Top 10 Things to do in Limassol, Cyprus

February 23, 2018 Myesha Cogley

Cyprus' second-largest city appeals to a wide range of tourists, from those interested in sun and sand vacations to those who prefer to delve into the island's culture at its museums and sites of archaeological interest. This large seaside resort on Akrotiri Bay on the sunny southern coast offers lively nightlife and a slew of energetic festivals. A cornucopia of cafes and bars lines the bustling seafront. Accommodation options range from villas and self-catering apartments to luxurious hotels.
Restaurants in Limassol

1. Kourion

near Episkopi, Limassol, Cyprus +357 25 934250
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Kourion

Reviewed By Peter B - East Ayrshire, United Kingdom

Not to be missed if at all interested in archaeology. A large site, still being explored. A guide book recommended an hour and a half to get around the site, but our experience was that if you wanted to see as much as possible, you could easily take twice as long.
The ground is pretty rough underfoot in places and not great for people with walking problems. Good footwear is essential, as is a hat of some sort in hot Sunshine.
There is good wheelchair access to parts of the site but not to everything.
Well worth the 5 Euro entrance fee.

2. Cyprus Historic & Classic Motor Museum

Epimitheos, Limassol 3056, Cyprus +357 70 009000
Excellent
69%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 146 reviews

Cyprus Historic & Classic Motor Museum

Located in Limassol in a spacious 3000 square meters, you will admire Classic, Historic and Collectible Cars. The "Cyprus Historic and Classic Motor Museum" is a remarkable home for classic cars with highlights of their historical and emotional value. Visitors can admire the museum's eclectic collection of cars covering the period of the last century. The museum highlights the cultural importance of the development and growth of the automobile industry. The oldest car in the collection at the moment is a Ford "T" roadster from 1912, which currently has 102 years of life on the road. The newest vehicle is a collectible piece from 2004. Each visitor can enjoy a different yet memorable experience learning the progress of the vehicles through the passage of time. The founding of the museum is due to the vision of veteran Rally Racing champion of International and Cypriot rally competitions, Mr. Dimi Mavropoulos. He gave his personal collection of historic, classic and collectable cars and launched this museum especially for their display. The Museum features a classic car rental service with a driver. You can enjoy special moments of your life whilst tootling along in an historic and unique classic car. This is an ideal choice for weddings, tours of the city of Limassol or even for those times when you feel like doing something different! In awareness of social responsibility, part of the proceeds from the entrance tickets of the museum will be given to charitable and philanthropic institutions.

Reviewed By covcat70 - Sydney, Australia

Having visited motor museums around the world this is one definitely worth going to. It is a smaller one but has an excellent collection of various types of vehicles and associated equipment all in very good condition. Some having the history of previous owners displayed....MoreThank you very much for your time to give us a review and your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.

Spyrou Araouzou, Limassol, Cyprus
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 890 reviews

Promenade

Reviewed By Clive R - Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

A lot of time and money has been spent on this Promenade. It stretches along the seafront with loads of features and interesting viewing points. We walked along and stopped at a couple of watering points to take in the atmosphere and pleasant areas which have been created.
Well done Limassol council we thoroughly enjoyed it...

4. Kourion Beach

Kourion Beach 7b, Limassol, Cyprus
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 414 reviews

Kourion Beach

Reviewed By Clive R - Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

Wandered down here after visiting the archeological site. Being a very windy day the wind surfers ?‍♀️ were enjoying perfect conditions. We sat at one of the restaurants having lunch sucking up the atmosphere and watching the surfers thrashing along at breakneck speed...brilliant!!

5. Omodos Village

Omodos, Limassol 4760, Cyprus +357 25 422453
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Omodos Village

The historic village of Omodos is located only 42 kilometers away from the city of Limassol and “is the centre of the wine-villages" of Limassol District.

Reviewed By Jesse C

Omodos is a great small village in the mountainous central region of Cyprus, although it's not a far drive from Limassol. The town is definitely geared towards tourists, and there's even a steady stream of tour busses that come through. Still, the many tavernas in town definitely seem legit. And it's a lot of fun to wander around the narrow winding roads, and just seeing what shops you come across. If you don't stay to eat, you could still easily spend 2-3 hours just wandering around and visiting shops. With lunch, I would expect to spend at least a half-day here.
The Church of the Holy Cross is very interesting to visit, but it's too bad that they don't allow you to take pictures inside, as there are quite a few religious/historical artifacts to see.
The one disappointment for me was George's Bakery. This is often listed as a "must-visit" in Omodos. However, when I went, it was an extremely high-pressure sales pitch. And a woman followed me around as I wanted to browse, making me feel very uncomfortable. I really felt like they wanted me to just come in and tell them what I want, then leave. When I first got there, I tried a sample from one of the several trays they had out front. A woman immediately appeared asking if I wanted to buy some of it or something else, before I even had a chance to really taste what I had put in my mouth. It was really off-putting.

