Limassol is the second-largest city in Cyprus, and it’s a seriously buzzy, cool and modern place that’s not afraid to let its historical and cultural credentials shine just as brightly as its glittering bar scene. Limassol holidays give visitors a bit of everything – usually done with more than a touch of style. The heart of Limassol is still its atmospheric Old Town – an enticing maze of colourful streets lined with cafés, boutiques and restaurants – and then there are the ancient ruins, excellent shopping, contemporary art and a host of harbour-side activities.
It wouldn’t be a trip to Cyprus without some seaside action, and holidays to Limassol tick this box as well, thanks to several long stretches of beach on the southern edge of the city. It’s yet another string to the bow of this truly multilayered destination – whatever you’re looking for in a holiday, Limassol likely has it in bucketloads.
Explore Limassol Marina
Limassol’s ultra-plush marina is a playground for the owners of fancy yachts, but it’s also a great visit for everyone else, with restaurants, a spa, art exhibitions and scuba-diving.
Stroll Molos Promenade
There are echoes of Miami on this palm-tree-lined stretch running along the coast. It’s a hub of activity, with sculptures, parks, sports, playgrounds, shops and restaurants.
Turn back time
Limassol is bursting with history and stories. Uncover them by visiting some of the impressive castles, museums covering everything from folk art to archaeology, and the remains of an ancient city, Kourion.