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Limassol, Cyprus-port

Limassol is the jumping off point to explore the ancient riches of Cyprus.View ruins, vast groves of lemons, oranges and olives, majestic mountains and scenery, and stunning beaches. Visit Lemesos Castle, where Richard-the-Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre, and its fascinating museum. Or stroll through ancient Curium and admire its stunning mosaics, theater, basilica and panoramic views over the sea. Venture inland to Nicosia and its wonders, the Cathedral of St. John, the Venetian fortifications, a restored old town and mosque and the Museum. Take home some lovely lace, copper items, jewelry and pottery. Enjoy a selection of appetizers so extensive it can be a hearty meal as well as fresh seafood accompanied by a delicious glass of wine.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Kourion, Kolossi & Limassol Shopping
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Kourion, Temple of Apollo & Omodos Village
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Nicosia - the Last Divided Capital City
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Nicosia & Khirokitia
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Pafos
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Panoramic Limmasol
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required

Kourion, Kolossi & Limassol Shopping

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 4 hours

Tour Code: LML-005

Your tour begins with a scenic drive through the fertile foothills of Cyprus where most of the country's vineyards and the orchards of the Phassouri citrus groves are found while on your way to the ancient ruins of the city of Kourion. Arriving at this impressive Greco-Roman site, you can view remaining pavement mosaics, such as those preserved as the four-panel design in the central room at the House of Eustolios. Dating from the 4th to the middle of the 7th century, this fascinating ancient home was known to have thirty rooms with a bathing complex. The floors of the porticoes are paved with beautiful mosaic compositions that depict fish, birds and a partridge with Greek inscriptions. Nearby is the superb, large Greco-Roman theater built in the 2nd century BC which is still used today for many performances, including ancient dramas. Perched high on a cliff, this majestic and unspoiled location offers spectacular views of the ruins and the sapphire sea below.

Leaving Kourion, your next stop is at Kolossi Castle, a well-preserved stronghold standing three stories tall that was built by the Crusaders in the 13th century. Legend has it that one of the castle's most famous dwellers was Richard the Lionhearted. Your guide will share with you how the castle served as both the Grand Commander of the Knights of St. John's Order of Jerusalem, as well as the Knights Templar.

Arriving back in Limassol, you'll be afforded ample free time for shopping before returning to the pier. The wide array of shops that line the streets carry a variety of both international and local merchandise including jewelry, leather goods, clothing and local artifacts.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 1/2 hours of walking plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. It is not considered suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Comfortable, flat walking shoes, light clothing and a hat are recommended.