6. Limassol Marina

Limassol 3601, Cyprus +357 25 020020
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Limassol Marina

Reviewed By Clive R - Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

Clearly the Russians and Chinese have moved in although I’m sure other nationalities are well represented!!!
A very pleasant area to explore, well designed areas of shops and restaurants and not as expensive as I thought it would be.
Close to the Old Town of Limassol so right on the tourist route.
We had lunch here and enjoyed the buzz.

7. Fasouri Watermania Water Park

Trachoni | Trachoni Lemesou Community, Limassol, Cyprus +357 25 714235
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Fasouri Watermania Water Park

The largest Water Park in Cyprus with 30 different attractions for all ages. three restaurants, three snack bars and over 2000 sun beds. a staff of more than 100 people work continuously to provide the best service to our visitors. Winner of many awards!

Reviewed By George P - london, United Kingdom

Went with 3 couples and kids and teenagers. Had a fun day, going down the various water slides, getting drenched by the tipping bucket and having fun in the wave pool. The kids and teen agers had fun, there are numerous things for them to do, walking a rope across a pool, climbing up an inflated ball, we all had a good day out, it broke up the holiday from the normal boring sight seeing and vegetating by the beach. You are not permitted to bring any food or drink in. The on site catering establishments are not the cheapest or the best. I had a dehydrated burger for lunch with overcooked fries and a salad that had been prepared 2 days prior, so the food is nothing to write home about. Get there early as they close late afternoon, so make the most of the day and your money, it will also be easier to find a good sun bed as it fills up quickly. You also need to bring your own towels. A photographer goes round and takes pictures all day that you can buy as you are leaving as a memory. Could not see any night lighting,probably why they close early. There are loads of life guards and the grown ups had as much fund as the kids - going down the slide trying to act all grown up while actually screaming inside like a little girl haha it was a fun day.

8. The Sanctuary Of Apollo

Near Kourion, Limassol, Cyprus +357 99 630238
Excellent
48%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 217 reviews

The Sanctuary Of Apollo

Reviewed By Akkers1 - London, United Kingdom

The Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates, worshiped at the site from the 8th century BC, is small but well worth a visit.
Here you will see the ruins of a temple to Apollo (the god of the woodlands), a dormitory and bathhouse etc. With the help of funding part of the temple has been reconstructed and you can now imagine how the whole temple once looked. It also makes you feel really small when you look up at it and marvel at just how they built these huge temples in those times without our modern day equipment.
Walking along the pathway called the sacred way to the temple makes you feel like you were a pilgrim of Apollo and you get a real sense of the areas importance as people would have stayed here, bathed in the local baths and then worshipped Apollo at the temple.
My one quibble about the site though is that they do need to sort out their descriptive plaques as some are faded and unreadable and then in some areas there are none at all.
We spent about an hour there and it was empty when we visited which was nice as it was really tranquil and allowed us to soak up the atmosphere plus take our photos of the site. I have been told through that it gets very busy there when tour busses visit the site.
It’s a nice place to go on a sunny day and I would recommend a visit as we had a very enjoyable time there.
If going in the late spring and summer months though I would recommend taking some sun cream and water as there is not much shade and there is no shop at this site.

9. Columbia Plaza

Agiou Andreou 223, Limassol 3730, Cyprus +357 25 305419
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Columbia Plaza

Whether you are looking for somewhere to dine, a place in which to entertain or conduct business or other events, or a trendy nightspot where you can listen to internationally acclaimed music, this exciting new establishment, nestled in the heart of Limassol’s old town

Reviewed By jonsplace01 - Limassol, Cyprus

Arrived about 18.15hrs Sat outside in open-air for a relaxing chat with friends and was treated to some wonderful Xmas songs from school children for more than 30mins. Then went into the main restaurant for a very nice meal. The service was excellent. The food very well presented and the staff very helpful. Certainly will visit again. Well done Columbia Plaza.

10. Limassol Zoo

Vironos str, Limassol, Cyprus +357 25 588345
Excellent
46%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 633 reviews

Limassol Zoo

Reviewed By David S - Birkenhead, United Kingdom

Not much there, but only €5 for adults so not to expect much. Some animals, birds, reptiles. Even in February there is a refreshment place with a few souvenirs and there are toilets.

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