With its choice of resort hotels, sweeping sea views, charming old town and energetic nightlife, Limassol is one of Cyprus's liveliest cities and a popular honeymoon destination.
Unwind on a choice of golden sand beaches, wander the charming streets of the old town or along the palm-fringed seaside promenade flanked by streets crammed with trendy cafés, bars, nightclubs and shops selling everything from souvenirs to the latest fashions.
Most of Limassol town beaches are a mix of dark sand and pebbles.
The best beaches lie up to 3km from the town, including Ladies Beach, Curium Beach and Pissouri Beach. Most offer a choice of watersports from pedalos to jet-skis.
Sunbathe on the golden sands of this pristine beach and swim or snorkel in the clear, warm waters. Pissouri's beachside restaurants are renown for great seafood.
Pick a secluded spot on this 8km-long beach that gently shelves into shallow, clear water. The beach is located a few kilometres from Limassol and is mostly deserted.
Although a stony beach, Kourion is popular for windsurfing and hang gliding from the nearby cliff top.
The long and curving beach has splendid backdrop as the dramatic ruins of Kourion are perched on the top of the cliff overlooking the beach.
Stroll along the seaside promenade into Limassol's old town with its centuries-old architecture, a medieval fort, an archaeological museum, the folk museum and a natural sea sponge exhibition.
Get wet in the slides and pools of Wet 'n' Wild and Fasouri waterparks or discover the history of Cyprus on the Time Elevator in Limassol's old harbour.
Further afield, just 18km west of Limassol, sits Kourion, one of Cyprus's most impressive archaeological sites (photo). The site dates from the 12th century BC and offers an insight into ancient times with its amphitheatre, ruined Roman houses and mosaics.
Wander the ruins, take in the magnificent sea views and watch a concert in the ancient arena on a balmy summer's evening for a hard-to-beat experience.
Limassol offers a wide choice of honeymoon accommodation options to suit all budgets, including the following hotels…
Four Seasons Hotel
Location: Agios Tychonas, Limassol
Prices: from AUD634 per double room
Description: The Four Seasons Hotel lies on a private part of Limassol’s sandy beach offering 5-star accommodation amidst tropical gardens with 2 free-form pools and 2 floodlit tennis courts. It also features 3 award-wining restaurants and the exclusive Shiseido Spa. Rooms, studios and suites at Four Seasons are elegantly furnished each with a private balcony. They are all equipped with a satellite LCD TV, laptop-size safes and coffee makers. In the marble bathrooms, you will find Molton Brown amenities. Guests can choose among Mediterranean and oriental options for dinner, which they can enjoy in stylish environments. 4 bars, by the pool, in the gardens and on the beach are ideal for enjoying an exotic cocktail, an ice cream or a snack. At the Vista Terrace, freshly made Sushi, Oysters and Shisha are served. Unique in Cyprus, Shiseido Spa offers a number of luxury treatment rooms and a dedicated relaxation area. Other leisure facilities include an indoor heated pool, a sauna and hot tubs. Guests can also visit the fully equipped gym or take diving lessons by trained staff. The city centre of Limassol is 11 km away, while the marina is at 9.5 km. The port of Limassol is 18 km away, while the airports of Paphos and Larnaca are both approximately 60 km away. The 24-hour front desk can arrange among others for car rentals, excursions and restaurant reservations.
Amathus Beach Hotel Limassol
Location: Agios Tychonas, Limassol
Prices: from AUD431 per double room
Description: With direct access to the Mediterranean beach, this luxurious resort features 4 swimming pools, 5 different food outlets and a 1,500-square meter spa. Ancient Amathus ruins are one km away. All elegantly decorated rooms are fitted with a marble bathroom with luxury amenities. Rooms facing the sea come with a private balcony, while wall-mounted flat-screen TVs with satellite channels are available to each room. Visiting Amathus Beach Hotel’s extensive spa, guests can enjoy a rejuvenating body treatment, the sauna or hot tub. The Garden of Senses featuring pools, plants, and the sounds of cascading water provides a soothing space to relax. The Kalypso Garden serves a buffet breakfast on its terrace overlooking the pools and gardens. Other dining options include Limanaki Fish Restaurant and the Grill Room serving prime grill cuts. There is a large gym with modern equipment and trainers and various water sports activities on the beach. The hotel offers free private parking and several boutique shops. Limassol is a 10-minute drive away.
Location: Germasogeia, Limassol
Prices: from AUD423 per double room
Description: Located in the tourist area of Limassol, Londa features a wellness centre and an outdoor swimming pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It serves buffet breakfast and offers rooms with Italian design furnishings. The property is a member of Small Luxury Hotels. The air-conditioned rooms are stylishly decorated and feature traditional Cypriot touches. They come with a satellite TV, Nespresso coffee machine and Molton Brown cosmetics. All rooms have a balcony, while some enjoy sea views. The Caprice restaurant offers a varied choice of Mediterranean flavours on the terrace overlooking the sea. A barbecue is held every Sunday at the pool bar of Londa hotel. The lounge bar serves coffees, cocktails and snacks. The spa includes a sauna, plunge pool, hot tub and jet showers. Alternatively, guests can make use of the gym or enjoy one of the many water sports available at the beach. Daily newspapers can be found at the hotel's lobby. Limassol’s seafront promenade with its shops and cafes is a 5-minute drive away. The international airports of Larnaca and Paphos are both within a 45-minute drive. Londa offers free private parking.
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Anytime. Cyprus enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with year round sunshine. You can expect hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters separated by short, warm autumn and spring seasons.
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Limassol is located on the south coast of Cyprus, facing Akrotiri Bay.
The most convenient route to Limassol is by air to Larnaca International Airport (LCA), the island's main international gateway, located around 66km (41 mi) north-east of the city.
Alternatively, Paphos International Airport (PFO) is also convenient and located around 60km (37 mi) north-west of Limassol.
By sea, Limassol is a major port and a favourite port-of-call for several cruise lines.
Latest update: Limassol Honeymoon Guide, Cyprus: 25 November, 2019
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