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A walk through History – Ancient Amathous

Byzantine churches, Roman Baths, ancient Hellenistic palaces, prehistoric walls and temples make up the ancient city kingdom of Amathous. Amathous city is one of the most ancient cities found on the island, founded more than 3000 years ago. The archaeological site was discovered in the 19th century, unveiling important remnants left behind by ancient civilisations. According to legend, Ancient Amathous was named after Amathousa, who was the mother of a Paphos King. Findings have shown that the ancient coastal city-kingdom thrived from the 10th century BC till the 7th century AD. The city was constantly under attack by the Saracens, but finally fell in the hands of King Lionheart, the British English King, in 1191.

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Charmed by Little Venice

Little Venice is the most romantic area of Mykonos. The entire coastal area is made up of colourful two-storey homes with balconies literally dipping in the emerald sea. Visitors instantly fall in love with the charming pull of this neighbourhood. The vistas of the whitewashed homes against the backdrop of the Aegean Sea are breathtaking.

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Dip into Cyprus Culture – The Limassol Wine Festival

Looking for some Cyprus culture? Limassol Wine Festival is the place to be! Limassol’s annual Wine Festival has been a crowd-puller since it was first launched in 1961! Inspired by the ancient Greek celebrations dedicated to Dionysus, the God of Wine and Aphrodite the Goddess of Love and Beauty, the annual wine festival celebrates the island’s long winemaking tradition that spans for more than 4000 years.

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FUN-tastic Limassol Zoo

Looking for a place to take your kids on a fun-packed day out? You have come to the right place! Limassol’s Zoo provides a fantastic family outing for both our little friends and adults!

Limassol Zoo

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Limassol’s Carnival – Let the games begin!

The city of Limassol is transformed into a massive party zone, where colourful floats, lots of dancing and laughter and funny masquerades fill the streets of the city once a year! You got it right…the Carnival is back in town!

limassol carnival

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Exploring Rhodes Old Town on Foot

The heart of Rhodes beats in its fascinating medieval Old Town. The island’s Old Town, one of the most ancient and well preserved medieval cities in Europe, is where history was made and continues to be made. Whoever wanders through its inspiring cobblestoned streets soon realise they are walking through a timeless living museum. The first to occupy the enchanting city were the Knights Hospitallers. The knights settled in the city in 1309 and literally built it from the ground up. During their time, the city thrived as culture awakened. In 1522 the famed Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Suleiman the Magnificent, took over the Old Town once the Knights were defeated in battle. The now UNESCO World Heritage Site is packed with inspirational buildings dating back to the Knights and the Ottomans as well as the Italian, Roman and Hellenistic periods. We have put together a list of the top 10 most intriguing buildings avid tourists must visit while exploring the Old Town of Rhodes. Enjoy and remember, it’s a thrill to behold!

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Discovering Historic Limassol

Besides being the most cosmopolitan and vibrant coastal city in Cyprus, Limassol boasts with reminders of the island’s turbulent and multicultural past, all the way from the Crusaders to the Venetians, Ottomans and British eras to modern days. Passionate visitors walk through the lively stoned alleyways of the city’s Old Town and marvel at the Cypriot character, authenticity and identity that is still alive and kicking. As always, there is no better to explore a new place than on foot. Let’s begin!