Limassol, Cyprus » City Info

The skyline of Limassol (Lemesos) has left behind very little evidence of its historical past and given way instead to a modern, cosmopolitan appearance.

Limassol, the second-largest city after Nicosia, is located on the southern coast of Cyprus. It is the capital of the Limassol District. Limassol is the upcoming tourist destination in the world as per the survey. Limassol Castle, The Amathus Ruins, and Djami Kebir Mosque are some of the beautiful sights worth visiting (don't forget the camera!).

DistrictLimassol District
Area51.87 km² (20.03 sq.mi.)
Population (2011)City - 101,000
Urban - 183658
Metro - 239842
Time Zone
- summer (DST)
Postal Code3010-3150
LanguageGreek, Turkish

Top Limassol FAQs

Q.1) What is the capital city of Cyprus?

Ans: The capital and the largest city of Cyprus is Nicosia, known locally as Lefkosia. The northern part of the city is ruled by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, a self-proclaimed region whose independence is recognised only by Turkey.

Q.2) What is the official language spoken in Limassol?

Ans: Greek is the most commonly spoken language in Limassol. The language won't be a problem as locals speak and understand English and Russian due to a major influx of people from Russia.

Q.3) What is the weather in Limassol like?

Ans: Limassol enjoys a subtropical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. Springs and autumns are warm and sunny. Summer is the most popular season for tourists who visit Limassol to enjoy beach life and water activities. Summer in Limassol lasts about six months, i.e. from May to October. The temperatures in June and September are between 19°C (66°F) to 30°C (86°F). In July and August, temperatures are on a little higher side, i.e. 22°C (72°F) to 40°C (104°F).

Q.4) How safe is Limassol for tourists?

Ans: Cyprus has been rated as one of the safest places in the world to travel. Limassol and other nearby cities are equally safe to travel.

Q.5) What is the cheapest way to get around in Limassol?

Ans: The cheapest way to get around Limassol is by bus. These buses run between all of the major resorts and all along the coast. So getting a bus to the tourist attractions and back to the hotel should not be a problem.

Q.6) What type of clothing should I carry to Limassol?

Ans: Bring light cotton cloths, swimwear, and flip-flops/sandals if you travel during the summer months between May and September. During the autumn or spring season (November end and December), carry a light jacket to keep you warm in the evening.

Q.7) Which countries border Cyprus?

Ans: Cyprus is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea surrounded by Greece to the northwest, Israel to the southeast, Syria & Lebanon to the east and Egypt to the south. The country is divided into two parts over highly controversial issues. The Republic of Cyprus rules Southern Cyprus, while Northern Cyprus is occupied by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, though it is recognised only by Turkey.

Q.8) Where are the best beaches in Limassol?

Ans: Limassol's beachfront is dotted by resorts and public beaches. These beaches are fun for the whole family but head to Ladies Beach, Curium Beach, or Pissouri Beach if you want to enjoy a serene experience.

Q.9) Can you provide a list of Emergency Numbers in Limassol?

Ans: Here are the emergency numbers to call in Limassol

  • All emergency services: 199 or 112
  • Fire: 199
  • Forest Fire: 1407
  • Ambulance: 199
  • Police: 199, 112
  • Limassol General Hospital: + 357 25330777, 25330333

Q.10) What are the visa requirements for Limassol, Cyprus?

Ans: Please visit our Visa Requirements page for more details.

Q.11) What is the Time Zone of Limassol?

Ans: The Standard Time Zone for Limassol is UTC/GMT+2 hours, while daylight saving time during summers is UTC/GMT+3 hours. The time zone abbreviation is EEST - Eastern European Summer Time.

Q.12) How do I make a call to Limassol?

Ans: The country code of Cyprus is +357, and the area code of Limassol is 5. If you dial Limassol from another country, you have to enter that country's international direct dial code. For example, if you are dialling from the United States, dial 011 357 5 local number.

Q.13) Is it legal to go to the Turkish occupied side of Cyprus?

Ans: Yes, it is legal to go to "the occupied side", as the Greek Cypriots call it. But you have to pass borders at various locations, including the UN buffer zone (green link), where the security personnel will ask for your passport and other travel documents.

Q.14) What is the electric current-voltage in Cyprus?

Ans: The electric current-voltage in Cyprus is 240V, 50 Hz. Sockets are typically 13-amp, square pin in most places. Hotels provide Adaptors but can also be bought from electricians, supermarkets, grocery shops, etc.

Q.15) What are the Important Phrases in Greek while conversing with locals?

Ans: Though locals understand English, it always helps to know a little bit of Greek. Here is a glossary of emergency terms and phrases:



Good MorningKaleemeerah
Good AfternoonKaleespeerah
Good NightKaleenihkta
Good ByeKherete
How are you?Tee kahnis?
I'm finePoli kala
Thank YouEfkharisto
Do you speak English?Milate anglika?
What time is it?Ti ora ine?
How much is it?Posso kane?
I don't understandDen Katalaveno
Can you help me?Borite na me?