Holidays to Limassol
Limassol is the biggest beach resort in Cyprus and has plenty to recommend it - from a buzzing nightlife, to endless beaches and amazing mountain scenery. Holidays in Limassol manage to be all things to all people, with 11km of beach for those who don’t want to leave their sunlounger, fun attractions for families, and a decent sprinkling of culture. The Troodos Mountains are the cherry on the cake, where active types can follow hiking trails or join a nature tour.
Whether your idea of a holiday is enjoying the beaches and relaxing over drinks in a traditional taverna, or heading off to explore the countryside and cultural attractions, holidays to Limassol can be as lively or as laidback as you like.
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Get the most out of your holiday to Limassol with an excursion to historical Paphos. Just 45 minutes away from your beachside resort you’ll find a wealth of archaeological gems, including a UNESCO fort, the ancient Tomb of the Kings and a vast, Roman amphitheatre. While in Paphos, be sure to swim a full circle around Aphrodite’s Rock to be blessed with eternal beauty, and head up Aphrodite’s Hill for undeniably beautiful views across this famed Cypriot city.
The Troodos Mountains offer lots of ways to fill your time if lazing on the beach all day isn’t for you. Hike the pine clad hills into the mountains, where the mosaics of the Kykkos Monastery and a taste of traditional village life await.
Cross the border into Northern Cyprus and you discover another stack of historical highlights. The ancient Greek city of Salamis makes for a magical daytrip, and the nearby ghost town of Famagusta is an eerie experience, made even stranger by the barbed wire barricades that enclose it. Othello’s Tower is another gem - a medieval fortress which can be toured for a real ‘step back in time’ experience.
One brilliant fact for families is that Limassol has its own waterpark – so no need to take a long excursion for some splashtastic fun. Kids will love the Fasouri Watermania Waterpark, with rides and attractions for all ages. The Cross Over Pool is an above water assault course and the Wet Bubble Big Orange offers something a little different, alongside the usual slides, flumes and fun pools.
Knights and Princesses of all ages will love a look around Limassol Castle, complete with dungeon, tower and a museum full of armour and weapons from times past.
The Greek Cypriot food is a riot of flavours, textures and colours, so trying a traditional meze is a must while in Cyprus. On holidays to Limassol you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to great Greek restaurants, so get your fill of feta and spinach filo parcels, pita and hummus and fried halloumi! Of course, kebabs are everywhere too – and they’re guaranteed to be a cut above your usual Saturday night fare!
Limassol offers a great mix of natural and cultural attractions, with plenty of modern fun thrown in. It’s a large, lively and exciting resort on the southern coast of Cyprus and makes a fantastic choice of destination for fun-shine holidays, activity breaks and romantic beach getaways. If you’ve got a taste for exploration and adventure, or you just want a good beach and a great nightlife, Limassol holidays could be for you.
Direct Holidays has amazing deals on great value Limassol package holidays, so you can book your Cyprus escape for less. You’ll find a brilliant selection of accommodation to choose from, making it easy to build your perfect break, whether that’s lively, laidback or somewhere in-between!