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Limassol, Cyprus - attractions, pictures

 

The resort area of Limassol stretches from the city proper, to the east, to the ruins of the ancient city of Amathus - about 15 km.

 

 Limassol. Вид с горы Аматус

Limassol. View from Mount Amathus

 

Bus number 30 runs along the whole coast.
In Limassol there are a lot of big supermarkets, I think, wherever you live, you will not find the nearest one.

On the western outskirts of Limassol there is a port, next to a very large souvenir shop. Here begins an old city, although from the old one there is only a fortress.
The fortress of Limassol is very small, rather a fort, and built around to such an extent that it can not even be photographed entirely.

 

 Limassol. Fortress

Fortress

 

Inside the museum, there is nothing particularly interesting. You can climb to the roof and survey the neighborhood, but, again, nothing worthy of attention around is not available.
In general, the center of Limassol consists of old, but already, in most, fairly dilapidated buildings. Local authorities, apparently, realize how much this harms the image of the city, so at the time of our stay in Limassol, the center was a large construction site.

 

 Limassol. City center

City center

 

 Limassol. Центр города

City center

 

There are literally a couple of streets, built up buildings of the XIX, early XX centuries. The photo is almost the only building that attracts attention.
If you walk along the embankment from Limassol port in the direction of the resort area, you get to the sculpture park.

 

 Limassol. Sculpture Park

Sculpture Park

 

This is an alley in which sculptures are located, mostly avant-garde. Just a place to walk.
Although, if we are talking about walks, the eucalyptus grove, located further along the same embankment, is much more suitable for this purpose.

 

 Limassol. Eucalyptus grove

Eucalyptus grove

 

Near the sea, the grove is big, shady, there is cool and good air.

Not far from the alley of sculptures, no longer along the embankment, but into the interior of the city, there is another park - a city park.

 

 Limassol. City Park

City Park

 

There are many children's playgrounds, and the park itself is a small botanical garden.

Even further, on the other side of the city park, is the city archaeological museum.

 

 Limassol. In the courtyard of the archaeological museum

In the courtyard of the archaeological museum

 

The museum contains the most valuable exhibits found in the vicinity of Limassol, as a result of excavations. Less valuable in the museum do not fit, and lie just on the shelves under the awnings, in the courtyard.

The resort ends with the ruins of the ancient city of Amathus.

 

 Limassol. Amathus

Amathus

At the entrance there is a booth, but you can go free, even do not take money. It seems that control is only for machines.
Part of the city below, part on the mountain. Of course, there is not much left of the buildings, but I did not regret that I went - still, to inspect the ancient city in a crowd of tourists or alone, in silence - these are two big differences.
From the mountain there is also a very beautiful view, although it's very tiring to climb there in the heat.

 

 Limassol. Amathus

Amathus

Not far from Limassol there is a water park. You can get there by a special bus, which stops at the same stops as the city transport (you need to sit down at a stop towards the city). The bus is not free. The water park is also not cheap, but good. Especially we liked the "lazy river" - a canal winding around the water park with an artificial current. It's nice to drift on a rubber boat.
Do not forget to smear cream before sunburn against the sun - 15 minutes of drift under the day's Cyprus sun are fraught with burns.

 

 Limassol. "Lazy river" in the water park

"Lazy river" in the water park

 

Beaches of Limassol, you can say empty, just surprisingly. We were in late June - early July, i.e. it seems to be the most season, but on the near to us the beach has never been more than a couple dozen people.

 

 Limassol. Beach

Beach

 

We lived approximately in the middle of the resort area. Closer to the city on the beaches more crowded, but still, even close to the usual for other resorts crowds. At the same time the weather was hot, the sea is warm, in general, I do not know what can be explained.
Beaches of Limassol are either sandy (black volcanic sand) or small pebbles.

In general, Limassol is quite convenient for recreation.

 

 

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