Known for its rich heritage and history throughout the Mediterranean, the ever popular region of Limassol has long proven popular with people seeking a slice of the Meditteranean dream.
Limassol, often confused for the capital of Cyprus, is the second largest city in the island. Found on the famous southern coast of Cyprus, between the Akrotiri and Episkopi Bays – Limassol is a seaside resort which attracts thousands of tourists every year, which has helped to drive the demand for properties for sale in Limassol for both investors and people looking for a Mediterranean holiday home. Historically the city has been one of the most important ports of the Mediterranean trading industry – a position it continues to maintain in transit to this day.
With a history stretching back to 2000BC, Limassol has an extensive cultural tradition and maintains its strong roots to the local history of the area. Tourism was also very early to arrive in Limassol, with hotels being reported as early as the 1800s – in tandem with British Colonial rule.
The coast line of Limassol is less than 10km, whilst the city stretches for around 8km in land toward the mountainous interior of the island. The national A1 and A6 main roads run through the city and connect Limassol to surrounding towns and cities – Paphos and Larnica can be reached in around 45 minutes, with Nicosia less than an hour away. The city is serviced by both Larnaca and Paphos International Airports.
Limassol is the capital of the Limassol District – an area with a population of almost 240,000. The city itself is home to around 100,000 people, whilst the wider urban area which includes outlying towns and villages numbers around 180,000. Cyprus itself has a population of less than a million, meaning that Limassol is responsible for around a tenth of the population and is the second largest city on the island. The city is also the largest port of Cyprus, operating one of the busiest transit trades across the entire Mediterranean. The majority of residents who have purcahsed property for sale in Limassol are either Greek or Cypriot, though expats from Russia and ex-Soviet states have begun to favour the island and 3% of the population now speak Russian.
Limassol is known for its rich heritage and history throughout the Mediterranean, with evidence of crossover cultures from almost all surrounding countries. Cyprus has nine castles; one of the largest is situated within the Limassol District – with a number of museums dedicated to showcasing the history of the city and island. Limassol is also renowned for provided some of the most visited festivals in Cyprus, with both the Carnival and the Wine Festival attracting thousands of tourists and locals every year.
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