Welcome to Lemesos & the South

Hotel developments may have taken over much of the coast, but drive a little further afield and the natural beauty of the region reveals itself. Beaches around Episkopi Bay nestle in against verdant farmland and dramatic bluffs, while inland the countryside rolls upward in hilly waves, with roads edged by olive and almond trees and vineyard rows.

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Lemesos & the South activities

$52.94 Day Trips & Excursions

Salamis Ancient Kingdom and Famagusta from Limassol

Cross the UN-patrolled border into northern Cyprus and visit come of the north's most famous historical sites. The first stop of this day trip is Salamis Archaeological Site, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea from Cyprus east coast. Salamis was the most brilliant ancient city in Cyprus and the capital of the island for more than thousand years. The archaeological site of Salamis, culture and history is considered as one of the most important not just in Cyprus but also in the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the archaeological site of Salamis as your guide shares with you the rise and fall of this Great Greek Kingdom. Next stop is Famagusta City where you will visit the Latin Cathedral of Saint Nicholas. Enjoy your free time for lunch or for strolling around in the old town. Before heading back, a short stop at Constantia Beach where you will have the opportunity for a panoramic view of the ghost town of Famagusta. The once bustling holiday resort which was abandoned during the Turkish invasion of 1974, and has remained sealed behind barbed wire barricades ever since. * Please remember to bring passport / ID on this trip.

$81.18 Day Trips & Excursions

Troodos Mountain Hidden Charms from Limassol

The journey into the Troodos Mountains is remarkable. You’ll pass small villages and experience the traditional Cypriot life. As you travel high in the  Troodos Mountain you will have your first stop in Anogyra Village. In Anogyra village you will have the opportunity to visit Holy Cross church and the Carob museum. Carob (or ‘black gold’ as once used to be called) of the island is an important part of Anogyra’s history. The village retains its charming character and local customs, such as the production of carobs and the making of a healthy carob toffee known as ‘Pasteli’. Next, you will be transferred to Arsos village for a quick coffee break. Discover, Tzelefos bridge. The bridge is part of Venetian Bridges nature trail which connects three of the Venetian Bridges of Pafos Forest. The location around the bridge is perfect for all nature lovers but also for photographers. Do not miss the opportunity to capture the perfect picture.  Then you will be driven to Kalopanayiotis Village where you will enjoy traditional Cyprus lunch and visit Ayios Lambadistis Monastery. The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a complex of three churches - Ioannis Lampadistis, Agios Irakleidios and a Latin chapel - all under a single, enormous timber roof. Before heading back to the resorts, you will enjoy some herbal tea in a local village.

$74.12 Outdoor Activities

Full Day Jeep Safari to Troodos Mountains and Kykkos Monastery from Limassol

You will be picked up from Limassol and taken to the Troodos Mountains. You will visit a traditional Cypriot coffeeshop („kapheneion“), view spectacular view points over Troodos landscape and forests.You will then have a full-tour and leisure time at the world famous Kykkos Monastery before being able to look-out over northern Cyprus from the high Troodos Mountains.There will then be a small hike (400m) to Troodos’ most fantastic natural wonder, a 20m waterfall with ice-cold mountain water cascading down rock cliff. Next will be wine-tasting at traditional a Troodos wine factory with time for shopping before being returned to your hotel.

$117.65 Outdoor Activities

Double Trouble Adventure Package in Limassol

Experience Cyprus from an adventurous point of view at the adventure park. The park has been created for people seeking adventure, have fun and make great memories.Purchase your package and enjoy 1 hour in an off road 250cc caged buggy. Drive through Cypriot nature, under the watchful eye of your guide that will lead the the tour. Next up are an exhilarating 15 laps of drift go-karting. Take a tour of the surrounding mountains with the ATV’s on the 100cc go-karts modified for maximum drifting on the private track.Finally try your hand at archery. Your instructor will guide you on all the techniques at target archery.

$74.12 Outdoor Activities

Full Day Jeep Safari Akamas Expedition from Limassol

You will be picked up from your hotel in Limassol and transported to Akamas, known for its vast array of wild flowers in springtime and the unparalleled swimming/hiking possibilities during summer/autumn months. Akamas is an environmental wonderland not to be missed.During the day, you will stay inside the boundaries of Akamas National Park and visit some of Cyprus’ most remote yet dazzling nature monuments including the unique wave-cut rock formations with natural archways and underwater caves, the “sacred sands” of Lara, site of the world famous turtle conservation project, the giant limestone gorges and goat-filled plateaux, Akamas Forest, with its dense stands of pine and juniper, numerous volcanic peaks and deserted beaches and rocky coves with brilliantly turquoise waters.After a day of exploring, you will be returned to your hotel in Limassol.

$57.65 Day Trips & Excursions

Kykkos Monastery Day Trip from Limassol

The journey into the Troodos Mountains is spectacular. You’ll pass small villages and get a glimpse of traditional Cypriot life. You will be transferred to Monagri Village for a coffee break. The name of Monagri village comes from the word moni, which means monastery and the word agrin, which means a small valley. Afterwards, you travel high in the pine-clad Troodos Mountains you’ll find the Kykkos Monastery. The monastery is ornately decorated with wonderful mosaics in bright colours. It is also renowned for its wealth, with many gold icons and beautifully preserved frescoes. Next stop, it will be Foini village  where you will have lunch. Last stop is at Omodos Village, where you will have a guided walk through the village and visit the Monastery of Holy Cross. Your guide will fill your day with plenty of stories and unravel the history of Cyprus, piece by piece.