Limassol, Cyprus
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Limassol, Cyprus has become the country’s main sea port after the 1974 Turkish invasion. It has progressed into a beautiful destination for tourists. Limassol is world renowned for its manufacturing of fine wine. When visiting, transportation can be quite expensive. That is why car, bicycle, and scooter rentals are preferred. Shared taxis are also affordable, as well as, buses. Nevertheless, visiting Limassol is a great idea because of all the excitement here. The annual Limassol Carnival in February or March is indeed very colorful and exciting. There is also the Limassol Wine Festival which is held every September. And each autumn season, the WRC Cyprus Rally may be watched.

Limassol, Cyprus is a great place for shopping. The Anexartisias and the Ayios Andreas streets are reputable for their fine boutiques. Several western style malls with are also accessible such as the Debenhams and the Carrefour. Moreover, great bargains may be found at Saturday Markets. Tourists are usually amazed at the sea sponges which are very well-known products of Cyprus. Such sea sponges are somewhat costly though. Nonetheless, the Yermasoyia Tourist Strip is another nice place. It is filled with numerous bars where you can sample some of the fine wine this city has to offer. The Commandaria is a must-try. It is a sweet wine which is perfect after a serving of the native meze.

Limassol has many luxurious hotels. L’Onda is one of these hotels, as well as, the Le Méridien. The Four Seasons hotel is also very classy. Acquiring a room in this hotel that faces the road is not a good idea for someone who wants a quiet night. But it will be pleasing for those who are fond of racing because the road becomes the locals’ race track after ten o’clock in the evening. However, tourists may also find cheaper accommodations like apartments and villas. Staying in Limassol is really one wonderful experience.

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