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Cruisereise fra Limassol, Cyprus

When you plan a Greek Isles cruise from Limassol, you have the added bonus of kicking off your getaway at a world-class vacation destination. Known for its beautiful beaches, ancient ruins and incredible cuisine, Cyprus is the perfect place to spend a few days before you set sail onboard Jewel of the Seas. Go for a hike along Cape Greco’s wild coastal trails, immerse yourself — literally — in mythology at the Adonis Baths, and feast on local delicacies like savory souvlaki and decadent baklava. You’ll be glad you took the time to discover everything this captivating island has to offer.
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Things To Do in Limassol

Kolossi Castle, a former Cruisader stronghold on the edge of Kolossi village, in Limassol, Cyprus

Colossal Kolossi

Kolossi Castle, a former Cruisader stronghold on the edge of Kolossi village, in Limassol, Cyprus

Kolossi Castle, a former Cruisader stronghold on the edge of Kolossi village, in Limassol, Cyprus

Colossal Kolossi

Located about 11 kilometers from the city center, Kolossi Castle was built in 1210 by the Order of St. John of Jerusalem and acted as a stronghold for the city. During the Middle Ages, it stored reserves of sugarcane. While it is now partially in ruins, it stills bears its former owner's coat of arms and its three floors offer a one-of-a-kind look into the past with much to explore.

Ancient amphitheatre near Limassol, Cyprus

Antiquity Today

Ancient amphitheatre near Limassol, Cyprus

Ancient amphitheatre near Limassol, Cyprus

Antiquity Today

Considered the most impressive archaeological remains on Cyprus, much of what you discover at UNESCO-protected Kourion dates back to the Romans. This includes the Theater, the Forum, he Nymphaeum, the Public Baths, the House of the Gladiators and much more. The restored Greek Roman Theater is still in use today and offers unique acoustics as well as views of the city. While there are no guided tours of the ruins, there are plenty of information boards to read along the way.

The medieval Limassol Castle in Limassol, Cyprus
The medieval Limassol Castle in Limassol, Cyprus

Pottering Around Town

The Limassol Archaeology Museum is connected to Limassol Castle, and it traces the history and development of Cyprus from its prehistory roots through to Roman times. Much of what is on display was unearthed close by, including a number of items from Kourion. Part of the museum is dedicated solely to ancient Amathus, and for those who love to see pottery from throughout the ages, this is the place for you to visit during your vacation.

Greek salad with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, basil and olives, in Limassol, Cyprus
Greek salad with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, basil and olives, in Limassol, Cyprus

Local Cuisine

Local, as well as, international influences are found in Limassol cuisine, including a strong Asian influence. Local seafood, such as clams and mussels, play a big part in traditional eateries. For something light, start with a Greek salad with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, basil and olives. With restaurants lining the waterfront as well as tucked away among the streets of the historic center, you'll find something to suit your palette.

Limassol, Cyprus Traditional Handmade Lace Parasols in local souvenir shop in Limassol, Cyprus
Limassol, Cyprus Traditional Handmade Lace Parasols in local souvenir shop in Limassol, Cyprus

Shopping

Head to Agiou Andreou Street for local items and Makarios Avenue for designer duds during your Cyprus cruise. Limassol has plenty to offer the inveterate shopper. Leather goods, olive oil, traditional lacework and glassworks are all of high quality and many are created using traditional methods.

Innsidetips
Innsidetips
1 Limassol has plenty of sandy and rocky beaches within easy reach, including the main beach: Akti Olympion.
2 Among the many churches you'll find in Limassol, the Agia Napa Church located in the center is the one to visit.

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