Limassol Things to Do

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    Square Market

    by Avieira67 Updated Apr 9, 2014
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    As I was unlucky with the fish meze at the Pantopoleio inside the market, I went to this square to look for this possibility in another typical restaurant. At the G. Polikarpou restaurant, an old man just told me his food was better than a meze and said: "no like, no pay".
    I have found this way to interact with the clients very interesting and I had a seat at one of the tables. Some British were at a table in front of me, and I began to talk to them. As usually, British are polite and kind.
    I ordered stuffed vine leaves and a bottle of KEO beer. The dish was 7.0 EUR and, in fact, was tasty. At the end I told to the man that the food was not good and I should not pay for it. Of course I was joking with him!
    This square is a good place to choose for a typical restaurant, but I surelly recommend this one I had my lunch.

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    Municipal Market

    by Avieira67 Updated Apr 8, 2014
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    I like very much to visit traditional markets, especially in the early morning when the vendors are coming and begin to exposure their products to sell.
    I was expecting to have a lunch at the Pantopoleio but, unfortunately, it is no longer open. As the market was closing its doors, I had to visit it again the following day in the morning.
    This covered market is not very big and, in fact, I have found many empty places. Anyway it is a good place to meet locals and to buy many things, including souvenirs and fresh fuit and vegetables.
    The square around it is crowded of typical restaurants.

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    Amathus Ruins

    by Avieira67 Updated Apr 8, 2014
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    Unfortunately I had no opportunity to visit this archaelogical park, so I can't advise. I believe it is worth a visit. To reach it by public transportation, catch the Bus 30.

    Timetable
    08:30 - 17:00/19:30

    Entrance Fee

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    Kolossi Castle

    by Avieira67 Updated Apr 8, 2014
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    To visit this castle, take the bus 17 at the Leontiou Station, Old Hospital.

    Tip: to visit both Kourion and the castle, you just need to get off, when returning back from Kourion, at an intersection to the castle. Ask to the driver. When at the intersection, you can go on foot easily until the castle.
    I visited the castle, only outside, when returning back from Kourion. Anyway, if you wish to visit it by first, then take the bus 16, at the intersection, towards Kourion.

    Timetable
    08:30 - 17:00/19:30

    Entrance Fee
    2.50 EUR

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    Kourion

    by Avieira67 Updated Apr 8, 2014
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    To reach this archaelogical park by public transportation, take the bus 16 at the Leontiou Station, Old Hospital.

    Tip: to visit both Kourion and the Kolossi castle, you just need to get off, when returning back from Kourion, at an intersection to the castle. Ask to the driver. When at the intersection, you can go on foot easily until the castle.

    Timetable
    08:30 - 17:00/19:30
    Entrance Fee
    4.5 EUR

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    Governors beach

    by mickeyboy07 Updated Jul 30, 2012

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    Although Limassol has its own beaches close to most of the main hotels they can be quite stoney.If you head east along the coastal road for about five miles you will reach signs for Governors beach which is by far the best beach in the Limassol area.It has great soft dark sand and blue waters.Sun loungers can be hired quite cheaply and there is a hotel with a bar open to the public to get refreshments.Cars can be parked on the small patch of open ground on a hill overlooking the beach.

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    Amathus Archaeological Site

    by mickeyboy07 Written Jul 30, 2012

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    Amathus was once one of the Ancient Royal Cities of Cyprus.Situated on the Southern Coast 24 miles West of Larnaca and 6 miles East of Limassol.Its Ancient cult of Aphrodite was the most important,after Paphos in Cyprus,her homeland.The earliest remains of finds on site date back to the Iron Age and the city continued to florish until the Byzantine period.In the late 6th century 'Saint John,The Charitable' protector to the 'Knights of Saint John' was born here in Amathus.In 1869 Black Stones from this site were removed to and were used for the construction of the Suez Canal in Egypt.

    Winter hours:1st nov to 31st mar-8.00 till 17.00,Summer hours:1st apr to 31st oct-8.00 till 19.30.
    Entry Fee:1.70 Euros,Wheelchair accessable.

