Is Limassol Safe? Crime Rates & Safety Report

Updated On November 7, 2023
Limassol, Cyprus
Safety Index:
* Based on Research & Crime Data
User Sentiment:
* Rated 85 / 100 based on 4 user reviews.

Limassol is the second biggest urban area of Cyprus after Nicosia located on the southern coast of the country.

This cosmopolitan sea-side city is a unique identity that is founded on huge numbers of cultural and historical values that can be discovered in a wide and diverse variety of options available for all tourists.

You could easily find a suitable way of discovering the city by finding out the all available options and match your preferences which could be done at the information desk or city web-site.

Warnings & Dangers in Limassol

Overall Risk


Overall it can be claimed that it is a safe destination for tourists if all precautions measures will be taken into account and choose wisely your accommodation.

Transport & Taxis Risk


Transport infrastructure is developed in the city and as a result, traveling facilities are available and are claimed to be safe. Taxi can be used if there is no available route to the point you are planning to go and it is advisable to be used only in this case as these are believed to be expensive otherwise.

Pickpockets Risk


Pickpockets are often met here and therefore it is advisable to keep a close look at your belongings especially on your documents and try if possible not to carry all you have with you but instead store them in a safe place.

Natural Disasters Risk


There are no considerable natural disaster risks that can somehow affect you negatively as many of the European cities and countries as a whole.

Mugging Risk


There is an increasing number of violent crimes in the city, meaning that in order for you to avoid such unpleasant cases you should opt for not walking alone at night is not so populated places and take all measures to safeguard your possessions as well as yourself.

Terrorism Risk


Terrorist attacks happening in the city can not be ruled out and the only solution to this would be to follow the advice of public authorities. They will try their best to preserve your safety and diminish as much as possible the negative effect of these risks on you.

Scams Risk


There are scammers in the city but these could be easily avoided through using your common sense and not being easily influenced. If you feel the pressure from a person regarding a decision report it immediately and get rid of that person as soon as possible.

Women Travelers Risk


This is definitely a safe place for solo traveling women however it is still advisable to take all precautions measures and take special care of yourself and your belongings.

So... How Safe Is Limassol Really?

Overall it is a safe destination for you as a tourist from almost all perspectives, but it is advisable to take all measures in order to preserve your safety and security.

In recent years with the development of tourism in the city the cases of robberies, thefts, and crime, in general, have increased, which means that you as a tourist should choose wisely your accommodation which will ensure your safety.

Be aware of a big gang of pickpockets that operate in the most populated areas of the city and keep a close look at your belongings, especially your documents.

Also, it is recommended to always have a mobile phone from which in case of emergency you will be able to call as well as have a list of numbers.

Even if it is claimed to be relatively safe there are some neighborhoods that are advisable especially by night to not be visited however, during the day these could be and are recommended to be visited.

These one could be easily found at the tourist information point together with a lot of more interesting and important updates related to tours, guides, experiences of any kind as well as the must-see and do of the city which will ensure you a safe and great trip.

Taking everything into account and following all the above-mentioned pieces of advice you will be able to safely enjoy your trip.

How Does Limassol Compare?

CitySafety Index
Sydney (Australia)80
Santiago de Chile (Chile)71
Vienna (Austria)88
Hong Kong (China)70
Manama (Bahrain)54
Tianjin (China)67

Useful Information



It depends on your citizenship whether you need a visa or not, but all the required information is clearly provided by the web-site of the public authorities.



The local currency is the Euro which is the widely used currency in almost all European countries.



The climate of the city is warm and temperate, which is considered to be the country with the warmest climates and warmest winters in the Mediterranean part of the European Union which is present in about eight months of the year.



There are no airports in the city, however, there are some international ones in the nearest neighborhood that can be easily reached through using the well-known and used buses of the city.

Travel Insurance

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Limassol Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 12° C
Feb 12° C
Mar 13° C
Apr 16° C
May 20° C
Jun 24° C
Jul 26° C
Aug 26° C
Sep 24° C
Oct 21° C
Nov 17° C
Dec 13° C
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4 Reviews on Limassol

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    Nichole Crogger says:

    Just go!

    Cyprus is a very beautiful place. There are some risks when traveling here but they are very low. I feel like this was a fair score. It is good to warn people about certain things when they are traveling, especially if they are not experienced travelers. If you want to go to Cyprus though, do not hesitate to go. I may have only been there once but I hope to go again in the future. The pictures I took still take my breath away and they don’t even do it justice.

  2. Visit the castles

    Do visit the Limassol Castle, it houses the museum so you can get a glimpse of the history of the place. Another castle to visit is the Kolossi Castle, very fortified and well built. Their bus system is pretty nifty and it was safe enough for us to utilize as we went around.

  3. A pleasant trip

    Taverna Skouravinnos was a nice experience for us. We also ate at the Meze Taverna Restaurant and would recommend it. As for places to go to I would recommend Pissouri Village Square and Caledonia waterfalls but also Amathus Ruins. We also had some Thai massages at the Champa Mekong spa.

  4. The vast majority of crime issues in the town are not caused by locals. They’re largely committed by Russian organised crime groups who have quite a presence on the Island.

Limassol Rated 4.25 / 5 based on 4 user reviews.

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