Situated at sea level yet only 60km from the highest mountain peak it is possible, during winter, to ski in the morning and swim in the afternoon. There is a superb promenade and a beachfront walkway that stretches over 6km from the Amathus area to the town centre. Limassol is both commercial and family oriented offering excellent business facilities, easy access to all destinations including Europe and the Middle East, international schools – from kindergarten to high-school level and the Cyprus University of Technology. Additionally, its extravagant marina has added an ambience of cosmopolitan allure and sumptuousness.
There is a vibrant and diverse nightlife in Limassol that includes international restaurants, local tavernas, exciting nightclubs, intimate bars and beach clubs. Limassol also hosts some major annual events including the ten-day carnival – with troubadours, parades and dances in the town squares – and the Wine Festival that takes place over ten days in September and gives visitors and locals the opportunity to taste and enjoy the fine wines that have made Cyprus internationally famous.
A diverse cultural scene includes theatre, dance – classical, ethnic and contemporary, including the European Festival of Contemporary Dance, street theatre, and all kinds of music, notably an ethnic music festival in the Old Town. In summer, major cultural events are also presented at the ancient Curium amphitheatre just a few kilometres west of the town.