About Limassol

Pictures from Limassol


Limassol Medieval Museum - Limassol Medieval Fort

Near the old port. Built in the 14th century on the site of an earlier Byzantine castle. According to tradition Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre and crowned her Queen of England, here in 1191. The castle houses the Cyprus Mediaeval Museum.
Mon-Fri: 07:30-17:00; Sat: 09:00-17:00

Limassol District Archaelogical Museum

Interesting collection of antiquities found in the Limassol area from the Neolithic Age to the Roman Period.
Mon-Fri: 07:30-17:00; Sat: 09:00-17:00; Sun: 10.00-13.00

Folk Art Museum

This very beautiful collection of Cypriot Folk Art of the 19th and early 20th century is housed in a restored old house. The collection includes national costumes, tapestry, embroidery e.t.c., displayed in a very interesting way.
Mon-Fri: 08:30-13:30;
(June - September) Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri: 15:00-17:30; 16:00-18:30

Kolossi Castle

14 km west of Limassol on the road to Paphos. A fine example of military architecture originally constructed in the 13th century, and subsequently rebuilt in the form it is now, in the middle of the 15th century. It served first as the Grand Commandery of the Knights Templar, and after the fall of Acre in 1291 for some years, as the headquarters of the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. In the 14th century it came under the domain of the Knights Templar.
1st June-30th September: Daily 07:30 - 19:30
1st October - 31st May: Daily 07:30-17:00

Kourion Museum

14 km west of Limassol, 4 km before Kourion site, at Episkopi village. Collection of finds, from nearby archaeological sites, housed in a beautiful old house.
Mon-Fri: 07:30 - 14:30; Thurs: 15:00 - 18:00 (except July and August)


19 km west of Limassol on the road to Paphos. An important ancient city kingdom, and one of the most interesting and spectacular archaeological sites on the island with excavations still bringing new treasures to light. The magnificent Graeco-Roman Theatre was originally built in the 2nd century BC and enlarged in the 2nd century AD. It is now fully restored and used for musical and theatrical performances. The House of Eustolios was originally a private villa, and in the early Christian period became a public recreation centre. It consists of a complex of Baths and a number of rooms with beautiful 5th century AD mosaic floors. The Early Christian Basilica dated to the 5th century was probably the Cathedral of Kourion with a baptistery attached to the north side. The House of Achilles and the House of the Gladiators have beautiful mosaic floors. The Nymphaeum dedicated to water nymphs is still under excavation by the Cyprus Department of Antiquities. The Stadium lies a km to the west on the right side of the road to Paphos, and is dated to the 2nd century AD.
1st June - 30th September: Daily 07:30 - 19:30
1st October - 31st May: Daily 07:30 - 17:00

Sanctuary of Apollo

3 km west of Kourion, on the road to Paphos. Apollo Hylates, God of the Woodland, was the protector of the city of Kourion. Archaeological evidence shows that the cult of Apollo was celebrated here from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Excavations have also revealed other structures of this important sanctuary such as the bath complex, the pilgrim halls, the palaistra and a holy precinct.
1st June - 30th September: Daily 07:30 - 19:30
1st October - 31st May: Daily 07:30 - 17:00


11 km east of Limassol (town centre), close to Amathus Hotel. One of the ancient city Kingdoms of Cyprus where according to legend, Theseus left the pregnant Ariadne to be taken care of, after his battle with the Minotaur. There was a very important cult of Aphrodite-Astarte here. Excavations are still continuing at the Acropolis and Agora area of the ancient site. Numerous tombs have been found, one of them can be visited in front of the Amathus Beach Hotel.

Tourist Information

Odos Spyrou Araouzou 15, Limassol
Tel: (05) 362756

Odos Georgiou A' 35
Germasogeia (opposite the west entrance of Dasoudi Beach)
Tel: (05) 323211

Limassol Harbor
Service to all passenger boats
Tel: (05) 343868