Sunday, 26 June 2016 19:51

A perfect location

The new CTO office at Limassol's Old Port The new CTO office at Limassol's Old Port

The Cyprus Tourism Office (CTO) in Limassol has been a very busy place ever since it moved to the new location at Limassol’s renovated old port area at the beginning of February.
According to Senior Assistant Tourism Officer Myria Stasoulli, the office welcomes an average of 100 visitors per day.

Especially when cruise ships dock at the new port and drop their passengers off at the nearby bus stop, the office’s three staff members get very busy.

The team is excited about the positive outlook for Cyprus’ tourism for the summer season.
Among them, they speak English, German, French, Italian and some Russian and Spanish, thus enabling them to help all visitors ,who include a lot of British, Russian, French, Dutch and Israeli nationals and these days a lot more Cypriots.

The best spot possible

“We could not have wished for a more ideal location,” says Stasoulli. The newly-renovated area near the old port roundabout is getting increasingly busy; all adjacent cafes and restaurants have been let and are in the process of opening.

The office is very visible and conveniently located near the intercity bus stops, the drop-off point for conferences at the Carob Mill, and the entrance to the old town. Visitors to the Marina as well as boat owners are also regular guests at the office.

The most frequently-asked questions include inquiries about things to do in Limassol, places to visit nearby and means of transportation with rental bicycles enjoying a growing popularity.
Stasoulli explains that because of its proximity to Limassolians’ favourite area for an evening walk, many more locals visit the Tourism Office, frequently inquiring about excursions they plan with their families.

The previous location on St. Andrew’s Street saw much less pedestrian traffic.
“Almost every passerby will look through the outdoor stand of leaflets, maps, brochures and event calendars,” adds the officer.

Like every year, the CTO arranges transport to events such as the Herb Festival in Platres in July, and later on, in September and October, to Grape Feasts and Apple and Zivania Festivals.

Free guided city walks of Limassol take place every Monday throughout the year, leaving from the Tourism Office at 10am.

More information about Cyprus Tourism can be found at www.visitcyprus.com or by calling the Limassol office at 25362756.

Article as published in The Cyprus Weekly of June 24th 2016 

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