You’ve got a full day in one of the most buzzing cities of Cyprus. Where do you go? What do you see?
Mornings just don’t feel right without breakfast, especially when you’ve been on the road for a few hours. Grab some baked goods from a local bakery and check out the city centre. Fancy a Cypriot classic? Try a ‘loukanikopita’ aka sausage in puff pastry with ‘soumada’ a warm almond drink. When you’ve fuelled up, head down to ‘Anexartisias’ and explore Limassol’s shopping district. You’ll see major fashion brands such as ‘Zara’ and ‘Pull & Bear’ as well as signature Limassol fixtures and statues that characterise the city. If you keep walking all the way down the strip, you’ll eventually reach the sea.
There’s a walking path that stretches all the way down to Limassol’s modern and luxurious marina. So, there’s a reward at the end of getting your steps up for the day. Not to mention, blissful seaside views along the way, with look outs, cafes, and friendly faces. Once you’ve reached the end, give yourself a pat on the back for making it the whole way. Then, relax at one of the many new restaurants for lunch.
The only problem is deciding on which one. Popular options include authentic Cypriot cuisine, seafood restaurants, steakhouses, Asian-inspired cuisine, and an abundance of seaside cafes. You’ll have a full tummy in no time, and once you’ve had enough of people watching and gazing over at the boats in the marina.
Time to settle into the afternoon with a traditional Cypriot coffee in Limassol’s old town. There’s so much architecture and culture to admire in the narrow streets of ‘Zakaki’ and ‘Agios Andreas’. Old Greek folk sit out the front of their shops with their coffee and the night slowly unfolds into Saripolou Square; where you’ll find all of Limassol’s buzzing bars. It gets pretty busy, so prepare to make friends with strangers as you try to squeeze out of the crowd. You won’t want to go home, but when you do, a part of Limassol will come with you.