Cruises to Limassol Cyprus

Limassol is a vibrant port town on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, located just south of Turkey. Find the perfect cruise to Cyprus with MSC Cruises
This coastal town is a bustling holiday resort and a wonderful place to spend part of your MSC cruise vacation, whatever the time of year.
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Limassol: The birthplace of Aphrodite

Limassol is a vibrant port town on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, located just south of Turkey.

Limassol is Cyprus’ second largest town after Nicosia. This coastal town is a bustling holiday resort and a wonderful place to spend part of your MSC cruise vacation, whatever the time of year.

Limassol boasts an attractive seafront promenade and narrow little streets bustling with shopping activity. The area around Limassol is home to the country’s famous winemaking activities and the wine festival (in September) pays tribute to this industry.

So leave your luxury cruise liner in the harbour and take part in one of our exciting excursion packages in and around Limassol. Suitable for all the family, our day trips guarantee you the best deals on the top sights and provide and easy and relaxing way to get out and about. Ancient history features heavily in Limassol, as it is said to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love, and was also home to the Crusaders and Byzantines.

You can walk the footsteps of the crusaders and marvel at the Byzantine frescoes, temples and villas of the ancient Greeks and Romans that are dotted around the region. First stop is Paphos, a picturesque port and home to an early villa with 3rd century mosaics.

Head to Omodos to visit Apollo’s Temple and enjoy a tasting of traditional wine, or opt to visit Lanarca, home to the Church of Lazarus, where Lazarus is said to be buried and where he spent his life.

Come ashore in Limassol and enjoy a great day off the ship.

Cruise to Limassol - Cyprus - Mediterranean - MSC Cruises

Directions


The new port is located in the western part of Limassol town and 3 km from the centre (the old port) of Limassol. Busses go to the old port. The city centre is a 30-minute walk from the new port. The 3,500 sq metre passenger terminal building offer banks, lounge/cafeteria and taxi service.

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 LIM01 - PAPHOS (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Paphos is an ancient town located on the southern coast of Cyprus, 1 hour far from Limassol. We will visit the house of Dionisios to admire the beautiful mosaics which date back to the 3rd century before continuing to St. Neofytos to visit the 12th century “Egkleistra”, an enclosure carved out of the mountain by the hermit Neofytos. The enclosure contains fine examples of 12th to the 15th centuries Byzantine frescoes. The Monastery contains an interesting Ecclesiastical Museum. You will have free time to stroll around this picturesque port. Short photo stop at Aphrodite’s Rock, birthplace of the Greek goddess of love. Please note: there might be restrictions in shooting videos or taking pictures inside the Monastery. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance. This tour is not recommended for guests using a wheelchair.

Price per person $63.00 Adults $44.00 Children

   


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 LIM02 - OMODOS, CURIUM AND APOLLO’ S TEMPLE (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Tasting included  Cultural  A short drive by coach takes you to the remains of the ancient town of Kourion, which survived from antiquity until the early middle ages. The archaeological site is famous for its fully restored Greco-Roman theatre, the House of Eustolio with its beautiful mosaics, the public baths, the Fountain House and the House of Achilles. A stop at the sanctuary of Apollo is next, the place and altar at which the ancient cult of this Greek god was celebrated from the 8th century B.C. to the 4th century A.D.. The tour then continues on to Omodos, a picturesque small town located inland and well known for the wine that is produced in the surrounding area. After a wine-tasting session and trying a local snack, you will have time to stroll around and explore on your own. The tour ends with your return to the ship. Please note: taking photos or shooting videos inside the Monastery in Omodos is prohibited. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance. This tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair.

Price per person $64.00 Adults $45.00 Children

   


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 LIM03 - APOLLO'S TEMPLE, KOLOSSI CASTLE & WINE MUSEUM (approx. 3.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Tasting included  Cultural  This excursion may well take in the sights of Apollo but we will also be paying homage to the Greek god Bacchus as we visit one of the island’s wineries ! Our first stop is at the Temple of Apollo, the largest and most important religious centre on the island and which was in continuous use from the VIII century BC to the IV century AD. We will continue to the nearby village of Kolossi to visit the castle, left over from the time of the Crusaders in Cyprus. The XIII century Kolossi Castle is linked to the history of wine production on the island, in particular to the manifacture of the local Commandaria wine. Our tour includes a visit to the Cyprus wine museum to learn about the 7500 year tradition of winemaking in Cyprus. Naturally we will have time to sample a glass of Cyprus wine before returning to the port. Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair.

