The Ancient Limassol

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About The Ancient Limassol

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Language: the tour is with an English speaking representative - other languages on request

Included: 

- Hotel pick up with return Transportation with mini bus 

- Entrance fees

Highlighted sightseeing points: 

- Kolossi Castle

- Kourion

- Amathous

- Historical center of Lemesos

- Limassol castle

Detailed itinerary:

Situated on the South coast of Cyprus, west of Limassol city, the famous Kolossi Castle stands an imposing site. This Medieval fort is one of the most important on the island. 

Lying in the heart of a rich and fertile valley to the mouth of the river Kouris, the castle was often mentioned by sightseers of the Middle Ages. 

Further to Paphos, Kourion is one of the most stunning archaeological sites on the island. It was a great city kingdom and today new treasures are still being discovered there. What is most prominent in this site is the Greco – Roman amphitheater. 

Villas with extravagant mosaic floors and an early Christian Basilica are among the treasures that are found here. The splendid amphitheater was built in the 2nd century B.C. and since its

restoration, is used for theatre and music performances.

Do not forget the famous Amathous is one of the significant ancient city-kingdoms of Cyprus where, according to mythology, Greek hero Theseus left the pregnant Ariadne to be attended by local women. 

It was also an important site of worship of the Goddess Aphrodite-Astarte. There are various, rich archaeological finds at the site, including the Agora, the public baths, the Temple of Aphrodite, early Christian basilicas and several tombs.

The old town of Lemesos (Limassol) is the heart of the city with its narrow streets radiating out from the old fishing harbor. 

Explore the historical center of Lemesos by walking through the old streets and discover its long history. Some of the main features are its monuments, unique architecture, traditional workshops, the old market and the traditional shops. 

The center of this city is full of character and wrapped around the small castle, and which radiates out into a series of lanes where old houses and modern boutiques flank you on either side.

Limassol castle lies in the center of the old city and above the old harbor. Based on local Cypriot tradition, Richard the Lion heart married Berengaria of Navarre and crowned her Queen of England right here in 1191. 

The fort has suffered damage throughout the years from the hands of many different invaders to the island, and from various destructive earthquakes. In 1590 the Ottomans rebuilt the castle as it stands today. 

The original fort was larger. The subsequent rebuild includes parts of the original fort, such as the two oblong halls of the ground floor. The basement contains cells which were used as a prison until 1950.

Know before you go:

Wear comfortable shoes (a moderate amount of walking is involved)

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum of 10 people has to join tour otherwise tour may be cancelled

The duration of tour is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time and

traffic on tour date

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date

Please note that the operational program is subject to change

Trip Details

day Trip
09:00 - 17:00

Opening Times

Dates
27th Aug - 27th Aug
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Pricing

Adult
13 - 99 years
€55
Child
2 - 12 years
€27.50

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