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The Limassol Castle / The Medieval Castle: built by the Byzantines around 1000 A.D., was where Richard the Lionheart allegedly married Queen Berengaria of Navarre in 1911 and crowned her Queen of England – the first Coronation and Royal Marriage to take place out of England. Its grounds house the Medieval Museum of Cyprus displaying interesting pottery, tombstones, coats of arms, carvings and reliefs. 

Limassol old city: the heart of Limassol where its narrow radial streets lead outside the old fishing harbour.

Municipal Market: The atmosphere, the abundance of fruits and vegetables, the traditional merchants and the customers that arrive there from surrounding villages, all draw an exciting picture.

Kolossi Castle: located 11 km west of Limassol, initially built in 1210 and constructed by a crusading order of knights, the Hospitallers or Order of St. John of Jerusalem and was the base of the most significant Commanders of each period. It was known as the home of the great sweet wine which came to be known as Commandaria. 

The Kourion Archeological site: is one of the most spectacular archeological sites on the island where excavations continue bringing impressive treasures to light This ancient kingdom, perched on a cliff top overlooking the Mediterranean, was once a centre of cultural and religious life.  The town was founded in the twelfth century BC. The spectacular semi-circular Greco-Roman theatre built in the second century A.D. is magnificently situated and is still in use today for musical and theatrical performances.

The Kourion Museum: houses a collection of finds from nearby archaeological sites. Amongst the various intriguing finds from Kourion, is the marble head of Aphrodite from the 2nd century A.D. Many of the other exhibition rooms contain fascinating collections from prehistoric sites in the area.

House of Eustolios: located next to the Kourion site, is a private residence from the fourth century A.D. with captivating mosaic floors and a complex of baths.

Sanctuary of Apollon Hylates: also just three kilometers away from the Kourion site is one of the most significant religious centres of Cyprus where Apollo was worshipped as Hylates, God of the Woodlands. 

Amathous Archeological site:  With historical evidence dating back at least three thousand years, approximately 10 km east of the city, this ancient trading centre was built between the tenth and eighth centuries B.C. It was the island’s first city-state. Located along the coast one can still see remains of the aqueduct as well as columns of the agora (marketplace).  According to mythology, it was founded by King Kinyras and this was where Theseus left pregnant Ariadne to be cared for after the battle with the Minotaur.  Although small parts of  ancient city still remain, the Louvre museum of Paris, France, holds its most famous relic, a giant limestone jar. Many of the original stones of Amathous were taken to Egypt for the building of the Suez Canal.

The Limassol District Archaeological Museum: has fascinating statues, pottery and artifacts from crude Stone Age hammers to the sophisticated products of seventh century Byzantine artistry. Thus the collections of antiquities are from the Neolithic Age to the Roman period.
The Municipal Art Gallery: exhibits the work of noteworthy local artists including older periods but also contemporary artists.

Folk Art Museum: established in 1985, the museum is a beautifully preserved old house which displays a wonderful collection of folk art from the 19th and 20th century including national costumes, wooden chests and tapestry.

The Carob Mill Museum: Carobs once played a significant role in the Cyprus economy as the basic product exported. The mills were initially built in the early 1900s. The largest part of the carob processing equipment is preserved and intact today, exhibited in a renovated building behind the Medieval Castle combining the genuine atmosphere of the past with the advanced aesthetics of the present.

The Cyprus Wine Museum: is located in the heart of the wine producing area in Erimi village, a short distance from Limassol. Photographic material and audiovisual presentations, as well as ancient jars and crocks, medieval pots, old documents and instruments all paint a picture of the history of wine in Cyprus.

Limassol Library: The municipal Library of Limassol with 60,000 volumes is one of the largest libraries of Cyprus that facilitates not only readers in general but also school and university students, as well as many foreigners, visitors and permanent residents of the city. It also has a large and noteworthy children’s section.

Pylavakion Pottery Museum – located in Foini village, a private museum, it displays examples of local pottery, traditional agriculture tools and early 20th century household items.

Museum Pasteli:  is located in Anogyra at the old Turkish-Cypriot school, which was renovated in 2000, funded by the government and Cyprus Tourist Organization (CTO), appointed by the Expatriates’ Association. The only museum of its kind in Cyprus, it presents the traditional way of making Pasteli, a traditional sweet; mainly from carob juice. Visitors can see first hand the traditional way in which pasteli is produced at the Pasteli Festival every September.

Oleastro – The House of Olive (www.oleastro.com.cy):
Olive Park ‘Oleastro’ which also houses the Olive Museum, 3 km past the picturesque village of Anogyra, between Pafos and Limassol, is famous for its unspoiled traditional character. In a natural environment, it features various aspects of the olive and its 60,000 years of history including various extraction methods, farming activities, related professions excavations and the role of the olive in the Cyprus and the Mediterranean diet, customs, traditions, history, mythology and much more.

Limassol Castle: situated in the centre of old Limassol, is a remnant from the presence of Crusaders on the island. It was built in the 13th century on the site of an earlier Byzantine castle and has been converted today into the Cyprus Medieval Museum.

Limassol old city: the heart of Limassol where its narrow radial streets lead outside the old fishing harbour.

Municipal Market: The atmosphere, the abundance of fruit and vegetables, the traditional merchants and the customers that arrive there from surrounding villages, all draw an exciting picture.

Kolossi Medieval Castle: situated in the village of Kolossi, 11 km west of Limassol. It was built in the 15th century and belonged to the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem and was the base of the most significant Commanders of each period.

Kourion Archaeological Site: one of the most spectacular archaeological sites on the island where excavations continue bringing impressive treasures to light. The Greek-Roman Theatre is remarkable, while the stately villas discovered there with their exceptional mosaic floors and early Christian basilica are also noteworthy, amongst other treasures.

Sunctuary of Apollo Hylates: situated 2,5 km west of the ancient city of Kourion, was one of the most significant religious centres of Cyprus where Apollo was worshipped as Hylates, god of forests.

Amathous Archaeological Site: situated approximately 10 km east of Limassol, was according to mythology founded by Kind Kinyras and this is where Theseus left the pregnant Ariadne to be cared for after the battle with the Minotaur.

Limassol is also known for its age-long tradition in cultural issues. It offers visitors a large variety not only of activities, but also of museums and galleries such as the Folk Art Museum, the Lemesos District Archaeological Museum, the Cyprus Wine Museum, the Carob Mill Museum and the Municipal Art Gallery.
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