The Name

Our luxury villas Mosaica, Aretousa and Amorosa are located just 7 minutes from Limassol city in a residential area called Kolossi, famed for its Medieval Castle by which it was named.

Kolossi town

On the outskirts of Limassol, nestled amidst the vineyards and citrus groves lies the small town of Kolossi. Staying in Kolossi gives you the chance to experience real Cyprus. A blend of ancient and modern, the town has plenty of amenities (in walking distance of our large Cyprus villas). This includes – local supermarkets, bakeries, taverns, restaurants, coffee shops and chemist.

It is a peaceful, relaxing place where you get to know the locals and experience the Cypriot way of life first-hand. There are a handful of beautiful churches and chapels, dating back to the 13 century. And of course, the magnificent Castle, linked with a number of significant events throughout Cyprus’s long history.

Kolossi Castle

Built in the 13th century, the imposing castle is a fine example of military architecture. It is 21m high over 3 floors, and is accessible by a short drawbridge. After a victorious battle against the Byzantine ruler, King of England Richard Lionheart took up residence before selling the castle to The Knights Templar.

It was subsequently re-built when it passed to the Knights of St John and was established as the seat of the Supreme military commandment (Grande Commanderie). The site became a vineyard; producing and exporting the sweet wine of the same name. Sugar canes were also processed here and you can see the remains of the refinery to the east of the castle.

Surrounding area

Kolossi has good public transport links and local taxis are available 24 hours a day. Vibrant, historic Limassol is just 11km away. Kourion Beach and the fascinating ancient city are just a 6 minute drive. Paphos is also easily accessible.

The rural village of Episkopi is closeby; home to the archaeological Museum of Kourion, overlooking the bay. You can also visit Cyprus Wine Museum in nearby Erimi, and stop off at Michaels Taverna to experience authentic Cypriot hospitality.

See flamingos and other migratory birds at the salt lake in Akrotiri, the RAF base is also located here. The cave church of Panagia Vounarkotissa, famed for its miracles is just 2km away.

In the village of Pissouri, there is a popular Sunday market perfect for fresh fruits, vegetables and other local produce to stock your fridge with.