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How to reach Limassol

There are two airports in Cyprus: Larnaca International Airport and Paphos International Airport. Several airlines, including Aegean Airlines, Easyjet, Ryanair, Thompson Airways, Jetours, British Airways, LOT, Germania Airlines and others, fly to Paphos Airport and to Larnaca International Airport.

There is a possibility to take advantage of the bus transfer service available by private companies just outside of the two airports (Larnaca and Paphos). This service is offered on a 24hrs basis and costs 9 € for a single route (details below). There are also taxis available at both airports, which is a more expensive option (around 60-70 € per route) than bus service. As well, you can also rent a car from rental companies located at both airports. Please note that in Cyprus, driving is on the left, as it is in the U.K. The hotels in Limassol are approx. 35-45 minutes drive from Larnaca International Airport and approx. 40 minutes from Paphos International Airport.

Limassol Airport Express (bus from airports to Limassol-timetables) :  *their booths are located at the airports’ terminal. Last Station in Limassol : Saint George – Havouzas and from there you will hire a taxi to your accomodation place/hotel (it costs around 10 euros subject to time and final destination) .

Shared Taxi/Mini-Van Service: *though you need to contact them a priori to check about their schedules of operation. They will leave you at your hotel or accomodation place.

Few words about Limassol

Limassol was built between two ancient cities, Amathus and Kourion, and during Byzantine rule it was known as Neapolis (new town). Limassol’s historical centre is located around its medieval Limassol Castle and the Old Port. Nowadays, Limassol is an important shipping and trade centre of Cyprus. Limassol has two ports, commonly referred to as the “Old Port” and the “New Port”. The new port has the greatest commercial and passenger traffic flow and is the biggest port in the Republic of Cyprus. During the last years, Limassol has experienced a construction boom fueled by the tourism sector, as well as by increasing foreign investments in the city. Public projects are improving the quality of life, and boost the image of the city as a cosmopolitan destination. Most of the hotels, restaurants, confectioneries, discos and places of entertainment in general, are to be found in this area.

The district of Limassol (Lemesos) covers the south part of Cyprus, and borders the district of Larnaca in the east, with the district of Paphos in the west, as well as with the capital Nicosia in the north. Limassol is the second largest urban area in Cyprus, with an urban population of 160,000–176,700. Limassol has been ranked by TripAdvisor as the 3rd up-and-coming destination in the world, in its Top 10 Traveler’s Choice Destinations on the Rise. The climate of Lemesos (Limassol) is warm and dry in the summer and mild in the winter; i.e., a marvelous Mediterranean climate. 

Limassol City

(Source: Wikipedia)

Power Socket in Cyprus

Electricity in Cyprus is the same as the UK – 240 volts, with a 3-pin electrical plug socket. Therefore you will need a power adapter to convert your US/AU/EU plug to UK, which can be bought at local stores and costs around 3 euros.

UK Power Plug

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