About Limassol

About Limassol

Limassol city view in Cyprus

Limassol city view in Cyprus

Limassol is the second largest city of Cyprus and it has the island’s most important port. Limassol is very popular among tourists due to its beautiful beaches. The polulation in Limassol is approximately 175 000.

Limassol sea front in Cyprus

Limassol sea front in Cyprus

Limassol area is famous for its festivals; the Carneval is in the spring and the Wine Festival in the autumn and they both last about a week. There is also a Flower festival held in May.

Sunset in Limassol Cyprus

Sunset in Limassol Cyprus

Limassol is known for its unique history as it was the city where the king of England Richard the Lionheart and his fiance Berengaria wed in 1191 after many twists and turns in their journey to the Holy Land. Furthermore, Berengaria was crowned the queen of England in Limassol.

Kalydonia waterfalls in Cyprus

Kalydonia waterfalls in Cyprus

From Limassol it is easy to visit the ancient city of Curium that dates back to 1200 BC. Near Curium there is also Petra tou Romiou, Afrodite’s birth place. Within the city you can visit the medieval castle and Kolossi castle.

For more information about Limassol you can go to limassolmunicipal.com.cy

 

 

 

 

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