Introducing Limassol

Filled with stylish cafes, shops and restaurants, the true heart of Limassol is the Old City, a carefully renovated and historic area around the Old Fishing Harbour. If you’re looking for exclusive beach resorts and total relaxation, head to the long beach, lapped by the Mediterranean. Night owls will love Limassol’s vibrant nightlife. 

Things to do

There are plenty of fascinating things to explore from your luxury hotel in Limassol. Marvel at the Treasures of Kyrenia and Crusader-era Lusignans that gleam from their displays in the Medieval Castle and Museum. Follow in the footsteps of the Knights of St John at Kolossi Castle, where a climb to the top rewards with glorious views.

Whether eating at your luxury boutique hotel or investigating the many mouth-watering options across the city, be sure to try some Cypriot treats. Local delicacies include afelia – pork in a sauce of red wine and coriander seeds – and grilled barracuda. Commandaria, the delicious local dessert wine, is reputed to be the world’s oldest surviving label.

You’ll find lots of luxury beaches close by. Sunset is especially memorable at the Rock of Aphrodite, where legend says the Greek Goddess of Love rose naked from the waves. The dark sands of the secluded Governor’s Beach can be reached via rock steps carved into the white cliffs. Or, to raise the pace, you might take a private jet-ski along the expanse of Melinda Beach.

Top Tip from SLH

While visiting the Medieval Castle, reflect on the fact that Richard the Lionheart married here in the 12th Century.