Limassol [ An Expert’s Detailed Guide ]

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Limassol

This post was most recently updated on September 27th, 2022

Limassol is one of the 6 administrative districts of the country of Cyprus.

Today in this article, we are going to learn about Limassol. We will try to answer every question there is about the district of Limassol, so keep reading till the end to know better.

You can click the links below to learn about different cities in Cyprus.

Let’s start, shall we?

Where is Limassol located?

Limassol is located on the southern coast of Cyprus. Limassol is the second largest urban area in Cyprus after Nicosia.

Where is Limassol located

Map of Limassol

Limassol is called Lemesós in Greek and Limasol in Turkish.

Map of Limassol

Area and Population of Limassol

The total area of the Limassol district is 1,396 sq km (539 sq mi).

The total population of Limassol district as of 1st October 2021 was estimated to be around 258,900.

Area code and Telephone code

The area code of Limassol is 25. The postal code for Limassol is 3010 – 3150.

The telephone code for Limassol, Cyprus is +357-25.

What Time Zone is Limassol?

Limassol Time Zone

Limassol uses the Eastern European Standard Time and during summer it observes Eastern European Summer Time.

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)
UTC + 3 (Eastern European Summer Time)

Where can you see the sunrise in Limassol?

You can see the sunrise in Limassol from the Kourion amphitheater. It is 20 minutes drive from the central Limassol. You can also see the sunrise in Limassol from Akti Olympion, the main beach of the city.

What currency do they use in Limassol?

Limassol uses Euro as its currency. Euro is the official currency of the country of Cyprus. If you have dollar or pound, you can get them exchanged at the local bank or money exchangers. You can also exchange them at the airport.

Is Limassol Greek or Turkish?

Limassol is pure Greek. Limassol is located in the Southern part of Cyprus. The northern part of Cyprus speaks Turkish and the southern part of Cyprus mainly speaks Greek.

Distance between Limassol to Other Cities

Limassol to : DistanceEstimated Time
Nicosia87.8 km69 mins
Paphos68.9 km53 mins
Larnaca67.6 km52 mins
Kyrenia109.4 km95 mins
Famagusta109.4 km84 mins
Ayia Napa113.7 km77 mins

How far is Limassol from Protaras?

Limassol is 122 km far from Protaras. It will take you around 1 hour and 26 minutes to reach Protaras from Limassol on a car or public bus.

Weather in Limassol

Weather in Limassol

The days in summer are hot, and the winters are cold in Limassol. The temperature goes up to 38 degrees Celsius in summer and 9 degrees Celsius in winter. You can click here to read in detail about the climate in Cyprus.

When to visit Limassol?

If you like summer you are suggested to visit Limassol in June-August, and if you love winter you should visit Limassol in January-March. March is the season spring begins in Cyprus. With days getting longer, there is almost 8 hours of sunshine a day. If you are visiting Cyprus in March, you are suggested to pack light winter clothes.

When is Limassol Carnival?

Limassol Carnival

The Limassol Carnival Festival is an annual European carnival event held in Limassol. The event is held 12 days before the start of Lent, on the Sunday before Ash Monday, and 50 days before Orthodox Easter. The festival is a colorful 10-day event of people eating, singing, games, wearing costumes, and attending parties. The heritage of the Carnival goes back to ancient Greece with a festival honoring Dionysus, the god of wine and fun.

How safe is Limassol?

Limassol is moderately safe. There are some pickpocketers in the street, so you are suggested to be extra cautious. Take proper care of your wallet and passport. You will see some beggars in the street, but very few. Limassol is safe at night. Vandalism is there also corruption and bribery. The shops mainly target tourists and charge you more, but if you don’t want to buy it, they don’t force you.

What is Limassol famous for?

Limassol is famous for Medieval castles, two ancient cities by which it is surrounded( Kourion on the west and Amathus on the east), culture, festivals, carnivals, and its history. Limassol is definitely worth visiting. Limassol is the friendliest city in Cyprus for tourists as it is very cosmopolitan, with international Tech and Financial services companies, large Tourist areas, and a large Russian-speaking population. It is by far the most developed-modern city in Cyprus.

What are the cons of living in Limassol?

