Getting Around Limassol
Getting around Limassol
Limassol is quite an easy city to get around as there are companies like the EAL bus company, Peal Troodos, Digenis Caves and Cyprus24 taxi which will offer you the help you need to get to your destination on time.
Getting Around Limassol by Car
Limassol is the second largest city in Cyprus and is located near the Mediterranean Sea, interspersed with highway bridges, it is easy to travel around Limassol. The best way to travel around Limassol is by car, if you plan to take trips at your own pace, however be sure to put on your seatbelt and keep the speed limit to 50 km/hour, while driving, remember not to use your mobile or you will incur a fine of about 90-100 Euros.
There are regular checks to monitor drinking limits of drivers, in case the driver is caught with a limit over 0.08, a fine is levied on the spot. The city offers numerous car rental agencies for travellers, however, while taking a car on rent, ensure that the rental group supports round the clock breakdown service, so here's your chance to explore the nooks and corners of this coastal city.
Getting Around Limassol by Bus
Getting around Limassol is fairly easy as the city is well connected through an efficient, cost effective bus service promoted by the EAL bus company. With a minimal fare of 70c, you can travel any distance along the city's beaches from 7 o'clock early morning to 7 o'clock in the evening. The buses travel between all popular resorts of the city and their frequency is also quite good, however, don't wait for a Sunday bus as the buses don't run during that day.
If you want to go to the interior of the island you can opt for guided tours or special buses, in case you plan to visit Troodos, you can easily do so with a modest ticket of 5 Euros. Bus companies such as Peal Troodos have opened up shuttle lines at a cost effective rate to suit travellers, buses are handy if you want to visit certain places in Limassol, for instance, if you plan to take a trip to the Digenis Caves, try going there by a bus to save yourself time and effort.
Getting Around Limassol by Taxi
Limassol taxi are a little bit expensive compared to public transport or a shared taxi, however this type of transport allow freedom which is not possible when taking buses or shared transfers. Personal Limassol taxi rides are quite useful if you want to travel in between towns. If you plan to be back at your resort by the evening remember that not all taxis run after 6 pm.One of the popular routes taken by taxis in Limassol operate between:
- Limassol and Paphos,
- Limassol and Larnaca,
- Limassol and Nicosia,
- Limassol and Troodos
There are a lot of taxi stands in Limassol, but most reliable and fast is the Cyprus24.taxi. Sometimes the price of catching a Limassol taxi is twice the cost of catching a bus, though it is still cost effective, with a fare as low as 10 Euros you may take a trip to the neighboring towns of Limassol with ease.
Getting Around Limassol by Cycling
Many cities in Cyprus are ideal for cyclists, Limassol is also one such city with various natural trails that are ideal for cycling expeditions and you can explore the city and it's interior, cycles are easily available at rental agencies in resorts and seaside's at a modest rate of 3.5 Euros per day, Limassol promotes various non racing cycling events to help excursions along the mountains and forests.
Limassol Cycle club also conducts cycling expeditions and mountain biking for tourists and other cyclists, cycling trips can be taken throughout the year as the weather in Limassol is equitable. Natural trails are also well maintained with good sign posts to help cyclists navigate Limassol's rough terrain with ease, however care must be taken to follow safety rules and general traffic regulations to make your cycling experience in Limassol happy and enjoyable.
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