The island's second largest city has the island's main port, the centre of the wine industry and a bustling holiday resort.

It spreads out between two ancient city-kingdoms, Amathous to the east and Kourion with its Greco-Roman theatre to the west, two of the most spectacular archaeological sites in Cyprus.

The Medieval Castle in the old part of town was, according to tradition, the site of the royal wedding in the Middle Ages between Richard the Lionheart and Berengaria of Navarre, and now houses the Cyprus Medieval Museum.

The surrounding countryside into the foothills of the Troodos mountains consists of vineyards and wine producing villages. The castle of Kolossi is where the sweet dessert wine "Commandaria", the world's oldest named wine, was produced by the Knights of St John of Jerusalem who had their headquarters here in the Middle Ages.

Commercial centre of LimassolCommercial centre of Limassol Pedestrian street along the Limassol beach Limassol seafront The medieval castle of Limassol The Municipal Library of Limassol

Germasogeia dam and Akrotiri salt lake are unique wetlands ideal for observing nature and wildlife.

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