The gateway to sunny Cyprus, Limassol, is one of the Mediterranean’s true gems! If you’re thinking of booking a cruise that includes this picturesque port – or maybe you’ve got something lined up already – here’s a look into how a day in Limassol can be made memorable from start to finish. We’ve found out the hotspots for food and the must-visit places for the perfect snaps – so take your pick!
Things to do
Limassol Marina is the height of luxury. It’s a cosmopolitan hub for waterfront developments that have breathtaking views of the sea, shopping opportunities, dining, and exclusive beaches. Activities that you can take part in here include water-skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving, sailing and fishing. Cyprus has always had an ability to blend eastern and western cultures, and Limassol Marina demonstrates this perfectly.
Kolossi Castle is a former stronghold castle just outside the village of Kolossi in Limassol. During the Middle Ages its function was largely to store reserves of sugarcane, a crop the region was known for. A visit to this castle is a reminder of Cyprus’s invaluable role in history – the castle, now a ruin, still bears the coats of arms of its former owners on its walls. A visit is essential for all guests with a keen interest in history.
Whether you’re spending the day with family or friends, Fasouri Watermania water-park is the perfect place for a day of fun and to cool down under the blazing Cypriot sun. The water-park is committed to a safe an all-inclusive experience, and the Polynesian style decor will add that extra feeling of paradise to your day. There are attractions for a range of ages – from children’s pools to large rides that are sure to give you an adrenaline rush. Other facilities here include a massage parlor, a temporary tattoo station, shops, photo spots, and restaurants.
Omodos Village is made remarkable by its quintessential charm. Its quaint, old-world ambiance makes for an ideal opportunity to immerse oneself in Cypriot culture. Small local businesses selling homemade wares, small cafes dotted here ad there, and the village church all paint a picture of an idyllic island life. It’s beautifully picturesque, framed by old houses, and whilst it may not offer the most active day out, Omodos is certainly a perfect location to relax in. It’s also not far from the Caledonia Waterfall – a great location if you fancy a short hike with rewarding views of one of the highest waterfalls in Cyprus.
Limassol Zoo prides itself on its function as an educational and scientific facility. It’s dedicated to safely studying and conserving the animals in their care, as well as helping to increase population numbers through their breeding program. The zoo’s residents include lions, tigers, bears, a large variety of birds and many more. It may not be the largest zoo in the world, but it certainly makes for a pleasant and interesting day.
Places to eat
Limassol is a city that offers excellent cuisine, not only of the traditional Cypriot variety but with flavours from all over the world. Across Limassol, there are chefs, experts at their crafts, offering up exquisite flavors and dishes cooked to perfection every single day. Here’s a few handpicked for you…
Meze Taverna Restaurant
Meze dishes are the perfect choice for the indecisive ones of you. In the Meze Taverna Restaurant, friendly and attentive staff will serve you plentiful fresh seasonal delicacies. The recipes have been passed down over generations and perfected to encapsulate all of Cyprus’s vibrancy, flair and flavor. Similar to tapas, you’ll enjoy a few plates of smaller delicious offerings as opposed to the one large meal! Happy tasting!
Sailor’s Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant
Sailor’s Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant exemplifies sophistication and luxury dining. The building is modern and spacious and the decor is inspired by the interior of a luxury yacht. The restaurant is perfect for sit-down meals or for casual drinks indoors or out on the sea-front terrace. Look out over the bay at the captivating sunset – dining in Cyprus doesn’t get much better than this.
When a restaurant remains unchanged and consistently popular for nearly 20 years, it’s a sign that the owners have mastered their craft. Such is the case with Venezia restaurant, which boasts a medley of loyal diners who are always keen to sample old favorites or try something new. The restaurant is especially popular with families but is suitable for any sort of diner. With friendly staff, generous portions and fresh local flavors, what more could you ask for? This establishment ticks all the boxes and guarantees an excellent meal, great atmosphere and a perfect overall experience.
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