Who said Limassol is not hip? We’ve spent 24hours on the beautiful island of Cyprus and here’s what we gathered from Limassol!
Facts: Limassol is the second largest urban area in Cyprus, with an urban population of 176,700 // Limassol has been ranked by TripAdvisor as the 3rd up-and-coming destination in the world // Russians are now the third largest ethnic community as many of them have invested in Cyprus’ up & coming real estate market.
Now, here’s what you won’t find on Wikipedia about the picturesque Limassol:
Love food? Love design? THE COOKHOUSE is a result of a partnership between a chef and a creative consultant – space designer! Both passionate for detail rest assured you’ll experience great coffee, quality food and a stylish interior. Do not miss their juicy orange cake!
2. HE (Ηλεκτρικά Είδη)
HE is considered to be the latest addition to the ever-growing street food scene of the city. It’s an all day coffee shop whose success story is both its (huge) sandwiches and salads. Dine inside in a cozy atmosphere, stay out as their terrace is open almost all year long due to the great weather the Cypriots enjoy, or take away.
A place of exceptional food, design and service! It’s considered to be a real gem for the city as it is one of the best outdoor places of Limassol. With an impressive menu and wine list, it’s the right spot for a special occasion. The owners share a love of good food and wine, as well as traveling around the world, which is what led them to decide to open such a game-changing establishment in the Cyprus food scene. Tip: order anything with grilled or fried halloumi (local semi-hard, unripened brined cheese made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk).
Bakery Kafeneio is a new entry and new-age coffee shop with a twist in the heart of Limassol. It is considered as a fresh place to eat healthy and fresh: serves vegan, vegetarian gluten free & more. Yet another gourmet addition for those who enjoy flowers and a nice table-setting!
We can only speak of its impressive old pub interior with a cinematic twist that caught our eye! Check it out for yourselves, and let us know what you think of its beverages.
Funky library design with a retro mood and *awesome* cocktail list! The philosophy behind the Library cocktails is the enhancement of classic cocktails with seasonal ingredients, house-made syrups and our bartenders delicate and masterful touch! Besides serving the best cocktails in the city, Library also offers a quite detailed brunch list.
Spread along the Mediterranean coast, Limassol’s historical center is located around its Medieval Castle and the Old Port. You can easily spend a day around the Old City & its Historical Center, get inside the notorious Agia Napa church and pay a visit to the local Mosque. Click on the images below to get a glimpse of the old market.
Finish your walk down at the impressive coastal front of the Marina & the Old Port of Limassol. Remember, it’s always either hot or pretty warm in Cyprus as the climate is subtropical! The colors and the architecture will definitely ease your mind as another night with delicious cocktails begins!
As the city grows in numbers and importance, there’s so much more to taste and experience both downtown as well as in city’s surroundings (such as a tour to some of the best wine-yards of the Mediterranean). We’ll be back with an even sunnier version of the city’s scene, soon enough!
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