Floating on the waters of the European Mediterranean, but pointing longingly towards the shores of Syria, Turkey and Lebanon, Cyprus is an odd mixture. After Sicily and Sardinia, Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Although the island is geographically in Asia it is politically a European country and is a member of the European Union. It is a kaleidoscopic blend: its cultural influences are dominated by Western Europe, but its geographic proximity to Asia and Africa gives it more than just a hint of the East.
Limassol also known to many as Lemesos is Cyprus's second-largest city is situated on Akrotiri Bay on the southern part of the island. The old town Lemesos (Limassol) is the heart of the city with its narrow streets radiating out from the old fishing harbor.
The Old City is a much-renovated, historic part of town with stylish cafés, restaurants, shops and bars.
Limassol town covers a 15 kilometers coastline lined with hotels and apartment blocks, interspersed with eucalyptus groves and linked by a promenade popular with walkers or joggers.
The city's inhabitants are renowned for their love of fun. Actually the city has the reputation: 'the city that never sleeps' so not surprisingly the city's nightlife is varied. All sorts of taverns, cafes and restaurants are open all the year round, while beach bars along the coastal walkway add to the choice.
Limassol is served by international airports in two major cities: Paphos 67km (to the west) and Larnaca 77km (to the east). Buses handle city-to-city transportation on the island, while taxis are available for shorter journeys. Public transport in Limassol is currently served only by buses.
In May 2014 the new Limassol Marina project was completed. Limassol Marina is destined to become the most exclusive marina resort in the Mediterranean – and one of the finest in the world. Just a stroll away from the heart of Limassol, the marina is designed to blend seamlessly with the city's historic centre, old town and medieval castle.It combines elegant residences and a state-of-the-art marina with exclusive restaurants and shops, to create a lifestyle uniquely shaped by 'living on the sea'.
Travelling to Cyprus
Cyprus is a member of European Union so citizens of a member state of the EU, as well as, of Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway may enter Cyprus with their national identity card.
For more official information regarding entry regulations please click here .
Cyprus main airport is Larnaca International Airport (LCA) and is on the outskirts of Larnaca city and 40' min driving to Limassol city. Also all Ryan Air Flights are served through the Paphos International airport (PFO) 35' min driving to Limassol city.
Cyprus is serviced by a variety of different international carriers. There are flight connections with most major European cities, e.g. London, Birmingham, Manchester, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Milan and many Eastern European countries. There are also connections to almost all Middle Eastern capitals. There are no flights to/from Turkey from the south side of Cyprus.
The Limassol Urban Buses Company transfers from Larnaca or Paphos Airport to Limassol and return with daily schedules, including weekends and public holidays to serve the transportation needs of all travelers with a current cost of EUR9.00 per person including VAT and luggage.
Currency : Cyprus has the euro (€) as its sole currency along with 24 other countries that use this common European money.