Discover boutique hotels in Limassol, Cyprus
When to go
In early spring and autumn the region enjoy fine weather but without the high temperatures and crowded beaches of July and August. Winter is still mild but there is often snowfall in the Troodos Mountains allowing you to sunbath on the beach in the morning and ski in the afternoon.
PlanesExpect a 40-minute drive to Limassol from Larnaka and Paphos airports. Cyprus Airways (www.cyprusairways.com.cy) and British Airways (www.ba.com) fly from most major UK airports.
BoatsPassenger ships visit the restless Limassol port, linking Cyprus with various Greek and Middle Eastern ports; see www.viamare.com for details.
TrainsThere are no trains to Limassol but the central bus station, just off Anexartisias Street, provides a good service to the surrounding villages and the tourist sites such as the Kourion and Petra tou Romiou.
AutomobilesA hire car is a good idea and left-hand driving makes getting around even easier for UK drivers. Scooters and bicycles can also be hired. It’s advisable to book your chosen mode of transport in advance.
TaxisShared and private taxis are plentiful but it’s advisable to book in advance. Urban taxis for journeys within the city can be hailed in the street or picked up at a taxi rank; rural taxis for journeys out of town should be booked by phone or hired from a base station, unless you pick one up at an airport taxi rank.