Limassol Cruise Port
I visited Limassol cruise port during Dubai to Southampton Cruise on board the Cunard Queen Mary 2. It is a popular port for getting to various Greece destinations too.
Currency : Euro
Language : Greek and many English speakers
You can find more detailed information on where to eat in Limassol here as I didn’t have anything to eat or drink when I was in port due to being frugal with my spending. But I did find a supermarket and I got some fruit to eat on the beach, water and wine to take back to the ship. I was really happy with my litre of red wine for €2 and it was really tasty.
Transport in Limassol Port
A shuttle bus to the main town area which was about a 20-minute drive was provided free of charge but I don’t think it could cope with the vast numbers of passengers as on the way back to the port the queue was very long and people started getting irritated and hostile. As a true Brit we like to queue to make it fair but others were just walking to the front of the queue to get on the bus. Due to the location of the drop of point buses couldn’t wait as it would have blocked the road so they picked up the passengers and then another one came along. After 3 buses, we finally managed to get on one.
Unfortunately, the shuttle bus does not provide accessible transport, if you are in a wheelchair you can get the No. 30 bus which goes to the town and to the beach. There is room for 2 wheelchairs and they have a ramp. There is a charge of 1.50 euros for each journey. This is also a good option if you are going to the beach as the shuttle bus will drop you off in the main town area and although it is a nice 2km walk past some shops that you can browse in this bus will take you directly there. I saw a number of these buses during our visit so they seem quite frequent.
There was a taxi stand but I didn’t notice any taxis. On the board, it said there were fixed prices to the surrounding areas such as Nicosia and Paphos but these were currently blank however we visited just before the season started so I am not sure if they will be available during different times of the year.
Limassol Port Terminal
The port area has a small self-service café which was closed. There is a toilet outside the main terminal. When we were getting back on the ship we went through security and there was a duty-free shop but it was closed with the shutters down luckily, we found a supermarket in the town and stocked up.
The shuttle bus dropped us off at the Old Port Souvenir Centre which sells sea sponges, shells, and corals along with some local souvenirs and beauty products.
Opposite is the marina which had a few shops, a tourist information point, and some cafes. The town area is pedestrianised which is great to walk around browsing around the souvenir shops. T
here were plenty of eateries and there seemed to be many hairdressers I noticed some of the prices were only 10euros to get a haircut and quite a few art shops. There were a few mini markets to stock up on essentials before you get back on the ship.
There is a medieval castle which had many local musician buskers outside this was a pleasant way to spent some time listening to the music and people watching.
There is a post office and many banks with ATMs that have English options.
There is a Tourist Information shop when the cruise bus drops you off they offer maps and guidance.
Other points of interest in Limassol
Carob Museum, Cathedral of Agia Napa (this is the one I took pictures of inside), Holy bishopric Church of Penagla, Archaeological museum, art gallery, folk art museum, zoo, and sculpture park.
Cyprus land the first medieval theme park in Limassol open 7 days a week 8.30-22.00 Adult 12+ 14 euro 6-12 8 euro under 6 free email@example.com (check website to see if without contact it works)
You can walk along the promenade which gives lovely views over the sea and there are a few interesting things along the way.
Every Monday at 10am there is a free guided walking tour of the historic area of Limassol. The starting point is the tourist information office
We spent some time on the beach, it was nearly black sand but quite clean. The sea had a pebbly bed I went in with my sandals on and once you were in the temperature was nice, the waters were so clear, I didn’t see any fish though. There were a few beach front bars which provided a nice cold glass of KEO their local beer at around 2euros for a small glass. Also had free Wi-Fi and toilets.
Accessible information on Limassol
“Transportation around the island can be arranged if prior notice is given to the transport companies. Special buses are also available with low gradient ramps, safety belts and a/c and so are special taxis that may carry a person who is seated in a wheelchair.” (source: accessible Cyprus information booklet provided by Cyprus tourism Organisation)
For transfers, minibus and taxis contact:
Andros Tours firstname.lastname@example.org
Kourion Archaeological Site is almost entirely wheelchair accessible, also has designated rest rooms and parking.
Akti Olympion Beach and CTO Beach Dasoudi have accessible ramps. You can obtain special wheelchairs for use on this ramp free of charge from the duty lifeguard of the beach.
If you have visited Limassol before there is still plenty to do in Cyprus
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