Limassol District, Cyprus
Limassol District is one of the six districts that form together the island of Cyprus. It occupies the southernmost part of the island and is bordered by the districts of Paphos, Larnaca, Nicosia and Akrotiri, British military enclave on the southern coast of the island. As of 2011, the population of the area is about 235.036 people. The capital city of the district is Limassol, which is the second largest city on the island after Nicosia and is also the leading business center in Cyprus. The district encompasses the coastal flat and hilly parts in the South of the island as well as significant parts of the famous Troodos Mountains.
In the low-lying areas grows typical Mediterranean vegetation, mainly dry-loving grasses and bushes, and the mountains are covered by dense coniferous forests.
Although the beaches of Limassol somewhat inferior to those in the districts of Paphos and Famagusta, the coastline is dotted with some really wonderful places.
Some of the beaches are covered with small oval pebbles and offer typical Mediterranean experience, while others are covered with fine sand ranging in color from golden to deep brown.
Limassol District is dotted with ancient sights and numerous monuments of Byzantine times. There is a number of ancient amphitheatres and ruins of castles and fortresses in the vicinity.
Calm and quiet mountain villages with preserved culture and traditions as well as beautiful chapels and churches are nestled into the Troodos Mountains.
The pearl of the area is of course the city of Limassol, which is considered the most modern city on the island.