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    Kolossi Castle

    by mickeyboy07 Written Feb 8, 2012

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    Kolossi Castle is a former crusader stronghold 14 kilometres west of Limassol.it held great strategic importance and contained facilities for the production of sugar,one of Cyprus's main exports in the Middle Ages.The original Castle was probably built in 1210 by the Frankish Military,when the land of Kolossi was given by'King Hugh III' to the 'Knights of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem'(Hospitallers).The present castle was built in 1454 by the Hospitallers.Dwellers in the castle include the Templars.The castle consists of a tower known as a Keep with an attached retangular enclosure or bailey about 30 by 40 metres(98 by 130 ft).
    Open-June to September 7am-7pm
    October to May 7.30am-5pm
    A small entry fee of 2 Euros is payable at kiosk.

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  • Adventure Park Sayious

    by kakoslof Updated Aug 29, 2011
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    Off-Road tours with Buggy or ATV - Paintball - Drift Go-Karting - Archery ALL IN ONE!
    Sayious Adventure Park offers a unique experience to anyone looking for a great adventure in Cyprus!
    Suitable for all ages, with friends and family. Our friendly staff will be there to make sure that you have a great time on our premises either during your holidays or your weekend getaways. It’s the ideal venue to have your birthday party or your bachelor party. We also organize teambuilding and corporate events.

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    City of Art Craft Market -Old Market.

    by greekcypriot Updated Jul 29, 2011
    Art and Craft Market at the Old Fruit market

    Visit the creative market (City of Art Craft) which takes place every second Saturday at the square next to the Old fruit and Vegetable Market of Limassol. Greeks know it as (Pantopolio).

    It is organized by a group of independent artists where very creative and talented people with abilities on different subjects show their talent. These include photography, collage, pottery, books, jewellery, painting and clothes making, plus a number of other crafts.

    The Municipality of Limassol is supporting this collective effort, which aims to rejuvenate and give prominence to the old part of the town, as well as its new architectural structure.

    Dates for 2011

    12 Feb / 12 Mar / 9 Apr / 14 May / 11 Jun / 9 Jul / 13 Aug / 10 Sep / 8 Oct / 12 Nov / 10 Dec

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    Kolossi Castle

    by grayfo Updated Jun 24, 2011

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    Kolossi Castle was a stronghold dating back to the 13th century that was fought over as a sanctuary between the Knights Templar and the Knights of St John. The original castle was used for the production of sugar, one of Cyprus' main exports in the Middle Ages. The present castle was built in the 15 th century by the Hospitallers.

    June to August: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm
    September to May: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Admission €1.70

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    Visit The Castle of Limassol

    by mariahc1 Written Apr 20, 2011

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    No tourist should leave Cyprus without visiting The Castle of Limassol. It is a very big, imposing building right at the heart of the town's busy streets. The history behind the castle is amazing. It dates back to 1228. The legend has it that the castle was used to send hostages during various occupations, then it was said to be used for administrational purposes or to protect the town from invasions and raids etc. Moreover, during the Ottaman period, the Turkish made it into a fort and a prison. During the centuries, it went under various reconstructions. The architecture of the castle is magnificent. Tourists can also walk around it as it is surrounded by a garden full of ancient rocks. It is a great castle for photography and history lovers.

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    The Ancient ruins of Amathounta

    by greekcypriot Written Mar 27, 2011

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    Amathounta archaeological ruins in Limassol
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    Visit the ancient ruins of Amathounta in Limassol.

    When you finish the visit, just cross the road and have a walk next to the beach.
    There is a nice wooden pavement where you can find people exercising.

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    The Castle in Limassol

    by greekcypriot Written Mar 27, 2011

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    The entrance of the castle in Limassol
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    Very near the old port in Limassol you can visit the Castle of Limassol.
    I did not have time to walk inside but I took some photos outside in the garden instead.
    However I put a thread that will take you inside the castle below.

    Entrance fee in January 2011 was 3.40 euro.

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    Picnic is possible even in February!

    by WanderingFinn Updated May 19, 2008

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    Me by the seaside in Limassol
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    I love picnics, and we always try to organize one when possible in our holiday resorts. No matter city or rural resort; it will work out if you just use a little bit of imagination.

    It is great to buy LOCAL delicacies and wine and find a peaceful place with nice view outside. This is something I would call a holiday! And with really local spices.

    We bought olives (Greek olives are the best in the world...), freshly baked bread, cheeses, salami/sausages, salty crackers, fruit and wine - perfect! And reasonably priced compared to a full lunch in a restaurant for two.

    We chose the little narrow park by the seaside and the main coastal walkway in the city of Limassol where we lived.

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