Lemessos is the second largest city of Cyprus. The old town Lemesos (Limassol) is the heart of the city with its narrow streets radiating out from the old fishing harbour. The medieval Lemesos castle was the site of a royal wedding in the Middle Ages between Richard the Lionheart, King of England, and Berengaria of Navarre, and now houses the Cyprus Medieval Museum.
The town has grown in recent years and now covers a 15 kilometres coastline lined with hotels and apartment blocks, interspersed with eucalyptus groves and linked by a promenade popular with walkers or joggers.
One of the most major festivals on the island is the annual Wine Festival held in Limassol during September, where many wineries offer samples of their wines .
The spectacular Graeco-Roman Theatre, Kourion 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.
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.