Limassol

Limassol is the second largest city of Cyprus, the home of the island’s main port, and a bustling holiday resort. Legends of kings and kingdoms, and the origins of the island’s wine making industry characterize the Limassol region, which embodies both the ancient and the modern.

Limassol is situated between the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains and the Mediterranean coast. In the last decades, Limassol became the center of foreign investment in Cyprus, and the skyline changed accordingly.

The region also encompasses two unique wetlands. Germasogeia Dam is a peaceful place to relax, take a stroll, or enjoy a spot of angling, whilst Akrotiri Salt Lake is perfect for observing nature and wildlife (especially birds). The environmental significance of the Salt Lake and its surrounding area are showcased at the new installations of Akrotiri Environmental Centre.

We Recommend

 

  • Visit the Limassol wine festival in August
  • The ancient city of Kourion with the best preserved theatre in Cyprus
  • Taste the traditional sweet wine Commandaria

 

Commandaria is an amber-coloured dessert wine produced in the island of Cyprus since 4000 years ago. It is produced by local Cyprus grapes Mavro (black) and Xinisteri (a fruity white grape). The initial references about Commandaria are going back to ancient Greek poet Homer who mentions a sweet wine produced in Cyprus.

The wine can be made only in a strictly defined region comprising 14 wine-producing villages in the Troodos foothills about 30km north of the city of Limassol.

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