The Royal Apollonia

Limassol is blessed with 17 kilometres of fine, sandy beach, and the five-star Royal Apollonia Beach Hotel is perfectly ensconced on these golden shores. This elegant hotel boasts a selection of beautifully-appointed rooms and suites with inland or sea views. The outdoor Ocean Bar sits within the sparkling swimming pool, just steps away from the beach and crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean. Three restaurants serve up a selection of culinary delights, from buffet-style to Greek meze and Japanese-inspired dishes. Enjoy your early-morning coffee or evening cocktails at the Aphrodite Lounge while soaking up the breath-taking views from the terrace.

Overview of Limassol

Holidays to Cyprus reveal a magical island cloaked in myth and legend. History has seen civilisations rise and fall here for over 10,000 years, and it’s even said to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. The pretty south-coast town of Limassol is rich in both cultural and cosmopolitan attractions, and is home to The Royal Apollonia. This luxurious sea-front haven is the perfect place to kick-start your holiday, bask in the warm Mediterranean sun, and explore the memories of the island’s ancient past.

Things to do in Limassol

The beaches in Limassol offer plenty of quality time for sunbathing, swimming and high-octane water sports, and The Royal Apollonia is just a short walk away from a range of shops, restaurants and bars. The up-market Limassol Marina is a good place for some high-end retail therapy and leisurely dining with fantastic views of the super-yachts.If you’re a wine connoisseur, you’ll enjoy touring the local wineries – and as the birthplace of the renowned Commandaria wine, the ancient castle Kolossi is a must-see. If you’re a history lover, you’ll be bowled over by two of the most spectacular archaeological sites in Cyprus. Curium is a magnificent cliff-top Greco-Roman amphitheatre still used for theatrical events today, and the ancient ruins of the city Amathas date back to 1100 BC. This sunny isle is a dream destination that offers more than you could ever imagine, and just like the charismatic islanders, this is a little piece of heaven just waiting to welcome you.

Resort Summary

With the second largest population of any city in Cyprus, it’s safe to say there’s plenty going on in Limassol. It is home to the busiest port in the country, although it’s not all work and no play here. You’ll find avenues of shopping to be explored, together with restaurants around every corner vying for your attention. The nightlife is active, although less frantic than in Ayia Napa, and the beaches are among the most beautiful in the country.

Limassol is the largest city in the Paphos region, which in itself is among the most vibrant and intriguing areas to be discovered during Cyprus holidays, where ancient mysteries mix with modern activities like watersports and safaris. That’s not to say that you need to leave the city to explore what Cyprus has to offer – Limassol Castle gives a fascinating glimpse into the region’s enthralling past, and the architecture around you speaks of old world magic. Limassol is full of museums and exhibits, from natural history and aquatic wildlife through to the most defining works of art in Cypriot history.