use your head, use the waste bin
People make litter possible. Fast food packaging is merely the most visible symptom of this urban disease.
The reason I am against fast food restaurants on beaches is that their garbage inevitably ends-up on the beach and in the water, degrading both the environment and the tourist experience. I am swimming in a clean ocean and I am looking down through 20 feet of clear water at bottles and cans on the seabed. What is wrong with this picture?
I spent 15-20 minutes this weekend picking-up trash on my local beach, including broken glass. It defies logic, at least for me, why people would throw glass beer bottles away on the beach near the water or intentionally break them on the rocks? Most of the garbage I picked up was within 10-15 yards of a trash can. Plastic bags are the worst, because the wind picks them up and carries them into the water, where they easily float half-full of water.
I think the Cypriots are as guilty of littering as any tourist are. Maybe even more so. I see them. I see their garbage. It is in areas not visited often by tourists. Also bad are the migrant workers who spend their evenings on the beach drinking. They pick-up beer or wine at the local kiosk and then go down to the beach for a cheap evening of entertainment. The next day I find their trash. Quite often broken bottles too. No doubt they get drunk and then throw their bottle on the rocks. However, I also find a lot of plastic water bottles floating around. So it is hard to generalise other than to say, people who pollute their environment are worse than thoughtless.
We all want to have a clean water and spotless beaches, especially when we pay to go on vacation to supposedly unspoilt areas. Although there is little you can do about others, think about the wind and waves that can pick paper & plastic up and carry it away, and make sure your litter finds it was into a closed garbage container.
Leave only your foot prints behind. Thank you.
Local cuisine and...
Local cuisine and international in all major hotels
All fast food chains are located in the beach avenue
( mcDonald's , KFC , pizza hut, Goodies (the greek fast food chain Try it!! and many more )
My favourite cafe - restaurant is at the woolworth Olympia mall on the beach avenue . Great view of the olympia coast from the specific place From local cousine try kebab (souvlakia in greek ) and
Sieftalia (an absolut must )
loukanika (cypriot style saussages) have absolutely no relation with other types of sausages
Taste the cyprus coffee again it's different to any other kinds of coffee you have tried
Limassol (Greek: Lemesos; Turkish: Limasol, alt. Leymosun) is the second-largest city of Cyprus, with a population of 176,900 (2005), 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 has since then become one of the most important tourism, trade and service-providing centre in the area. Limassol is renowned for its long cultural tradition. A wide spectrum of activities and a great number of museums and archaeological sites are available to the interested visitor.
Limassol was built between two ancient cities, Amathus and Kourion, so during Byzantine rule it was known as Neapolis (new town). Limassol's tourist strip now runs east along the coast as far as Amathus. To the west of the city is the Akrotiri Sovereign Base Area of the United Kingdom.
Limassol also attracts a wide range of tourists mostly during the summer season to be accommodated in its several luxurious hotels and apartments. Limassol is also home to the Cyprus University of Technology.
In addition to the existing sights and attractions, a world class marina is currently being built, that will offer a wide range of services and attractions unsurpassed anywhere in Cyprus. The project will be called Limassol Marina and will consist of 1000 berths for small and larger yachts and the whole operation will be managed and operated by high-quality, experienced operators.
The medieval castle is one of the nine castles of Cyprus (the others are at Kolossi, Larnaca and Paphos now in the Republic of Cyprus controlled area, and Famagusta, Kantara, Buffavento, St. Hilarion and Kyrenia now within the de facto but internationally unrecognised state of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus). It was built by the Byzantines around 1000 AD. Around the same period, a chapel was also built there. Richard the Lionheart is supposed to have married his fiancée Princess Berengaria of Navarre on this site after her ship was grounded nearby in 1191 as she accompanied him to the Third Crusade, on his way to Holy Land. The Castle was used as a prison, between 1790-1940.
The medieval castle of Limassol now serves as a medieval museum. The collection that the museum provides covers the era of 400 - 1870 A.D. A visitor can see numerous exhibits: cannons, wood carvings of the 17th and 18th century, paintings and tombstones, statues, suits of armor, coins, terracotta, metalware and pottery, glass and marble articrafts.
The Archaeological Museum provides a very interesting collection of antiquities found in the district of Limassol, dating from the Neolithic Age to the Roman period. Some of the archaeological discoveries are:
Stone axes of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic period, potteries and objects of the ancient cities of Curium and Amathus, as well as Roman terra cottas, gold jewellery, coins, sculptures, columns, vases, earrings, rings, necklaces, marble statues etc.
The Folk Art Museum is beautifully preserved old house which provides a very interesting collection of Cypriot Folk Art of the last two centuries. Some of the most fascinating objects of the collection are: national costumes, tapestry, embroidery, wooden chests, waistcoats, men’s jackets, necklaces, a variety of light clothes, town costumes, country tools etc.
The museum was established in 1985. More than 500 exhibits are housed in its six rooms. The museum was awarded the Europa Nostra prize in 1989. Here, the visitor can study Cypriot culture through the hand-made exhibits.
Public Garden is situated on the coastal road. It provides a great variety of vegetation: eucalyptus trees, pine trees and cypresses. In this beautiful environment the citizens of Limassol and many visitors can walk around and enjoy themselves. Inside the garden, there is a small zoo. There, the visitor can see deer, moufflons, ostriches, pheasants, tigers, lions, monkeys, vultures, pelicans and other animals and different kinds of birds.Not far from the zoo there is the small natural history museum and the garden theatre that is reconstructed to host famous international groups.
A series of public sculptures commissioned by the Limassol Municipality, can be found on the reclamation (now Twin Cities park), spanning one mile (1.6 km) of Seafront reclaimed land. The sculptues were created by Costas Dikefalos, Thodoros Papayiannis, Yiorgos Tsaras, Vassilis Vassili, Christos Riganas, Kyriakos Rokos, Manolis Tsombanakis and Yiorgos Houliaras from Greece, Kyriakos Kallis, Nikos Kouroussis, Helene Black and Maria Kyprianou from Cyprus, Saadia Bahat from Israel, Victor Bonato from Germany and Ahmet El-Stoahy from Egypt
The Limassol Marina project will soon be under construction and it will create a world class marina, which will be environmentally friendly, with a wide range of services and attractions unsurpassed anywhere in Cyprus. These will include quality waterside residential and commercial developments, lifestyle attributes such as recreation centers, restaurants, clubs, entertainment, sports, bicycle and walking paths and even a traditional church. Over 1000 berths will be available for small and larger yachts and the whole operation will be managed and operated by quality and experienced operators
the food is great all over cyprus...but after 3 weeks i could not see another fish dish ..lol
My petite mite to Limassol pages...
THIS WAS MY MOST WEIRD TRAVEL I EVER HAD: FOR THE WEEK I SPENT IN CYPRUS I HADN'T SEEN ALMOST A THING BUT GOT TO KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE AND NIGHT SPOTS AROUND LIMASSOL. MAYBE ONE SHOULD MAKE SUCH A HOLIDAY ONCE IN A WHILE :o)))
Limassol is the second biggest city in Cyprus with the population of about 130 th. people and is very famouse for its two weeks Wine fest in September, when one can drink nothing but wine 24 hrs. a day!
Though there are few MUSTS to see in Limassol itself, among them I can mention:
- the Castle in the Old Town
- Archeological Museum