Lively and cosmopolitan Limassol is a popular seaside resort with a sandy coastline and tavernas, bars, shops and restaurants. Enjoy the buzzing nightlife of this modern resort or chill out among the labyrinth of little cobbled streets in the Old Town and watch fishing boats bobbing in the harbour.

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In Cyprus's largest holiday resort, holidays to Limassol promise carefree enjoyment, a wide promenade and bustling shopping streets with the stunning backdrop of the Troodos Mountains. The resort enjoys a reputation for fun and some of the Island’s best beaches. Situated on the southern coast, it is the second largest city in Cyprus, after the capital city of Nicosia and plays host to some of the most important events in the calendar including the Spring Carnival and the Limassol Wine Festival which is held each autumn.

Lively Limassol has a wide choice of sandy beaches and an attractive, newly developed marina. Some of the quieter, less crowded beaches are to be found on the outskirts of town, while those more central to the action enjoy some excellent facilities including showers, and Cypriot eateries.  Head east to Dasoudi Beach, a Blue Flag beach of golden sand and pebbles and plenty of things to do. Lounge with the locals on Lady’s Mile Beach or take a 20 minute drive to the sultry limestone cove at Governor’s Beach.

Wander away from the town's lovely and wide beachfront promenade to busy little shopping streets where choices range from the ultra-modern to traditional handmade goods and local produce; if you’ve got time, this is a great place to buy made-to-measure clothes or a pair of handmade shoes. St Andrews Street, not far from the seafront, is a narrow, jostling hive of activity, fascinating to explore with its quaint buildings and overhanging terraces shading busy little boutiques and businesses which compete for your attention. Makarios Avenue is great for designer stores as well as more traditional, smaller shops and well worth spending some of your time and hard earned pennies there.

History buffs will love Limassol castle in the old port. It's said that Richard the Lionheart married Queen Berengaria of Navarre here in 1191, crowning her Queen of England. The grounds house the Medieval Museum of Cyprus with some marvellous examples of pottery and tombstones on exhibit. Visits to places a little further afield include the magnificent setting of the ancient Kourion Theatre where you can take in a show or concert, or the medieval Kolossi Castle. And, if you can't bear to miss a moment of the sunshine, the municipal gardens offer a pleasant stroll amid lush greenery and include a small zoo that will ensure younger family members will be kept happy too.

Limassol is an ideal choice for a fun and lively holiday. The wide range of tavernas, restaurants, bars and nightclubs to be found in Potamos Yermasoyia make it a popular area for visitors seeking some nightlife. There’s so much more to Limassol though and combined with the fabulous beaches, historical sites and wide range of accommodation available, it’s the perfect destination for couples and families alike.

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