There are only a few months remaining until your long-awaited vacation, so this is the perfect time to begin planning your summer holidays. One of the most popular summer destinations on the island where Aphrodite, the goddess of love, was born.
Cyprus is well-known for its sandy beaches, blue lagoons, friendly locals and delicious Mediterranean cuisine. However, when planning your trip a lot of questions arise. The dilemma starts at which city to stay in and what attractions are worth visiting. The most popular tourist destinations are Ayia Napa, Protaras, Polis Chrysochous and Paphos. Many travelers also choose to stay in Limassol. We are sure that Limassol will steal your heart and surprise you with a lot of historical places to visit with family or friends, popular beach clubs locations, and fascinating views of the sunset.
In the following, we present you our Top-3 attractions to see in Limassol, namely Amathus Ruins, Ancient Kourion and Aphrodite’s Rock.
1. Amathus Ruins
Once an ancient kingdom of Cyprus, Amathus is one of the most impressive archeological sites to visit in the Limassol district. This archeological site is protected by Unesco World Heritage. It is a great opportunity to find out about the culture and history of ancient Cyprus, to plunge into the atmosphere of that time and to take pictures of the remains of an ancient culture.
It is located 10 km (6.2 miles) away from Limassol City centre and takes around 23 minutes to get there by car. The Amathus archeological site is open every day Monday- Sunday from 08:30 am- 05:00 pm. The entrance ticket cost 2.50 euros per visitor.
2. Kourion Archeological Site
It was one of the most powerful city kingdoms of ancient Cyprus. Its majestic places, the theater, the treasury, a palaestra (ancient Greek wrestling school), the temples, the baths, the market, show us how developed the ancient inhabitants of the region were. You can spend the whole day discovering the incredible creations of an ancient civilization.
Ancient Kourion is situated 19 km (12 miles) away from the Limassol old town. It takes around 25 minutes to get there by car. The entrance ticket costs 4.50 euros per visitor. Operating hours for the summer season are different from the winter season. In the summer period April 16 – September 15, Kourion is open daily: 08:30 – 19:30.
3. Aphrodite’s Rock Beach (Petra tou Romiou)
Aphrodite’s Rock Beach (Petra tou Romiou) is also known as the place of Aphrodite’s birth. This is the most romantic and picturesque place to visit in Cyprus. A lot of legends and stories surround this magical place. Seize the opportunity to discover it! While some visitors come to Aphrodite’s Rock for the scenic views, it is also a popular swimming spot. So do not forget to take a swimsuit to enjoy the sunshine and refreshing water. There is a parking lot, a shop and a restaurant nearby. The distance from Limassol city to Aphrodite’s Rock is 44.5 km (27,65 miles), the ride takes approximately half an hour.
Now you know why Limassol is a great place to choose for a summer holiday break. It is a convenient location to explore the best tourist attractions of the island. To plan your trip to Cyprus we advise you to reserve your transfer services beforehand. AtoB is the most comfortable and high-quality service that provides you with a transfer from Limassol to attractions, as well as the nearest airports, which are Larnaca (66,3 km away) or Paphos (60 km).
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