Ταξιδιωτικός οδηγός του/της Anthoulla

Anthoulla
Ταξιδιωτικός οδηγός του/της Anthoulla

Monuments

The Medieval Castle of Kolossi in Limassol, also known as Koulas, is one of the most important fortresses from the Frankish period in Cyprus that are preserved to this day. The existing fortress was built in 1454 by the Commander of the Ioannina Battalion, Louis de Magnac, on top of the ruins of an older fortress from 1210. Magnac's coat-of-arms is visible on the eastern wall of the castle. The typical features of a fortress from that time include the ramparts and gun-loops above the entrance, from where hot oil could be thrown at enemies during incoming attacks. Kolossi was the seat of a strong military force, the Ioannina Battalion, known as Commanderie, who controlled and exploited the agricultural produce of the wider area, which included some 60 villages
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Kolossi Castle
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The Medieval Castle of Kolossi in Limassol, also known as Koulas, is one of the most important fortresses from the Frankish period in Cyprus that are preserved to this day. The existing fortress was built in 1454 by the Commander of the Ioannina Battalion, Louis de Magnac, on top of the ruins of an older fortress from 1210. Magnac's coat-of-arms is visible on the eastern wall of the castle. The typical features of a fortress from that time include the ramparts and gun-loops above the entrance, from where hot oil could be thrown at enemies during incoming attacks. Kolossi was the seat of a strong military force, the Ioannina Battalion, known as Commanderie, who controlled and exploited the agricultural produce of the wider area, which included some 60 villages
Both Public Garden and the Zoo within the park have been the city landmarks for many decades. They are the ideal family spot, right in the heart of the city. It’s the suitable place for walking, playing and enjoying an afternoon coffee. The Zoo within the Park was created in 1909 and used to host many kinds of birds. The zoo as we know it today occurred by a random event back in 1954 when a Limassolian Ms. Grigoraskou, donated her little monkey pet. Other donators followed her example later. John Wilkes, an American, donated an elephant named Jully (older Limassolians still remember her). Starting from 1956, the Zoo was a spectacle of large animals (lions, bears, zebras) many of which were donated. After its reconstruction in 2014, the Zoo has been transformed into a beautiful educational ride for Limassolians and other visitors. It’s been beautifully made by using natural look deco (wood, clay and glass) and enriched with smaller animals, very interesting to visit. The picturesque café adds on the total look as well as the beautiful wooden playground. And all of these while overlooking at the sea. The Public Garden occasionally hosts various events and festivals (mainly charity events) and of course the most important of its events, the 10 day Annual Wine Festival. The Public Garden also houses the Garden Theatre (capacity of 1800 people) which hosts various performances and concerts, usually during the summer period.
Municipal Public Garden
Both Public Garden and the Zoo within the park have been the city landmarks for many decades. They are the ideal family spot, right in the heart of the city. It’s the suitable place for walking, playing and enjoying an afternoon coffee. The Zoo within the Park was created in 1909 and used to host many kinds of birds. The zoo as we know it today occurred by a random event back in 1954 when a Limassolian Ms. Grigoraskou, donated her little monkey pet. Other donators followed her example later. John Wilkes, an American, donated an elephant named Jully (older Limassolians still remember her). Starting from 1956, the Zoo was a spectacle of large animals (lions, bears, zebras) many of which were donated. After its reconstruction in 2014, the Zoo has been transformed into a beautiful educational ride for Limassolians and other visitors. It’s been beautifully made by using natural look deco (wood, clay and glass) and enriched with smaller animals, very interesting to visit. The picturesque café adds on the total look as well as the beautiful wooden playground. And all of these while overlooking at the sea. The Public Garden occasionally hosts various events and festivals (mainly charity events) and of course the most important of its events, the 10 day Annual Wine Festival. The Public Garden also houses the Garden Theatre (capacity of 1800 people) which hosts various performances and concerts, usually during the summer period.

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Kourion is one of the most impressive ancient locations of Cyprus and the entire Mediterranean. It has become a city kingdom at around 12th-11th BC after the arrival and settlement of Greeks (Achaeans) colonists in Cyprus. According to tradition this happened after the end of the Trojan War. Kourion was one of the wealthiest kingdoms of Cyprus. The devastating series of earthquakes that affected Kourion in the second half of the 4th century AD were the beginning of the city’s decline. The beginning of the Christian period was the end of the worship of Apollon Ylates and that automatically meant am important reduction of visitors in the city of Curium. That period economically affected the city. The most important monuments of the ancient city of Kourion, which survive until today, are the Amphitheatre, the Market (Roman agora), the Roman baths, houses of Achilles, of the Gladiators and of Eustolios with the great floor mosaics, the Episcopal Christian Basilica, Sanctuary of Apollo, the Stadium, and the Small Basilica outside the walls. The city of Kourion, is of unique beauty. On the hill where the main monuments of the ancient city are located, one can see a great view of the Mediterranean, maybe the most magical view.
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Ancient Kourion
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Kourion is one of the most impressive ancient locations of Cyprus and the entire Mediterranean. It has become a city kingdom at around 12th-11th BC after the arrival and settlement of Greeks (Achaeans) colonists in Cyprus. According to tradition this happened after the end of the Trojan War. Kourion was one of the wealthiest kingdoms of Cyprus. The devastating series of earthquakes that affected Kourion in the second half of the 4th century AD were the beginning of the city’s decline. The beginning of the Christian period was the end of the worship of Apollon Ylates and that automatically meant am important reduction of visitors in the city of Curium. That period economically affected the city. The most important monuments of the ancient city of Kourion, which survive until today, are the Amphitheatre, the Market (Roman agora), the Roman baths, houses of Achilles, of the Gladiators and of Eustolios with the great floor mosaics, the Episcopal Christian Basilica, Sanctuary of Apollo, the Stadium, and the Small Basilica outside the walls. The city of Kourion, is of unique beauty. On the hill where the main monuments of the ancient city are located, one can see a great view of the Mediterranean, maybe the most magical view.

locations for visiting wonderful beaches just outside of Limassol!

