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In 85 BC, Armenian emperor Tigranes the Great (Armenian: According to the Council of Chalcedon which took place in 451, the local bishop as well as the bishops of Amathus and Arsinoe were involved in the foundation of the city, which would be known by the names of Theodosiana and Neapolis.
Isaac Komnenos, the renegade Byzantine Greek governor of Cyprus invited the queens ashore, with the intention of holding them to ransom, but they refused.
For a period of about three centuries 1192–1489, Limassol enjoyed remarkable prosperity.
Cyprus was characterised by its great number of Latin bishops.
The knights enforced high taxes, in order to get back the money that had been given for the purchase of Cyprus.
Latin battalions which established monasteries were settled down there.were all set up and meant a great deal to the cultural life of Limassol.The first Marxist groups in Cyprus formed in Limassol in the early 1920s; in 1926, the Communist party of Cyprus was formed in the city.Today the city spreads along the Mediterranean coast and has extended much farther than the castle and port, with its suburbs stretching along the coast to Amathus.To the west of the city is the Akrotiri Area of the British Overseas Territory of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.