Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Limassol, Cyprus


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Overview

Limassol is the second-largest city of Cyprus, with a population of about 160,000. The city is located on Akrotiri Bay, on the island's southern coast and it is the capital of Limassol District. Limassol underwent great development after the catastrophic events that occurred during he Turkish invasion in 1974, becoming the largest port in the Mediterranean transit trade. Limassol has since become one of the most important tourism, and service-providing center in the area. A wide spectrum of activities and a great number of museums and archaeological sites are proposed to the interested visitor. Limassol was built between two ancient cities, Amathus and Kourion, so during Byzantine rule it was known as Neapolis. Limassol's tourist strip now runs east along the coast as far as Amathus. To the west of the city is the Akrotiri Sovereign Base Area of the United Kingdom.

Things to Do

Take trip to the Folk Art Museum and see a collection of traditional costumes, farm and household tools and a variety of local handicrafts. Also see authentic Cypriot handicrafts. A lot of these exhibits are actually for sale.

Go skiing on Mount Olympus. You can actually go ski and see the annual international ski contest that is held by the Cyprus Ski Federation.

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