The Fig Tree Bay is situated in the center of Protaras village and is only a few miles from Ayia Napa village. It took its name from the many fig trees that gave shade to locals before the area got popular with tourists.
It is a unique beach with long fine, white sand and clean, shallow water. Over the weekends, the beach gets busy with locals and their small children. The small rocky island a short swim away and the blue – green water all contribute to the idyllic setting. Furthermore, the beach is well equipped with restaurant and water sport facilities.
Trooditissa monastery was originally founded in the 13th century, but the present church was built in 1731. It is situated on the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains and it is between two large villages, Platres and Prodromos. Around the monastery there are beautiful pine, walnut, cherry and apples trees. The distance from Limassol is about 44 km and an hour drive. It is also important to know that the church contains a priceless silver-plated icon of the Virgin Mary brought from Asia Minor.
The monastery was revived after it came close to being dissolved in the 19th century by Monk Damaskinos (1939 – 1942) and his success or Abbot Pangkratios,
Every year, on the 15th of August, a large religious fair is held on the grounds of the monastery. This is the day of the Dormition of Panagia. Childless families visit and pray to the holy icon of Panagia, to give them hope to have children.
In the heart of the town’s center, near the old city harbor, one can find the imposing Castle of Limassol; a historical monument that holds a rich historical background. Tradition wants the Castle of Limassol as the venue in which Richard the Lionheart, the King of England, got married to Berengaria of Navarre, in 1191. However, the exact time of construction is unknown as it cannot be accurately determined by historians and scholars. According to Etienne de Lusignan, the construction of the castle was completed in 1193 under the reign of the founder of the Lusitanian dynasty, Guy de Lusignan. However, the first official, historical reference of the castle is dated in 1228, during the involvement of Frederic II of Germany in the affairs of Cyprus. Over the years, the fort suffered the assaults of many invaders, sustaining even further damage in the earthquakes of 1567 and 1568. The fortification walls are of great archaeological interest; and according to historians the remnants of the walls indicate that they were pieces of a much larger castle. Furthermore, during the Ottoman dynasty, the castle was reconstructed to its original state and form, which was considerably larger than the subsequent, as some parts of the former building, such as the two oblong halls of the ground floor, were incorporated. Additionally, below the eastern hall there is a network of crypts with cells, which was used as a prison until 1950. Today the castle houses the Cyprus Medieval Museum. You can visit the castle of Limassol, as well as any other site in Cyprus with ease, by renting a car from the fleet of Christa rent-a-car.
Christa Car Rentals are happy to announce the acquisition of 2 new Mazda Demio’s. The Mazda Demio (also know as Mazda2) is a sporty compact car that incorporates exceptional fuel economy whilst not compromising on fun to drive. It benefits from agile handling and improved braking performance. That’s because it’s made lighter than before.
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