Limassol is a coastal city situated in the southern shore-line of Cyprus, while its wider district encompasses mountainous regions, including part of the Troodos range and many vineyards at its foothills. Limassol’s history dates back 2000 years B.C. and its current population amounts to 100,000. Its economy is mainly based on commerce due to the national port, the biggest on the island, tourism, industry and services (ship management, financial, international companies).
Limassol has been working on European projects, mainly in the areas of environment, INTERREG, citizenship and culture. It is well known for its Carnival, its Wine Festival, its contemporary creation and flourishing activity in dance, visual arts, music, theatre and folk art, reflected respectively in multiple cultural institutions (Dance Centre, Art Gallery, School and Archive of Music, Theatre and Folk Art Museums). Limassol is member to the Med Cities (http://www:medcities,org” and Q-Cities (http://www:q-citiesnet.eu) networks, as well as to the European Federation of Carnival Cities (FECC – http://www.carnivalcities.com) and LES RENCONTRES. Besides our interest in partnerships with coastal cities, we also welcome cooperation and Twinnings with cities beyond the immediate Mediterranean basin (Germany, England, Italy, France, Portugal and Spain) and participation in projects and research on cultural, environmental and town-planning issues.
Possible themes for cooperation
Annual activities: Carnival, Wine Festival, Contemporary Dance and Folk Dance Festival, Summer Events at the Medieval Castle.
Points of interest: The restored old city and the Castle of Limassol, the sea promenade and the Sculpture Park.