Courses take place in Limassol (Cyprus). Cyprus is a small island with a long history and a rich culture that spans 11,000 years, making it one of the oldest civilisations in the Mediterranean.
Limassol or Lemessos as it is pronounced in Greek, is at the southern coast of Cyprus and is the most southern city of Europe. It is the second largest city in Cyprus and has the population of 160 000 residents.
It is considered to be one of the most attractive cities of the island and is well known for its rich night life and the beautiful beaches.
The town of Limassol is a city with long tradition and history. It was built between two ancient Greek cities, Amathus and Kourion. Limassol was probably built after the destruction of Amathus. However, the city of Limassol has been inhabited since ancient times.
Its past reveals a civilisation uninterrupted for more than 5,000 years. There is no other city in Cyprus with such a diverse history and culture.
Its history is associated with the Crusades in Medieval times and in this period Limassol became an important port. The core of the historic centre is the Limassol Castle, where Richard the Lionheard is believed to have married Berengaria.
The Kourion ancient agora and amphitheater, the ancient mosaics, the medieval castles of Limassol and Kolossi, the ancient temple of Aphrodite in Amathounta and the Limassol museums (archaeological, medieval, folk and other museums and galleries) reveal the rich history and tradition of the city.
Limassol has one of the largest ports in the Middle East which handles a large number of passengers and merchandise. It has met an increase since 1974 when the other important port in Cyprus, Ammochstos, was lost during the Turkish occupation.
Today, Limassol has become the EU’s largest shipmanagement centre with more than 60 offshore shipping companies in the town. The Limassol Marina has been in operation since June 2014 and can accommodate up to one thousand ships.
The growth of tourism has led to the creation of luxury hotels and the development of wonderful beaches making Limassol an important resort in the Mediterranean.
Limassol is the city of festivals. The Wine, Beer and Carnival Festivals are famous and give joy and liveliness in the city.
There are also many events all year round especially in summer including a series of music, dance and theatre events in the city center such as the Folk Music and Dance Festivals and many others.
Visitors have the opportunity to explore the old town, visit museums and discover the cultural heritage and hidden treasures from various historical periods of the island’s evolution.
They can taste the Cypriot cuisine, visit the Municipal Market and local shops for souvenirs and traditional delicacies, walk on the beach front, enjoy the sandy beaches, spend pleasant time in cafes and restaurants, interact with the locals and feel the Cypriot hospitality.