Limassol, Cyprus » City Info » Geography

Limassol (Lemesos) is geographically situated on the southern coast of Cyprus. It is one of the largest cities in Cyprus, located in the Limassol District. The Limassol district is bordered by Nicosia in the north, Akrotiri Bay in the south, Larnaca's district in the east, Paphos's district in the west. Port of Limassol is the largest and busiest port in the Mediterranean.

Geographical Coordinates: 34°40′29″N 33°02′39″E


Limassol has a wonderful subtropical Mediterranean climate. The city experiences long, dry, warm summers and short, mild winters. The summer temperature varies between 19°C (66°F) and 40°C (104°F), whilst the winter temperature varies between -1°C (33.8°F) and 23°C (73.4°F). The temperature of the sea allows swimming almost all year round.


Limassol's population comprises mostly Greek Cypriots as it is located in the south of Cyprus, whereas most Turkish Cypriots are located in the northern part. However, in the past 20 years, Cyprus has been inhabited by British, Russians, and Eastern Europeans.

The locals of Limassol are a closely-knit society with a friendly nature. Cypriots still follow the traditions by celebrating cultural events, festivals throughout the year. The city hosts two major festivals; the spring Carnival with its traditional Parade and the late summer Wine Festival, both very popular among the tourists.