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You too can sample many types of local wine in the hundreds of bars and restaurants in Limassol, the island’s second largest city and capital of its wine industry. The Potamos Yermasoyias area, also known as "Sunset Strip" is very cosmopolitan and is lined with international restaurants, bars, English-style pubs and trendy clubs. In contrast, the Old Town offers a more traditional atmosphere with local tavernas, cafenions (coffee shops) and ouzeries.

The shopping is diverse too. There are elegant boutiques with designer-label clothing, pavement stalls selling gold and silver jewellery made by local artisans, ceramic and leatherware shops. Even Woolies and M&S have stores here. The beaches stretch some 17km along the coastline, with every imaginable watersport on offer, including scuba diving. Governor’s and Ladies Mile beach are popular with the locals who come for a beach barbecue at the weekend.

Limassol is a great base for exploring the island. The majestic Troodos mountains form a back drop to the city and can be reached in about one hour. The pleasant summer climate offers a welcome relief from the heat of the coast and the densely forested slopes, rustic villages, sweeping valleys and nature trails are perfect for walking. A short drive from Limassol is Kolossi Castle, the Temple of Apollo and then fabulous Kourion amphitheatre, dating back 2000 years..

  • Last visit to Limassol: Jun 2000
  • Intro Updated Nov 2, 2003
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  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Greetings from Accra, Ghana. I am fine. How are you? My flight to Mali was cancelled due to the overthrow of the government....looking for alternative countries now. We need to go for a beer in London...I am there every week (well not the next 2...)

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2007 at 3:10 PM

    not really me scene, but interesting all the same.

  • Apr 15, 2007 at 10:58 AM

    hi there, im new so am not completely sure how this works... but just wanted to say, limassol looks gorgeous, i cant wait to go there soon... and nice pages!

  • gale.blog.pl's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2005 at 5:34 AM

    Great tips and beautiful pics - Cyprus must be an adorable place... Thanks for sharing!

  • andrea.d's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2004 at 2:32 AM

    Nice updates Andy! :)

  • jto's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2004 at 1:28 AM

    Limassol and Cyprus looks very nice. I should visit soon. Cheers

  • dvideira's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2004 at 12:22 AM

    It looks like a great place to visit. Nice pics/tips.

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2004 at 1:23 PM

    think l may give the clubs a miss, but the rest of Cyprus sounds great !

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