Kolossi Castle is a former stronghold castle just outside the village of Kolossi in Limassol. During the Middle Ages its predominant function was to store reserves of sugarcane, a crop the region was known for. A visit to this castle is a reminder of Cyprus’ invaluable role in history. The castle, now a ruin, still bears the coats of arms of its former owners on its walls and a visit is essential for all guests with a keen interest in history.
Limassol Marina is the height of luxury in Cyprus. It is a cosmopolitan hub for waterfront developments that have breathtaking views of the sea, shopping opportunities, dining, cruises, and exclusive beaches. Activities that you can take part in include water-skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving, sailing and fishing. Cyprus has always had an ability to blend eastern and western cultures, and Limassol Marina demonstrates this perfectly.
Limassol Marina, Limassol Marina Street, Limassol, Cyprus, +357 25 020020
The earliest account of the Limassol Castle dates back to 1228. As well as chambers and stretching corridors, it also houses a large basement that has undergone extensive refurbishment and decoration. There are basilicas dating back to the Early Christian occupation, Byzantine monuments, and structural features that bear medieval hallmarks. Limassol Castle is a veritable time capsule of history’s great empires and the vibrant tapestry of the island’s history. This is just one example of the countless, gorgeous monuments embellishing the Cypriot coast.
The last of the historical articles on this list, Kourion is an exhibit of Cypriot antiquity and a must-see spot for any visitors with a keen interest in history. Guided tours are not offered but the site has many information boards containing insight into the landmarks. There are large buildings, intricate mosaics and statues, and the site is totally wheelchair accessible and so enjoyable for all.
Ancient Kourion, Limassol, Cyprus, +357 25 934250
Omodos Village is made remarkable by its quintessential charm. Its quaint, old-world ambiance makes for an ideal opportunity to immerse oneself in Cypriot culture. Small local businesses selling homemade wares, small cafes and the village church all paint a picture of an idyllic island life. It is beautifully picturesque, framed by old houses, and whilst it may not offer the most active day out, Omodos is certainly a perfect location to relax in.
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