10 + 2 reasons why we Love Larnaka and definitely so will you…
' Larnaka… once there, always there!'
Larnaka is a whole world condensed to a small but picturesque place. With many hidden treasures and beauties, Larnaka is there to surprise you.
My Guide Cyprus shares it’s adoration for Larnaka city and gives you 10 + 2 reasons why we love Larnaka. They say once in Larnaka.. everyone always comes back… we are sure so will you.
10,000 years history
Larnaka region is the longest constantly inhabited area of Cyprus. With 10,000 years history it has rich archaeological heritage including the Medieval castle, St Lazarus church, the ancient Kition, Choirokitia, Byzantine churches and plentiful museums.
Larnaka Medieval Castle
Geographically it has the most central position providing the most convenient and easier connection to other regions. Approximately, Nicosia is only 35 minutes drive, Limassol 45 minutes, Ayia Napa 30 minutes, Paralimni 40 minutes, Pafos 75 minutes and the Troodos mountains 60 minutes.This makes Larnaka the best base from which to explore the rest of Cyprus.
According to the experts it is the ideal Mediterranean destination for kitesurfing. Holidays in Cyprus are the perfect opportunity for many to seize the opportunity to try a really exhilarating new sport - one of the increasingly popular extreme sports that really get the adrenalin rushing!
Lefkara village has been voted amongst the 30 most beautiful villages in Europe. The healthy climate of Lefkara, the hospitality of its people, the tradition of the embroidery craft and the unspoilt Cypriot naturalness and simplicity, are some of the many reasons why thousands of people from around the world come to visit, and it is undoubtedly one of the top attractions in Cyprus.
Larnaka has the most fishing shelters in Cyprus… this is why it boasts to have the best fish taverns with quality, fresh and local catch.
Thematic Cycling routes
Larnaka has beautiful thematic cycling routes. This a perfect opportunity to discover authentic Larnaka and natural charm by combining a scenic ride with history, tradition, wine-tasting or adventure. Life is a beautiful ride… Enjoy it!
Larnaka has endless beautiful sandy beaches with crystal clean and safe shallow seawaters. A large number have the Blue Flag water quality and safety award. Most have excellent facilities and sport and leisure services. With such a lovely and diverse coastline, all that is left for you to do is select a beach… and enjoy it.
Finikoudes promenade from above
Larnaka boasts to have the best quality and value for money nightlife including innovating restaurants, cozy cafes and bars and live music stages.
The Finikoudes promenade
Home of the bustling Finikoudes promenade, lined with huge palm trees, enclosed by the marina, the pier the beach, cafes and leisure activities.
The Makenzy Beach, a long strip with fine sands and clear waters, cafes, beach bars, restaurants and clubs. A famous spot for all ages during the day and a premium destination for clubbing at nighttime especially during the summer season.
Larnaka has amazing natural beauty. Of the most stunning ecological treasure is the Salt Lake, offering magical sunset views and favourite winter home for the most loyal pink visitor… the Flamigos!
Larnaka Salt Lake photo by Dina Halla
Larnaka is a divers paradise, with the longest diving season in the Mediterranean and excellent visibility waters, it is home to one of the Top 10 best wreck dives in the world, the Zenobia.