Situated on the southern coast of Cyprus, Limassol is a fantastic place to start exploring the island. You are likely to have landed in nearby Larnaca Airport, however, the city is still easily accessible from Paphos Airport. A hire car is the perfect mode of transport for a holiday in the area as it allows you to customize your travels whilst setting your own pace.
In the City
The city itself has lots of character and don’t feel guilty if you don’t make it too far out of Limassol during the first part of your stay. You can visit the local donkey sanctuary or spend the day wine tasting at the Cyprus Wine Museum. Finally, you can finish the day with a stroll along the beautiful palm tree lined beach promenade as the sun sets.
Discovering the historic sites of the area is where your hire car will come into its own. Within a short drive are some great archaeological sites, including Limassol Castle and the ancient cities of Kourion and Amathus.
Kourion has a fantastic Greco-Roman Amphitheatre and some other fascinating ruins, whereas Amathus was one of the most spectacular cities on the island so there is lots to learn about the historic culture on the island.
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Journey to the Troodos Mountains. Mount Olympus is the highest and contains some phenomenal views over Cyprus. Additionally, you can explore the Kykkos Monastery and take a walk along one of the brilliant trails here.
If you enjoyed the Cyprus Wine Museum, then a visit to the village of Omodos is a must, where lots of brilliant wine is produced. There is also an abundance of history to enjoy here including the Monastery of Stavros and a small but interesting museum.