48 HRS IN LIMASSOL
Limassol is overflowing with things to see, visit, do, taste, and appreciate. Although two days won’t be enough to cover everything, we have created the ultimate guide to help you make the most of your 48-hour stay in Limassol. From checking out the city’s best sights and attractions to enjoying delicious food at favourite local restaurants, our itinerary guide will certainly be ample for an amazing experience.
Located on the southern coast of Cyprus, Limassol boasts a rich and eventful history. There is no better way to start your trip than immersing yourself in the local culture as you wander through Limassol Old Town. The preserved, picturesque houses that date centuries back, the cobbled streets, and the generous hospitality of people will be instantly recognizable but are no less impressive in person.
If you still have some time before lunch, then visit one of the many cosy cafes to enjoy traditional Cypriot coffee – a characteristic part of the island. Cyprus coffee is served in a tiny demitasse cup, together with a glass of water and something sweet on the side. Enjoy every sip while you gaze at the Limassol Castle, a landmark full of heritage and history.
If you’re looking to splash out on some local food, then you better start heading to Agios Epiktitos tavern, a traditional tavern located in Armenochori which serves traditional Cypriot dishes and grilled meze, while also offering an imposing view overlooking all of Limassol.
This is your time to enjoy some of the Cypriot specials such as warm halloumi, resi and kleftiko. Don’t forget to try Commandaria; an amber-coloured sweet dessert wine made from local grapes, grown on the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains. Commandaria is best enjoyed as a digestif after lunch or dinner.
It’s time to head to the beach. With crystal-clear blue waters and stunning views, Governor’s beach is probably one of the most charming and inviting summer destinations. It’s characterized by chalk-white rocks that extend from the cliffs into the blue sea.
Depending on your mood you could either wander around the coastline, have a swim or even take the time to relax and unwind while reading a book on the sandy areas of the beach. Whatever you choose, Governor’s beach won’t let you down.
After a busy day, it’s finally time for some food. There are several excellent restaurants and bars in Limassol, yet Dionysus Mansion meets the top of the list. The restaurant opened its doors in 2016 and since then it has been loved by both tourists and locals. The chef, Demetris Haidemenos, cleverly combines traditional Cypriot foods from small producers to create original and unique dishes full of mouth-watering flavours.
Yet, the romantic backyard with an impressive, atmospheric interior design and lighting is what levels up this restaurant from great to excellent.
There is no bad place to start the day when exploring the city, but Limassol Marina is an excellent entry point. Retaining the character of Limassol’s rich history, Limassol Marina is a leading superyacht destination in the East Mediterranean offering an enticing mix of shops, restaurants and cafés.
Head to the East and you will find Limassol Promenade (Molos), a beautiful getaway for a relaxing stroll, a bicycle ride or even a jog. The palm-coated surroundings, the fountains, the playgrounds and the breath-taking views blend together to form a unique place worth experiencing.
PlusSea Lifestyle Bar is a great spot for lunch. Although it will take around 20 minutes to get there from Limassol Promenade – it’s worth the effort. The place is a meticulously designed venue with timber and bamboo, creating the ultimate beach setting.
Choose between mouth-watering seafood dishes and combine them with one of PlusSea’s signature cocktails, all while gazing at the unobstructed sea view.
If you are fascinated by excursions, then a quick afternoon trip to a nearby village is a must-do. Omodos sits at an altitude of 800 metres on the Troodos mountain range but it’s just a short drive from Limassol. The village belongs to the area of ‘Krassohoria’, known for its fine-tasting wines and it’s probably one of the most traditional and charming villages on the island.
If you have time, visit one of the local wineries in the area and indulge in some wine tasting. You will get to see how local wines are produced and preserved, while also enjoying the stunning views that Omodos has to offer.
Finish your last night in Limassol at one of the city’s favourite local neighbourhoods – Saripolou Square. Every corner in the area has a story to tell and what better way to explore and discover Cyprus culture than living the lifestyle of a local?