Limassol is the largest municipality in Cyprus and has experienced
great development after the Turkish invasion in 1974. Since then it has
become the biggest port in the Mediterranean for tourist and trade
transit in the area.
Limassol is renowned for its long
cultural tradition and boasts a wide spectrum of activities, museums
and archaeological sites. A unique combination of ancient, Frankish,
Byzantine and other modern influences are here to be enjoyed.
Limassol is commonly recognised as the wine-making town of Cyprus.Every house in the wine village of Limassol was also a small winery
where the owner vine grower had all the apparatus for the making,
storing, aging and transporting of the wine. The small vine-grower felt
joy and pride when he could invite guests to his dining table and offer
his own vintage which had been aging for more than a year.
The nearby Troodos Mountains are a tourists' delight and Cypriots
describe them as the “Fruit basket of Europe”. Apples, apricots,
grapes, strawberries, cherries, bananas, oranges, melons, pistachio and
almonds are among the fruits that grow in the rich, fertile soil of the
The beaches of Limassol are a mixture of sand and pebbles with the
favourite ones being Curium, Lady's Mile, Governors Beach and Dasoudi.
In the old town of Limassol shopping opportunities are excellent.
All water sports are widely available, including scuba diving, water
skiing, water sailing, windsurfing, para-sailing and boating.
There are numerous restaurants and tavernas to suit everyones taste
including Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, typical Cypriot taversas,
pizzerias, kebab bars, but seafood lovers should head for the fish tavernas dotted all along the coast.
Nightlife in Limassol can be quiet or lively as there are plenty of discos, nightclubs and bars to choose from.