Lemesia, the most important sporting event organised by the Limassol Municipality will be held for the 19th consecutive year, aiming to offer the audience a unique spectacle in a great atmosphere. During a press conference to announce the official launch of Lemesia 2018, the Mayor of Limassol Mr Nicos Nicolaides mentioned that this year’s event includes a series of innovations, while it is expected to be attended by over 35 000 people that will be participating either as athletes or spectators.  

This year’s program features an abundance of athletic competitions suitable for both children and adults from 8 years of age and over.  The 19th edition of Lemesia opened on Saturday, 17 March with the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO. The biggest sports event of Cyprus will host this year a total of 22 athletic competitions and will wrap with the Triathlon on 4 November 4, the last of a series of great events.

During this year’s Lemesia, citizens will have the opportunity to attend and participate in sports such as the Limassol 3on3 and 3Χ3 Challenger, Volleyball Championship, Beach Water Polo Tour, Fitness Day, International Fudokan Karate Tournament, Limassol Cycling Tour, International Boxing Tournament, 21st International Race “Marios Agathangelou” and the Triathlon.  Within the framework of Lemesia events such as the RUN4ALL, Dorian Coastal Challenge, Minifootball Charity Tournament, Charity Swimming Competition, 4th Omodos Cross Xenion Race, FITNESS FOR ALL, 3rd International Masters Swimming Championship, Run in Colour, Cross Fit games (CY Games), Orienteering Championship, Masters Athletics Championship and the Athletic Photography Competition will also be held. The established Award Ceremony of distinguished Athletes and Sports Clubs will take place on Friday, 9 November 2018 during which the Municipality of Limassol will award athletes and clubs of the city that excelled for their performance. The Municipality invites everyone to embrace the events of Lemesia, by participating in the games and races or by applauding the athletes’ efforts.