A Useful Limassol Guide
This section contains useful information about the city of Limassol that you need to know if you are planning to buy a property in limassol. Anything from population information, way of living, beaches, getting around, places to see, eating out, night life, shopping, sports and leisure, health and beauty, markets for great value shopping of all kinds, culture and festivals, property information, and other useful information, you can find it all here.
We are sure that you will love the city of Limassol. And when you decide that this is the place to be, we are also sure that our large and diversified portfolio of high quality villas, apartments, houses and other limassol properties for sale will satisfy your every need. Please feel free to call us with any questions you may have. Our experienced property consultants will be happy to answer to any questions you may have and help you find your dream home in limassol.
General Information about Limassol
Limassol, with a population of around 200,000 people, is the second largest city of Cyprus. Crime rates are very low compared to other european destinations, thing which makes it an ideal family location to live and work. Health services are also taken very seriously. Limassol Municipality has dedicated staff that take care of cleaning streets, buildings and public places in general.
Limassol’s infrastructure is constantly upgraded from all aspects (way of living, education, public construction projects, etc), making Limassol the ideal location to buy a house or apartment to live with your family and maintain a healthy, active social life.
Weather in Limassol
Limassol offers a mild meditterranean weather, enjoyable throughout the year. Like in the rest of Cyprus, Limassol offers a lot of enjoyable sunshine.
Summer starts from middle of May and goes to the middle of October. This gives a lot of time to visit the beautiful Limassol beaches and since the city offers the longest combined beach line of the rest of the cities of Cyprus, it also means easy and fast access to the sea for the Limassol property owners.
October and November are the main Autumn months and these bring with them cooler evenings. Many people still like to swim even until November.
December and January are the Winter months but you will still get 6 hours of nice sunshine every day.
Early Spring days start from end of January – beginning of February. Spring is wonderful as it brings with it a lot of green that surrounds or covers the many ancient ruins around Limassol.
The weather in Limassol, in combination with its friendly people and quality of life make it the ideal place to to find and buy your property. Athanasiou offers a large portfolio of limassol properties for sale that can meet your requirements in terms of quality, location, space and after sales support.
The Limassol People
You will meet all kinds of people in Limassol; young, old, cypriots and foreigners. Limassol is quickly becoming an international city attracting people from all over the world. When it comes to the actual limassol-born people you will see that these are friendly people, approachable, down-to-earth and always willing to assist. If you ask someone to give you directions to a place, he/she will probably take you there.
Limassol is a city that promotes social life. To own a property in Limassol, either for living or for visiting, is a guarantee that you will make lots of good friends.
Getting Around in Limassol
It is easy to get around in Limassol as it is a relatively small city and also very easy to learn. Limassol has 4 main roads almost running in parallel and crossing the city from West to East. Starting from the South part of the city and goind North we have:
The avenue running parallel to the beach. Starts from the small roundout of Limassol old port going (always following the coast line) outside of Limassol. Its naming is separated into a number of parts: Spyrou Araouzou then Christodoulou Hadjipavlou, then Octovriou 28.
The main Limassol avenue: Makarios III Avenue. Running almost through the center of the city.
The relatively new, Spyros Kyprianou Avenue (otherwise known as Makedonias Avenue) which again crosses the city from West to East.
And finally, the highway, which, with its newly completed bridges, allows traffic going from Paphos to Nicosia (and vice versa) to bypass the 6 round abouts.
You will never find a huge traffic in Limassol. Especially, now, with the introduction of the highway bridges, bottlenecks are reduced to a minimum.
Even if you don’t have your own car to travel around Limassol there is a very good taxi system as you can find a taxi almost instantly. There is also a moderate bus service running from 7am to 7pm with busses crossing the town from one end to the other.
Choosing to buy one of our villas in Limassol, also adds some privacy in terms of traffic as our villas are usually built in areas which give you exclusive access.
Places to Visit Around Limassol
Limassol carries with it many years of history. There are a large number of places to see and visit as the Limassol district is not only comprised from the town but also from a large number of villages surrounding it, going almost half the way to Paphos and half the way to Larnaca.
Some of the most well-known places to visit are:
- Wine Museum (leads to museum’s website): Carrying with it more than 5,500 years of history it definitely makes it a place worth visiting.
- Amathus Ruins: Amathus is flagged as one of the ancient kingdom cities of Cyprus and its ruins date back as far as the 9th century BC. A very intriguing place to visit indeed.
- Curium Amphitheatre: situated on a mountain top over Episcopi’s main public beach area, just off the old coast road between the city of Paphos and Limassol, is the perfect place to go for open-air theatrical and musical performances of all kinds.
- Kolossi Castle: A full standing castle in Kolossi village with history as far back as King Richard the Lionhearted. Another must-see monument.
- Kykkos Monastery (leads to monastery’s website): One of the most famous as well as the wealthiest monastery of Cyprus, founded at the end of the 11th century. Will offer you some relaxing moments away from everything else.
- The tomb of Archbishop Makarios III: One of the most important and most respectable faces in the history of Cyprus.
- The Castle of Limassol (leads to castle’s website): This castle dates back as far as 1228 A.C and is another must-see.
