Friday, May 23, 2014

Curium Beach

Curium Beach (also known as Kourion Beach) is located at Episkopi Bay, about 15 km from the city of Limassol, within the Limassol district of Cyprus.
 
 






This popular beach is about 1 km in length with three main restaurants (Chris' Blue Beach Restaurant, Kourion Beach Restaurant, and Sunshine Restaurant) situated along the Curium beach.

It's considered a Blue Flag beach.  The sand is actually a mix of rocks and sand, and there are constant waves in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Kourion Archaeological Site is situated on the nearby cliff, and there are some ancient ruins along the coast.








The Limeniotissa Basilica Ruins (also known as the Early Christian Basilica of Limeniotissa, the Basilica Coastal Chapel, and the Limeniotissa Church Ruins) are situated along the coast of Curium Beach.
  



It's one of three basilicas that are a part of the ancient Kourion city.  The Limeniotissa Basilica was built in the 6th century, yet it suffered damaged during the Arab raids and then destroyed during massive earthquakes in the 8th century.  Due to these earthquakes, tidal waves covered this area with sand.

Today, the Limeniotissa Basilica Ruins are considered a newly discovered site by the Cypriot Department of Antiquities.
 







Curium Beach is a lovely place to spend the day, while the nearby Limeniotissa Basilica Ruins and especially the Kourion Archaeological Site are enjoyable to explore.


Site: Curium Beach and Limeniotissa Basilica Ruins. 

Category: Nature and Archaeological Site. 

Location: Episkopi Bay, about 15 km from the city of Limassol, within the Limassol district of Cyprus.

Phone Number: N/A. 

Operating Hours: Daylight hours. 

Entrance Fee: Free, yet additional fees for beach umbrellas and sunbeds. 

Date of Visit: 2009 to 2013.

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