Are you looking for what to do in Limassol?
PLACES TO SEE
- The Limassol Old Town is recently renovated, especially around the Limassol Castle area and is worth visiting.
- The Limassol Castle which was built by the Byzantines around 1000 AD is a landmark of Limassol and historical centre of the city. It has a museum and a collection of paintings, tombstones, statues, suits of armor, coins, terracotta, metal ware, pottery, glass, marble art & crafts, cannons and wood carvings that date back to the 17th and 18th century. The castle was also used as a prison during 1790 AD to 1940 AD. It also covers artifacts from 400 to 1870 AD.
- Akti Olympion, a 7-km beach-side walking park area stretching from Municipal Gardens to the Old Port.
- The ancient cities of Amathus and Kourion is located between the Limassol. The Kolossi Castle is also a place of historical significance.
- The archeological museum has an interesting collection of rare findings from the Neolithic Age to the Roman period.
- The folk art Museum has an exquisite collection of national costumes, tapestry, embroidery, wooden chests, waistcoats, men’s jackets, and necklaces, variety of light clothes, town costumes and country tools from the last 200 years.
- Governor's Beach is a long sandy beach with a beautiful white stone coast to the west.
- If you like bird watching, Lady's Mile Beach just outside Limassol) is a place you shouldn't miss out.
- The public garden is a home to deer, moufflon, ostriches, pheasants, tigers, lions, monkeys, vultures, pelicans and different kinds of birds. You will also find the huge plantations of eucalyptus trees, pine trees and cypresses; a long walk within the garden is a pleasant experience.
THINGS TO DO
- Catch up with the various festivals like Yermasogeia Flower Festival (May), Festival of the Flood (June), Shakespearean nights and Festival of Ancient Greek Drama. The Wine Festival of Cyprus which is celebrated in September is a heaven for wine lovers. The most favorite among the locals and tourists is the vibrant and colorful Limassol Carnival.
- You could relax at any of the beautiful beaches or take a walk on the seafront at Akti Olympion in the evening.
- The Potamos Yermasoyias (aka "Galatex") has plenty of night clubs and a hustling nightlife which will get you in the party mood.
- Anexartisias street in the Old Town is the popular shopping area among the tourists as well as locals. The bath and beauty products are famous in Limassol. You could also shop at any of the western style super markets.
- You can drive down to the Kourion (15 km) area which offers sites of historic importance, namely The House of Achilles, and The Altar of Appollo and spectacular views of the Curium Beach.
- The traditional buzukia is a nice way of exploring the live music of Cyprus.
- Taste the Kebabs, Mousaka or Kleftiko and traditional Cyprus Meze (either of the meat or fish variety) which is the speciality of Limassol. Commandaria and Zivania are the unique drinks of Limassol that you must try out!
- Visit the home games of the local clubs: AEL, Apollonas and Aris to enjoy a game of soccer and basketball.
Below we have a list of things to do in Limassol and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Limassol getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Limassol with confidence.