Cyprus’s second-largest city Limassol has the last few years has undergone a transformation from worn prime tourist destination to cosmopolitan trendsetter. Local authorities and the private sector, through different projects have made the former 80-century star destination in charter programs to flourish again. Old hotel is renovated, upgraded or rebuilt to stylish apartments with views of the Mediterranean Sea. New trendy resturants, roof terraces and clubs pop up everywhere along the coastal line and inside the old town.
The newly opened Marina, which is located just next to city center has become a crashing success and people come here day and night to dine at one of the restaurants, sit at one of cafes, for shopping or for strolling around. Here, you can easily spend a few hours in the balmy sea breeze and take part of the buzz now created by this inviting atmosphere.
First part of the project is completed and we are now in phase two where a sandy beach is completed and the construction of new apartments and houses has started.
The local tourist authority in Limassol reports an uppswing of individual guests visiting the city. With an increase in the number of scheduled flights, the proportion of visitors who are not traveling with a tour operator has increased markedly in the last 2 – 3 years. Limassol is particularly attractive for active travelers and for those who are looking for more than just beach vacation. The city’s position on the south coast is ideal for those who want to travel around and explore the island’s rich cultural heritage and unspoiled nature.
– Lemesos has certainly had an uplift and I can certainly recommend a visit. The city that has visitors all year round fits most but I would think that an adult and curious audience enjoy it the best. There is a wide range and many good restaurants, it is close to some of the island’s main attractions. In addition, it is only a half-hour drive to several great golf courses,” says Johan Lantz on Cyprus Tourist Board.