Three Reasons to Charter a Yacht in Limassol
1. Everything is on your doorstep
A central hub in the south of Cyprus, Limassol offers exceptional beaches, fascinating historical monuments and scrumptious, fresh food. When you dock your yacht here, there is ample places to explore and discover including the Old Town Lemesos and the Medieval Castle. Take a leisurely stroll along the pleasant promenade and be sure to stop by the multitude of enticing shopping areas on offer. The architecture in the Old Town is sure to impress with many of the historical influences being noticeable in the impressive stone buildings which house boutiques, bars and shops. Famed for a stunning coastline, vivid-blue waters and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, this location embodies a perfect holiday location.
2. A Superb Marina
Limassol certainly has it all when it comes to docking your yacht. Here, a round-the-clock service is provided in the blue-flag marina where there is also berthing assistance if required. The marina is equipped with Wi-Fi, fuel, and anything else you may require. Every need is catered for thanks to cafés and shops on site. Convenience is assured and with simple access to the locality’s attractions, you can be assured of a stress-free experience! Adjacent to the dock is the bustling beach, which is perfect for swimming, relaxing and soaking up the warm Mediterranean sun.
3. The Perfect Weather Conditions
Cypriot weather conditions are a sailor’s dream. Thanks to a subtropical Mediterranean climate, the clear aqua sea offers a stunning backdrop that is simply unforgettable. Temperatures in Limassol tend to hover around 30ºC in the summer months. Gentle winds from the west can grow to Force 5 by the afternoon, with favourable conditions for sailing often transpiring in autumn time. Cool off from the warm weather with a swim, and then observe an extraordinary sunset from the comfort of your own yacht.
Limassol’s Hot Spots
Here are just some of the noteworthy attractions accessible from this stunning marina.
1. Historical Monuments and Fascinating Sites
Once you have docked your yacht in the marina, take a trip to Temple of Apollo Hylates. Here, millennia of history converge in this old religious site. Architectural influences from different eras have created a stunning attraction complimented by the rugged and golden landscape. Equally as impressive is the Medieval Castle where Richard the Lionheart was said to have been wed to Princess Berengaria of Navarre. With other sites including the Ancient Theatre Kourion and Limassol Monasteries, the area’s immense history is sure to impress.
2. East vs. West
Due to Limassol’s central location, you can choose to sail either east or west of the marina, with both offering enchanting views and fascinating attractions. Journey westwards on your yacht to discover the vibrant city of Paphos, the impressive Akamas National Park and the historic Baths of Aphrodite. When sailing east, expect to arrive in the picturesque Konnos Bay, the charming fishing port of Zygi and the old town of Larnaca. Whichever way you sail, be assured that there will be something to see at every turn.
3. Spectacular Festivals
Who doesn’t love a celebration? Limassol is home to some of the most vibrant and eccentric festivals and parades in the Mediterranean. A particular highlight is the Carnival which occurs 12 days prior to the beginning of Lent. With a mesmerising parade sure to leave you speechless, this is one event you do not want to miss. A plethora of colours, music and fun, the Carnival is sure to be a highlight of any yacht chartering holiday – an experience that will stay with you forever.
Food for Thought
If you are struggling to decide what to eat, Limassol is well-catered to suit a variety of palettes. Thanks to an abundance of restaurants located close to the marina, you will be spoiled for choice. Of course, a trip to Cyprus wouldn’t be complete without a sampling of their most famous dishes including afella (a coriander-infused pork dish) and souvlakia (kebabs cooked to perfection on a piping-hot grill). After a nice meal, why not wash it down with some beer or wine whilst overlooking the marina and the calm blue sea, planning the next day’s adventure on your yacht chartering holiday.
A Destination for Diving
Fancy taking a dip into the cool Mediterranean Sea and exploring the haunting and impressive seabed lined with interesting features? Limassol is home to Akrotiri Shipwreck which proves popular among divers. Test your bravery in this distinctive diving experience away from the comforts of your yacht – but do not worry – diving centres are on hand should you wish to visit this eerie hotspot.
Getting to Limassol
There are two international airports which serve as access to Cyprus – Larnaca International Airport is the largest and offers major international routes. To get from the airport to the marina you can choose car, taxi or a public transport network. The journey is around 40-60 minutes to Limassol from Larnaca Airport. Alternatively, Paphos Airport also offers international and seasonal routes from European destinations, with a similar travel time from this airport to the marina, where you will finally be able to relax on your yacht.
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