Attractions from Limassol

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Amathus excavations (Limassol)
According to legend, the pregnant Ariadne was left in Amathus by her husband Theseus after his fight with the Minotaur. The excavations are still taking place around Amathus, which are situated a few minutes' drive from the centre of Limassol.
Kolossi Castle (Limassol)
The Kolossi Castle is situated a bit outside Limassol on the way to Paphos and is a beautiful example of the military architecture of the 13th century. The present appearance is from a partial reconstruction in the 15th century, though. The castle has served as head quarter of several crusaders on their way to or from Jerusalem.
Kourion excavations (Limassol)
One of the most interesting archaeological excavations of Cyprus is situated 19 kilometres west of Limassol on the way to Paphos. The large amphitheatre of the excavation was originally built in the second century B.C. The beautiful Eustolios house contains several baths, rooms and a number of beautiful mosaic floors. Kourion's cathedral and several other buildings have also been excavated and restored to a certain extent.
The Middle Age Museum in Limassol (Limassol)
It is said that the crusader Richard the Lion Hearted was married to Berengaria of Navarro where the museum is situated today. He crowned her Queen of England at the same place. Originally, there was a Byzantine castle here, but in the 14th century, the present building was erected and today it houses a middle age museum.

Area and city attractions

• Gazimagusa
• Larnaca
• Limassol
• Nicosia
• Paphos
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