Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol is the second-largest city of Cyprus, the largest city in geographical size, and the biggest municipality of the island. The city is located on Akrotiri Bay, on the island's southern coast and it is the capital of Limassol District. It is the biggest port in the Mediterranean transit trade.

Limassol is surrounded by beautiful citrus plantations filled with lemon, orange and grapefruit trees. Visitors can access many well-preserved archaeological sites, including ancient tombs and astounding mosaics. There are traditional villages nestled into the nearby mountains, with their local handicrafts of lace, sterling silver and blown colored glass.

Things to See & Do

* Limassol Castle
* Ancient cities of Curium and Amathus
* Seafront walk
* Old Town and Anexertisias street.
* Time Elevator

General Information

Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (EUR)
Language - Greek, Turkish
Land Area - 9,251 km² (Cyprus)
Population - 180,000 approx.
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 357

Port Location - The port of Limassol is located on the outskirts of the city of Limassol. Tranfers from the port are available.

Travel Links - The closest airport to Limassol is the Larnaca International Airport (LCA) located on the outskirts of Larnaka (70km's) and Paphos International Airport (70km's). There are flight connections with most major European towns, e.g. London, Birmingham, Manchester, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Milan) and many Eastern European countries.

The ferry service from Greece runs from Piraeus, Rhodes and Ayios Nikolaos in Crete to Limassol. You may also catch a freighter from Italy, Portugal, Southampton and various other European ports.