The most cosmopolitan city in Cyprus, Limassol is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and spontaneous hospitality. Retaining the character of its rich and colourful history, the city also serves as a thriving commercial centre for its international community.
Limassol is commonly known as the ultimate summertime destination. But even as the Mediterranean summer season draws to a close and temperatures begin to dip, Limassol continues to be an enticing winter hotspot. Boasting the warmest winter climate in Europe, high-end, innovative facilities and year-round entertainment, it’s not surprising that Limassol remains one of the most attractive destinations for superyachts and crew seeking a winter base or transit port in the eastern Mediterranean.
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.
The cosmopolitan city of Limassol boasts a near perfect climate for yachting activity as its subtropical-Mediterranean weather provides hot and dry summers for cruising, and mild winters during which the temperature typically ranges from 16 °C to 20 °C (the warmest winter climate in Europe) making it ideal as a wintering and service destination from the Marina.
All year-round destination
Limassol is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and spontaneous hospitality being popular with both locals and international visitors all year round, as it marries its fascinating history with pulsating nightlife, tantalising gastronomy, and high-end shopping for its international community. A short journey to the west brings you to a mile-long golden sandy beach and a drive to the east leads to a bustling boulevard with beachfront bars and nightclubs, five-star hotels and chic boutiques.
Just a short distance away from Limassol city centre are long sandy beaches, traditional Cypriot villages, ancient landmarks, a variety of adventure sports, wineries, and a never-ending choice of restaurants and local tavernas.
The region around Limassol offers a wide variety of activities; the warm weather and varied terrain mean that on land or on sea, you will never be short of things to do. Spend the day sun-bathing on the beach or choose from a range of watersports – from water-skiing and wind-surfing to scuba-diving, sailing and fishing. Numerous sporting facilities, including golf courses, are available in close proximity to the marina. The 17km promenade running along the coastline is ever-popular with cyclists, while nature lovers can take to the wild trails of the Troodos mountains, enjoy the hospitality of traditional Cypriot villages, or discover areas of outstanding beauty. And after all that activity, there’s every excuse to escape to one of many luxury spa resorts for some therapeutic treatments and tranquillity.
For wine lovers, a tour of the local wineries surrounding Limassol is a must – and should definitely include a visit to the Castle of Kolossi, birthplace of the sweet dessert wine 'Commandaria', the oldest named wine in the world still in production.
Events in Limassol
Limassol has also an active calendar of events all year round, including festivals, exhibitions, arts performances and concerts. Please visit the Limassol Marina’s what’s on section on website or the city’s official guide All About Limassol for what is going on during your stay to make it as enjoyable and interesting as possible.