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Holidays in Limassol
Limassol is one of Cyprus’ most vibrant and interesting cities, located on its Mediterranean south coast. The city’s sun-drenched seaside promenade buzzes with bars and international eateries, running alongside a palm-lined golden beach. Behind the promenade, however, you have an intriguing old town full of interesting architecture, historic landmarks and traditional Cypriot restaurants.
Early summer for quieter beaches and plenty of sunshine.
Larnaca International Airport (LCA).
Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Limassol to experience the exciting mix of a historic Cypriot city and vibrant seaside resort.
Limassol, Limassol AreaIf you want a holiday destination where you can choose your own mealtimes and relax in exclusive and luxurious surroundings, then check out the Jasmine Hotel Apartments! An intimate complex of self-catering apartments, the Jasmine is situated just a few steps from a golden-sanded beach and within easy access of local amenities. There are plenty of attractions nearby, such as the imposing Kolossi Castle, the Monastery of St Nicholas of the Cats and, for families, the thrills and spills of Fasouri Watermania. Shoppers can flex their muscles in the conveniently-located shopping centre - My Mall. In fact, the only thing that's missing is you!
While the apartments are primarily for self-caterers, every chef needs a day off! For hassle-free meals or a special night out, there are two restaurants to enjoy, each serving international cuisine and traditional, Cypriot dishes. When it comes to enjoying a sneaky snifter or a relaxing nightcap, there are two bars to keep you topped up.
Children are well catered for here, with a bounty of things to get up to. There's a dedicated kids' pool and a grassy playground in which younger guests can burn off some energy. You'll also find video games, rides and billiard tables on-site.
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The High View Gardens is located 1.5 km from the sandy beach between Larnaca and Limassol on the island paradise of Cyprus. Just 500 meters away from Mazotos Village and 20 Km from Larnaca City, this uniquely designed A Star complex makes a charming home away from home with bright and breezy apartments with uninterrupted Mediterranean Sea views in a quiet and relaxing environment ideal for guests who want to enjoy the perks of an A Star hotel as well as a self-catering facilities. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, Mini Fitness Centre, children's outdoor playground and pool bar.
Getting to the hotel: Larnaca City and Airport are 20 km from the High View Gardens.
Local Tips: The nearby Troodos Mountains harbour countless monasteries and traditional hillside villages, which make for pleasant exploring. Be sure to explore Limassol Old Town and the castle!
Dining: High View Gardens is booked as Self-Catering accommodation. The on-site bar serves a variety of beverages and light snacks. Guests can sit back and relax in the olive grove or garden or soak up some rays on the sun beds surrounding the sun terrace. Various restaurants, cafes, mini market and small shops are situated in the nearby village
Activities: Outdoor swimming pool, Mini Fitness Centre, children's outdoor playground.
Additional: 16 hour reception (07:00-23:00) and 8 hour on call, Wi-Fi Internet access around pool and pool bar free of charge, car rental on request, medical services on request, rooms cleaned daily except Sundays, linen changed twice a week, free private parking on site.
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The Marianna Apartments are family run in a lovely setting close to Limassol. The guest accommodation is modern and spacious and nearby there is an abundance of shops, cafes, tavernas and lively nightlife for those that want it. Just 300 metres from the sandy beach, the Marianna offers the independence of a great apartment combined with the facilities of a hotel when you want to use them. Great value for money here at the Marianna Apartments!
Getting to the hotel: Marianna Apartments is 58 km from Larnaca Airport and 68 km from Paphos Airport.
Local tips: This part of Cyprus is pretty and popular with tourists worldwide, plenty of local historical sights and cultural attractions to visit if you want to stretch your legs.
Food, drink and entertainment: Restaurant and snack bar, cocktail bar, TV and video lounge and evening entertainment includes weekly BBQ and Greek Nights (summer months only), HB and BB available.
Sport, games and activities: Large swimming pool with sun terrace and free sun beds and parasols, games area with pool table and video games, and a tennis court (local charge).
For the kids: Children's swimming pool and playground.
Additional: 24hr reception service in Tasiana Apartments, self service launderette, parking and doctor on call.
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The Blue Crane Hotel Apartments combine a complex with a luxurious atmosphere in an ideal location situated only 7 miles from the centre of Limassol Town in the Ancient Amathus area and within walking distance from shops, taverns, cafes, and night clubs. This is a great hotel for couples and families with top of the range studios and apartments surrounded by lovely gardens and shady palms. The town centre of Limassol is nearby and the local bus service runs frequently stopping just a short walk from the hotel. Limassol Old Town and the castle are even closer! For a memorable holiday in Cyprus this property makes the grade!
