As the most cosmopolitan city in Cyprus, Limassol has long enticed the rich and famous with its vivacious ambience and spontaneous hospitality, seamlessly combining luxurious modernity with an ancient past.
From the sophistication of a world-class marina to the excitement of exuberant festivals and dramatic theatrical performances, Limassol offers a wealth of cultural variety.
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Ancient Mythological History & A Wealth of Cultural Variety
Located between the ancient towns of Amathus and Kourion, Limassol’s fascinating history can be traced back to 2000 BC. Today Limassol is a cosmopolitan city, which is populated by important entrepreneurs and business professionals from all over the world. Limassol can proudly claim to be the latest and greatest under-the-radar playground for the A-list of superyachts in the East Mediterranean, since the opening of Limassol Marina in June 2013.
Limassol’s greatest historical event began when Richard the Lionheart ended the Byzantine dominion of Cyrus in 1191 A.D and celebrated his marriage to Berengaria of Navarre, crowning her Queen of England. The ceremony is reputed to have taken place in a small chapel on the site of a Byzantine fortification where the Medieval Limassol Castle still stands as a central archaeological landmark, now housing Limassol’s treasure-rich Medieval Museum. Before the conquest of Richard the Lionheart, the ancient city of Amathus was one of the most royal cities in Cyprus, with myth and archaeology dating back to 1050 BC. Strongly connected with the cult of Aphrodite as well as having links to the legend of Ariadne. Today the ancient ruins of Amathus comprise of several ancient sites including the first century AD Roman Temple of Aphrodite and tombs dating back to the early Iron Age period of Graeco-Phoenician influence.
From the sophistication of a world-class marina to the excitement of exuberant festivals and dramatic theatrical performances, Limassol offers a wealth of cultural variety. To experience the quintessence of soothing Mediterranean culture uniquely shaped by the concept of living on or by the sea, Limassol Marina is the first luxury marina in Cyprus, just a stroll away from the heart of the town. Set to be one of the most luxurious marinas in the world, the stunning waterfront development in Limassol provides excellent facilities for yachts and combines elegant residences with a comprehensive variety of exclusive restaurants and shops.
The ancient city-kingdom of Kourion is a lauded archaeological site famed for its magnificent Greco-Roman amphitheatre, which is now the backdrop for a range of impressive musical and theatrical events and art performances throughout the year. Every June the open-air amphitheatre is transformed into a stage for a series of Shakespearean Nights, in which the dramatic cliff-top location becomes the perfect setting for theatrical performances. The biannual International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama is another prominent cultural event staged at the Kourion Amphitheatre in July, when epic ancient Greek adventures and tragedies are re-enacted by professional theatres companies from around the world.
A Lure for Party Lovers
Boasting the liveliest nightlife in Cyprus, Limassol’s bustling bars and clubs lure in elite party lovers. Within touching distance of the sea, Breeze Club is a summer hotspot for Cyprus’ in-crowd, providing exotic cocktails, a vibrant atmosphere and upbeat music from the best DJs from around the world. Breeze also offers a new winter destination designed with a fusion of luxury, style and elegance, enabling elite visitors to party all year round.
Dolce Club is the epitome of style and luxury, occupying one of the most exclusive and impressive night-time settings in Limassol. Just minutes from the Amathounta beach, Dolce regularly hosts some of the worlds most eminent DJs and celebrity parties providing glamorous entertainment for its upmarket clientele.
An Inspiring Fusion of Gastronomy
Limassol’s gourmet restaurants serve up a diverse selection of international cuisine and signature Cypriot gastronomy fusing the finest Greek fare. Located in the Old Town of Limassol in a monumental nineteenth-century building, Beige specializes in chic sushi alongside an array of global dishes. Combining Haute Cuisine with an impressive selection of wine, the intimate atmosphere and warm ambience of Beige have made it one of Limassol’s most celebrated restaurants.
The Caprice Restaurant at Londa Beach Hotel serves fine Italian and Mediterranean Cuisine characterised by twists and influences from around the globe. Popular with the cognoscenti of Cyprus, the Caprice Restaurant is inundated with spectacular sea views and subtle, minimalist décor.
Boasting a broad menu of seafood and other dishes, Fat Fish at Limassol Nautical Club provides one of the most convivial dining atmospheres in Limassol. Dining alfresco on the extensive terrace is the best way to embrace a traditional Cypriot atmosphere whilst enjoying breath-taking views of the Mediterranean Sea.
The Mavrommatis Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel blends the simplicity and freshness of Mediterranean ingredients with elegant French style cooking and presentation. The restaurant environment is both sophisticated and relaxing, mixing modern and traditional design elements to create a cordial fine dining experience.
Luxurious Mediterranean Hospitality
Premier hotels in Limassol encompass the finest amenities, services and comforts, embodying warm and luxurious Mediterranean hospitality. Outside Limassol, in Paphos's district (Latchi) and in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Mediterranean shores of Cyprus, the Anassa Hotel is internationally regarded as one of the worlds most beautiful and exclusive luxury spa hotels. With top class facilities inspired by the surrounding natural landscape, Anassa encapsulates an effortless blend of bespoke luxury, classical architecture and inspiring nature.
The Four Seasons Limassol is a serene sanctuary of world-class comfort set amidst tropical gardens and boasting a glorious private beach. With a selection of luxury suites overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and a state-of-the-art conference centre to surpass the requirements of executive travellers, Four Seasons is ideal for both business and leisure stays in Limassol.
Renowned for its award-winning spa, impeccable service and warm hospitality, the spacious guest rooms, lavish suites and relaxing villas of Le Méridien Spa & Resort provide a range of options for sophisticated travellers. Both the Imperial and Presidential Suites are particularly luxurious, featuring modern decor with the ultimate in comforts and exclusive VIP amenities to ensure an all-round five-star luxury stay.