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Lemesos (Limassol) is the second largest city of the island of Cyprus, situated between two ancient city-kingdoms: Amathus to the East and Kourion to the West.
With a population of less than 240.000 people, Lemesos is an ideal location.
The city was greatly developed under the rule of Richard the Lionheart, after the destruction of Amathus in 1191. Many important antiquities, remnants of the Byzantine and Frankish eras, are found in the city of Lemesos, evidence of the city’s long history. Today Lemesos is the main port of the island, the centre of Cyprus’s wine industry and a major tourist resort.
The city is also known for its lively Carnival Celebrations, the annual Wine Festival and the traditional and spontaneous hospitality of its inhabitants.
In the nearby mountainous regions within the district of Lemesos, one can visit picturesque wine producing villages, the cosmopolitan mountain resort of Platres and the beautiful region of Pitsillia.
Besides the long list of historical landmarks and popular tourist sites including The Limassol Medieval Castle, The Kolossi Castle , The Carob Museum, Folk Art Museum, The Great Mosque, Sculpture Park ,galleries , archaeological sites and many others, Lemesos boasts of its clean sandy beaches which stretch along the coast for more than 60km!
For the night-life-lovers, Lemesos has also much to offer at the beck and call of every purse from local taverns, pubs, discos, theatres, cinemas, dance halls, cabarets, international and local cuisine, fish restaurants and many other social and cultural venues.
For getting around town, there are local buses that run all over the island that are very inexpensive. Metered taxis are also available. You can also hire a moped, scooter or a bicycle if you wish.