The large tourist area encompasses restaurants of all kinds, nightclubs, pubs and bars and watersports from the beaches. A few kilometres from Limassol is the Watermania Water Park with a 3,000 sq. m. wave pool, Kamikaze ride, waterslides and lazy river. The town has a great number of shops including those specialising in jewellery and leather goods. Annual events include a wine festival in September and a carnival in March. Limassol is also the port from which ships set off for trips to The Lebanon and Egypt.
The residents of Limassol have long been known as Bon Viveurs. They love a good time. You will find some of the Island's best restaurants, tavernas, cafes and bars in Limassol and many of the island's best hotels. It is the old town with its narrow streets, local markets and medieval castle situated near the old harbour in the heart of the historical centre of the city that excites interest. According to tradition this is where Richard The Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre and crowned her Queen of England in 1191.
Our two excellent boutique hotels, the S Paul and the Old Port are ideal bases for exploring this area and are also close to the sea, the very chic new marina and the seaside boulevard which runs along the city’s waterfront. Basically, this is where it all happens in Limassol and especially in Saripolou Square (2 minutes walk from the Sir Paul) which is well known for its cozy bars, restaurants, tavernas, shops and the old market.
Limassol is an excellent centre from which to explore the region on a fly drive holiday.
Five minutes off the main Paphos-Limassol road, a winding drive past fields and vineyards brings you to the wide sweep of Pissouri Bay with its lovely uncrowded sands (sandy/shingle on the beach, sandy in the sea), dazzling clear water and craggy white cliffs. Perched on a hillside above is the main village (an hour’s walk for the intrepid, or a 10 minute drive) with several restaurants and charming tavernas.