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Things to do in Limassol District

Our most recommended things to do in Limassol District

From Paphos: Guided tour of Limassol with Rock of Aphrodite

1. From Paphos: Guided tour of Limassol with Rock of Aphrodite

Your first stop will be the ancient Greek city-kingdom of Kourion which dates to the 10th century BC. You will see the many excavations including the complex of Eustolios and admire the magnificent amphitheater with its spectacular views over Episkopi Bay. Continue with a stop at Kolossi and the medieval castle, a former Crusader stronghold free time and optional visit the Castle ( entrance fees not included in the price). From there, drive to Limassol arriving in the old town, close to the medieval castle, Limassol Marina, and the market area where you will have free time for exploring, shopping and lunch (not included). On the way back stop at the Rock of Aphrodite where, according to legend, the Goddess of Love and Beauty was born from the waves and there will be time for a swim.

Cyprus: Troodos Mountain Food & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

2. Cyprus: Troodos Mountain Food & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

A guide will pick you up from a location of your choice and you’ll be driven around carefully selected villages to visit locals making traditional products and taste Cypriot delicacies. One of these stops will be an award-winning winery where you'll try a selection of wines and discover a variety of indigenous grape varieties. You’ll learn about the ingredients, the making process, and the traditions linked to the products. Part of the touring will be visiting villages where you’ll have time to explore and see the sites. Along the way, the group will stop at a local tavern to feast on a selection of Cypriot dishes with a full meze lunch. We keep our tours authentic by visiting true locals and because these local villagers are busy with every day life – we cannot guarantee which stops we’ll be including… However, here’s an example list of products which are likely to be included – Halloumi Cheese, Honey, Olive Oil, Village Breads, Traditional Sweets, Wine etc. We guarantee a great day out and you can be sure that you’ll visit 5 fantastic places within the Troodos mountain villages and experience a foodie day tour like no other!

From Limassol: Akamas Highlights and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

3. From Limassol: Akamas Highlights and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

Discover Akamas’ most exciting features during this private full-day trip by both land and sea. Start with a view of the Sea Caves, the island's banana plantations, and a shipwreck in the immediate vicinity. Visit a local winery and tour the Botanical Gardens before experiencing a boat ride to the Blue Lagoon. Gaze at the Sea Caves, dark mysterious tunnels set in pale-colored rock, looking out over clear blue-green waters. Observe the island's banana plantations close by, filled with trees with broad, palm-like leaves waving leisurely in the sunshine. Admire fragrant herbs and shrubs while you luxuriate in the cooling touch of the sea breeze in the Botanical Gardens. Stroll along the Baths of Aphrodite Trail and enjoy panoramic views of Paphos' Forest and the town of Polis Chrysochous. Watch fishing boats come and go at Latchi Harbor. Take photos of the Akamas Nature Reserve on your way to the Blue Lagoon by ship. Sip wine and fruit juice, and nibble on fresh fruit while you enjoy the view, and swim in the clear blue water beneath the cloudless sapphire sky. Sail back to the harbor, home to several seafood restaurants and sample the day's catch at a seaside tavern. It's the perfect time to relax and reflect on the magical day spent exploring this magical peninsula filled with natural beauty.

From Ayia Napa: Troodos Classic Jeep Safari

4. From Ayia Napa: Troodos Classic Jeep Safari

A Jeep safari to the green landscape of the Troodos Mountains is a must during your holiday in Cyprus. Travel deep inside the island’s interior to see and experience villages and forested landscapes not often visited by average tourists. Your adventurous itinerary uses a combination of small asphalt roads and well-maintained dirt tracks to bring nature and culture together.  See and experience the best and most authentic side of Cyprus, enjoy meeting the locals and gaze upon breathtaking views from the mountain summits. Take short walks through traditional villages with their narrow streets and stone architecture, and feast upon scrumptious local delicacies. You will also have the chance to light a candle in a medieval stone-built church with fresco wall paintings. Then, visit one of the many fantastic natural waterfalls that have ice-cold water cascading down their rocky cliffs. Take in this paradise-like spot with its cool spring waters and lush vegetation surroundings. Lunch is optional and can be enjoyed in a traditional family-run restaurant.

From Limassol: Private Full-Day Famagusta & Ghost Town Tour

5. From Limassol: Private Full-Day Famagusta & Ghost Town Tour

First, visit St. Barnabas Monastery which is now an icon museum and the tomb of St. Varnabas. Then, drive to see the ancient city of Salamis which dates back to B.C. and has the largest Roman amphitheatre in Cyprus. Next, travel to Othello’s Tower, where Shakespeare was inspired to write his famous play "Othello." Then, head to St. Nicolas Cathedral, which is now known as Lala Mustafa Mosque and built in the French Gothic style. Afterwards, have some free time within the old city for shopping or more sightseeing.  Your adventure will continue with a visit to the ghost town of Famagusta. The city has been abandoned since 1974 due to political issues between the two sides of Cyprus. 

