Probably the dinkiest castle you're ever going to see; Kolossi Castle was built in AD 1210 by the Knights of St. It is a fine example of military architecture and served as the Grand Command center of Jerusalem's Order of St.
Room Two holds artifacts from the Graeco-Roman era including a stunning bronze bull and some delicate figurines, while Room Three contains some of the most important finds from the local area, including statues of the Egyptian god Bes and the goddess Artemis unearthed at Amathus.
Outside, within the pleasant garden, is a sundial, which was once owned by Lord Kitchener.
Some of the earlier fortifications can be seen just inside the walls.
This is where Richard the Lionheart of England married Berengaria, and later, the Ottomans used it as a military base.
This is the cosmopolitan hub of Cyprus, effortlessly blending sophisticated modernisation with its ancient past.
Hip restaurants and cafés cluster around the restored old town center, while a busy port nearby is soon to be balanced with an ultra snazzy new marina set to open within the next couple of years.After dosing up on castle history, check out the city's modern vibe at the innovative Lanitis Art Foundation (also on the main square), housed in an old Carob Mill and home to a rotating schedule of exhibitions.A hop-skip-and-jump east from the square is bulky Limassol Cathedral, with a wonderfully Baroque facade, while down a squiggle of an alleyway is the small Grand Mosque, surrounded by palm trees.Limassol's lively old town district is the most interesting part of the city to explore.Right in the center, on the main square, is Limassol Castle, built in the 14th century on the site of an earlier Byzantine construction.Beside the main castle building is the ruins of a medieval factory where the knights processed sugar cane.