Top ChoiceArchaeological Site in Around Lemesos

Ancient Kourion

Ancient Kourion

Defiantly perched on a hillside, with a sweeping view of the surrounding patchwork fields and the sea, Ancient Kourion is a spectacular site. Most likely founded in neolithic times due to its strategic position...

Top ChoiceArchaeological Site in Around Lemesos

Ancient Amathous

The remains at this archaeological site, about 11km east of Lemesos, belie its original importance. Amathous was one of Cyprus’ original four kingdoms, along with Salamis, Pafos and Soloi. Founded about 1100 BC,...

Top ChoiceBeach in Around Lemesos

Aphrodite’s Rock & Beach

Possibly the most famous beach in Cyprus, Aphrodite’s Beach is distinctive for its two upright rocks, which are easy to spot, particularly as you'll generally find swimmers perched somewhat precariously on top of...

Top ChoiceCastle 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...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Episkopi

Kourion Museum

History buffs should not miss this excellent museum signposted off the Lemesos–Kourion road and marked from Episkopi. The collection includes terracotta objects from Ancient Kourion and the Sanctuary of Apollon...

Top ChoiceArchaeological Site in Around Lemesos

Sanctuary of Apollon Ylatis

About 2km west of Ancient Kourion’s main entrance, and prominently signposted off the highway, is the Sanctuary of Apollon Ylatis, which is part of the larger site of Ancient Kourion.Apollon Ylatis’ main...

Top ChoiceBeach in Around Lemesos

Avdimou Beach

This lovely stretch of beach is home to the sophisticated Zias Beach Club and the Kyrenia Beach Restaurant, which is superb for seafood. The views of the bay are stunning and the crystal-clear waters here are...

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Holy Monastery of St Nicholas of the Cats

This monastery was founded in AD 327 by the first Byzantine governor of Cyprus, Kalokeros, and patronised by St Helena, mother of Constantine the Great. A delightful small chapel here dating from the 13th century...

Museum in Around Lemesos

Oleastro Olive Park

All you ever wanted to know about the humble olive and were afraid to ask. Oleastro is devoted to the story of this mainstay of Cypriot cuisine. The museum walks you through Olives 101, highlighting the fruit's...

Beach in Around Lemesos

Melanda Beach

An arc of fine pebbles and sand sheltered by low, white cliffs and backed by olive trees, this is one of the best beaches in the region. It’s signposted off the B6; the approach road is fairly rough, but...

Museum in Lemesos (Limassol)

Municipal Folk Art Museum

Spread over six rooms and a past winner of the prestigious Europa Nostra Award (EU prize for cultural heritage), this museum hosts beautiful ethnographical displays of traditional costumes, furniture and...

Marina in Lemesos (Limassol)

Limassol Marina

With haute-couture boutiques, world-class art galleries, gourmet restaurants, stylish bars and, if that's not enough, a place to park your luxury yacht, Limassol Marina provides a visual feast of unabashed...

Gallery in Around Lemesos

Michael Owen Gallery

British artist Michael Owen has been living in Cyprus since 1971, and his work is alive with the spirit of the Cypriot landscape. His gallery in picturesque Laneia is well signposted from the village centre.

Beach in Around Lemesos

Kourion Beach

This is a lovely beach of sand and small pebbles; the area is windy and attracts windsurfers and kiteboarders, as well as those who just want to chill out amid the unspoilt setting and backdrop of white...

Historic Site in Around Lemesos

Kolossi Castle

This doll's house of a castle (more like a fortified tower) perches on the edge of Kolossi village. It's an interesting reminder of the rule of the Knights of St John in the 13th century, who started producing...

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 through to Mycenaean pottery. A multitude of terracotta figures on show are thought...

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 Lemesos' remaining Turkish Cypriot population and resident Muslims who have come from...

Museum in Episkopi

Cyprus Wine Museum

Cyprus Wine Museum

Located 4km east of Episkopi, off the B6 Lemesos–Pafos highway, the Cyprus Wine Museum offers an insight into the history of Cypriot winemaking. There are three guided-tour options, some including wine tasting...

Church in Around Lemesos

Church of the Virgin Mary

This 16th-century church (restored in 1903) lies at the very heart of Laneia village. The icon panel here dates from 1676 and displays beautiful examples of religious icon paintings and decorative wooden panels...

Museum in Lemesos (Limassol)

Cyprus Theatre Museum

This former private collection belonging to an enthusiastic amateur actor offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of theatre in Cyprus through photographs, scale models, costumes, posters and audiovisual...