From Ayia Napa: Grand Tour Jeep Safari with Lunch

6. From Ayia Napa: Grand Tour Jeep Safari with Lunch

Head deep into the heart of Cyprus to see off-the-beaten-track destinations on a day filled with spectacular landscapes, little-known villages, clean rivers, pristine air, flora and fauna, vineyards, monasteries, churches and more. Top it off with local food and wine in a traditional village tavern. Start with a 4x4 off-road adventure through the most diverse and rapidly-changing landscapes in Cyprus. Visit the largest water dam in Cyprus for amazing views and photos. Walk through ethnic villages with narrow streets, spectacular views, and great stone architecture. Pass by the fantastic natural wonder of the Caledonia Waterfall, a 20-meter-high mountain waterfall. After a delicious lunch in a village tavern, visit Omodos, the main village in the Limassol wine-growing area. Stroll around the cobbled streets, see the impressive vintage wooden wine press, or visit the monastery of the Holy Cross before returning to your hotel.

From Larnaca: Pafos and Kourion Coach Tour in English

7. From Larnaca: Pafos and Kourion Coach Tour in English

Pick up from hotels or meeting points by coach and driving towards Paphos. Coffee break at Chirokoitia village. Guiding at the archeological site of ancient Kourion with its mosaics and Greek-Roman Amphitheatre with breath-taking view over the bay. Continue to Paphos with free time at Paphos harbour for walking, shopping, having lunch in one of the numerous taverns (not included) or visit of the Paphos castle (not included) and the mosaics of the House of Dionysus (entrance fees are not included). On the return a short visit at the Cyprus Delight's shop at Yeroskipou for tasting and shopping the traditional sweets Loukoumia. A last stop Aphrodite's Rock (Petra tou Romiou), the birthplace of Aphrodite - Goddess of Love and Beauty - for photos and swimming (if weather permits). Don't forget to bring your swim wear and towel. Drop of at starting point in the later afternoon.

Cyprus: Troodos Mountains Villages and Wineries Tour

8. Cyprus: Troodos Mountains Villages and Wineries Tour

Embark on a full-day food and wine adventure in the scenic Troodos Mountains designed to showcase Cypriot food and wine. With roundtrip transportation included, visit remote villages, taste regional products, and try delicious local wines. Begin with pickup from a location of your choice and head to the Troodos Mountains. Visit villages and carefully selected wineries, stopping for lunch to feast on a selection of Cypriot dishes and enjoy a full meze spread. At 3 family-owned wineries, learn all about the wine-making process and Cypriot indigenous grape varieties. There are many different wines for tasting including the world-famous Commanadaria.

From Protaras: Grand Tour Jeep Safari with Lunch

9. From Protaras: Grand Tour Jeep Safari with Lunch

Head deep into the heart of Cyprus to see off-the-beaten-track destinations on a day filled with spectacular landscapes, little-known villages, clean rivers, pristine air, flora and fauna, vineyards, monasteries, churches and more. Top it off with delicious local food and great wine in a traditional village tavern. Start with a 4x4 off-road adventure through the most diverse and rapidly-changing landscapes in Cyprus. Visit the largest water dam in Cyprus for amazing views and photos. Walk through ethnic villages with narrow streets, spectacular views, and great stone architecture. Pass by a 20-meter-high mountain waterfall, a spot from paradise and a natural wonder. After a delicious lunch in a village tavern, visit Omodos, the main village in the Limassol wine-growing area. Stroll around the cobbled streets, see the impressive vintage wooden wine press, or visit the monastery of the Holy Cross before returning to your hotel.

From Limassol: Kourion & Paphos Tour

10. From Limassol: Kourion & Paphos Tour

Cyprus offers up some fascinating history and this day trip is great for taking it all in. The morning kicks off with a trip to Kourion – one of the most impressive archaeological sites on the island. It’s classic Greco-Roman, with a half-moon of seats facing out to sea. Next stop is Petra tou Romiou, an off-shore rock where – according to mythology – the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, rose from the waves. After a quick photo, you’ll head to the UNESCO-rated Tombs of the Kings. The modern harbour is brimming with bars and restaurants, where you will enjoy some free time. In the afternoon, you may join the group for a visit of the Roman mosaics at the Villa of Dionysos.

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What people are saying about Limassol District

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 305 reviews

It was a great and easy way to explore Cyrus! Our tour guide was amazing and all of the food was delicious!! She took us to prominent cypriot locations and indulged us in its history. Her knowledge of the region only bolstered her credibility and our appreciation.

Excellent tour! Lovely trip up into the mountains along with two wineries and a village tour with lunch. Definitely recommend.

I loved the whole experience. The food and elena the guide were 1st class. I couldn't have wished for a better day

Thanks to Theodora, our lovely guide. It couldn’t have been better!

Great tour. It was just the two of us and we had great fun!