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Hi I'm... Lemesos

Lemesos, Cyprus

You need to peel back the suntanned layers of this onion to really appreciate it...

Lemesos is powdery beaches and flashy hotels, but it’s got a crumbly secret 🙊

Historic castles, twisty cobbled lanes, and traditional stone houses hide behind the swanky promenade


Lemesos (aka Limassol) is a reformed party girl - she's ditched the sleazy yacht crowd and got her culture on 💅

The castle is the real MVP. This sun-bleached building was rebuilt by the Ottomans back in 1590. The Medieval stone is so smooth it’s stroke-able. Cop a feel while wandering about the old prison cells 👮

Want some contemporary culture with your dusty ancient bits? This part of town is near the Old Harbour - think washed out sepia buildings and independent art galleries 🖼

Gallery Morfi is a short stroll from Limassol Castle. It’s one of the best galleries in Cyprus 🏆 Try and catch an outdoor exhibitions here - it’s an art party in the garden courtyard.

Take a stroll in the opposite direction to the Old Port and you’ll hit the sculpture park. Stop off at Victor Bonato’s ‘Frozen Wave' and the Public and Golden galleries.


Old monasteries, waterfalls, and Mount Olympos (not that one) - all more fun with vino 🍷

The Troodos Mountains are a 50 minute drive from Lemesos but well worth hiring a car for.

There’s a smattering of dreamy hill villages and a vineyard route to follow. Pushed for time? Stick to Vlassides Winery in the sleepy village of Koilani - the guy who runs it is called Sophocles 📚


Head to Opa Opa Club for a rave and sambuca shots with a hen party. Not your scene? There’s more than one way to sink Ouzo in Lemesos. HookahPlace is a laid-back shisha bar with squishy sofas and Jimi Hendrix artwork 🌿

End the night with a real Cypriot kebab from Aristos and Kiki Kebab House 😋

Squeezed all the juice out of Lemesos? 🍋

Hit the motorway and head to Paphos and Larnaca.