Getting to the hotel: Both Paphos and Larnaca Airports are 70 km from the Blue Crane Hotel Apartments.
Local tips: The nearby Troodos Mountains contain countless monasteries and traditional hillside villages, which make for pleasant exploring.
Food, drink and entertainment: Within the complex, guests enjoy the tasty cuisine provided in the restaurant and variety of refreshments from the bar service. There are a number of restaurants, bars and cafes within walking distance.
Sports, games and activities: Swimming pool, near seafront, gardens, tennis court and sauna (payable locally).
Additional: 24 hour reception, free Wi-Fi in lobby, private parking, an elevator, conference room, 5 day/week cleaning, linen/towel changing twice weekly, dry cleaning, a private doctor is available 24 hours a day at a charge, information on excursions, mobile phone information and forms, car rental information, and taxi information. Nearby there are many supermarkets.
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Set amid landscaped gardens which lead right to the sandy beach on Limassol Bay, Cyprus, is the Cyprotel Poseidonia Beach Hotel. Located between the Amathus area and the Yermasoyia suburb of Limassol, the resort offers 138 rooms and facilities for couples and families. There is a good choice of recreational activities, relaxation areas and dining choices for everyone to make the most of their holiday. In season, you can enjoy plenty more water sports at the beach and a variety of attractions await in the surrounding region. Your holiday will demand choices to be made - all to put you in good cheer, book now and enjoy your holiday time to the full!
Getting to the hotel: 65 km to Larnaca Airport.
Local Tips: 8 km to Limassol centre and 5 km to the shopping centre.
Food, drink and entertainment: Poseidonia restaurant with ocean views, Aegean coffee shop serves breakfast, Trident lobby bar & piano, Odyssea lounge bar offers theme evenings/DJ/folklore shows etc., snack bar, pool & beach bar (summer only), and shows or live music several times a week.
Sport, games and activities: Swimming pool (heated Dec - Mar), complimentary loungers, parasols & towels, sun terrace & large garden area, 2 floodlit (charge) tennis courts, table tennis, changing rooms, aerobics, jogging track, exercise room, Poseidonia Health Centre: Jacuzzi, sauna, beauty salon and range of massage treatments (charge); mini golf, bicycle rental, billiards, a range of seasonal water sports, and access to 3 golf courses (1.5 hrs away). Some activities incur a local charge. Daytime entertainment programme for adults (6 times a week).
For the kids: Children's pool (winter heated), and playground.
Additional: Front Desk Services, housekeeping, safe box rental, internet access (charge), hairdresser, shops, 3 conference/meeting rooms for 60 - 250 people, a ballroom for up to 450 people, A/V equipment available, and a Wedding package is also offered.
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The Royal Apollonia 5* hotel enjoys a great beachfront location in the tourist area of Limassol which offers great cafes, shops, lively bars and restaurants. The Royal Apollonia is a luxury hotel set amidst flowering cactus and framed against the glittering Mediterranean Sea this 5 star hotel stretches out its effortless charm and traditional Cypriot hospitality offering a range of amenities and activities, first class service in a warm relaxed atmosphere. Treat yourself and your loved ones to an excellent value but luxury holiday and book your next stay at the Royal Apollonia Hotel in Cyprus. The Royal Apollonia has undergone a full renovation of all rooms and suites and creation of new rooms with outdoor jacuzzi, public areas, new free from outdoor pool measuring 523m², new kids pool with water games and brand new spa "The Royal Spa".
Getting to the hotel: The hotel is situated 77 km from Larnaca International Airport
Local tips: No trip to Cyprus is complete without a visit to the Troodos Mountains and Mount Olympus with breath taking views from just below the summit.
Please note that rates and conditions are not valid for the Russian market.
Food, drink and entertainment: Cos'altro Italian restaurant, Dionyssos restaurant, Thalassaki open-air restaurant, Akakiko a la carte Japanese restaurant, Aphrodite lounge/terrace and Ocean Blue pool bar all offer local and international cuisine and drinks.
Sports, games and activities: Outdoor swimming pool, indoor swimming pool (heated in winter), 2 floodlit tennis courts, state of the art fully equipped gym, indoor jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, spa facilities, games room. Further sporting amenities/activities are available nearby for rental/hire including sailing, golf, horse riding, canoeing, surfing, snorkelling and hiking. There is also a new kids pool with water games and kids club.
