"Famous for its pristine beaches, azure waters and stunning Salt Lake, Larnaca, is an excellent holiday destination for families, single travellers and couples. "
Larnaca is a vibrant port city on the southern coast of Cyprus, which is both
steeped in history and gorgeous natural scenery. It is host to a large number of
beaches, making it one of the best
destinations in Cyprus: Finikoudes Beach and Mackenzie Beach, awarded with the
blue flag status, are both within touching distance of it. Situated on the
south-eastern coast, home of the main international airport, it is one of the
oldest continually inhabited cities in the world.
Its trademark, the famous mile-long promenade lined with palm trees, is now a
pedestrianised zone, which makes this area’s open-air cafes, tavernas and
restaurants even more attractive. At one end of the promenade is a yacht marina
and a port and about 200 yards inland lies the town’s main commercial shopping
centre, with many department stores and supermarkets.
It has also many sites of historical interest, such as The Byzantine Church of
Saint Lazarus and The Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque, which is the fourth most
important shrine to the Muslim faith. Larnaca also has a beautiful salt plain,
which hosts migratory pink flamingos during the summer and is a must see. The
city itself, has a vibrant restaurant and bar scene, which allows visitors to
savour delicious local food and wine made in traditional ways, ideal for those
on a romantic holiday. All of this and more, makes the city an exceptional
holiday destination that everyone will enjoy. Close to Larnaca is the village of
Lefkara, famous for its lace and silverware, and the village of Konnos, famous