Limassol is the second largest town in Cyprus and its largest seaside resort; it is located on the South coast of the island. The town is popular with tourists and enjoys a varied nightlife, a choice of shops and restaurants, beaches and an interesting history.
Among the historical sights to be found in Limassol is Limassol Castle, where Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre, making her the Queen of England. There are also several churches and an archaeological museum to visit to discover more about Limassol’s history.
There are long stretches of beaches with dark sand or pebbles and warm, clear waters to be enjoyed where you can soak up the sun or try some watersports. The beaches are also well serviced with amenities so it is easy to move straight from the beach to one of the many restaurants, cafes or tavernas for dinner with many traditional Greek meze restaurants and international cuisine on offer.
Things to do
Limassol Castle is where Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria making her the Queen of England. The castle has a colourful history that includes the Knights Templar and the castle being pulled down by the Venetians in the 16th century. The castle also houses a medieval museum which provides a great insight into the medieval past of the town.
Limassol has some great shopping areas around the centre of the town. You will find traditional Cypriot produce including clothes, footwear and leather goods as well as some first class jewellery shops.
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