THE CITY COSMOPOLITAN LIMASSOL
“Postcards don’t do justice. Experience it yourself!”
Wrapped around a castle, the historic centre radiates out in a web of lanes where old, shuttered houses and modern boutiques lie cheek by jowl. It’s an area buzzing with cafes, bars and restaurants that are as popular with locals as with visitors.
Limassol is the co-capital of Cyprus but the capital of major festivals such as the famous Limassol Carnival, the all-time-fav wine festival and the popular Limassol Marathon.
Limassol is a vibrant coastal city with a cosmopolitan attitude since the last years it keeps attracting international businesses and major residential, corporate, and leisure investments. Mercer, one of the world’s largest HR consultancy firms that evaluate local living conditions in more than 450 cities, places Limassol amongst the top 100 cities to live in the world according to the ‘Quality of Living index’. Definitely, a must-visit destination on the rise!
This is Cyprus’ international business centre. Its flashy marina has introduced an atmosphere of glamour and opulence, and grittier areas of town are being tagged for a revamp. For travellers looking for a holiday that takes in more than sun and sea, Lemesos as pronounced by locals, lies at the very heart of one of the island’s richest areas for exploration, and trust us on this… the city is not only to see it but to experience it too!
Limassol crackles with its own unique energy. It is historical. It is exciting. It is wild. But above all, it is everything you could want it to be… There is so much you can do in Limassol which makes it hard for you to know about everything.
Limassol through the eyes of:
THE ISLAND CYPRUS, YOUR TIME TO RELAX
“A little Continent. The playground of the Gods!”
Cyprus is an island of legends that basks year-round in the light of the warm Mediterranean sun. An interesting past spanning 10,000 years has seen civilizations come and go and the likes of everyone from Alexander the Great to Cleopatra stake their claim here – but then, people do tend to get possessive when faced with such beauty. Aphrodite made her home on Cyprus and travelers throughout antiquity came here just to pay her tribute.
Today Cyprus is a modern country that effortlessly marries European culture with ancient enchantment. Here you will discover a compact world of alluring beaches and fragrant mountain peaks, vineyards studded with olive trees and ancient ruins that stir the imagination, plus citrus groves and old stone-built villages where sweet wine flows as freely as conversations at the local café.
One can experience the adventures of a large continent on a small piece of land only within a few hours of driving. Visitors get the chance to travel through beaches, mountains, and forests and explore cosmopolitan coastal towns, historic monuments, valleys, and gorges.
Cyprus is a carefree place where a sense of timelessness is magnified by the kindness of the people.
Cyprus through the eyes of:
USEFUL INFO CURRENCY - WEATHER - BANKS - INSURANCE - AND MORE
TRANSPORTATION IN LIMASSOL
Buses pass by the various bus stops along the seafront main road, which are located nearby the accommodating hotels every 12-13 minutes. Read more here
Bus: Limassol’s main public transport system includes city buses. Moving around in Limassol should not be a problem. You are highly advised to book a beachfront hotel, not only to enjoy some of Europe’s finest and most luxurious hospitality but also to make the most out of your public transportation. As Visitors in Limassol, you can find several bus stops nearby most hotels. Passengers need a valid ticket to travel on the city’s public transport system. The tickets must be purchased on the bus. Please note that each ticket is valid for only one-way route.
Useful tip! There is only one number that you need to remember! 30A! Buss number #30A serves the long cosmopolitan coast of Limassol. From Parklane Resort (East Coast) to My Mall Limassol and City of Dreams Mediterranean Casino (West Coast). Pick the bus from your hotel and get off the bus at the “old port stop” (Palio Limani).
Check out buss 30A timetable here.
The congress venue is located in the Limassol medieval castle square also known as Carob-mill complex and is only meters away from the Old Port, Limassol Marina, and Molos park (promenade). For other bus routes please check here.
Bike: Need an alternative mean of transportation to enjoy the city? Why don’t your ride by the sea? Rent a bike from one of the bike stops along the beach front or near your hotel. Find out more here.
Car: In Cyprus, we drive on the left-hand side of the road, just like they do in the UK. If you wish to rent a car, you use this service.
Taxis: You can book a taxi here
Cyprus offers two international airports, namely the Larnaca International airport and the Paphos International airport.
More info here.
Larnaca International airport, which is the main airport of the island, handles flights of most European carriers and also overseas flights. It is located on the Eastern side of the island and it is 45 minutes by car or bus from the center of Limassol. There is a good connection between the airport and the city center by public transport and taxis. You can easily get to the city centre using a public bus. For the quickest transport to the city centre, we advise using bus number 30A.
Paphos International airport is located on the Western side of the island and since 2007 it has been handling European carriers and also overseas flights. It is 35 minutes’ drive by car or bus from the centre of Limassol.
Airport ground staff can provide you with further info upon your arrival.
Transportation from Larnaca and Paphos airports to Limassol: See here
Other service: See here.
CURRENCY & BANKING
Euro (€) is the official currency of Cyprus. Exchange of foreign currency is available at Larnaca and Paphos International Airports and at most hotels, banks, and exchange offices. International credit cards are accepted for payments in hotels, restaurants, and shops. Contactless payments are also available in most establishments.
The Voltage in Cyprus is 240V / 50 Hz and the electricity plugs used are 3-pin.
All foreign visitors coming to Cyprus must possess a passport that is valid for at least the next six months. Participants requiring a visa should apply in advance to consular offices of Cyprus or to the diplomatic missions of their countries in order to avoid delay when traveling to the conference.
Further to the above, citizens of the European Union countries, as well as of Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway, may enter Cyprus with their national identity card provided there is a photo.
Other useful links:
Foreign Diplomatic Missions, Embassies and International Organizations
Ministry of health of the Republic of Cyprus
Cyprus International Airports of Larnaka and Pafos (Hermes Airports)
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
199 or 112: Fire
199 or 112: Ambulance
199 or 112: Police
112: General Emergency for Europe
The organisers do not accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. All participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance before travelling to the meeting.
Cyprus is on the Central European Time Zone – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 2 hours.
Cyprus has a lovely climate. September is still a hot month so do not forget to purchase some suncream and you are go to go! The average temperatures in September range from 22 °C to 32 °C. You can find the current weather conditions here.
Important updates about the pandemic will be posted here (if any). However, please do advise the dedicate website prior to your traveling.