Likes & Dislikes

Opinions

“If it weren’t for the Marina, we would have been sorry that we visited Limassol (from Paphos) for half a day. We were not delighted by any of the classic landmarks in this city. But, we were deeply impressed by the professional, generous, tasteful design of the Marina. The coastal promenade (Molos) is the other experience we will remember. The other attractions are not big deals. Sorry. Still, Limassol is clearly a richer town than Paphos. (aji, 2021)


Practicals

Transport

Distance to Paphos-Limassol (on the motorway): 68 km (approx. 56 minutes). Larnaca-Limassol: 69 km (approx. 1 hour)

Larnaca Airport is approx. It is 70 kilometers from Limassol. The transfer takes approx. 50 minutes.

Paphos Airport is a little closer: 60 kilometers and the shuttle can take up to 40 minutes if there is not much traffic.

The taxi back and forth from Kato Paphos cost € 60 twice. Promenade along the way.

Food

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Limassol - restaurant in the Old Town - Krista photo

Limassol - A restaurant at the Castle - Krista photo

Shopping

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Limassol - Marina - Krista photo

Fun

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Limassol - bad spelling- Krista photo

Limassol - Marina - k.i. photo

Health

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Limassol- Nature called us but gave no access card - Krista photo

Others

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Limassol - Architectural odd one out in the Old Town - Krista photo

Limassol - house wall - Krista photo

Background

Destination in brief

Population (in 2021): 154,000

About 30,000 Russians live in ,, Limassolgrad". 

Average Monthly Net Salary (in 2021):  1,380 Euro    (Cyprus average: 1220 Euro)

History

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Limassol - Old Town - really from 1761? - Krista photo

Limassol Old Town - minaret - Few Muslims live in the city because the Turkish Cypriots who lived here left for the Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus in the mid-1970s. The mosques and minarets remained. Krista photo

Nowadays

About 28-30 thousand Russians live in the city, which is why it is jokingly called "Limassolgrad".

Why are there so many Russians here? Reasons: modern, investment-friendly infrastructure (telecommunications, important services for companies), relatively low corporate taxation, a more pleasant and healthy climate compared to Russia, and the existing, growing Russian community.

Limassol - Molos with skyline - Krista photo

Limassol - investments- Krista photo

Attractions

Old Town

Limassol - Old Town - Krista photo

Limassol - Old Town - Krista photo

Limassol - Old Town - Krista photo

Limassol - Old Town - Krista photo

Limassol Castle

Limassol Castle - Krista photo

Limassol Castle - Krista photo

Limassol Castle - Krista photo

Ayia Napa Cathedral

Ayia Napa Cathedral was built on the site of an old Byzantine church in 1740. It was rebuilt in 1903. In 1906 the church was consecrated with a veil of St. Veronica on which the face of Christ was imprinted.

Limassol - Ayia Napa Cathedral - Krista photo

Limassol - Ayia Napa Cathedral - Krista photo

Limassol - Ayia Napa Cathedral - Krista photo

Limassol - Ayia Napa Cathedral - Krista photo

Old Port

The old port is still used by fishermen in the traditional way, and various boat trips depart from here. The adjective,, old" is misleading as it is actually an ultramodern port, simply in a historic location. .

Limassol - Old Port - Krista photo

Limassol - The modern Old Port - Krista photo

Limassol - Old Port with fun fair - Krista photo

Limassol - Old Port - fishing boats - Krista photo

Limassol - Old Port - Krista photo

Marina

Limassol - Marina - Krista photo

Limassol - Marina - Krista photo

Molos

Limassol - Molos - Kriszta photo

Limassol - pier - Krista photo

Limassol - Molos - Krista photo

Beaches

Limassol - Akti Olympion Beach - Krista photo (End of November)

Limassol - Deniz yolu beach - Unattractive, sand is repulsive, but can be practical for those living nearby. - Krista photo

Limassol - wild beach - Krista photo

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