Limassol (Lemesos) is the second-largest city and a popular tourist destination in Cyprus. Port of Limassol is the most important seaport of Cyprus. Latest developments, infrastructural changes and construction projects have made it more accessible than before.
As Cyprus has become a top-rated tourist destination, many local, international flights have started serving the island. Cyprus has two international airports, and many airlines offer scheduled flights to Cyprus. The city of Limassol is conveniently located between two airports; 77km away from Larnaca Aiport and 67km away from Paphos Airport. There is a shuttle bus service from Larnaca and Paphos airports.
Limassol is the main harbour of Cyprus, so there are plenty of shipping lines with regular ferries to and from the port. Popular ferry routes include Limassol to Italy, Egypt, Greece, Israel, and vice versa.
The Limassol seaport handles a large volume of both cargo and cruise vessels. The new port is located in the southern part of the city and can be easily reached by taxi or bus from the city centre.
Limassol can be reached by bus. There are Green Buses operate to and from Nicosia, Troodos, Larnaca and Paphos.
Limassol is relatively a small city to get around. The city has three main roads which run parallel to each other and across the city from West to East. Like any other major city in the world, during rush hour, you can experience heavy traffic. The city has a decent road network, the motorways like A1 - Nicosia to Limassol, A5 - Larnaca to Limassol and A6 - Paphos to Limassol.
Limassol is one of the leading transportation centres on the island. Several bus companies in the city offer services throughout the major resorts on the island. The main tourist route is #30, serving from Le Meridien hotel to My Mall, and runs every 15 minutes. For detailed information and route maps, visit the EMEL website.
In Limassol, taxis are a more popular and convenient way of transportation but are expensive too. A network of shared-taxi-lines is also available in Limassol that travel to and from other major cities. These shared taxis are cheaper than regular taxis. There are several shared-taxi terminals in Limassol.
Renting a car is a very common, easy and comfortable way to explore the city and countryside. This service is relatively more expensive in Cyprus than in any other Mediterranean country. It is handy for tourists who make their own plans to travel and explore Cyprus. More information is found on the Limassol Car Rental page.
Exploring Limassol by foot is unquestionably a great way to discover tourist attractions. Limassol offers many walking tours that help gain more knowledge about the historical centre, old town and other landmarks. These excursions will include viewing monuments of the past, traditional workshops, unique architectural features, the active life of the old market, traditional shops, and the chance to get the feel of life, the Cypriot way.
Limassol offers plenty of nature trails ideal for cycling expeditions. Explore the city and its interior on a rental bicycle. The beach has a separate bicycle lane from the Dasoudi area to the Old Port.
Communication in Limassol
Most international mobile phone companies have their bases in Cyprus. It would be economically viable if one purchase a SIM card. The postal services are: personalised stamps, sending letters and parcels, recorded delivery, and mail forwarding.