Limassol Resort Guide

Limassol is Cyprus' second largest city and one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Southern Mediterranean. Read through our quick guide to this remarkable holiday resort and get ready to enjoy your next sun and beach holiday in Cyprus.

Limassol's major attractions - Limassol's Old Town

Limassol's Old Town consists of a charming array of traditional whitewashed buildings, palm-fringed public squares, and green spaces. The city's cosmpolitan waterfront is never too far away, and you will come across ancient ruins and beautifully preserved mosaics as you walk through the area. Some must-see's include the Ayia Napa cathedral, Limassol's medieval castle, the archaeological complex at Amathou, and the marina, which presents countless opportunities for shopping, wining, and dining.

Limassol: Cyprus' wine county

Limassol's strategic location between the sea and the Troodos mountains makes the area a productive wine-growing region. The hills and valleys that you will see in the background are dotted with wineries and tiny traditional villages that make for a great day out. In fact, this area produces what has been called "the oldest wine in the world". The title belongs to Commandaria, a fortified wine that has been in production for 800 years.

Beaches in and around Limassol

Once you arrive in Limassol, you will soon realise that pretty much everything in this Cypriot town revolves around the beach and waterfront areas. Limassol's waterfront has been recently redeveloped and given a full makeover that makes the area much more attractive and enjoyable for locals and visitors. There is now a 2-mile long promenade that runs parallel to Akti Olympion beach, which is equipped with changing rooms, showers, toilets, watersport equipment rentals, restaurants, and other amenities. Miami beach is a sandy stretch of coastline that comes in handy for those staying at a waterfront hotel.

Lady's Mile beach is one of Limassol's best-rated beaches. The name is a bit of a misnomer, as in fact, Lady's Mile is 5 miles long. Come here to watch the sunset, experience total relaxation, and to get away from the tourist crowds. Governor's beach and Nissi Bay are favoured by families with children, whereas scenic Pissouri is ideal for anyone needing peace and quiet. This beach is within easy reach of several excellent eateries.

Getting to Limassol

Limassol is approximately 40 miles away from two international airports: Larnaca and Paphos. You can get fly to these airports with British Airways, Cyprus Airways, EasyJet, Jet2, Monarch, Norwegian, Ryanair, Small Planet, Thomas Cook, and Thomson using the following UK airports:

Heathrow
By car: using the M244, A4, A30, or M4, or by airport transfer
By train: using the Heathrow Express or Heathrow Connect to Paddington.
By tube: using the Piccadilly line.
By bus/coach: at the central bus station, which can be reached from terminals 1, 2, and 3.

Gatwick
By car: using the M23 (junction 9A).
By train: using the Gatwick Express.
By bus/coach: from the bus station at the south terminal.

Luton
By car: using the M1 (junction 10A).
By train: Luton Parkway station.
By bus/coach: from bays 1-9 opposite the terminal.

Stansted
By car: using the M11 (junctions 8 or 8A).
By train: using the Stansted Express to Liverpool street.
By bus/coach: from the airport's bus station.

Manchester
By car: using the M56 (junction 5). Car parking services are available at the airport for those who wish to drive their own vehicle.
By train/bus/coach: from The Station, the airport's transportation hub.

Glasgow
By car: using the M8 (junctions 28 or 29).
By train: Paisley Gilmour Street station.
By bus/coach: local buses depart from outside arrivals.

Liverpool
By car: using the M53, M62, M56 or M57.
By train: Liverpool South Parkway.
By bus/coach: Arriva and Terravision go to various destinations.

Birmingham
By car: using the M42 (junction 6), or taxi. By train: the airport has its own station. By bus/coach: local and long-distance buses from the coach station.

Leeds-Bradford
By car: using the A658. There are a number of airport car parking options for those who wish to drive to the airport.
By bus: using the Flying Tiger shuttle.

Aberdeen
By car: using the A96.
By train: Dyce station.
By bus: using express bus 727.

Bristol
By car: using the M5.
By bus: using the Airport Flyer for onward connections.

Belfast
By car: using the A57.
By bus: the airport station has buses to Belfast, Lisburn, Londonderry.

Cardiff
By car: using the M4 (junctions 33, 34, or 37).
By train: Rhoose station
By bus: using the Airport Express.

Edinburgh
By car: using M8, M9, A8, and M90.
By bus: using the express Airlink service or Lothian buses.

East Midlands
By car: using the M1, A50, A42, or A453.
By bus or coach: from the Coach Park outside the arrivals hall.

Newcastle
By car: using the M1. Car parking facilities are available at the airport.
By train: using Metro services (green line).
By bus/coach: buses 74, 353, x77, 78, and 79.