Places to Visit around Limassol
Published on July 01, 2020
More than a selection of five star resorts and restaurants, Limassol has variety of places to visit. For more excursions and activities do not hesitate to contact our team at email@example.com
The ancient Kingdom of Kourion, is placed on one of the most spectacular sites in the island, with extensive archaeological ruins including well-preserved mosaics. Its Greco-Roman amphitheatre, built in the second century BC, is famous for its vistas of the Mediterranean Sea. The kingdom is also renowned for its preserved mosaic floors in the House of Eustolios, the House of Achilles and the House of the Gladiators. Don’t skip on the occasion to enjoy the lovely Kourion beach.
Passing through the Fassouri citrus plantations; we come across the medieval Castle of Kolossi. It is a fine example of military architecture originally constructed in the 13th century during the crusades. After the Siege of Acre in 1291, it served as the Grand Commanderie of the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem; and thus gave its name to the world famous Commandaria wine, which is still produced in the area.
- Limassol Castle and old town
Limassol, traces its history to the Middle Ages, and is named so being situated between (anamesa) the ancient Kingdom of Kourion and Amathus. The medieval Castle of Limassol is where according to tradition, after conquering the island in 1192, King Richard the Lionheart of England married Princess Berengaria of Navarre in the castle’s small chapel. The castle itself is surrounded by the old town’s winding shopping streets where visitors can bargain with the local shopkeepers for handicrafts and visit one of the town’s many coffee shops. The Limassol harbour and Marina, with its range of upscale shops and restaurants, is only a short walk away.
- Cyprus Wine Museum
Just outside Erimi, we come across the Cyprus Wine Museum, which is housed in a beautifully renovated three-story stone building. The ground floor holds the museum; which gives visitors an insight into the history of winemaking in Cyprus. In the lower ground floor is the Ilarion Hall, with wines from over 32 vineyards of Cyprus where guests will have the opportunity for some wine tasting and light nibbles.
Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional recommendations, expert advice and tailor made itineraries.