By renting a car, you can ride through the most picturesque corners of Limassol – one of the most popular resorts in Cyprus. You can choose a rental car any since the roads in Cyprus are almost perfect. Moreover, a rented car is almost the only option for a full inspection of all the picturesque coasts of the island. In the vicinity of Limassol, the public transport network is poorly developed, a rental car will be most welcome.
In contrast to the services of taxi drivers, who in most cases try to make money on tourists, representatives of rental companies in Limassol offer quite low-cost cars for rent. It is enough to have a driver’s license and a firm intention not to violate the rules of the road during the holidays.
Ottoman fort from the Middle Ages, witness the history of Limassol. Construction of this castle began in the early 14th century, but it was rebuilt as early as 1590 as a defensive structure. The landmark is located near the old port. It is noteworthy that it was here, according to some sources, that the most famous English king, the legendary Richard the Lionheart, was married. Today there is a museum where visitors can get acquainted with the medieval history of the city.
Temple of Apollo Hylates
Another monument whose history will enthrall any tourist. Apollo Hylates, if you believe the mythology of the island, was the patron saint of forests and animals. At the moment, in many tourist photographs of Cyprus, this temple is captured. It was built in the 7th century BC, however, like many sights, it was modified several times. The temple is located in the village of Kourion (more than 20 km from Limassol). You can reach it by bus, but renting a car will make it possible to overcome this distance much faster.
After seeing the historical heritage of the city, you can go to the plant Keo, where to this day keep the wine traditions established many centuries ago. Its history goes back over 70 years, but today Commandaria is produced here, known since the times of the Crusaders. This wine was first mentioned in historical data in 1213 at European competition. Tourists can visit the plant as part of the excursion group for free with wine tasting.
This is only a small part of the sights of Limassol – one of the most intense archaeological zones of the entire island. By the number of water parks and entertainment centers, the city can also successfully compete with many European resorts.