Holidays to Limassol take you to Cyprus’ biggest seaside resort, with a huge stretch of beach and nightlife that doesn’t take no for an answer. You’ve got the Troodos Mountains for a backdrop, and Paphos is 45 minutes' drive away.
A big hitter
Muscling in as Cyprus’s biggest seaside resort, Limassol is a larger-than-life city on the island’s south coast. It’s a fun-loving kind of place with a stash of cafés, bars and clubs that kick bedtime into touch. And the beaches here size up pretty well, too – you’ve got 11 kilometres’ worth to get through.
A coast of beaches
As far as the beaches go, you’ve got a real pick ’n’ mix here. They run from grey sand-and-pebble affairs through to the golden stuff, and they get quieter the further they fan out. Dasoudi Beach is a popular spot. About four kilometres from the centre, it comes up trumps with sunloungers, cafés and shade-giving trees. You’ve also got a good line-up of watersports here, too.
Limassol is backed by the Troodos Mountains. You can hook up with one of the regular trips that take you around the area, with its wildlife, waterfalls and pretty picnic spots. Or you might want to put on your walking shoes and follow one of the trails to old monasteries and traditional villages like Omodos.
Daytrips to Paphos
A 45-minute drive gets you to Paphos. The place is packed with history so you’ll need to factor in a good few hours to get round it all. Highlights to tick off include the UNESCO fort, a Roman amphitheatre and ancient Tomb of the Kings. And don’t miss the Paphos Mosaics – you’ll find the best examples of this Greek pavement art at the Villa of Dionysos.
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