The old town of Limassol is the heart of the city
with its narrow streets radiating out from the old
fishing harbour. The medieval Limassol castle was
the site of a royal wedding in the Middle Ages
between Richard the Lionheart, King of England, and
Berengaria of Navarre. It now houses the Cyprus
The town has grown in recent years and now covers a
15 kilometres coastline lined with hotels and
apartment blocks, interspersed with eucalyptus
groves and linked by a promenade popular with
walkers or joggers.
The city’s inhabitants are renowned for their love
of fun so not surprisingly the city’s nightlife is
varied. All sorts of tavernas, discos and clubs are
open all the year round, while beach bars along the
coastal walkway add to the choice. Visitors join in
the Bacchian excesses at the Wine Festival in
September, or have fun at the Carnival with its
fancy dress chariot parade and parties during
Carnival in February. In summer concerts are held
under the stars in the Greco-Roman theatre of
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Four sports of the XIII
Games of the Small States of Europe will be held in Limassol,
on the southern coast of Cyprus. Sailing will be based at
the Limassol Sailing Centre, home of the Nautical Club of
the city. The Nautical Club, located on the tourist strip at
the eastern entrance of Limassol, will also host the Beach
Volleyball competition of the Games.
Also on the tourist strip is
the Limassol Swimming Pool, which will host the swimming
events of the XIII GSSE.
The gymnastics events will
be held at the "Spyros Kyprianou" Sports Centre, to the
northwest of town.
Please click on a venue from
the table below for more details. The official abbreviations
for each of the venues appears in brackets.