February 15th, 20194282Part of the Paphos to Limassol road near Pissouri will remain closed during the weekend police said, due to rock slides.
Crews from the public works department are working to restore the problem and the work is expected to completed by Monday, police said.
During works, part of the motorway near the Pissouri exit up to the Avdimou...
February 14th, 20191005The fire service on Wednesday had to evacuate an apartment building in central Limassol after a fire broke out in a car parked in its basement.
The building’s around 60 residents were moved to safety with an elderly woman taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.
The fire in a car belonging to a 40-year-old Iranian man...
February 13th, 20192284
A 72-year-old man with underlying health issues has died from type A flu in Limassol, it was announced on Wednesday.
The man was being treated at Limassol hospital’s intensive care unit.
He is the eighth person to die from type A flu since December.
In a statement the health ministry said flu activity remained...
February 5th, 20192236The Limassol tourist development company (Etal) began works on the old town’s Ayios Andre-as street on Tuesday, with various development projects planned for the historic road.
The street is a hub in the old town, and is lined with cafés and shops.
At the start of the road, near the mediaeval castle, a sign has been placed that...
January 23rd, 20192617Police in Limassol arrested a man on Tuesday in connection with the possession of 10 kilos of cannabis, which was sent through the post.
He was remanded in custody on Wednesday for eight days by the Limassol district court.
After police received information there were drugs in two postal parcels arriving from abroad, on Tuesday a...
January 14th, 20194725Forty-four-year-old Christos Mihail was found dead in his car with bullet wounds to the chest on Monday afternoon in Ayios Silas in Limassol. Police are investigating premeditated murder.
Mihail’s body was found at around 3pm in the driver seat of his car in a field near the Limassol general hospital by a resident of the area who...
January 6th, 20193250A total of 20 European arrest warrants had been issued by Interpol against a 42-year-old from Limassol who was arrested in a pub on Saturday night.
According to the police, the man was spotted by on duty officers and taken to the Limassol CID offices, where he was told the Greek authorities had issued so many warrants for his...
December 23rd, 20183096A new fountain has been unveiled in the centre of Limassol, which developers referred to as “an important work”.
The Prosperity Group was behind the development as part of its commitment to upgrade the Ayios Nikolas roundabout.
The fountain has 250 jets, which can shoot water in six different ways, in addition to LED light...
December 17th, 20183221Police in Limassol were trying to locate the perpetrators of a botched robbery outside a department store on Monday, which saw one man injured.
The injured man worked for a security company and had just picked up the weekend proceeds from Super Home Centre in Mesa Yiotnia at 11.50am when he was attacked by a hooded individual wielding...
December 15th, 20183152Scores of Akel members and party-affiliated youth and student organisations holding umbrellas symbolising house roofs gathered on Saturday in a central area of Limassol to protest over high rents and demand rent regulation.
The protest was organised by Akel, its youth organisation Edon and student body Proodeftiki which is affiliated...
December 13th, 201810525Police on Thursday published the photos of 12 men wanted in connection with burglary and theft offences committed in Limassol between 2017 and 2018.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts should contact Limassol CID on 25805057, or their nearest police station or the public hotline 1460.
December 11th, 20182809The interior ministry on Tuesday announced its support for a Limassol municipality plan to build 500 low-cost housing units to address the problem of the high rents there.
The matter was discussed at a meeting between Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides and Limassol Mayor Nicos Nicolaides.
The municipality proposed to develop...
December 7th, 20182342Police on Friday found five sticks of TNT weighing 675 grammes in an open space in Limassol.
The explosives were found near the Karmiotissa football ground in the Polemidhia area following a tip-off.
The TNT was seized by the bomb squad who will carry out a forensic examination.
November 26th, 20185566Lawmakers on Monday harangued the government for not doing enough to support vulnerable people as housing becomes ever more unaffordable due to rising rents.
MPs were shown data, according to which rents in Cyprus were comparable to - sometimes even higher than - some of the most expensive cities in Europe, like Amsterdam and...
November 25th, 20183449Authorities are investigating the theft of cash and jewellery worth over €12,500 from two Tala homes in Paphos on Saturday as well as that of a bag with €6,000 in cash in Limassol.
Police said that two residents of Tala reported that cash and jewellery worth more than €12,500 was stolen from their homes, in both cases, sometime...
November 21st, 20182407Police said on Wednesday they were stepping up patrols in Limassol after yet another burglary at a luxury goods shop in the early hours of the morning.
It was the third time in a month expensive items were stolen from shops on Limassol’s beachfront.
While on Friday and on October 25 fur coats were targeted, this time the...
November 18th, 20183628The international chain, City Sightseeing, has begun operating in Limassol and plans to expand to other towns on the island.
The red double-decker open-top tour buses officially made their apperance in the coastal town on Saturday, CNA reported.
Four buses are set to operate in the city and Limassol region.
Limassol Mayor Nicos...
November 12th, 20182904By Lizzy Ioannidou
A grassroots Limassol-based movement against evictions warned on Monday against striking alliances with other initiatives, particularly with the far-right political party Elam.
“We need to have the most vulnerable groups in mind when dealing with issues of evictions and homelessness, and that includes migrants,...
November 11th, 20181917Demonstrating their anger over rising rents in Limassol, The Movement for the Right of Housing held a protest over Saturday night outside the Limassol District offices.
Tents in the area were occupied by both the homeless – including a family with three children – and citizens who wanted to symbolicaly show their support, while...
November 10th, 20181766Limassol police arrested a 27-year-old man early on Saturday after he crashed his car while driving under the influence of alcohol.
The man was travelling on Amathounda Avenue at around 3am when he apparently lost control of the vehicle, climbed over the median and into the opposite side of the road, and crashed into the steel fencing...
November 6th, 20182004A Limassol restaurant was slightly damaged after an explosive device went off early in the morning.
The blast outside the premises happened around 1.30pm.
Police said it had been caused by a low explosive improvised device.
The restaurant is owned by a 59-year-old resident of Limassol.
November 1st, 20181877A 54-year-old man was remanded in custody for eight days on Thursday on suspicion of trafficking close to 64 kilos of cannabis, found in a warehouse in Limassol the previous day.
The drugs were seized during a large-scale police operation at the Ayios Athanasios industrial estate.
The suspect was present at the warehouse when the...
October 31st, 20182797Police said Wednesday seized some 64 kilos of cannabis in a warehouse in Limassol during a largescale operation that saw one man arrested.
Police said a 54-year-old suspect found at the warehouse has been arrested.
The warehouse in Ayios Athanasios had been put under surveillance by the drug squad following a tip-off.
October 30th, 20182022A construction worker was being treated for back injury on Tuesday after he fell from a scaffolding while working on a high-rise building in Limassol.
Reports said the man’s condition was not serious.
The worker was working on a floor some 65 metres above ground level when he lost his balance and fell 1.5 metres to the floor...
October 29th, 201810964A magnitude 4.8 earthquake shook Cyprus on Monday, the independent organisation EMSC said.
The temblor was recorded at 14.09 pm.
Its epicentre was in the sea 53km southeast of Limassol at a depth of 10km, EMSC said. The Cyprus geological survey department said the quake measured 4.4 and was at a depth of 5km.
There were no...
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