Limassol is a city on the southern coast of Cyprus and capital of the eponymous district. Limassol is the second largest urban area in Cyprus after Nicosia, with a metropolitan population of 239,842. English is widely used in Limassol.
Limassol has a Subtropical-Mediterranean climate with warm to hot and dry summers and very mild winters, which are separated by short springs and autumns which are generally warm and pleasant. From December to March the weather is unsettled and can be rainy and windy but people can also often expect great amounts of sunshine averaging around 6 hours a day. During the whole year, the temperature usually ranges from 12 °C to 30 °C . Rain tends to be heavy in the winter and thunderstorms occur often though they usually do not last for a long time. Limassol receives around 410 mm of rain each year. People can enjoy 340 days of sunshine.
The Port of Limassol is one of the busiest ports in the Mediterranean transit trade and the largest port in Cyprus. It has also become one of the most important tourism, trade, and service-providing centers in the area. Recently, Limassol has experienced a construction boom fueled by the tourist sector as well as from increasing foreign investments in the city. Meanwhile, Limassol is the base for many of the island's wine companies, a considerable consumption of wine products in Cyprus by the locals and the foreign visitors. Big quantities are exported to Europe.
There is a spontaneous hospitality of people, archaeological sites, medieval castles, and marinas, long sandy coastline stretching over 20 KM, colorful carnivals and wine festivals in Limassol. Meanwhile, Limassol boasts a cosmopolitan character and promote Limassol has been ranked by TripAdvisor as the 3rd up-and-coming destination in the world, in its Top 10 Traveler’s Choice Destinations on the Rise.