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Snapshot: Limassol, Cyprus

Snapshots are mini town/city guides for smaller places or cities I have only experienced briefly. Here’s a little snapshot of Limassol.

What are one’s first impressions of Limassol?

Town center

Agreeable seaside town with a decent nightlife. Cyprus’s second biggest city is arguably the best place to get a feel for true Cypriot nightlife (considering Ayia Napa is basically a British colony).  To quote a local: “You go Nicosia for culture, Lanarka to chill and Limassol to party.” However, Limassol disappoints slightly. It’s a little boring, lacks charm, and the nightlife is not centralised, requiring taxis. However, please note my bias: I was there in November. I imagine in the summer it takes on a completely different character with all the tourists in town.

What are the women like?

Yummy Yummy. I have a soft spot for women of Greek heritage. Cypriots in general have dark features and olive complexions. They are less liberal than Greeks, but less conservative than Turks. In my upcoming Nicosia city guide I will detail a greater character description.

What’s different of Limassol is many Cypriots come her to let loose, and as such they are more likely to hook up.  If you want to pipeline, here is not a bad place to start.

What I noticed is nearly all the locals (guys and girls) wear blacks, greys, whites and very neutral shades. At least in November, nobody wore colour. Even wearing a red shirt I stood out a mile. Use this to your advantage.

There is also a stock of Romanian women working in Limassol. In summer, it’s a free for all with women from everywhere in Europe.

Where should I go at night-time?

Limassol nightlife is a little disjointed. You have two options: Yermasoyia and the old town center. FYI- there is only one hostel in town, and that’s in the centre.

If you want to bag a hot local, head for the centre. The crowd can be a little snobby, but the quality here in unparalleled. There are some cool bars to pick up in. Chaplins is reliable any night of the week. Towards and on the weekends, hit Ozo across from the library.  Everyone for these bars usually end up in Retro club afterwards (or at least I think it was called retro.. it began with an r anyway).

If you want to extend your night you’ll have to get in a taxi and head to the Yermasoyia tourist strip. I imagine this place is INSANE it the summer time. Winter, not so much. But regardless what time of year it is – Basement club is the place to be.

The Bottom Line

In summertime it’s the place to be. But personally, I prefer the capital Nicosia.

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4 Responses to Snapshot: Limassol, Cyprus

  1. Jake November 28, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    Whats the situation on ganja there? impossible to find?

    • Naughty Nomad November 28, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

      Difficult. I only have info of Nicosia. Will post about it in upcoming city guide.

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