AGTA (UK)

The Association of Greek-Cypriot Travel Agents

Guide to resorts in Cyprus: Limassol

The second largest town in Cyprus, Limassol is a lively cosmopolitan city on the southcoast, with easy access to other parts of the island.

There are sandy and pebbly beaches set in bays, ideal for families seeking a widerange of water sports and other special interest activities. Limassol lies between two ancient city kingdoms, Kourion to the westand Amathus to the east.

A site of massive archaeological interest

A later visitor to the city was Richard the Lionheart,who it is said, married Berengaria here on the Third Crusade in 1191. A new addition to Limassol's many visitor attractions is the 2.8km Amathus tourist footpath running along the seashore, which extends from the Poseidonia Hotel to the ancient Amathus area.

The path travels beneath the coastal road to the archaeological sites, from where a wooden bridge takes visitors to the ancientagora.

Kourion museum, fourteen kilometres outside of Limassol, houses a collection of finds from nearby archaeological sites, while nearby Kolossi Castle is a fine example of military architecture, originally built in the 13th century and later used by theKnights Templar and Knights of St John.

An old building in Limassol.

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