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Limassol is a city on the island of Cyprus, and it’s the second largest city after the nation’s capital, Nicosia, and it’s rapidly growing and expanding. It’s a beautiful seaside city to visit on a vacation in Cyprus, with plenty of things to do and experience. It's a big metropolitan city near the beach, giving something for everyone on vacation.
The best time of year to visit is during the early summer months of May and June. July through September can be unbearably hot, and the hotels and beaches fill up with tourists. This will be the more expensive time to visit, so be sure to book in advance. The winter in Cyprus is the mildest out of all Mediterranean cities in Europe, with warm sun. While it will probably be too cold to enjoy a swim in the sea, some locals do swim year-round.
To get to Limassol, the easiest way is to take a flight to either Larnaca or Paphos International airports and drive, it’s about 40-minutes from either. You can also arrive by ferry from various destinations. Once in Limassol, there are bus services to get around to other parts of Cyprus, but the easiest way to explore where you want to go is to rent a car.
With the sparkling beauty of the Mediterranean surrounding Limassol, spending time on a boat while you’re in this city is a must. Rent a boat with your family in Limassol and spend hours exploring the Cypriot coastline. Choose from motor yachts, monohull sailboats, and many other types of boats here to rent for the perfect boating experience.
For large groups, passenger boats and massive yacht rentals are the perfect way to enjoy a day in the water of Limassol. Choose from many charter and rental options for your corporate event or party. Cruise in luxury and enjoy a meal onboard, with a helpful captain and crew to customize the entire experience.
If you’d like to try some exciting water sports while in Limassol, try scuba diving charters. You’ll see lots of marine life in the crystal clear water of the Mediterranean. Boat diving is a fun experience to have while in Limassol, and you can earn your PADI certification while on vacation if you want.
Another exciting water sport to try is kitesurfing. It’s popular among locals in Limassol, and you can book a lesson with GetMyBoat. You can also enjoy wakeboarding, windsurfing, and waterskiing on a tour out of Limassol. Another fun thing for travelers with kids or locals is to book a tubing day, where you'll be pulled behind a boat in an inflatable tube, flying over the waves and making unforgettable memories.
For sporty travelers visiting Limassol, or locals looking for a new experience, paddle sports rentals are great to choose from. Rent a stand-up paddleboard or take a lesson. Go on a guided kayak tour from Limassol or rent a kayak on your own and explore the gorgeous sea surrounding this city.
If you have a need for speed, rent a jet ski and fly through the waves around Limassol. It's an adrenaline rush sure to be a memorable experience while staying in Cyprus.
The Limassol Boat Show in May is the largest boat show in Cyprus and features hundreds of boats and marine recreation products. There are lots of exhibitors and things to see at the boat show. Another boating event is the Ioannideia Regatta, a sailing regatta that lasts nearly two weeks and is held to commemorate sailors in the Cypriot Navy.
While on land in Limassol, the most popular pastime of visitors is to enjoy a day spent at the beach. Some of the top beaches to check out include Akti Olympion Beach, Kourion Beach, and Pissouri Beach. There are lots of great beachside cafes and restaurants to enjoy a meal at, sunbeds to rent, and soft sand to play in. The water is calm and perfect for a refreshing swim to beat the heat.
Visit Limassol Castle for a glimpse into Cypriot history and the heritage of this city. If you’re in need of retail therapy, check out Anexartisias street for markets and shops.
The primary marinas in Limassol include Limassol Marina, St Raphael Marina, and the Cyprus International Sailing Club are all on the waterfront of the city. Take a stroll on the Molos promenade near Marina Limassol to enjoy gorgeous sea views and watch boats travel in and out of the harbor. There are high-end cafes and restaurants nearby, and full-service maintenance facilities for boaters. There are also lots of shops and beaches close by. Admire the boats moored in their berths and watch the sunset from the docks at the marinas in Limassol. They are close to the town center, making it easily accessible on foot for tourists.
Thank you Harris for showing us such a great day in Cyprus! The waterskiing and body boarding was amazing! You showed us the best spots to swim and had information about all the points of interest! Couldn't have asked for a better day for my dad's 60th birthday Thank you !!
Haris is brilliant. Went out of his way to make the day special. Knows the area and makes sure you get a taste of what that part of Cyprus has to offer, and the skiing was brilliant
Amazing experience and Captain. We have already recommended him to several people.
There was a amazing trip! Trusting person! Good friend! See you in Romania!
Wonderful experience with warm hearted captain.
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