Limassol Marina is situated adjacent to the old port and offers 650 berths for yachts up to 110m. It also has a commercial area comprising 14 restaurants and cafes, 40 shops, a spa, gym and cultural centre. The majority of the 211 private luxury apartments and unique 74 villas on the sea have also been built and sold.
The earliest account of the Limassol Castle dates back to 1228. As well as chambers and stretching corridors, it also houses a large basement that has undergone extensive refurbishment and decoration. There are basilicas dating back to the Early Christian occupation, Byzantine monuments, and structural features that bear medieval hallmarks. Limassol Castle is a veritable time capsule of history’s great empires and the vibrant tapestry of the island’s history. This is just one example of the countless, gorgeous monuments embellishing the Cypriot coast.
The island’s longstanding tradition of winemaking needs no further proof than its claim to the world’s oldest named wine still in production – that of Commandaria, proclaimed by Richard the Lionheart as the “wine of the kings and the king of the wines.” And whilst the same ancient grape varieties are still cultivated; and the same villages produce wine in the old, traditional ways, the island’s wine industry has also vastly modernised, progressed and expanded. Whether you’re a connoisseur, or a simple lover of the drink that locals once worshipped as the ‘nectar of the Gods’, you will delight in discovering a host of charming wineries and wine growing regions along seven glorious wine routes.
The city of Limassol has the longest coastline of all the cities and beach resorts in Cyprus. The city offers a diverse style of public and controlled beaches.
Featured below are some of the most popular tourist beaches in Limassol
The history of this castle dates back to 1228, when Frederick II of Germany and his supporters imprisoned the hostages seized by Ibeline, the King Regent of Cyprus. It is also said that it is an ancient Byzantine castle. This castle also witnessed the marriage between King Richard and his Queen Berengaria.
Today’s structure is mostly rebuilt under the Turkish domination (19th century) and is home to the Cyprus Medieval Museum.
The zoo is located on the coastal road of Limassol, and is the only one in Cyprus. It accommodates a diverse selection of animals, an average of 300, including birds. The residents of the zoo include lions, tigers, bears, panthers, zebras, monkeys, ostriches, peacocks, vultures, emu, falcons and macaws etc.
Limassol zoo also features a natural history museum and an educational centre, which frequently screens films on wildlife and nature.
The zoo includes a special designated area for children.