Limassol


Limassol Port information

Once you arrive Limassol port.

How to reach to port gate? – Walking takes 5-10 minutes from vessel to gate.

Taxi to town – Once at gate, if lucky one can find taxi on gate or ask security guard for taxi, within 5-10 minutes taxi will be there.

Must visit Location – If you have few hours then plan to visit Marina front near Port. It will not take more than 5-10 minutes by taxi. In winter Troodos is the best place, it is 1 hour from port or Limassol Town. It is good place to visit in summer too. For 1 day trip, one can plan to visit Paphos and Lachi beach in summer time. Lachi boat trip to Blue Lagoon is very attractive and enjoying.

There are many historical locations; Kourion, Kolossi Castle, Ancient Amathus, Apollo Santuary, Choirokoitia (about 7000 years old historical site) within 20 -25 KM of town. Any taxi driver would love to take you for a round trip to these places.

1. Lachi Beach Trip

Lachi is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in South Cyprus. Less than an hour away from Paphos, and about 2 hours from Larnaca Airport (170 KM) it is a must visit place. From Limassol Lachi is about 100KM. There are few hotels, resort and apartments close to beach. Town is small, scarcely populated and most of the local people engaged in tourist related activities. Beautiful beachfront and water sports can be enjoyed during summer. Amathus bath is another attraction to visit near by.

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2. Limassol port to Troodos trail

If you are visiting Limassol port then one of the must visit natural beauty is  Trail along Kalidonia river, this is located at 40km up from Limassol city (port) and is one of the main attraction for tourists in Troodos.

In winter is is covered with upto 1 meter snow, but during summer the weather is  perfect and pleasant. Winter usually starts from December and till end of February it remains freezing. In March one can find remains of snow but still temperature is below 5degree. After sunset it closes to zero degree Celsius.

In summer the earth is exposed and years of erosion due to snow can be seen, trees along this old river has strange feature due to years of flow of ice and water. In winter the area is covered with meters of snow, when snow melts down, flow of water erodes the land around tree roots and sometimes it is substantial erosion of soil, exposing the tree roots, still these old tree survive and seems becoming more stronger year by year.

Once Out of the port taxi are easily available to get to Troodos and 2 ways cost is not more than €50-55.

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3. Avakas Gorge- from Limassol port

If your ship is calling Limassol, plan to visit Avakas Gorge, it is one of the rarest attraction in the world. It is close to Paphos, about 80KM from Limassol.

Be careful while deciding the route – One road is through Lachi and other is through Paphos. If one is visiting Lachi beach, there are 2 ways to reach to Avakas Gorge, one is via Paphos and another through mountains and Juniper forest, which is really adventurous. For easy and safe ride always take the road via Paphos, even though it is showing longer on google map.

From Lachi, Google always shows shortest route through Juniper, but avoid Juniper forest route if you don’t have large truck/ high clearance 4 wheel drive.

Usually tourists use mid sized car which is not suitable and very risky for Jupiter forest route. We had a very rough, dangerous and breathtaking ride through forests when we used this rocky, steep and raw road by mistake (as Google showed us this as shortest route), riding SUV 4×4 wheel drive. There was no sufficient road clearance at some point and rocks touched the car body.

Anyhow we reached Avakas safely and after viewing the magnificent gorge, we forgot dangerous ride from Lachi.

Avakas gorge final sign is “Go ahead at your own risk”. But to see the real of gorge one must go past it.

One can visit nearby beaches after the trail.

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The trail becomes narrower & two mountain peaks are joining at Avakas Gorge.20170807_151357.jpg20170807_151647.jpg1d859-20170807_150933209d6-20170807_144435b445d-20170807_144449Slate stones on one side of the trail.  Starting point of the trail above. Vertical mountain on both sides closing in and finally the forest becomes too dense to pass through. Still some of the courageous tourist pass it. 

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