The city of Lemesos (Limassol) is situated in a picturesque
location on the shores of the Bay of Akrotiri in the
narrow coastal plain, between the two ancient city kingdoms
of Amathus to the east and Kourion to the west. It is
within an hour's drive from the capital Nicosia
(Lefkosia) to the north, the port cities of Larnaka
to the east and Pafos
(Paphos) to the west and the main mountain resorts
of the Troodos range.
Lemesos (Limassol) is today the island's second largest
city , the most important tourist and commercial centre
and the biggest port.
It was already the island's main port during Lusignan
times. However, by the 19th century, after being ravaged
by fires, floods and earthquakes, it lost most of its
importance to Larnaka and Ammochostos (Famagusta), which
became the main ports of the island.
The city offers a great number of luxury hotels, most
of them on the shore along a 15km coastline, some of
them with their own marinas. Restaurants and tavernas
also abound serving the whole range of local, regional
and international dishes. It is famous for the variety
of its night entertainment, its tavernas with Greek
bouzouki, modern discos and steamy nightclubs.
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