It is coming up to two years now that I have been living in beautiful sunny Limassol. I relocated to Cyprus from London. I always loved the outdoor life. I used to keep horses, I walked on Dartmoor, took part in outdoor Military Fit classes, I ran through the streets of London, I cycled the canal tow paths and I enjoyed walking in the Epping Forest. The one thing that really bothered me about living in London were the episodes of greyness. The weather always seemed to let us outdoor people down. In 2010 and 2011, my penchant for horses and being outdoors, led me to start taking part in 200km horse trails in France and Spain. After the Spanish Pyrenees trip, I realised that life did not have to be so cold and grey!
I found myself looking for sunnier climes. My parents were from Cyprus. They relocated to London before l was born. Cyprus always seemed like home to me. Having friends based in Limassol made my transition to life in Cyprus easy. Two years on and I am hooked on Limassol life.
So, why do I love it here so much? I live ten minutes from the beach. My mornings often start with a swim in the sea, inhaling fresh air and taking walks on the beach. I often take a book to the beach, and dip my feet in to the sea whilst I read, and wait for the sun to go down. I am a member of the Limassol Running Club and I enjoy running with them on the beach, in the Mountains and in the Limassol streets. We often take bicycle rides in to the old town and peruse the quaint streets. I ride horses at the local Military Base. Lazier days are spent having coffee and people watching. I am greeted daily by blue skies and the cheery sun. I also set up my own business called Limassol Sports Massage which helps treat athletes and non athletes for muscular aches and pains, and sporting injuries. Limassol is such a haven for the sporting enthusiast and I love being able to help them.
Aside from Sports, Limassol has so much to offer us. We have had major Art exhibitions here, including Degas and Da Vinci. Last year we watched a professionally hosted boxing competition in a ring alongside the Sea Road. The Amathus ruins are a short drive away. We have a beautiful shopping street called Anexartisias Street, where one can shop and then have lunch and coffee. We also have a Debenhams Department Store. It seems that we have the best of both worlds, living in a cosmopolitan city and simultaneously having access to the outdoors life we love. Who could not enjoy this life in sunny Limassol?
I Love Limassol guest blogger
(Eva runs owns her own business in Limassol called Limassol Sports Massage)