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. During July and August you’re guaranteed around 12 hours of sunshine per day.
History buffs: Quaint cobbled streets, old Byzantine architecture and landmarks like the medieval castle and Grand Mosque offer plenty of places to explore if you want to find out more about the town’s vibrant past.
Beach lovers: Soft sandy beaches with gently shelving waters are the ideal spot to relax of take a refreshing dip in the sea. The choice of water sports, such as diving and sailing, means you’re never stuck for something to do.
Families: As well as the safe beaches, you’ll find lots of family-friendly restaurants and fun attractions like the local water park to keep the little ones happy.
More about Limassol
Language: Greek and Turkish are spoken.
Currency: The local currency is the Euro (€).
Local time: Limassol is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Larnaca International Airport. From Larnaca, it's 1 hour to Limassol.
Flight time from UK: The flight time to Limassol is 4–5 hours.
Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at http://www.visitcyprus.com/index.php/en/.
Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cyprus for recommendations and advice on visas and health.
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By bus: Public buses are cheap and run every 15 minutes during the high season to make it easy to get around the town.
By taxi: There are plenty of taxis which you can find waiting at a number of ranks in the resort. It’s normally wise to book in advance if you want to use a taxi for your airport transfer.
By bike: Enjoy the flat promenade that links the town’s beaches on two wheels when you hire a bike.
Wine festival: Celebrate the grape on your Limassol holiday at the town’s famous Wine Festival. Held in the pretty Municipal Gardens in the town, the festival lasts for 12 days in August and September. You’ll need to pay a small entrance fee, but can then enjoy unlimited samples of local wine as well as try local food and watch music and dance performances.
Carnival: Carnival is a big part of Cypriot tradition Cyprus, and Limassol is home to some of the biggest celebrations. Taking place 10 days before Lent, watch out for spectacular parades with multi-coloured floats all accompanied by plenty of food, music and dancing to ensure a vibrant party atmosphere.