Additional: 24 hour reception, currency exchange, safety deposit box (payable locally),hair salon, gift shop, doctor on call, laundry/dry cleaning service, free internet access in public areas, business centre, gardens, conference/banqueting/wedding/honeymoon services, car/cycle hire, taxi service, porter/concierge service, housekeeping, maid service, postal/fax service.
Experience the charm of Limassol’s traditional old town with a wander through the maze-like streets, where you can marvel at the line-up of Byzantine architecture, visit some local craft shops or pay a visit to the landmark medieval castle. Cool off on the coast with a little sunbathing or plan a diving excursion to visit the Zenobia wreck. For families, take a day trip to the city’s local water park, with slides and wave pools that are a hit with kids. After dark, the bustling old town has plenty of Cypriot restaurants for sampling the local cuisine, then head to the promenade to chill out in a seafront wine bar.
Limassol’s long, sun-drenched coast has a choice of beaches, linked by a pleasant palm-lined promenade. The further along the coast you venture, the quieter the beaches become, with peaceful spots like Governor’s Beach providing all the soft, golden sand and clear waters that you could want. The best place in Limassol for water sports is Akti Olympion, a Blue Flag winner popular for the water skiing and windsurfing amongst others. Limassol’s clear, calm coast is also a great place to dive, with local diving centres providing boat charters out to explore the famous Zenobia wreck.
Limassol’s old town is a fascinating place to wander, with narrow cobbled streets opening up into landmarks like the Grand Mosque and Byzantine churches. Sightseers should visit the medieval Limassol Castle, just outside the heart of the old town. The area around the castle is a wonderful place in Limassol for trying the local fare, with clusters of pavement cafes and tavernas serving up Cypriot favourites like slow-cooked lamb kleftiko. In the evenings, the attractive seafront promenade comes alive with a mix of modern bars and lounges, plus some good late night clubs.
Limassol is a great place to shop, with more traditional Cypriot specialties like Lefkara lace to be found down cobbled streets like Ayios Andreas. If you’re serious about shopping, the place to visit in Limassol is My Mall, the biggest in Cyprus, with hundreds of boutiques and famous brands. If you’re away with kids, take them to Limassol’s popular Fasouri Watermania, which has dozens of water slides, a wave pool and a lazy river. You can also get a massage, relax on a sun bed or pick from several restaurants, cocktail bars and ice cream parlours.
History buffs: Limassol’s charming old town and landmarks like the medieval castle provide plenty of sightseeing for visitors with an interest in history.
Beach lovers: There are numerous sandy beaches along Limassol’s coast, which are the ideal jump-off for diving excursions.
Families: As well as the beaches, Limassol has lots of family-friendly restaurants and attractions like the local water park.
Language: The languages spoken in Limassol are Greek and Turkish
Currency: The currency used in Limassol is the Euro (€)
Local time: Limassol is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Larnaca International Airport (LCA).
Flight time from UK: Approximately 4.5 hours
Tourist Information: Further Limassol tourist information can be found at www.visitcyprus.com
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cyprus for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Limassol
Temperature: An average high of 27°C in summer.
Best time to visit: Early summer for quieter beaches and plenty of sunshine.
Limassol enjoys long, dry summers classic of the Mediterranean climate in Cyprus. The temperature rises into the mid 20s (°C) around May, peaking around 27°C in July. July and August experience around 12 hours of sunshine per day.
By bus: Limassol has a network of public buses for cheap transport around the resort. The buses are ideal for transport to the beach and run approximately every 15 minutes in high season.
By taxi: Taxis are readily available in Limassol, and are a good option for short journeys like returning to your hotel in the evening. Taxi ranks are located in the resort, and they can be booked in advance for airport transfers.
By bike: If you don’t have to travel too far, hiring a bike is a pleasant way to get around in Limassol. The waterfront area in particularly is ideal for two wheels.
Wine festival: The Limassol Wine Festival has run for over 50 years, held in celebration of the island’s famous winemaking. The festival takes place for 12 days in August and September, in the town’s pretty Municipal Gardens. Visitors pay a small entrance fee and then can enjoy unlimited samples of the local wine, along with food, concerts and dance performances.
Carnival: Cyprus celebrates Carnival enthusiastically, and Limassol hosts some of its biggest celebrations. Taking place 10 days before Lent, carnival involves parades with colourful floats, feasts, music and a real party atmosphere.