What to see in Limassol
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 partying and watersports then cultural and historical attractions.
One of the highlights of Limassol's coastline is Dasoudi Beach, a Blue Flag stretch of sand and pebbles on the east side of the city. Tourists flock there for the beachside restaurants and volleyball courts; wave breakers ensure calm waters suitable for children and novice swimmers. Other popular beaches in Limassol include Lady's Mile, located near the port; and Governor's Beach, noted for its velvety black sand.
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.
While fun in the sun is the object of many visitors, Limassol itself and the surrounding region 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 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.
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