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CaptionCyprus is famous as a beach holiday island but it includes splendid ancient Greek temples Roman mosaics Crusader castles Byzantine churches and monasteries dating back a thousand years all within half a day's reach of Limassol. Highlights Limassol Castle is an imposing solid stone fortification dating from the 15th century and is home to the excellent Cyprus Medieval Museum. Limasol is the centre of the island's wine making industry and winery tours are run by various companies. Paphos 60km due west is famous for its Roman mosaics among the finest in the Mediterranean. Aphrodite's Rock Petra tou Romiou is the legendary birthplace of the goddess. Between Paphos and Limasol Kourion is the region's finest archaeological site with a Roman amphitheatre enjoying a magnificent site perched on a cliff overlooking the sea. The Troodos Mountains famous for their many remarkable frescoed medieval churches are within easy day-trip distance. --- --- --- --- --- Tourist information: Sypro Araouzou Cyprus Tel: +357 2465 362 756. Website: www.visitcyprus.com
HeadlineThe resort centre is modern with long narrow beaches next to the busy main road. The most interesting part is the old Turkish commercial quarter around the castle and the nearby Old Port with its fishing harbour.
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