Discover Larnaca, the hidden gem of Cyprus
Larnaka, as the third largest city in Cyprus, has countless natural beauties and impressive historical and religious wealth that will travel you into your dream holidays. Walking under the palm trees overlooking the blue sea, among the picturesque alleys and the Turkish “mahalades”, along with the cosmopolitan promenade in Makenzy with its busy cafes and restaurants, enchant every visitor.
Walk in Finikoudes, enjoy the warm atmosphere and head to the Medieval Castle of Larnaka that will take you on a journey to another era of great historical importance. You must not omit a visit to the holy Byzantine church of saint Lazaros,
that dates back in the end of the 9th century, as well as lake Aliki, the paradise landscape of Larnaka. Prepare your camera because you have to capture the hungry visitors of Aliki, the pink flamingos that adore brine shrimps! Of course, next to the lake you will find the Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque, one of the most important places of Muslim pilgrimage.
Wander around the neighboring villages such as Lefkara and let them enchant you with their colorful architecture, the old mansions and the tradition that still lives on in the museums of embroidery and other handicrafts.
Food and local cuisine
Every visitor in Larnaka should try the variety of the famous traditional products of Cyprus. The traditional cheese halloumi and anari, the local pastas (trahana), the soutzoukos with almonds or walnuts and the wide variety of loukoumia sweets are some of the products you will come across and should definitely try.
Best time to visit Larnaca
Larnaca is a destination with a warm climate that allows you to visit it all year round. However, the ideal period is spring, summer and autumn, and more specifically from May to October.
How to use transportation in Larnaca
Transfer from/to Larnaca
Larnaca has the largest and most central airport in Cyprus. All year round you can find cheap direct flights from Thessaloniki, Athens and other European cities.
Cyprus has a very organized public transport. All destinations in and out of the cities are served by public buses. Tickets can be found both on the bus and in the kiosks. Ticket prices start from 1.50 euros but you can issue daily or weekly cards for your convenience.