Limassol is Cyprus's second-biggest city, and of prime importance for the country in multiple respects. First of all, it is a seaside resort of international renown. But then, it is also a business hub, and this means production, a big service service sector, and import and export, being a port city too - in fact it is the Mediterranean's biggest transit port. Limassol is located on the South coast of the island, far away from the Turkish North and the divided capital of the country. At the time when Nicosia become a front town, Limassol turned into something like the country's "secret capital", as some people now like to call it. It is certainly one of those rare combinations of a town that is completely business and at the same time totally tourism.
Its history has been long. It started of course as an ancient Greek settlement, and in the Middle Ages it became an important base for the crusaders on their way to the Holy Land. Richard the Lionheart, the legendary English king, was there, and he even crowned his queen, Berengaria of England, at Limassol. Of all the monuments in and around the city, its gigantic medieval castle probably is the most spectacular one. Today it houses an archaeological museum.
Limassol is famous for its Carnival - which recently has resembled that of Rio de Janeiro more and more, only that it takes no less than ten whole days.
Six bedroom villa on three levels. Set in a tranquil location with magnificent views overlooking Palodia village. The covered area is 628m² and is on a plot size of 1,030m². This villa is a home ready to move. Many extras include alarm system, telecom system, satelite dish, jet spa in s/pool, cinema room, two modern fireplaces fishtanks installed in walls double electric garage. The landscaped gardens offer comfortable seating areas with built in bar/stools and BBQ area. The garden has it's own irrigation system. [ read more » ]