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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are many children's playgrounds, and the park itself is a small botanical
Even further, on the other side of the city park, is the city 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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.