As one of the three largest islands of the Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus (the name is familiar in Vietnam Cyprus) located right on the “crossroads” of Asia, Africa and u. With that particular location, the city on the island cultures are mixing colors, the most special is the capital of Limassol, the economic center – the culture of Cyprus.
The first impression is the sky our, sea and sun in the port city of Limassol as always seems lively and warm. In addition to the modern buildings, Limassol occupies the hearts of travelers with cobblestone streets, cafes and petite roadside buildings featured colorful sky blue Mediterranean. Passing through the area focus of ancient villas typical of the city, visitors will have to chisel before the roof crimson between flower gardens beautiful brilliant, what a window arched aristocratic, the balcony exquisite decorations, elaborately. The area is also the residence of Archbishop Makarios and Freedom monument of modern architecture is quite unique that few tourists who ignore.
In the history of five thousand years of existence, Cyprus has been the Persians, the Arabs, the ancient Greeks to the French, English, Italian medieval and most recently Turkey invaded. Also by history so rare today, next to the ruins of the city, people still find Limassol works very old, left over from the Roman Empire, the clock tower of the Crusades, the Ottoman military zones, the elegant building served as the headquarters of the United Kingdom, France. The mix of cultures also left for this city religious life – rich culture.
Also, with the world-class museum, Limassol is renowned as the city of antiques. One of the most famous sights of the city is the castle of Limassol. Castle brought medieval architecture was built by the Roman Empire circa 1000, now used as a museum exhibiting collections of the period 400-1870. Guests can admire numerous exhibits such as cannons, artistic wood carving of the seventeenth century-XVIII, paintings and stone monuments, statues, armor, coins, crockery, stoneware , pottery, crafts made of glass and marble. Beautiful antiques system and shows abundant on the island nobility how rich each. The top floor of the castle with terrace to see the whole city of Limassol and the sea.
But for me, the most impressive ruins are located on a hill Kourio low at the seaside. Atop the hill, over two thousand years ago is a prosperous city with a lot of beautiful buildings and theaters, the Roman bath with colonnaded monumental horns. Despite much ruined because of the time but this place still allows visitors to imagine civilization in a few millennia before humans.