The above are just a few of the many places to visit around Limassol. Surely, Limassol is a city that brings with it thousands of years of history and can offer its residents many thrills of excitement from visiting its many places of interest. And surely enough, buying one of our quality properties for sale in Limassol, will bring you closer than ever to getting to know this endless history.
Do you want to swim? Do you like relaxing at the beach? You are in the right city! Limassol has the longest coastline of all the cities in Cyprus, offering a diverse style of public beaches. The biggest part of the city’s coastline are public, controlled beaches. In front of every Hotel you will find a public beach were you can relax, get some tan (always using the appropriate suntan oil for protection of course) or swim in the clear waters of Limassol. There are many beach bars also for those who like to swim under the sound of funky music. What ever your taste is regarding the type of beach you like, Limassol is sure to have one beach for you to fall in love with! And remember: wherever your property is in Limassol, you will be able to go from leaving your apartment to lying on the beach with sun tan oil on your body in just a few minutes!
Eating out in Limassol
You may be the best house-chef around and you may also love cooking, however, when you know that you are in a city where you can find all sorts of restaurants and especially when you know that you can eat out at fairly affordable prices, wouldn’t you find yourself sitting in a local tavern, Italian or Russian restaurant, a fish tavern or having a traditional meze that can satisfy the most demanding of appetites?
Limassol offers a diverse cuisine, including of course the usual chain restaurants of McDonald’s, KFC, Goody’s, Pizza Hut & TGI Friday’s, that can satisfy every insatiable taste. Make sure to try what you don’t know. You’d surprised of the variety of tastes you will discover.
A city that can keep your taste buds happy at all times is a city worth living! Please feel free to use our Quick Search Tool to browse through our large portfolio of Limassol properties for sale. We are sure that we can offer you a property to match your lifestyle.
For those who like to party, or just to chill out with friends and have some fun, bars and pubs in Limassol stay open until 2am. And there are lots of them. Most of these have big screens for watching sports events (mainly).
The Limassol Tourist Area boasts a number of night clubs with varied types of music from house, trance, R & B to more classics of the 80s – 90s and also Latin music. There is also at least one gay nightclub.
Limassol is the city that offers a night life to either give you a place to relax and have a chat with friends or party wild until the early morning hours and drink to a point where you won’t remember what you did last night!
Whatever the case, having a beautiful home in Limassol to go back to after your fun night out is always a warm, welcome thought.
Shopping in Limassol
From small stores offering jewels, brandy and leather goods to superstores offering…everything, Limassol has it all. Shopping in Limassol can be mainly made in one of 3 areas:
- Aneksartisias Street: the highest concentration of shops in the city. You can virtually find anything here.
- St Andrew’s Street: this is mostly for tourists, selling souvenirs, jewellery, maps, cards and other items.
- Makarios Avenue: offers mostly designer shops dispersed throughout the avenue.
Another area worth mentioning for shopping is the tourist area of Limassol which has a good number of shops.
Limassol Shopping Markets
Limassol has 3 markets that are taking place regularly. These are:
- The Flea Market (leads to the market’s website): Held in Fasouri area, here you can find all sorts of things. It occupies a large area where retailers set up their shops for offering their goods to the consumer. It is on every saturday and sunday (and some public holidays) and it is open from 9 in the morning until 7 in the afternoon.
- The Car Boot Sale: Held in Linopetra area, here you can also find a lot of small and large items. This is on every saturday from 8 in the morning until 1 after noon.
- The Fruit and Vegetable Market: Held near the Limassol Central Bus Station, it offers what the name says. This is on daily.
Sports and Leisure Activities in Limassol
Being a city next to the sea, it is naturally expected that Limassol offers a lot of sporting, water sports and leisure activities. You can find a diversity of water sport locations available throughout many of the main beaches along Limassol’s coast line. There is also Fasouri Watermania, a very big waterpark, golf, Go Karting (like Need 4 Speed Karting in Erimi Village), Space Bowling, KCineplex, Rio and Othellos cinemas, a number of walking trails like Yermasoyia Walk, book shops, dancing schools, martial arts schools and many others. Limassol is a city that has a sports and leisure activity for every taste.
Limassol Health and Beauty
A good number of spa centers, beauty salons, hair salons, manicure and pendicure salons, specialized training centers utlizing machines like PowerPlate which claims to strengthen muscles, increase bone density and reduce cellulite, are all available for you to enjoy.
Culture and Festivals in Limassol
The city of festivals, is what many call Limassol. There a number of festivals that take place throughout the year and they all give a good opportunity to visit them with friends and/or family and have a great time, each time. The Carnival Festival in February, the Flower Festival in May, Kataklysmos in June, the famous Wine Festival in September, the Cyprus Car Rally and many others.
As for cultural events, Limassol offers theatre, ballet, orchestral performances and many others. And most of them are free of charge!
Important Property information
Limassol is really a city to live and enjoy a good mediterranean life. Our property consultants are here at your disposal to help you find your dream home in Limassol. Athanasiou, one of the most reputable property developers on the island, known not only for the quality of its constructions but also for the unique client care and after sales support that it offers to its clients, is offering a diversified portfolio of properties for sale in limassol which includes villas and apartments.
Please feel free to browse the website or to use the Quick Property Search form to quickly identify a property that meets your requirements.