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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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In The Eyes of Cats and Cypriot Men: Complete Series (Alone in Cyprus)

By Bridget Barbara

Released: 2013-01-09
Kindle Edition (18 pages)

In The Eyes of Cats and Cypriot Men: Complete Series (Alone in Cyprus)
 
Product Description:
COMPLETE SERIES: Here is the complete series, start to finish, of Bridget's journey in the Mediterranean.

Bridget Barbara was on her three-month adventure after graduating from college. Without having seen a beach in ages, she decided to go on vacation.

Join Bridget as she experiences Cyprus--very much alone. A solo trip to Limassol seemed like a good idea in the beginning. And maybe it was a good idea in the end. The time in between was filled with lots of sun, lots of food, and lots of wandering eyes by very unlikely culprits.

In The Eyes of Cats and Cypriot Men: Part 1 (Alone in Cyprus)

By Bridget Barbara

Released: 2013-01-08
Kindle Edition (10 pages)

In The Eyes of Cats and Cypriot Men: Part 1 (Alone in Cyprus)
 
Product Description:
PART 1: Here is the first installment to Bridget's journey in the Mediterranean.

Bridget Barbara was on her three-month adventure after graduating from college. Without having seen a beach in ages, she decided to go on vacation.

Join Bridget as she experiences Cyprus--very much alone. A solo trip to Limassol seemed like a good idea in the beginning. And maybe it was a good idea in the end. The time in between was filled with lots of sun, lots of food, and lots of wandering eyes by very unlikely culprits.

City Maps Limassol Cyprus

By James McFee

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (24 pages)

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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 :)

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

By Caroline Good

Released: 2017-06-06
Kindle Edition (27 pages)

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

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250 Things to Do in Cyprus on a Sunny Day*

By Chris Alden

Islebright Books
Released: 2013-02-15
Kindle Edition (146 pages)

250 Things to Do in Cyprus on a Sunny Day*
 
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Are you planning to travel around Cyprus – and looking for a reliable, insider guide?

If so, you need 250 Things to Do in Cyprus on a Sunny Day* – the guidebook to Cyprus by Chris Alden, a writer who has lived in the beautiful Troodos foothills and has been visiting the island since he was a child.

It's full of honest recommendations of things to see and do, on and off the tourist trail - including the best beaches, the best tavernas, the most sublime mountain scenery and the most evocative ancient sites.

The book covers the whole island - including Paphos, Limassol, Troodos, Nicosia, Larnaca and the north - and has tips for sporty types and arty types, lovers of wildlife and fans of authentic Cypriot food and drink.

It also includes more than 170 useful web links, and includes updates for 2013.

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