Larnaca - An Ancient Cypriot City
Larnaca is a popular holiday destination in Cyprus and the oldest city on the island.
Larnaca manages to combine traces of ancient civilisation with modern amenities that offer everything you need and more to enjoy a great holiday.
Holidays in Larnaca are ideal for families, couples and young travellers looking to explore a fascinating city with a wide range of activities and amenities to enjoy.
The main Larnaca Airport is just 6km from the city centre therefore transfer times to town accommodation will be quick. Larnaca hotels range from budget B&B’s to luxury 5* resorts offering something for all travel budgets. Families will appreciate the many large accommodation complexes close to the beaches and entertainment facilities; younger travellers will find that the town apartments are ideal for enjoying the nightlife with self catered amenities. Larnaca holidays are ideal for beach lovers especially those looking to enjoy the famous diving facilities that the town offers. There are many sightseeing opportunities and museums to explore displaying some of the key aspects of Larnaca’s history and culture, perfect for anyone looking to learn more about this exciting region.
With a year round warm climate and so much to offer tourists, Larnaca is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing break. There are fantastic Larnaca deals available right now, why not book your escape to this Cypriot escape and experience it for yourself.
Larnaca - Activities and Attractions to Enjoy
As the oldest city in Cyprus Larnaca is one of the best places to visit to learn about traditional Cypriot culture.
There are several churches, monuments and museums to explore during a holiday in Larnaca including the impressive Church of St.Lazarus, an orthodox church that dates back to the 9th century.
Nature lovers can head to the spectacular Larnaca Salt Lake which is often inhabited by flocks of bright pink flamingos, a fantastic sight which will definitely provide some lasting holiday memories.
One of the main attractions of a Larnaca holiday is the diving conditions, along with the varieties of sea life divers can also explore the Zenobia Wreck, a ferry which sunk in 1980 and is easily accessible for divers to explore. There are several dive centres that offer both lessons and equipment hire for beginners and expert divers.
Larnaca - Nightlife, Shopping and Traditional Cuisine
During a holiday in Larnaca it is recommended to sample some of the traditional Cypriot cuisine.
Cyprus is famous for its fresh, colourful cuisine with meat and potato dishes found on every traditional menu.
There is a mix of local and international restaurants in Larnaca that offer a range of cuisines from around the world.
Those looking for more familiar tastes will find fast food restaurants and cafes around the busier tourist area.
The most popular area for tourists to enjoy a meal is along the long harbour close to the main beach, there is a wide range of fantastic sea food restaurants which are ideal for enjoying with a glass of local wine.
There is a vibrant nightlife in the city which is ideal for anyone looking to enjoy a lively Larnaca holiday. The majority of the bars and nightclubs are located in the main city centre area on the large promenade called ‘Laiki Yeitonia’. Some of the most popular clubs include ‘Club Deep’ and ‘Times’. If you do wish to travel further outside of the city, there is transport available to take tourists to the exciting Ayia Napa where there are hundreds of bars and nightclubs that stay open until the early hours of the morning.
Shopping in Larnaca is ideal for anyone looking to pick up some holiday gifts and souvenirs. In the nearby village of Larnaca there is a small village famous for its markets, Lefkara offers a range of lace and ceramic goods which are ideal for bring home as holiday souvenirs.
Larnaca - Weather and Climate
A holiday in Larnaca is ideal for anyone looking to relax and unwind in the Mediterranean sun.
The year round climate offers long, dry summers and mild winters, with hardly any rainfall.
For the highest temperatures visit the island during July and August, during this time visitors can enjoy an average of 12 hours sunshine per day and temperatures reaching the high thirties. The coastal areas in Larnaca have a pleasant breeze which offers relief from the hot sun, ideal for families with young children looking to escape the heat. The water conditions are ideal for water sports especially surfing and sailing.