Price per person $59.00 Adults $41.00 Children

   


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 LIM04 - LARNACA & LEFKARA (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Cultural  Shopping  We will drive to Larnaka, 1 hour far from Limassol, the oldest living city in Cyprus and originally known as Kition, the birthplace of the Stoic philosopher Zeno. Linked to early Christian times, Larnaca is a special place for Christians as the town’s bishop was St. Lazaros (Lazarus) who chose to spend his “second life” here after Jesus raised him from the dead. A church built in his name exists on the spot where his remains were said to be found. You will have free time to explore on your own and for shopping. We will then return to Limassol via Lefkara, a village famous for its traditional style of lace embroidery, known as the “Lefkaritika”. You will have time to explore the village on your own before returning to the port. Please note: long walking involved on uneven ground with steps.

Price per person $55.00 Adults $39.00 Children

   


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 LIM05 - LARNACA, ANCIENT KITION (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Cultural  Drive towards Larnaca, 1 hour far from Limassol, and known in ancient times as Kition and home of the Stoic philosopher Zeno. We will visit one of the oldest churches in Cyprus - the church of Saint Lazarus - built on the sepulchre of the Saint and a fine example of Byzantine architecture. You will have free time for shopping before travelling along the salt lake of Larnaca to reach Hala Sultan Tekesi, or the mosque of Umm Haram, built in 1816 over the tomb of Umm Haram, a relative of Prophet Mohhamed. Visit the mosque and return to the port. Please note: there may be restrictions on shooting videos or taking pictures inside religious sites. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance.

Price per person $55.00 Adults $39.00 Children

   


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 LIM06 - JEEP SAFARI TO AGROS VILLAGE & MILLOMERI WATERFALLS (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  No guide available  New  The beautiful Mediterranean island of Cyprus is known for its splendid beaches, an interesting and eventful history dating right back to the 10th millennium B.C., a whole host of archaeological remains as well as wonderfully varied scenery and unbroken summer sunshine. The itinerary of this entertaining tour first takes you up through a number of small villages to the north of Limassol, passing the fertile southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains with its vineyards and other plantations on your way up to the village of Agros, the centre of Pitsilia district. After taking a look at the work of the people and their traditional products, a short walk will see you visit one of the local houses where marmalade and candied fruit are prepared. Agros is also closely connected to the fine old art of cultivating roses, whose fragrant petals are used to make rosewater, distil rose liqueur and rose brandy as well as to give rose-scented candles their distinctive aroma. Your tour then continues by jeep again for a drive through the dense pine forest of the Troodos Mountains en route to one of the island’s nature wonders, the beautiful Millomeri Waterfalls, which you will reach after a short walk. Do take your camera to take some photos of this special place to add to your album at home. A relaxing return drive to Limassol port and your ship then brings your tour to a perfect close. Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair. The driver will provide you with information only in English during the trip.

Price per person $105.00 Adults $95.00 Children

   


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 LIM08 - RAFT THE LAZY RIVER & SWING LIKE TARZAN: THE FASOURI WATERMANIA PARK (approx. 3.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Possibility of swimming  No guide available  Recommended for families  New  What’s not to love about a half-day tour that offers bags of family-friendly fun in the safe and child-appropriate environment of Limassol’s last word in waterparks: the amazing Fasouri Watermania complex? Just a 20-minute coach ride from the port will take you to the site, after which you will explore and try out the many water-based attractions. Try the Tarzan Slide, team up with others and raft down the Lazy River or see if you can beat the big Wet Bubble – to name just a few of the options available to you. But the park is equally perfect for simply relaxing and soaking up the sun. For additional costs not included in the price of the tour, numerous other facilities and services are also offered at the park, including a massage parlour, a nail tattoo service, sun loungers plus umbrellas and even a rather fishy pedicure spa. The Polynesian theme of the park further adds to the tropical feel of the experience. Your relaxing half day of water-based fun ends with your return journey back to the ship. Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair.

Price per person $77.00 Adults $54.00 Children

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.