With outstanding location framed by the Troodos Mountains, Limassol on Cyprus's southern edge, has long been a major tourist draw, and is the island's largest coastal resort. The resort combines dark shingles with a modern marina and a new town with the old cobbles of the old district.
You'll love the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere here, and the full programme of festivities including a wine festival in September and a carnival in spring, and there's plenty going on for holidaymakers of all ages, from groups of friends to couples and young families.
History buffs are well-catered for here, from Roman ruins to the castle where, in 1191, Richard the Lionheart allegedly married Queen Berengaria of Navarre. Sites of importance include the House of Achilles and the Altar of Apollo.
But partygoers will also have a ball, with Limassol offering some of Cyprus's liveliest nightlife.
Shoppers will also be in their element, with several Saturday markets offering local handicrafts. Look out for Limassol lace and the town's famous sea sponges! As well as the traditional shopping streets, there are some more modern malls in the area too.
Finally, you'll love the food! There's a great range of international cuisines, but you'll also want to try regional dishes, from kebabs to mousaka or kleftiko to meze (Cyprus's equivalent to tapas) which usually includes a selection of reasonably priced hot and cold dishes.
Est Flight Time: 4 Hrs 45 Mins
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