Top things to do in Lemesos & the South

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 Cypriot in Pissouri Bay & Village

Kastro

This long-standing family-owned restaurant started life as little more than a beach shack several decades ago. It's a lot smarter today, yet still maximises the view from its sprawling terrace overlooking the surf. …
Top Choice Cypriot in Lemesos (Limassol)

Mayirio Sykaminia

This is an unwaveringly authentic local restaurant with a daily menu chalked up on the wall (in Greek only), paper tablecloths and faded pics of yesteryear Lemesos on the walls. The food is as close to home cooking …
Top Choice International in Lemesos (Limassol)

Dino Bistro Cafe

Now in a new venue, Dino’s continues to attract a loyal local following thanks to its smart but unpretentious decor, friendly owner Dino Kosti and palate-pleasing dishes. The menu ranges from east to west, including…
Top Choice Cypriot in Lemesos (Limassol)

Karatello

A modern take on Cypriot classics is the name of the game at this stylish restaurant with a vast outdoor terrace, part of the Old Carob Mill complex. The hearty traditional taverna food here has been given a thoroug…
Top Choice Seafood in Around Lemesos

Kyrenia Beach Restaurant

You won't have to push the boat out too far to enjoy superb catch-of-the-day seafood at this long-standing, popular restaurant. Its stunning beachside setting means shoals of families turn up at weekends, so come ea…