Limassol is a city located in the south of the island of Cyprus, on the shores of Akrotiri Bay, close to the ancient cities of Curio and Amathus. Total area 35,87 sq.km. The local population is 240 000 people.
Rest in Limassol is a holiday in the largest resort of the island, which is also the main sea gate of the country. Everyone loves it - and couples with children, and young people, and a respectable audience. Some will find water parks here (Fasouri Watermania), attractions and the zoo, others - nightclubs and discos, others - taverns, where you can eat delicious, the fourth - numerous attractions. But for all - sandy beaches, the most popular of which Central and Ladies Mile. This resort is the most popular among tourists from the CIS countries.
Rest in Limassol will appeal to fans and fans of active sports. In addition to water sports (motorcycles, skis, yachting), horseback riding, tennis, volleyball, football and, of course, snorkeling with diving are available here.
Cyprus can be reached by air and water. On the island, especially in the season, flies a large number of airlines from all over Europe, including Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other CIS countries. Also there are ferries that go to the new passenger terminal in the port of Limassol, for example, from Greece - Crete and Rhodes.
The city of Limassol is located between two airports - Larnaca International Airport and Paphos International Airport - at a distance of about 70 km from each. Both have direct and connecting flights from many cities of Russia and CIS countries. From airports in Paphos and Larnaca to Limassol can be accessed in three ways.
This is the most economical option. Travel time is 45 minutes.
If you want a comfortable trip directly to the hotel, it is better to take a taxi. You can also book a transfer online, then you will be met with a sign, help with luggage and will be delivered exactly to the specified address.
For independent trips it is better to rent a car. In this case, you will travel comfortably in Cyprus and can get there where public transport does not go and where a taxi is very expensive.
From other cities of Cyprus, you can get to Limassol by intercity buses. But the most comfortable thing for a taxi.
In the city you can rent different transport: bicycles, motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, buggies and cars.
Limassol is located in the heart of the island and from here it is convenient and short to reach all the sights of Cyprus. But in the resort itself, there is something to see. First of all, they deserve attention:
If you like holidays, then come in September, at the Wine Festival (local wines are famous all over the world) or in the summer, when the Theater Festival takes place, which attracts troupes from all over the world.
Almost all the beaches of Limassol are sandy and only here and there is pebbles. The most popular of them are the Central beach and Lady's Mile Beach.
It should be understood that many sections of the coast are rather narrow and in high season are well filled with people.
There is a whole infrastructure with water entertainments, there are chaise lounges, umbrellas, showers. Nearby there are cafes, restaurants and bars.
The climate of Limassol is Mediterranean, in summer the average temperatures are + 28 ... + 32, in winter + 13 ... + 15. The swimming season starts in April and ends at the end of October. During this period, there was little rain.
If you want to visit this famous resort of Cyprus, but are constrained in means, then our advice is to come in the low season. In November and March-April there is warmth, there are very few tourists, and the prices for recreation are affordable even for budget tourists (especially if a big company is traveling). The only negative - the sea is rather cold and not suitable for swimming, but you will not be disturbed by the sunsets and surrounding landscapes.
Hotels in Limassol are ready to accommodate all comers, but from May to October they are better booked in advance. At your service hotels for every taste and purse - from inexpensive 2-star with a minimum of amenities to the most fashionable 5-star with SPA-salons, swimming pools, restaurants, fitness centers and shops. Prices are slightly higher in peak season and significantly reduced from November to April. The largest selection of hotels can be found at Booking offices.