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    The Annual Limassol Carnival in February

    by WanderingFinn Written May 19, 2008
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    The Limassol ("Lemesos" in Greek) municipality organizes the annual carnival in the city. The festivities last alltogether more than a week.

    The carnival week consists of various exhibitions (art), singing performances, dancing and ends in the main parade with costumes.

    We were not aware of the carnival and just happened to be out that night (main parade) - we were lucky!

    The website (link below) shows an example; there is the programme of the past 2008 carnival.

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    Book accommodation with kitchenette & balcony

    by WanderingFinn Updated May 19, 2008

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    Enjoying a self-made breakfast at own hotel room
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    Just a general note that at least I have always booked a hotel room with kitchen or kitchenette and balcony (summertime) whenever possible. This is handy for many reasons. Naturally depends on people's routines, likes and dislikes of course.

    I like to have lunch and dinner outside; picnic or restaurant naturally; I didn't come to holiday for cooking...But I am not rich either :) And very often breakfast is not included in the package tours; at least to the cheapest ones. If there is the kitchenette in the room/apartment, it is handy to prepare the breakfast yourself. We do it every time when possible: you don't have to dress up for breakfast, can have it soon after having woken up. Can have what you want. Don't have to go out and search every morning some café and pay for each item separately.

    We always go to a local shop the first day and buy everything: eggs, orange juice, bread, cheese or something else with the bread, coffee and tea.
    (Pack from home your own "cups"/"holders" for eggs - they never exist in any hotel! Another good thing is to take a beer bottle and wine opener. In Europe the beer bottles cannot be twisted open).

    It is also nice to make a cup of coffee once you have come "home" after a hot day with lots of walking.

    The balcony is very handy and nice too; you can eat your breakfast there (weather permitting), it is even romantic. Also, the afternoon coffee can be enjoyed there. Again, late in the evening/night as I come home I like to enjoy a glass of local wine or a bottle of beer - in the balcony and looking at the ocean or another nice view. Those who smoke might smoke easily there. Some people might want to dry clothes or a towel quickly outside.

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    Walking around in Limassol

    by WanderingFinn Written May 19, 2008
    At the main street near ocean front
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    A natural must while in Limassol is walking down the streets of the city, by the ocean front walk and near the beach. It is relaxing and nice to watch people passing by, beautiful scenery with palm trees and the Mediterranean, nice little souvenir and handicraft shops, cosy bars and so on.

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    KEO Winery Tour

    by gigina Written Nov 25, 2007
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    KEO is the largest drinks manufacturer on the island. In the space of about half an hour we were shown the cellars of the heavy sweet Commanderia, where a third of each barrelful is retained as the mana or mother ferment for the next cycle. The tasting session proved to be a wonderful opportunity to familiarise ourselves with Cypriot wine types.

    Just show up at 9.50am

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    Amathus

    by gigina Written Nov 25, 2007

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    Ancient Amathus us among the oldest if Cyprus's city kingdoms. Founded by a son of Hercules who was revered as a god here. The remains of this city are dominated by a vast paved agora studded with a dozen restored and re-erected columns, including 3 spiral-fluted and 2 square foundation filled with rubble and masonry fragments. Its original function is uncertain though it was probably a fountain.

    There are also what appear to be waterworks system, the terminus of an acquaduct which supplied the city from the north.

    Daily - June - Aug - 9am - 7.30pm
    Sept - May 9am - 5pm
    CYP£1.00

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    Tasting delicious oranges

    by gigina Written Nov 25, 2007

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    Just finishing from sight seeing Kolossi Castle, don't miss out on tasting some delicious oranges. Once you get out from the castle, there's a wooden kiosk where a nice old Cypriot man sells oranges (either squashed or whole) for ridiculous prices.

    It is know that giant cypresses were planted long ago as windbreaks and these have grown up to form lofty tunnels over the road leading to Kolossi village. Eucalyptus clumps drained the swamps here and allowed extensive orange groves to flourish, most of them originally planted by Jewish settlers at the end of the 19th Century

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    Kourion & The Sanctuary of Apollo

    by gigina Written Nov 19, 2007

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    The most spectacular of the South's Archeological sites. It consists of two sites: the ancient city and the sanctuary of Apollo Hylates. This sacred precinct was consecrated during the 8th Century BC but the present buildings are early Roman, flattened by the great earthquake of 365 AD. The two columns, a wall corner and an angle of the pediment enclose the altar area - the most holy to appease the god's wrath.

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    Kolossi Castle

    by gigina Written Nov 19, 2007

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    It is situated just south of Kolossi village amid the vineyards that helped make it famous. The Story of this castle is linked with the Knights Hospitallers, whose commanderie, it was - the name was later bestowed on the rich dessert wine - Commandaria, still made from vines in the Limassol foothills.

