When it comes to Cyprus getaways, holidays to Limassol usually top the pile. With a stellar beach scene, unsurpassed nightlife, and standout shopping, it's easy to see why.
The coastal city of Limassol not only brims with charm and culture, but it has a top-notch beach scene, too — making it an excellent Cruise & Stay holiday destination.
After the capital, Nicosia, Limassol is the biggest city in Cyprus. And, as one of the world’s up-and-coming holiday destinations, it’s a great place to visit before or after your cruise. Indeed, the resort has much to offer visitors, from its golden sandy beaches, museums and archaeological sites to its lively calendar of events and array of nightlife. If you’re looking for an all-singing, all-dancing location for your next trip, then look no further than Limassol.
Sun, sand and sea
After all that exploring, the resort’s sandy beaches provide the perfect location to re-energize. Lady’s Mile Beach, which is a short drive from the city centre away, is a well-maintained, family-friendly beach. Since its situated away from the main tourist stretch, this beach is usually quiet and is a great place to spot interesting wildlife. Button Beach is another peaceful, unspoiled site which is a hit with the locals. However, if you prefer a more bustling seaside setting, Pissouri is a busy resort between Limassol and Paphos that’s equipped for many watersports.
There’s no shortage of cafés and restaurants in Limassol, and every type of cuisine is well-represented. Of course, there are plenty of traditional tavernas serving mezze, souvlaki and other classics in this part of the world. Meanwhile, fish-lovers should head to the marina to try various dishes that showcase the catch of the day. If fine dining is your thing, you’ll be pleased to hear that several of Limassol’s restaurants have received awards for their food and service.