Larnaca crowns the delightful town beach, with the city's 17th Century fort at one end and a lovely international marina at the other.
Book a Larnaca holiday and discover the seafront lined with tavernas, restaurants and bars. The scene is reminiscent of a continental promenade with its mature palm trees making it a focal point and popular meeting place for tourists and Cypriots alike. Situated at the end of the promenade is the resorts lovely marina, frequented by yachtsmen from all parts of the world and at the western end is the towns 17th century fort.
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Who goes to Larnaca?
Larnaca holidays are ideal for those looking for lively resort that suitable for both couples and families diverse with culture and provides a good based to make the most of the island.
On the outskirts of Larnaca is a large salt lake which is home in the cooler months to graceful colonies of flamingos and other migratory birds. Larnaca holidays provide a peaceful and relaxing setting, on the edge of the salt lake lies the Hala Sultan Tekesi a temple built to the memory of Prophet Mohammed's aunt.
Larnaca holidays are a relatively new for tourists, this has come about because a new tourist area has been developed to the east of the town along a stretch of sandy beach offering watersports. Larnaca has a large shopping centre located in the main town as well numerous facilities making Larnaca holidays very popular among tourists.
- Impressive Seafront
- Modern Shopping Centre
- Sandy Coastline
Things To Do
Popular activities during holidays in Larnaca include:
Watersports: All sorts of beach activities from water and jet skiing to windsurfing and pedal boating are catered for along the coast. Both the beaches backing onto hotels and those further afield provide equipment hire
Cycling: Cyprus is a natural mountain-biking place. Its terrain offers many opportunities for exciting mountain-biking in different tracks, making the island a paradise for the sport's fans. Due to the excellent weather conditions prevailing on the island, cycling sports can be enjoyed almost throughout the year.
Hiking: The Akamas peninsular, to the north of Paphos, provides an excellent area for walking as it has been virtually untouched by tourism and development. Further afield, numerous interesting walks can be found among the breathtaking Troodos mountains.
Golf: Cyprus is quickly getting a reputation as the latest holiday Mecca for golfers. There are two 18-hole courses only a short drive from Paphos. The Tsada Golf Club near Tsada village is the oldest in Cyprus and is set in the grounds of a twelfth century monastery. The Secret Valley Golf Club is slightly further away, about 18 km east of Paphos.
Skiing: Skiing for the winter lovers. Cyprus is also becoming established as a destination for winter sports. In Cyprus, snow-skiing can be enjoyed on the slopes of Mount Olympus (1951 metres a.s.l.), from the beginning of January to the end of March. Mount Olympus is only 3 km, from Troodos hill resort.
Family Excursions During Larnaca Holidays
Spirit of Famagusta: Once Cyprus's busiest Tourist resort now a virtual Ghost Town, the occupants long gone. Wander along one of the best stretches of beach in Cyprus and view the abandoned city, experience the secrets and feel the spirit of Famagusta!
Waterworld: Rides, slides, spills and thrills! Kamikaze Crazy or sun bed lazy, Waterworld the Award winning water park has something for all the family.
Splendour of the Sea: Feel the breeze through your hair, the sun on your skin as you glide through the crystal clear waters on this luxury Catamaran. Feel like a movie star for the day on this VIP cruise.
Jeep Safaris: Delve into the heart of Cyprus on this unique adventure. Get up close and personal with these specially designed off road vehicles, go to the parts of the Island unreachable by coach or car and see the hidden beauty that Cyprus has to offer. An unmissable adventure for all the family!
Myths and Legends: Travel back in time to the birthplace of Aphrodite the Greek Goddess of Love and beauty. Marvel in the delights of this romantic area and revel in the rich history that Paphos and the Ancient Curium have to offer. Complete your day with some Cypriot delight! A legendary day of discovery and beauty.
Cairo by Air: Less than one hour away by flight, a wealth of history awaits you in the land of the Pharaohs, Egypt. See one of the few remaining seventh wonders of the world the pyramids, treat yourself to some unique bargains at the largest Souk in the middle East Khan El Khalli. See the original death mask of the boy king Tutankhamen completely crafted from Solid gold. Cruise on the famous river Nile through the cosmopolitan city of Cairo. Surprise your friends with a postcard from Egypt during your holiday in Cyprus.
Dynamic Donkeys and Dancing: For those seeking fun and adventure, this unique day takes you to the magnificent 'red' Villages on the friendly donkeys from the Animal shelter. Experience true Cypriot hospitality with free flowing wine and 'Zivania' and some home cooked specialities as the music and dancing starts. An introduction to true Cypriot village culture.
Dolphin Safari: The clear blue waters of the Mediterranean await you! The open-sea rafting vessels are designed to ensure you get to the best coves and bays on the east coast of Cyprus. Take a dip in the glistening waters and swim through the caves, or snorkel and open the window to the underwater world that awaits you. If your lucky you may see flipper!
Things To See
Larnaca holidays will present you with a array of things to see that will leave you to wonder how Cyprus used to be.
- The magnificent Church of St Lazarus was built in the town over the tomb of St Lazarus in the 9th Century.
- The Hala Sultan Tekesi was built in 1816 over the tomb of Umm Haraman, who died on this spot in 649 during the first Arab raids.
- Easter Events. Easter is one of the loveliest times of the year to visit Cyprus, and by spending Easter in Larnaca and its villages, you will get a real feel for how important and special this religious holiday is for Cypriots. Many of the Larnaca villages putt on public celebrations for visitors to enjoy.