Home to miles of gorgeous golden sand beaches and surrounded by lush and peaceful countryside, Limassol is a not-to-be-missed sun and beach destination. This delightful town is located in one of the best stretches of Cyprus' magnificent southern coast. Cyprus' second largest city is renowned by its cosmopolitan flair, but at the same time, the town has managed to retain a calm and nostalgically attractive atmosphere that will delight holidaymakers in search of peace and quiet.
For the most part, Limassol is known as a seaside resort and as a popular all inclusive family holiday destination. The natural beauty of the area makes it suitable for romantic getaways or honeymoon trips. But Limassol is also a fantastic destination for anyone interested in ancient history and archaeology. In short, Limassol ticks all the boxes, whether you are in search of a relaxing break on the beach or want an active holiday packed with cultural experiences.
When to go to Limassol
Sunseekers will be pleased to know that it is summer for half of the year in Limassol. The temperatures begin to pick up in April and stay warm until November, and annual averages during the day are 25°C. The chances of precipitation are virtually zero between May and September, although this is also the hottest time of the year, as daytime temperatures can easily go over the 30°C mark. During the early summer, the mornings are marked by heavy fog that rolls in from the sea, but this only adds to the city's bewitching charisma.
Limassol is served by Larnaca International Airport, which is particularly busy during the package holiday season. Flights from the UK take approximately 4.5 hours and cheap deals are available from the major tour operators and travel agents.
Accommodation in Limassol
Limassol's waterfront and eastern end are lined with dozens of all-inclusive resorts as well as luxury and boutique hotels. These offer easy access to the town's amenities and entertainment options and are great value for short stays. A couple of miles west of the city centre you'll come across a few resorts that offer peaceful surroundings, scenic sea views, and easy access to Limassol's vineyards. Families or groups may want to consider the various villa rental options available in town.
Things to see and do in Limassol
In recent years, the town's waterfront and the historic centre have undergone extensive regeneration, becoming the focal point of this Cypriot resort. The impressive 16th-century castle is in this area and is a must-see for any visitor. Beach life is a prominent feature of every trip to Limassol. Governor's beach, Dassoudi, and Lady's Mile beach are among the best-rated and present countless opportunities to relax or to practise watersports.
Due to its dry and sunny weather, the area surrounding Limassol is considered one of the top wine-growing regions in this part of the Mediterranean, so don't miss the chance to take a tour of Limassol's wineries. Alternatively, you may sample some local wine at the town's traditional tavernas or bouzukia, which are great entertainment venues for locals and tourists alike.
If you visit Limassol during June, make sure to attend the Shakespeare Festival, a renowned annual event held at the classical Greek theatre known as Kourion, which has outstanding sea views. Other interesting events include the Wine Festival (September), the Beer Festival (June), the Carnival (around Easter), and the European Dance Festival (May).
Why choose Limassol as your next holiday destination
Come to Limassol to unwind, go shopping, spend some quality time with your family, or to practise your favourite watersports. Whatever your reason for visiting may be, you can always count on A1 Travel to find dozens of deals on flights and accommodation put together by a team of experts on sun and beach holidays. Treat yourself to the holiday of a lifetime and find the best deals on your upcoming last minute holiday or winter break in Limassol with A1 Travel.
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