Here are some of the cons of living in Limassol:

  • Limassol is expensive.
  • People are racist.
  • Traffic is crazy in Limassol.
  • Bad driving practice.
  • Fewer job opportunities for foreigners in Limassol.

How much can you earn in Limassol?

How much can you earn in Limassol

You can earn somewhere between 700 Euro to 70,000 Euro depending on your skills and qualifications. Mainly for foreigners and international students, 5 Euro per hour is the basic salary. But, if you are highly educated, you can earn somewhere between 20-30 Euro per hour.

You can click here to read in detail about the average salary income in Cyprus.

Is Limassol cheap to live in?

Compared to Nicosia and Larnaca, Limassol is comparatively expensive to live in. If a nice 2 bedroom flat in Nicosia costs 600 Euros a month, then you will have to pay 700/800 Euros a month in Limassol for the same flat. Grocery items are almost the same price all over the country. Around tourist areas, the costs of items are slightly expensive in Limassol compared to other cities.

How much do you need to live in Limassol?

You need around 1500 Euros a month to live comfortably in Limassol. With that much money, you can rent a two-bedroom flat, eat 3 times meals, pay utility bills, and do basic shopping.

You can click here to read in detail about the cost of living in Southern Cyprus.

and click here to read the cost of living in Northern Cyprus.

Is there an Airport in Limassol?

Limassol doesn’t have an airport. The closest airport to Limassol is Paphos International Airport. It is 61 km away from Limassol. It takes around 48 minutes to reach Paphos International Airport from Limassol. The second nearest airport to Limassol is Larnaca International Airport. It is 67.4 km away from Limassol. It takes around 48 minutes to reach Larnaca International Airport from Limassol.

You can click here to read in detail about the airports in Cyprus. 

How far is Limassol from the Larnaca Airport?

Limassol is 67.4 km far from the airport. It will take you around 48 minutes to drive from Limassol to Larnaca airport.
How much is a taxi fare from Larnaca to Limassol?
Taxis charge you around 50-55 Euro from Larnaca to Limassol. During night time they are slightly expensive. They charge you around 65 Euro at night.

Distance between Limassol and Larnaca Airport

Can you drink tap water in Limassol?

You can drink tap water in Limassol, but you are suggested not to. Even though tap water is drinkable, people usually drink bottled water in Limassol. The water may be safe to drink when it leaves the source, but it might collect pollutants (dirt, dust, and other stuff) on its way to your tap. If you have to, then always drink only after filtering and boiling the tap water.

Can you get a bus from Paphos to Limassol?

Yes, you can get a bus from Paphos to Limassol. Monday to Friday it operates from 5:55 am to 8 pm, and on other days it operates from 8 am to 7:30 pm.

Bus route from Paphos to Limassol

Which plug is used in Limassol?

3-pin plugs are used in Limassol. They are the same as the plug from the UK. The associated plug type for Limassol is type “G”. It’s a plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. Limassol operates on a 240V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Where is La Boca Limassol?

La Boca is located at Spyrou Kyprianou Ave 101, Limassol 3077, Cyprus. La Boca is an Italian restaurant in Limassol that offers a wide range of fresh and tasty dishes that can be enjoyed any day, any time.

Where is My Mall in Limassol?

My Mall in Limassol is located at 285, Franklin Roosevelt, Limassol 3150, Cyprus.

location of My Mall Limassol

MY MALL Limassol is a shopping center in Zakaki, a western suburb of Limassol. It is the third biggest mall in size in Cyprus. The mall was originally named “Tiffany Mall”, but the name was changed in 2009 following complaints from other holders of the rights to the Tiffany name.

What shops are in My Mall Limassol?

My Mall has all kinds of shops from clothing stores to sim card distributors. Some of the famous shops in My Mall Limassol are as below.

  • Adidas
  • Bank of Cyprus
  • Calvin Klein
  • Camel Active
  • Celio
  • Crocodile
  • CYTA
  • Epic
  • Gap
  • Jack & Jones
  • Lacoste
  • Lynne
  • Marks and Spencer
  • Ojo Glasses
  • Public
  • Pull & Bear
  • Vans
  • Zara

My Mall opening and closing hours

My Mall opening and closing hours

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