in the Limassol district of Cyprus, and is located in the Southwest of Cyprus just off the A6 motorway midway between Limassol and Paphos (34 kilometers from both).

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& Bay

Temple of Apollo Hylates
Temple of Apollo Hylates

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Temple of Apollo Hylates

Located close to the ancient city of Kourion, the temple of Apollo Hylates was one of the main religious centres of Cyprus where the mythical god Apollo was worshipped as Hylates, that is, the god of the woodlands.

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Limassol Wine Routes & Wine Villages
Limassol Wine Routes & Wine Villages

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Limassol Wine Routes
& Wine Villages

Renowned wine villages in an effortless journey through beautiful scenery. A stronghold of tradiontal wine making with an excellent choice of local wines.


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Agrotourism in Limassol Villages
Agrotourism in Limassol Villages

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Agrotourism in
Limassol Villages

Enjoy a different kind of holiday in Limassol off the beaten track in peace and tranquillity by staying in a restored traditional house in one of the island’ s many picturesque villages. Away from the tourist areas, the Limassol countryside has a diverse wealth of its own with traditional villages, vineyards and wineries, monasteries, remote forests.

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Limassol Monasteries
Limassol Monasteries

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Limassol Monasteries

Troditissa Monastery: Located on the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains, the Trooditissa Monastery is one of the very few monasteries in Cyprus where the date of formation is unknown.


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Skiing in Prodromos (Troodos)
Skiing in Prodromos (Troodos)

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Skiing in Prodromos (Troodos)

The ski season in Cyprus typically lasts between January and April. Based on Mount Olympus, with four ski lifts and eight alpine ski runs the Cyprus Ski Club accommodates skiers of all levels on its picturesque runs.


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Surfing – Windsurfing – Kitesurfing
Surfing – Windsurfing – Kitesurfing

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Surfing – Windsurfing – Kitesurfing

Windsurfing is a popular water sport in Cyprus and because of the climate you can practice throughout the whole year. You can do wakeboarding too because of the flat summer sea at sunrise.


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Limassol

Limassol Cyprus

Limassol

LIMASSOL WEATHER

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Limassol (also called Lemesos) is the second largest city in Cyprus. It is the island’s main port, a main tourist centre and the centre of the wine industry of the island. Limassol has two of the most spectacular archaeological sites in Cyprus. Built on cliff tops the ancient cities of Amathous and Kourion are situated East and West respectively in the city with spectacular views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Unearthed at Amathous the largest stone vase ever discovered (resting in the Louvre Museam in Paris) is just one of the finds that have made their way abroad to international museums from these ancient sites.
The southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains provide a picturesque backdrop to the city. It is on these southern slopes where the vineyards for Cyprus’ wine making industry are. Charming little villages spread throughout the southern slopes are known collectively as the ‘Krassochoria’ (which translate in to wine villages) where the traditional ways of wine-making are still kept. Come and have a sample of the island’s best wines. The most famous wine of all is Commandaria, one of the oldest named wines (eight centuries old) in the world. It was originally produced and exported by the Hospitallers, the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, from their headquarters at Kolossi Castle which still stands, situated on the outskirts of the city. On these southern slopes you’ll discover a different Cyprus from the traditionally known popular tourist resorts it is famous for. The foothills here offer a break from the hustle and bustle, a true retreat and a place of tranquility. Here you can take in the beautiful countryside and enjoy the traditional rural villages that live solely at their own pace.


Top 15 thing to SEE & DO in Limassol in Cyprus

Top 15 things to SEE & DO in Limassol

Limassol is the largest coastal resort in Cyprus and as such has plenty of attractions on offer for visitors and locals alike.

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Old Town in Cyprus

Old Town

The old town Limassol (Lemesos) is the heart of the city with its narrow streets radiating out from the old fishing harbour.

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Limassol Villages ( Agrotourism ) in Cyorys

Limassol Villages ( Agrotourism )

Countryside: A short drive out into the surrounding countryside will take you through vineyards and quaint wine producing villages.

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Beaches in Cyprus

Beaches

Limassol boasts an abundance of Blue Flag beaches with clear blue waters and dark golden sand. A sunlover’s haven, Limassol is blessed with 16 kilometers of beachfront.

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Museums in Cyprus

Museums

The old town Lemesos (Limassol) is the heart of the city with its narrow streets radiating out from the old fishing harbour. The medieval Lemesos castle was the site of a royal.

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