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Limassol is the second largest city of Cyprus with a population of around 168.000, it is the most important tourist and commercial centre on the island. Since the crusades of the Middle Ages, Limassol has been known to traders for its wine and sugar cane During the crusades the leader of the third crusade, Richard the Lion-heart, freed noblewoman Berengaria of Navarre and married in Limassol, crowning her Queen of England.
One of the most magnificent archaeological sites on the island is the ancient kingdom of Kourion. The spectacular Graeco-Roman Theatre, overlooking the blue Mediterranean sea was built in the 2nd century BC and enlarged in the 2nd century AD, now fully restored, it is used for musical and theatrical performances. The House of Eustolios consists of many rooms with fascinating 5th century AD mosaic floors and a complex of baths. The Early Christian basilica, dated to the 5th century, is thought to have been the Cathedral of Kourion, also to be seen is the Roman era stadium dated to the 2nd century AD.
Amathus is one of the biggest ancient kingdoms on the island. According to legend, Ariadne, the beautiful daughter of Minos, fled Crete with Theseus and went to Amathus where he abandoned her, while she was pregnant, to fight the Minotaur. There is historical evidence here from at least 3000 years ago. One of the excavator’s most significant finds was a temple built high on the cliff, where they worshiped Aphrodite, the Goddess of Beauty and Love. It’s a beautiful place to visit, built on the coastal cliffs with an amazing view of the sea, visitors get to explore the area and see the beautiful archaeological treasures.
The Castle of Kolossi was initially built in 1210 and rebuilt in its present form in the middle of the 15th century. The castle first belonged to King Hugh I who gave it to the Knights of St. John in order for their support in his fight against the Muslims. The knights controlled sixty villages on the island and being such good farmers and having a great business sense, all villages were strengthened. Kolossi became one of the Knights' most valuable overseas possessions when they produced the famous Commandaria wine, which was sought after all over Europe and brought the knights fame and fortune. According to tradition, the Kolossi Castle is where Richard the Lion-heart and Queen Berengaria spent their honeymoon.
Limassol Port is the major port of Cyprus, serving most of the island's seaborne cargo and passenger traffic. Recent improvements of the parts' infrastructure with more than double the loading and unloading capacity which means it handles two thirds of the total container traffic. Equivalently, over 90% of the country’s passenger traffic is served by the Limassol port, which adds up to a total annual capacity of 600.000 passengers. It’s included in 50 international cruise liners' Mediterranean routes, due to its strategic location that provides a perfect solution to your shipping needs.
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