Lemesos (the Greek name for Limassol) is a rather nice city – when you don’t count the tourist area to the east. There the hotels, bars and restaurants stretch for about 15 kilometers along the coast. The centre of Lemesos consists of a small harbor with a medieval castle, a mosque, two churches, and of course some shops and restaurants. In the background the Troödos-mountains can be seen.
Usually you find tunnels like those in the cellar. The Cypriots do things different: this one is built on the roof of the castle. The castle looks just the same as the ones in Larnaka and Pafos. They even have the same photo-exhibition.
Amathunda was a city-kingdom, which flourished until Richard Lionheart stopped by at his trips to Jerusalem. There was an argument of some kind, and Richard didn’t stop until he had destroyed every column
Archaeologists have been working here, and they found a remarkable amount of water pipes, for the transport of water to the thermae, and to bring wastewater and rainwater outside the city.
Governors Beach limissol
Not far from Lemesos you can find Governors Beach. The original name is almost forgotten since the British governor went bathing here. It is a place with remarkable white rocks and a pebble beach.
Governor’s Beach is located midway between Larnaca and Limassol and its sandy beach and shallow crystal water it’s ideal for families with children, but also for romantic couples.
Governor’s Beach also offers the spectacular white rocks area for those who like snorkeling, boating, fishing…or have a nice walk in one of the many nature trails on the hills near by, or on the beach watching a beautiful sunrise. There is a grate selection of nice Cyprus restaurants, where you can enjoy your lunch or dinner sitting under the trees… just a few meters away from the crystal water of the Mediterranean Sea.