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Things to do in Limassol

Limassol, the second largest city in Cyprus, sits along the Akrotiri Bay on the island's southern coast. It's unique combination of tourism and port commerce make it a unique and diverse city in which to work and play. In contrast to Limassol's bustling commerce and luxurious resorts, ancient buildings stand as colossal monuments to the past.

These monuments offer a spectrum of activities to residents and visitors alike. We've listed some prime examples below.

Kolossi Castle

Just outside of Limassol, lavish orchards protect the nearly ancient Kolossi Castle, a stunning example of 13th century military architecture. Dating back to around 1200, the present castle was rebuilt in the late 1400s, after which it suffered more damage in subsequent earthquakes and battles. The castle eventually came under the domain of the Knights of Templar.

Limassol Fort

Another example of ancient military ruins, the 14th century Limassol Fort's history dates back to 1191, when Richard the Lion-Hearted married Berengaria of Navarre and crowned her the new Queen of England. The historic site of a Byzantine fortification, the Fort now houses medieval relics in the Cyprus Medieval Museum.

St. Nicholas of the Cats

With the history of St. Nicholas of the Cats church dating back to 325 A.D., the St. Nicholas of Cats building in Limassol only goes back to the 13th century. When the area fell under Turkish rule, the church building became abandoned in 1570. In fact, a marble coat of arms decorates the entrance, harkening back to the medieval days.

Today, cats - originally brought in to control snakes - now overrun the halls of the church, which nuns occupy.

Kourion

About 14km southwest of Limassol is a small archeological museum. The vast and interesting collection of archeological finds from nearby Episkopi village more than makes up for the museum's small size.

Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates/ Ylatis

Three kilometers west of Kourion, lies the Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates, a grand haven built in honor of the God of the Woodland who protected the city of Kourion.

Resident's celebrated the Cult of Apollo here from the eight century B.C. to the fourth century A.D. Today, important structures in the sanctuary are left, including the Priest's House, a bath complex, pilgrim halls, and holy precinct. Many other interesting parts of the Sanctuary include a partially restored Temple of Apollo, the old Paphos Gate and a circular votive pit where priests put unwanted gifts.

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Country rose properties are located in a very quiet area of Limassol. The traditional style houses are built in a wonderful countryside environment set amidst pine, carob and olive trees with spectacular views of the Mediterranean.

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Country Rose Ltd.
30, Gladstonos Street
P. Makedonas Court
Office 501
3041 Limassol, Cyprus
Tel.: +357 25 355333
Mob.: + 357 99 656588
Fax: + 357 25 366333

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