Limassol/Lemesos
Lemesos is a cosmopolitan coastal city, with a unique identity that responds perfectly to several preferences and tastes and more importantly it meets all budgets. 

Limassol or Lemesos (in Greek), located on the Southernmost part and conveniently situated 45 minutes away from both Larnaka International airport and Pafos International airport, is the largest region on the island with Lemesos city as the region’s capital that sparkles with energy and ‘joie de vivre’. The city is enjoying the benefits of a coastal town with marvelous sandy beaches while at the same time it is framed on the North by sun-kissed southern slopes of the Troodos Mountain, combining seafront and Mountain View. The 100 villages within the district, make the region ideal for exploring traditional Cyprus. Among the most popular villages are the delightful hillside villages known collectively as the 'Krassochoria' (or wine villages). The old forms of viticulture are still kept alive here producing the island’s best dry red wines.

Due to its long traditions in various economic sectors and the tragic events of 1974, the region and city of Lemesos has progressed into one of the greatest commercial ports in the Mediterranean, the center of the wine industry of the island and to the most important maritime, tourist, commercial and service center in the wider region. As a shopping center Limassol offers the full gamut from ultra-modern to traditional and handmade. Therefore, Lemesos is constantly in motion, developing even more.

Lemesos region and city are counting centuries of history with two spectacular archeological sites, the ancient city-kingdoms of Amathus at the east and Kourion at the west. Finds from these sites have made their way abroad. An enormous stone vase from Amathus, one of the largest ever found, now displayed at the Louvre Museum in Paris, while objects from Kourion are displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
According to the legend, the medieval castle in the old town was the site that hosted the royal wedding of Richard the Lionheart and Berengaria of Navarre in the Middle Ages. Other important sites that visitors should not miss and natives are really proud of are the Wine Museum (5,500 years of history), the castle of Colossi (famous for the traditional Commandaria Wine), Kykkos Monastery, the Archeological and Folk Art Museum and the Municipal Gardens.

Lemesos is a bustling holiday resort with high standard accommodation, activities and entertainment spots, carefree holiday atmosphere, wide seafront promenade and bustling little shopping streets that are matched by the lively and friendly character of its people. The people of Lemesos have a fun-loving reputation and are very proud to host and stage some of the island’s best known festivals. The annual Wine Festival in September, when various wineries offer free samples of their produce. The Carnival in February with the grand fancy dress chariot parade and masquerade parties. The Ballet Festival takes place every year in the Limassol Municipal Garden Theatre and it is one of the most important traditions, which offers the opportunity to watch some of the most famous ballets in the world along with other performances. Not surprisingly the nightlife is varied with all sorts of taverns, clubs and discos. During the summer locals and visitors can enjoy a concert under the stars in the Greco-Roman theatre of Kourion.

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