The skyline of Limassol (Lemesos) has left behind very little evidence of its historical past and given way instead to a modern, cosmopolitan appearance. However, the protected ancient monuments of the city hand over a rich trail of artefacts and mythical stories.
The old town is the heart of the city with its narrow streets radiating out from the old fishing harbor. The medieval castle occupies a dominant position in the landmark and tourist attractions in the city which was the site of a royal wedding in the Middle Ages between Richard the Lionheart, King of England, and Berengaria of Navarre, now houses the Cyprus Medieval Museum. The Amathus Ruins and the Mosque of Djami Kebir are a few of the beautiful sights worth visiting. Limassol Marina is an exclusive waterfront development with exclusive restaurants and shops. Visitors can dine on the sea with stunning views of the Marina and the Mediterranean Sea.
The city’s inhabitants are renowned for their love of fun so not surprisingly the city’s nightlife is varied. All sorts of cafe, restaurants, bars and clubs are open all the year round, while beach bars along the coastal walkway add to the choice. Highlights summer concerts under the stars in the impressive Greco-Roman theatre of Kourion, the Wine Festival in September, the Carnival with its fancy dress chariot parade and parties in February.