The largest resort in Cyprus
Situated on the southern coast of Cyprus, Limassol is the second largest town on the island. It has an abundance of historical locations nearby as well as fabulous beaches including the seven mile long seafront. When it comes to dining there are a multitude of options ranging from the popular fast food establishments to high class restaurants. There are also plenty of shopping opportunities and night life.
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With average temperatures reaching 26 degrees Celsius in the summer and 12 hours of sunshine per day, Limassol is one of the warmest destinations in the Mediterranean. Winters are cooler with average temperatures of 12 degrees in January. The wettest month is December.
Situated right in the centre of the old city, Limassol Castle is well worth a visit. It was built in the thirteenth century, although there was a Byzantine castle on the site originally where, according to legend, Richard the Lionheart married Queen Berengaria of Navarre in 1911. Its grounds house the Medieval Museum of Cyprus.
Amathus Archaeological Site
One of the most significant ancient sites in Cyprus dating back to 1100 BC. The area also features the ruins of the Temple of Aphrodite and Iron Age Tombs from the Graeco-Phoenician period.
Limassol Old Town
The main square in the old town is furnished with restaurants and cafes offering a fantastic bustling atmosphere. Nearby a visit to the Cathedral is worthwhile with its beautiful Baroque façade.