Limassol, paradise port

Posted on July 25, 2011

The second city of Cyprus is a magical destination in the Mediterranean. Between castles and wide planks, has a solid hotel infrastructure.

The mild Mediterranean sun has seen the history of this city in southern Cyprus. Throughout the centuries, boats Greeks, Egyptians, Turks and British stationed off the coast of Limassol with a range of intentions ranging from the simple to the religious mission looting.

Inescapable island in the ancient ways of the Crusades, Cyprus saw landing the legendary Richard the Lionheart. Even still stands Limassol Castle where, in 1191, the British monarch married Berengaria of Navarre.

Beyond the historical pages, the second largest city in Cyprus (now has about 230 thousand inhabitants) is an excellent tourist destination by combining its always nice weather and some other charms as local wines and sophistication of its hotels.

Besides being home to the Cyprus Wine Festival, Limassol surrounding natural attractions have featured as the thick pine forest of Troodos. Some villages in the area as Polemidhia and Agios Athanasios are also picturesque and peaceful.

With solid hotel infrastructure in Limassol we can choose from many hotels of a category. Among the highlights; Londa (super deluxe and 68 rooms), Ajax Hotel (four-star, 180 rooms in the heart of the city), Le Meridien (with a relaxation center and spa) and Saint Raphael .

Text: Andrés Bacigalupo
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