Lemesos & the South attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Around Lemesos

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 high…
Top Choice Archaeological 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, the…
Top Choice Beach 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 th…
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…
Top Choice Museum 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 Ylat…
Top Choice Archaeological 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 sanctuary h…
Top Choice Beach 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 ideal …
Church in Akrotiri Peninsula

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 ha…
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 long…
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 nevertheles…