    The Knights were first granted land here in 1210 by the Lusignans and the castle that grew up became their headquarters after the Crusaders' final loss of the Holy Land. Today's 3-storey, keep-style structure stands among the ruins of a much larger castle, from the coat of arms of the Grand Master Louis de Magnac

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    The Old Town

    by gigina Written Nov 19, 2007

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    In 1974 after the Turkish invasion in Cyprus, Limassol had to change rapidly. Overnight, from a sleepy tiny town it became a major shelter for refugees. Many houses had to be built to give these people homes and stabilise their lives but it all happened at a great cost to historic heritage

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    Minaret

    by gigina Written Nov 19, 2007

    Entry, as with all Cypriot museums, is cheap and there are various displays of moderate interest in the different chambers ranging from medieval armour to porcelain. There is a reasonable view from the roof, but it’s not really high enough to get much impression of the town, although the Troodos mountains in the distance are impressive on a clear day. Perhaps most interesting is the rather chaotic layout of the castle, symptomatic of the various additions and alterations over the centuries depending on who was then occupying the island

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    Municipal Gardens

    by gigina Written Nov 19, 2007

    This lovely park on the sea front has big trees offering shade from the scorching sun and good play facilities for children, including slides, swings and even little electric cars for hire. There is also an open air theater in the park where regular outdoor concerts are held. It has about a thousand seats laid out in a banked amphitheater style and a large stage. There is also a small zoo in the park. There are several cafes in the park with outdoor seating. The annual wine festival is held in the gardens every September.

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    Theatre by the sea

    by M.E.R.V Updated Apr 25, 2007

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    The town of Kourion near Limassol is one of the most impressive archaeological sites of Cyprus to be discovered. Until today more treasures are discovered by archaeologists. The well known ancient Greek-Roman theatre where festivals used to take place was built during the 2nd century b.c. and was extended during the 2nd century a.d. It is fully restored and is now used for musical and theatrical performances. Besides being of historical value, Kourion is also one of the most popular beach around Limassol!

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    Wine shopping at Etko winery

    by Zirpsis Updated Dec 10, 2006

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    One day of my holiday, I participated in a trip to Etko winery, the oldest wine makers in Cyprus (since 1884). First pic taken at the bottling unit, second at the barrels (oak vats).
    The trip was very nice because not only did they show us around their cellars, and shop but they also explained a great deal about wines and wine making and I learnt a lot. Well, of course, some wine shopping was done to finish the tour. We could also taste some. Their sherry is good but not inexpensive.

    Etko Tours
    Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 2:30 pm Open to public.

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    Useful info for Agros

    by budapest8 Updated Dec 2, 2006

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    USEFUL INFORMATION

    SERVICE TELEPHONE
    Community Council 25521333
    Office of C.C.'s President 25522142
    Post Office 25521347
    Police Station 25521316
    Youth Information Center
    Rural Health Center 25521317
    Rural Fire Station 25521909
    Youth Center
    Agricultural Bureau 25521456-25521348
    Old Peoples' Home ELEOUSA 25522555

    SCHOOLS
    Nursery & Kindergarten 25521206
    Public Kindergarten 25521327
    Elementary School 25521327
    "Apeiteio" High School 25521329

    BANKS
    Bank of Cyprus 25521616
    Co-op Credit Society of Agros 25521352

    HOTELS
    "Rodon" Hotel 25521201
    "Vlachos" Hotel 25521330

    ORGANISED APARTMENT BLOCKS
    Andreas A. Tsolakis 25521719

    COFFE-HOUSES
    Christoforos Malais 25521594
    Ioannis Stavrou 25521361
    Androulla Lefkou Christodoulou 25521047

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    Useful info for Agros

    by budapest8 Written Dec 2, 2006

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    RESTAURANTS / TAVERNS
    "Pantheon"/ Markos Constantinou 25521889
    "Linari" / Aimilios Panteli 25522215
    "Aidonia" / Maro Christofi 25521707
    "Koilada" / Cultural Center / Nikos Sofroniou 25521303
    "Rematia" / Panagiotis Constantinidis 25521233

    DISCOTEQUE
    P.P.K.S. Disco Ltd 25522150

    PROVISIONS STORES
    "Agios Ionas" Minimarket Androula HadjiPetri 25522058
    Nikos Latsias 25521318
    Michalis Michail 25522500
    Nikoletta HadjiKyriakou 25521380

    PORK MEAT FACTORIES / DELICATESSENS
    Kafkalia Ltd. 25521426-25522228
    Magda Papachristoforou 25521443
    Petros Stavrou 25521827

    BUTCHERS' SHOPS
    Kyriakos HadjiKyriakou 25522327
    Ioannis HadjiKyriakou 25521384
    Georgios Agathokleous 25521010

    NURSERY GARDENS
    "Malais" Nursery Gardens 25521007

    HAIR-DRESSERS' SALOONS
    Evi Latzia 25522325-99355667
    Eleni Menelaou 25521381-99350029

    CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR ITEMS
    Bonny 25522519
    "Athlima" Ltd
    DAKA
    Maro Efthimiou 25522207

    CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
    Charalampous Andreas & Papanikolaou Georgios 25521011
    Papadopoulos Andreas 99617865

    AGRICULTURAL PHARMACEUTICALS AND MACHINERY
    Co-op Credit Society of Agros 25521352
    Kannaouridi Bros Ltd. 99618522-99698239

    FRUITS TRADING
    "Agroparadeisos" 99698445
    SEDIGEP of Agros 25521704
    Co-op Society of Rose Growers 25521224

    FURNITURE FACTORIES / WORKSHOPS
    Pavlos Vakanas 25521396
    Dimitris I. Koufou 25521487

    GARAGES
    Marios Spyrou 99561393

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