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Limassol


Located on Akrotiri Bay on the southern coast, Limassol (Greek: Λεμεσος - Lemesos; Turkish: Limasol, Leymosun) is the second most populous, and largest in terms of area, city in Cyprus. As of 2011, Limassol municipality had a population of 101,000, with 183,656 people living in the metropolitan area.

Limassol


Key Facts about Limassol


Here are some facts about Limassol:
  1. Limassol (Greek: Λεμεσος - Lemesos; Turkish: Limasol, Leymosun) is a city located on Akrotiri Bay on the southern coast of Cyprus.

  2. As of 2011, Limassol municipality had a population of 101,000, making it the second largest city in Cyprus. The metropolitan area (also in 2011), had a population of 183,656.

  3. Limassol is one of the busiest ports in Cyprus, and one of the busiest in the Mediterranean transit trade.

  4. Limassol was built in between two ancient cities, Amathus and Kourion (also known as Curium). During the Byzantine period, Limassol was known as Neapolis, which means "new town".

  5. Limassol has been inhabited for a very long time. Graves found in the area date back to 2000 BCE.

  6. One of the most famous incidents in the history of Limassol occurred in 1191 during the Third Crusade:

    • The King of England, Richard the Lionheart conquered Cyprus after being refused help on the crusade by the Byzantine governor of the island, Isaac Comnenus.

    • During these events, the ancient city of Amathus was destroyed, and the inhabitants moved to Limassol.

    • Richard the Lionheart then married Berengaria of Navarre, who was crowned Queen of England while still in Cyprus.

    • In 1192, Richard the Lionheart then sold the island to the House of Lusignan in 1192 (the Lusignans then remained in control of Cyprus for almost 300 years).

  7. Just to the West of Limassol is the Akrotiri Sovereign Base Area, which is territory under British sovereignty - part of the British Overseas Territory of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.



Attractions and Places of Interest in Limassol


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Weather in Limassol


The climate in Limassol is classified as Mediterranean, or dry-summer subtropical.

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Books about Limassol


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Cyprus - The Island of Aphrodite in Mediterranean Sea: Travel. Asia-Europe. Overview of the best places to visit in Cyprus (Nicosia, Limassol, Ayia Napa, Coral Bay, Larnaca, Paphos, Peyia, Protaras)

By Klara Hazel

Released: 2018-08-29
Kindle Edition (37 pages)

Cyprus - The Island of Aphrodite in Mediterranean Sea: Travel. Asia-Europe. Overview of the best places to visit in Cyprus (Nicosia, Limassol, Ayia Napa, Coral Bay, Larnaca, Paphos, Peyia, Protaras)
 
Product Description:
Sunny Cyprus - is one of the beautiful island of Aphrodite in Mediterranean Sea. Where is the best place for tourists in Cyprus? This book is overview of the best places to visit in this paradise.

Getting Married in Limassol: Planning Your Wedding In Cyprus

By Craig Beck

www.CraigBeckCyprus.com
Released: 2016-02-10
Kindle Edition (36 pages)

Getting Married in Limassol: Planning Your Wedding In Cyprus
 
Product Description:
Imagine for a moment a perfect sandy beach, the deep blue Mediterranean Sea and a warm breeze gently blowing. If this sounds like the greatest romantic setting you can think of for the most important day of your life – then Limassol is where you should be getting married.

More and more couples are choosing the ‘island of love’ for their wedding and there are lots of reasons why. Not least because weddings in Cyprus can be up to £10,000 cheaper than a similar wedding arranged in the United Kingdom.

However, planning this special day from a distance can be a little stressful at times. For example how do you know that you are getting reliable suppliers and what legal paperwork needs to be completed to ensure your wedding is formally recognized back home in the UK or Ireland?

Craig Beck LSWPP (www.CraigBeckCyprus.com) is one of the most sought after professional wedding photographers based on the idyllic island of Cyprus. For over a decade he has been shooting magical destination weddings here in paradise. In this invaluable book he will guide you through the whole process of planning your own perfect day in Limassol.

•Preparing the paperwork
•Selecting the venue.
•Working with wedding planners or going it alone.
•Picking your perfect wedding cake.
•What to look for when booking a wedding. photographer.
•7 pitfalls of Limassol weddings that are easily avoided.
•How to get the wedding of your dreams on a budget.
•And much more…

City Maps Limassol Cyprus

By James McFee

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (24 pages)

City Maps Limassol Cyprus
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City Maps Limassol Cyprus is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities are only some of the places you will find in this map. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city as of 2017. We hope you let this map be part of yet another fun Limassol adventure :)

Street Atlas of Limassol

By Selas

Selas
Paperback (192 pages)

Street Atlas of Limassol
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Includes over 11,000 entries and explanations and is fully comprehensive, with 58 road maps of Limassol town and its suburbs. It also includes a 109-page index of all street names with their postal codes and a 10-page index of useful information on churches, schools, libraries, cinemas, theaters, cultural centers, embassies etc.

Chypre a La Bactrianne, De Ceauz Du Proche Orient Ancient

By Collins

Institut Geographique National (IGN)
Paperback (2 pages)

Chypre a La Bactrianne, De Ceauz Du Proche Orient Ancient
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  • Cyprus Nicosia Limassol Larnaca Paphos Cyprus map
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Double sided recreation map with street plans and informative text, 2000 edition.

Limassol: Town and District (Cyprus Road & Tourist Maps)

Selas Publications
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