Located on the south coast of Cyprus, Limassol Marina lies at the crossroads of three continents. The island offers numerous picturesque bays and coastal resorts, most within a few hours’ sail from the Marina. And further afield, there are the cruising destinations of Greece and the Greek Islands, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and Turkey as well as the Suez Gateway to the Red Sea.
An island of contrasts
With around 320 days of clear blue skies a year, the island’s mild and reliable climate offers uninterrupted opportunities for open-air and open-water activities in the sunshine. The warm, clear waters and lack of strong tides and currents around Cyprus make it an ideal place to dive – the most famous Cypriot dive site being the Zenobia wreck off the coast of Larnaca, considered by many to be the finest dive site in the Mediterranean.
Cyprus abounds with reminders of the island’s history. Relics from every era – Greek temples, Roman mosaics and 15thcentury frescoes – give repeated hints of its rich culture and above all, adaptability. This is a place where modern resort life and amenities such as beach clubs, seaside tavernas, international restaurants and water-borne fun seem as natural to the island as its more traditional pursuits. With a joyous and spontaneous nightlife that attracts visitors from all over the world, it’s no surprise that Limassol is known as 'the town that never sleeps'. Charming cafés, buzzing restaurants and welcoming tavernas; trendy bars and glamorous clubs, featuring world-renowned DJs, with an array of wine and lounge bars available for a more relaxing experience. Each night brings something new and different in a city that’s always alive.
has a full calendar of events
, including festivals, exhibitions, arts performances and concerts. Please check with the Reception
of Limasol Marina for what is going on during your stay to make it as enjoyable and interesting as possible.
Cyprus has been an EU member since 2004 and the Euro is its local currency. A low cost of living is complemented by one of the most beneficial tax regimes in Europe and a British-based legal system. Cyprus is one of the safest countries in the EU and the majority of Cypriots are fluent in English. The island’s climate, stress-free lifestyle and minimal pollution make it one of the healthiest and most relaxing countries to live.
Places of interest
Standing at the crossroads of three continents, Cyprus has embraced the cultures of both East and West for thousands of years. This can be experienced at first-hand by exploring the island’s ancient monuments and historical landmarks. Built around 1,000AD, the medieval castle in Limassol is situated just a stone’s throw from Limassol Marina. Further afield, the Greco-Roman amphitheatre at ancient Kourion sits perched on a cliff-top, while the Pafos Mosaics are acclaimed as one of the very finest examples of Roman floor mosaics.
Year-round local cruising
Just three nautical miles from Limassol Marina, Lady’s Mile is the most secluded sandy beach in the area. Set amidst wild landscape, with a handful of restaurants for lunch and refreshments, it is renowned for its shallow and clear waters. Further afield, Pissouri Bay is framed by white cliffs and is home to many excellent tavernas, while Aphrodite’s Rock is best known as the landmark where the goddess of beauty and love was born. To the east, the picturesque blue flag Konnos Bay Beach is sheltered by Cape Greco Peninsula, a national forest park with a dramatic
rugged coastline. And in the extreme west the Akamas Peninsula covers over 200km2 of wild untouched landscape and is home to rare birds, butterflies and endangered breeds of turtle.
Find out about local and international cruising / yachting destinations from Limassol Marina
following our crusing guide
With its own fitness and spa club, Limassol Marina provides an alternative to shopping, dining and sailing. The region around it also offers a wide variety of activities, from water-skiing, wind-surfing, scuba-diving, sailing and fishing, to a range ofsporting facilities and championship golf courses. The 17 km promenade running along the coastline is popular with cyclists, while nature lovers can take to the wild trails of the Troodos Mountains. And of course there is the diving. The most famous dive wreck is the Zenobia, lying in 18-42m of water off the port of Larnaca and ranked as one of the top 10 wreck dives in the world.