Top Choice Castle in Lemesos (Limassol)

Lemesos Castle

This 14th-century structure, built over the remains of a Byzantine castle, has been utilised by conquerors throughout Cyprus’ turbulent history. The Venetians vandalised it, the Ottomans gave it a facelift for milit…
Museum in Lemesos (Limassol)

Archaeological Museum

This museum includes an extensive collection of pottery, and a selection of items dating from neolithic and Chalcolithic times (primarily shards and implements for domestic use) through to Mycenaean pottery. A multi…
Museum in Lemesos (Limassol)

Cyprus Wine Museum

Just west of town, off the Lemesos–Pafos highway, the Cyprus Wine Museum offers an insight into the history of Cypriot winemaking. There are three tour options for visitors with the difference in price essentially r…
Steam Baths in Lemesos (Limassol)


This tiny hammam isn’t really a tourist site, since many count on privacy when going in for a steam bath. If you do decide to indulge, don’t come here expecting anything too luxurious; it’s a very basic place where …
Exhibition Centre in Lemesos (Limassol)

Lanitis Art Foundation

This arts centre runs a rolling schedule of events throughout the year, often highlighting interesting local artists and edgy exhibitions. Check the website for what’s on show when you’re in town.
Museum in Lemesos (Limassol)

Natural Sea Sponge Exhibition Centre

Sponges have a life of their own and the cartoon here, duly dedicated to a talking sponge, will amuse younger kids. The exhibition goes through the process of sea-sponge harvesting, and how the living creatures beco…
Zoo in Lemesos (Limassol)

Lemesos Mini Zoo

This renovated, albeit modest, zoo has an aviary, ostriches and some cheeky cheetahs. The zoo is within Lemesos’ leafy Municipal Gardens, 1.5km from the central old district walking along seafront Christodoulou Hatz…
Museum in Lemesos (Limassol)

Folk Art Museum

Although small, this museum hosts beautifully put together ethnographical displays of traditional costumes and agricultural implements as well as some stunning examples of tornaretto embroidery (a traditional style …
Mosque in Lemesos (Limassol)

Grand Mosque

At the heart of the old Turkish quarter, the Grand Mosque is surrounded by palms almost as tall as its minaret. It is used by the remaining Turkish Cypriot population and Muslims from the Middle East who live in Lem…
Museum in Lemesos (Limassol)

Medieval Museum

The interior of Lemesos Castles contains a series of chambers on varying levels which are home to the Medieval Museum. The collection of Byzantine and medieval artefacts on display include tombstones, suits of armou…