From our beach hotel, Limassol awaits exploration
Of all the seaside resorts in Cyprus, Limassol (Lemesos) is the largest. As well as being home to the Londa Beach Hotel, Limassol benefits from the stunning backdrop of the Troodos Mountains, has 16 kilometres of beach and is located just 40 minutes from the international airport at Larnaca, 45 minutes from Paphos (Pafos) International Airport, and 50 minutes from the capital, Nicosia (Lefkosia).
Cyprus’ four main towns – Nicosia, Limassol, Paphos, and Larnaca are connected by a first-class highway, and with Limassol located in the centre, it is a proven convenient base for either a business or leisure visit; and our beach hotel in Limassol offers fantastic conference facilities and an ideal location for spa holidays or weddings. In Cyprus, Limassol is also the only resort town which also operates as a business centre, therefore is completely operational all year round.
When visiting Cyprus, Limassol offers many adventures for its visitors
Within easy reach of our beach hotel, Limassol centre provides plenty of entertainment, and there are a number of excellent historical sites nearby, including the Curium Amphitheatre (Kourion), Kolossi Castle and the Ancient Amathus Ruins. Limassol Sculpture Park, the Folk Art, the Cyprus Medieval Museum and the Limassol District Archeological Museum are also easy to reach.
If you’re looking for local hotels, Limassol’s Londa Beach Hotel is the ideal solution.
Curium Amphitheatre (Kourion) dates back to around the 2nd Century BC, but was enlarged in the 2nd Century AD. It is an ancient Greco-Roman theatre housing some spectacular 5th Century AD mosaics. It is set on the cliff top overlooking Curium Beach, and affording unparalleled views of the region. Nearby is the Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates, of the same era.
Kolossi Castle dates back to the 13th Century and was rebuilt in the 15th Century after it was destroyed by Genoese attack. Originally built by the Knights of St. John, it is an excellent example of military architecture.
Ancient Amathus Ruins are the site of a general market place or “Agora” and date back to the Archaic, Roman, and Christian times.
The Limassol Sculpture Park is located near the old port in an area known as Molos. It comprises 16 different sculptures by local and international artists and is a combined project of the Municipality of Limassol, Ministry of Education and Culture, the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, and additional private sponsors.
There are three museums in Limassol run by the Municipality of Limassol: the Folk Art Museum in St. Andrew’s St., the Cyprus Medieval Museum inside the Limassol Castle, and the Limassol District Archeological Museum on the seafront road. All offer a diverse range of local and ancient art for your viewing pleasure.
In addition to historical sites, Limassol is home to the Limassol Wine Festival which takes place at the end of August/beginning of September every year. Other villages in the Limassol region also run various festivals throughout the year, many of which include local entertainment in the form of traditional musicians, dancers, and singers.
If you can’t make the Limassol Wine Festival, Cyprus is dotted with local wineries. Why not make a day out of it and sample a little of the local drop?