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Limassol, on the Southern coast of Cyprus is a lively town with one of the busiest ports in the Mediterranean. The nightlife here is among the best in Cyprus and this is starting to earn the city a reputation of being a bit of a wild one.

However, it’s not that crazy just yet. Limassol still prides itself on it’s blue flag beaches and the city’s historic centre meaning this place is a great destination for a bit of culture as well as relaxation!

If you do want to party though after a day on the beach, you’ll be guaranteed a good night in the city centre thanks to Limassol’s outgoing nightlife. This is when the city really come to life and shows off it’s true colours!

As well as a large selection of traditional Greek food, you’ll also find a variety continental European food as well. For the local food, you’ll find many family taverns across Limassol serving up delicious meze plates and Mediterranean food.

Meze plates are bite sized treats which let you try a bit of everything which is especially great when there’s so many delicious things to try! Sample some houmous and fried halloumi along with feta cheese, sliced sausages and local olives; they all make for a great meal to share with family and friends!

After your meal you may find there to be a shot of clear liquid served alongside dessert, this pungent beverage is the classic Greek drink Ouzo. With a taste of liquorice and sometimes cloudy in colour if mixed with water, it will definitely a memorable way to finish your meal off!

Apart from a potentially wild night, there’s lots of offer from this rough around the edges city. Visit the old city which shows the history and character of Limassol. Although it has been renovated to an extent, there’s still the old fishing harbour where you can grab a bite to eat and the Turkish Quarter.

Surrounding the city of Limassol are the pretty hills and vineyards which provide many trails for exploration. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a wine connoisseur there are marked wine routes which are great way of exploring the region’s local beverages.

Further out towards the coast and at the east side of the city is the beautiful blue flag beach of Dasoudi. Popular with locals, you can kayak, play beach volleyball or just chill out in the warm sun on this stretch of sand. Lady’s Mile beach to the western side of Limassol is a pristine, sandy beach with clear waters the kids will love! To entertain the kids, or even if you just feel like being a big kid yourself, cool down at Fasouri Waterpark where looping slides and big thrills are the order of the day!

Location of Limassol

Key Facts

  • Language: Greek, Turkish
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Difference from UK: 2
  • Flight time: London: 4 hours
  • When to go: June to September