Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Larnaca - Cyprus Travel Guide
Stunning beaches, amazing food, top nightlife and wonderful hotels.
•Larnaca: Larnaca's long golden beaches, glittering oceans, friendly welcome and superb food make it one of Cyprus' most popular holiday destinations. So it's hardly surprising that its famous port has been attracting overseas visitors for over 6,000 years.
•The ancient classical ruins and monuments here will stop you in your tracks. Set magnificently against a back drop of endless blue skies, they will make a keen photographer and amateur historian of everyone. This is history writ large on a stunning landscape. In fact, Larnaca's story starts when the town was named Kittim after Noah's grandson. Now, that's heritage.
•Further inland you can explore the surrounding countryside liberally sprinkled with olive groves, quiet villages and ancient windmills.
•Larnaca's diverse appeal makes it a top holiday spot for sunworshippers, birdwatchers, party animals, culture vultures and nudists. Plus, it's a great holiday destination for all ages.
•Beaches in Larnaca: A stunning sweep of faded gold stretches alongside a necklace of shimmering aquamarine bays and coves. The beach runs for an amazing 3 miles. And apparently there are some lovely nudist beaches here.
•Eating Out in Larnaca: Simply superb, the mezze featuring local delicacies of fresh fish, salads with tomatoes and olives drenched in the local oil and accompanied by the local cheeses are a delight. Larnaca has many traditional tavernas and beachside restaurants serving wonderful food, sourced or caught locally, and cooked the same on the day. It doesn't get any fresher than this.
•There is also some traditional ex-pat fayre such as English pub food.
•Best pub in Larnaca The Meeting Room seems to be our current holidaymakers' favourite pub in Larnaca, with the Sports bar coming a close second. Let us know what you think when you get back.
•Nightlife in Larnaca: Along the 2km seaside prom and at Laiki Yeitonia you will find an impressive selection of taverns, bars and cafés. Nightclubs include Club Memphis or Scaliano. And the bright lights of Ayia Napa are only a 15 minute drive away.
•Shopping in Larnaca: There is a busy bazaar where the local artisans in cooper, wood and antiques trade their wares. The craftsmanship is to a high standard and the prices are really reasonable.
•Birdwatching in Larnaca: In winter the Great Salt Lake is home to thousands of pink flamingos.
•Sightseeing in Larnaca: Larnaca is the home of the 9th century Agio Lazarus Church, where St Lazaros is buried.
•The 13th century temples at Kition, Larnaca castle, Agia Phaneromeni Church and the impressive archaeological museum are all worth visiting.
•The eastern coast is dotted with kokkinokhoria or red villages, so-called due to the the red-tinged local soil.
•When is the best time to visit Larnaca? From May to October.
•Hotels in Larnaca:
We have excellent hotels in Larnaca including 3*, 4* and 5*. Most have superb facilities with a great range of entertainment, pools and sports facilities.
•Car hire in Larnaca? It's a really good idea: there is so much to explore here and it is a really easy place to drive around as the main road from Larnaca connects to all the other towns.
•We can offer great deals on car hire in Larnaca so check us out when completing your holiday booking.
•Cheap Flights to Larnaca We have cheap flights to Larnaca.
•Holidays to Larnaca: We have an excellent choice of holidays in Larnaca.
•Hotels in Larnaca: We have excellent hotels in Larnaca, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.
•Cheap Flights to Larnaca: We have cheap flights to Larnaca.
The flight takes just over 4 hours 30 minutes from UK airports.
•Car hire in Larnaca: There's so much to explore, you would be wise to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in Larnaca so check us out when completing your holiday booking.
•Transfers to your hotel in Larnaca: We can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in Larnaca. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.
•Larnaca Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.
Did you know? The name Larnaca comes from the Greek 'larnax' which means coffin. This is probably due to the number of ancient coffins found in Larnaca.
Posted by john at 04:08