What to see in Limassol

Limassol Attractions

This city is less known for its archaeological wonders than many others in Cyprus, and things to see and do in Limassol often revolve more around shopping and partying then cultural and historical attractions. Having said that, the city and surrounds are far from devoid of sightseeing opportunities. The Cyprus Medieval Museum, situated in the imposing Limassol Castle where Richard the Lionheart famously got married, will delight lovers of military history with its collection of weaponry. Another treat for fans of medieval history is the perfectly preserved Kolossi Castle, near the city on the road to Paphos, which dates back to the 14th century.

The main archaeological attraction of Limassol is the site of the ancient city of Kourion which is located not far from the city and makes for a rewarding excursion. Kourion is considered by many to be the most beautifully located ancient city in Cyprus, making the trip all the more worthwhile.

Limassol is a great destination for the whole family and a good city to spend some time in if you are travelling in Cyprus with kids. Take the children to the Municipal Gardens, where the Dinosaur Park and Limassol Zoo Garden are located for a fun-filled day. Or take a trip to the Mazotos Camel Park just outside of Limassol where kids can take a ride on a camel, feed carrots to the donkeys and goats at Noah's Ark, and splash in the swimming pool. One of the most popular attractions (and not just for kids) is Fasouri Water Mania, an amusement park which often proves irresistible on hot days in the city.

Limassol is also a good base for trips out into the beautiful Troodos Mountains where there are numerous hiking trails and picturesque villages to be enjoyed. If you are fond of wine tasting then the Pitsilia region is a must.

Cyprus Medieval Museum

Limassol Castle, built in the 14th century, stands sentinel over the old harbour on the site of an earlier Byzantine…

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Fasouri Water Mania

If you are visiting Limassol and need a day of fun and a break from sightseeing and the Cyprus heat you should splash…

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Folk Art Museum

A collection of traditional costumes, farm and household tools, tapestries, embroidery, wooden chests, jewellery and…

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