The Limassol coastline offers a variety of options for anyone who wishes to combine a trip to the sea with an enjoyable meal. From cafés to fish taverns, these spots that are located a few kilometers outside of the city ensure that visitors will enjoy a relaxing environment, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Governors Beach
The Limassol coastline offers a variety of options for anyone who wishes to combine a trip to the sea with an enjoyable meal. From cafés to fish taverns, these spots that are located a few kilometers outside of the city ensure that visitors will enjoy a relaxing environment, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
The beach of Parekklisia, just a few kilometres east of Limassol, is a popular area for beach outings. Easily accessible from the Nicosia - Limassol motorway, this Blue Flag awarded beach offers visitors many kilometesr of sand and a variety of activities both in and out of the water, making it ideal for groups of young friends, water sport fans, as well as those who would rather opt for relaxation and good food.
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Malindi Beach Bar & Restaurant
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The beach of Parekklisia, just a few kilometres east of Limassol, is a popular area for beach outings. Easily accessible from the Nicosia - Limassol motorway, this Blue Flag awarded beach offers visitors many kilometesr of sand and a variety of activities both in and out of the water, making it ideal for groups of young friends, water sport fans, as well as those who would rather opt for relaxation and good food.
Dasoudi beach, awarded with the Blue Flag certification, is situated in the heart of the Limassol tourist area, hidden in a small grove approximately one kilometer long. It is the only beach in Cyprus which, despite its proximity to the city center, boasts rich greenery that reaches all the way down to the sandy coast. The restaurant, located on the easternmost edge of the grove, and recreational facilities offered on this coast make it a beloved destination for thousands of visitors. The restaurant operates throughout the day for anyone wishing to enjoy a refreshing drink or full meal by the sea. Families with young children opt for the beach as well as the large playground next to the restaurant for their children to play.
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Dasoudi Beach
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Dasoudi beach, awarded with the Blue Flag certification, is situated in the heart of the Limassol tourist area, hidden in a small grove approximately one kilometer long. It is the only beach in Cyprus which, despite its proximity to the city center, boasts rich greenery that reaches all the way down to the sandy coast. The restaurant, located on the easternmost edge of the grove, and recreational facilities offered on this coast make it a beloved destination for thousands of visitors. The restaurant operates throughout the day for anyone wishing to enjoy a refreshing drink or full meal by the sea. Families with young children opt for the beach as well as the large playground next to the restaurant for their children to play.

The Limassol Street where time has stood still!

Ιn the heart of the Limassol city center, you may find yourself passing through a street that appears to have been taken straight out of a different era. In fact, it could be said that on Irinis Street, a much frequented road for Limassolians, time has stood perfectly still. Most constructions in this street are consistent with its authentic character. As such, it is one of the few neighborhoods in Limassol today which has maintained all its original architectural character to the utmost degree. A number of the old 1-storey and 2-storey houses building have been restored and currently used as residences or commercial plots. A narrow, tree-lined park is located towards the north end of the road, with benches for visitors to sit under the shady foliage and admire the surrounding buildings.
Irinis
Ιn the heart of the Limassol city center, you may find yourself passing through a street that appears to have been taken straight out of a different era. In fact, it could be said that on Irinis Street, a much frequented road for Limassolians, time has stood perfectly still. Most constructions in this street are consistent with its authentic character. As such, it is one of the few neighborhoods in Limassol today which has maintained all its original architectural character to the utmost degree. A number of the old 1-storey and 2-storey houses building have been restored and currently used as residences or commercial plots. A narrow, tree-lined park is located towards the north end of the road, with benches for visitors to sit under the shady foliage and admire the surrounding buildings.

City/town information

Limassol Marina beach The closest beach to Limassol’s historic centre is a relatively small beach in Limassol Marina, quiet and safe for all ages. Peninsula Beach is the artificial beach that was created in 2015, upgrading an area that until then, was deemed unsafe for people to visit. The relatively shallow waters, which, after continuous testing have proven to be of excellent quality for swimming, as well as the comfortable seating areas and the nearby parking facilities, make this a convenient option for anyone, and for families in particular
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Limassol
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Limassol Marina beach The closest beach to Limassol’s historic centre is a relatively small beach in Limassol Marina, quiet and safe for all ages. Peninsula Beach is the artificial beach that was created in 2015, upgrading an area that until then, was deemed unsafe for people to visit. The relatively shallow waters, which, after continuous testing have proven to be of excellent quality for swimming, as well as the comfortable seating areas and the nearby parking facilities, make this a convenient option for anyone, and for families in particular