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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


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Books about Limassol


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Travel Like a Local - Map of Limassol: The Most Essential Limassol (Cyprus) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

Independently published
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In the map you can see all the available means of transport, bus stops and routes so you can always know how to get everywhere.

And because we know that a vacation is not only about the roads and busses, the map gives you many options for eating, drinking and having a good time!

We carefully marked all the restaurants, bars and pubs so you can always find one that is nearby.

In the Limassol (Cyprus) map you will also find the best places to go shopping, the most famous and must-see sights, churches and more.

And if an emergency comes up, there are markings of police stations and hospitals everywhere for your convenience.

Each kind of marking has a different color so you can easily navigate around the map and find exactly what you’re looking for within seconds.

The city is also organized in sections so you can better find your way around.

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Limassol Vacation Journal: Blank Lined Limassol Travel Journal/Notebook/Diary Gift Idea for People Who Love to Travel

By Ralph Prince

Independently published
Paperback (100 pages)

Limassol Vacation Journal: Blank Lined Limassol Travel Journal/Notebook/Diary Gift Idea for People Who Love to Travel
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Document & Display Where You Are, Where You’ve Been & Where You’re Going!

Whether you live, study or simply travel abroad, our Limassol Vacation Journal is the most exciting and eye-catching way to keep all your travel plans and memories in one place!

After all, making memories is what life is all about, wouldn’t you agree?

If you are looking for the perfect journal for your travels, regardless of how far or close you go or how long or brief the trip is...you’ve just found it!

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Travel Like a Local - Map of Limassol (Black and White Edition): The Most Essential Limassol (Cyprus) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

Independently published
Paperback (50 pages)

Travel Like a Local - Map of Limassol (Black and White Edition): The Most Essential Limassol (Cyprus) Travel Map for Every Adventure
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Get Ready For The Adventure Of A Lifetime!

This is a Black and White edition of Travel Like a Local map book.

Are you planning your next vacation abroad and you’re ready to explore? Do you want to be prepared for everything? Are you ready to experience every new place you visit just like a local? Well, with this amazing Limassol (Cyprus) travel map you’re all set and ready to go!

In the Limassol (Cyprus) map you can see all the available means of transport, bus stops and routes so you can always know how to get everywhere. And because we know that a vacation is not only about the roads and busses, the map gives you many options for eating, drinking and having a good time!

We carefully marked all the restaurants, bars and pubs so you can always find one that is nearby. In the Limassol (Cyprus) map you will also find the best places to go shopping, the most famous and must-see sights, churches and more. And if an emergency comes up, there are markings of police stations and hospitals everywhere for your convenience.

The city is also organized in sections so you can better find your way around.

So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, get your Limassol (Cyprus) map and let’s get started!

Just Click “Add To Cart Now”

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…

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Street Atlas of Limassol

By Selas

Selas
Paperback (192 pages)

Street Atlas of Limassol
 
Product Description:
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.


 
 
 

 
 
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