Stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife and a rich culture: what more could you want from a holiday in Cyprus? Limassol has something for everyone, which makes it the perfect getaway destination for friends, family and couples alike. With average flight times around five hours from the UK, and summer temperatures typically reaching a sizzling 26 degrees, a holiday to Limassol will not disappoint.
During the daytime, relax under the Mediterranean sun on one of the resort's many beaches, including Dassoudi Beach, Armonia Beach and more. Or, why not enjoy an ice-cold cocktail on the wide seafront promenade? However, don't forget to make time to soak up some of Limassol's distinctive culture! History lovers have the chance to travel back in time on a tour of the medieval Kolossie Castle, or Kourion's Roman ruins.
For any thrill-seeking travellers, there's a wide variety of water sports and leisure activities on offer including diving, jet skiing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, paragliding and more! This area even offers more child-friendly activities such as golfing and go-karting. Once you've worked up an appetite, why not go for dinner at one of the many restaurants and tavernas? Limassol caters to all tastes so, along with traditional Cypriot cuisines, you'll also find food from as far afield as China, India and Mexico. We'd recommend sampling the local wine - after all, you are on holiday!
Once the sun goes down, Limassol lives up to its lively reputation with some of the most vibrant nightlife the island has to offer outside of Ayia Napa. This area also plays host to some of Cyprus' best-known festivals, including September's Wine Festival and the ten day long pre-Lenten Carnival, which hosts stunning masquerade balls and grandiose parades. Add to this mix an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, as well as a fantastic choice of accommodation, and it's not hard to see why holidays in Limassol are such a favourite among travelers.
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Things To Do
The beach is the main focus of holidays in Larnaca, with lots of watersports on offer for the more active. For divers there are many underwater sites and shipwrecks to explore including the Zenobia Ferry Wreck. Deepsea fishing and scuba diving off the shore are popular choices too. Take a scenic boat trip from Larnaca harbour and discover the islands coastline. The countryside around Larnaca is full of paths and trails through forests, gorges and mountains that are ideal for exploring on foot, bike or horseback. For the children, there's a chance to go camel riding at the Camel Park in nearby Mazotos village or a little further afield theres the Waterworld Water Park in nearby Ayia Napa. Larnacas nightlife is generally relaxed and low key and is centred on the area around the towns promenade. Enjoy some traditional Cypriot dancing accompanied by bouzouki music in the bars and tavernas. You'll find one or two night clubs in the resort, but a 15 minute drive will take you to Ayia Napa and its livelier nightclubs and bars, many open until late into the night. Most hotels have their own in house entertainment including shows and family orientated fun.
Food & Drink
You'll find lots of places to dine out in Larnaca with Greek, Turkish, Lebanese, Italian, French and British fare on the menu. Fast food options are available too. Choose a taverna where you can enjoy a mezze meal, similar to tapas, you will be served dips and salad, vegetable dishes, fish and meat, and ending with fresh fruit.