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Larnaca
Travel Guide

Larnaca

Appreciate the ingenuity of the Ottoman Empire in the collection of ancient treasures at this city near an impressive salt lake. Take a picturesque stroll on the seaside esplanade.

Palm trees line the seafront promenade in the historic city of Larnaca. Visit this coastal municipality known for its scenic sea views and ruins from past dynasties.

One remarkable feature of the area is Larnaca Salt Lake, a huge expanse of water populated by pink flamingoes. In summer, the water evaporates and the surface resembles the moon. Adjoining the lake is the Hala Sultan Tekke, a religious complex that welcomes people from every faith. Explore the site to learn about its place in Islamic history.

West of the city, find the Larnaca Aqueduct, a marvel of Ottoman ingenuity that delivered water from springs and a river for centuries. Its magnificent arches and columns stretch for miles.

Go to the city's historic center to discover ancient gems, such as the Larnaca Fort. Its museum explains the castle’s former life as a place of execution. Next door, the Church of Lazarus, a 9th-century spiritual home, claims to have the tomb of a Biblical figure.

In the historic center you'll also find many restaurants in quaint alleyways near the lively Europe Square. Dine at one of the restaurants to enjoy the local cuisine. Try lamb and beans or one of the seafood options fresh from the Mediterranean Sea.

Amble along the promenade on Finikoudes Beach, the city’s most popular stretch of sand. Reach the northern tip of the beach to find the Larnaca Marina, where you can dive around a shipwreck.

Take a flight to Larnaca International Airport, about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) south of the city. It borders the salt lake and the mosque complex. Riding a taxi or shuttle bus to the city should not take more than 15 minutes. The historic center of Larnaca is manageable on foot, although you can take buses to get around.

Larnaca lays claim to being the country’s oldest city, with 6,000 years of fascinating stories to tell. The city has hot, dry summers and mild winters. Locals speak Greek, but English is widely understood.

Where to stay in Larnaca

Lebay Beach Hotel
Lebay Beach Hotel
4 out of 5
Dhekelia Road, Oroklini
The price is £66 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
Nestled on the beach, this Oroklini hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Port of Larnaca, Europe Square and Larnaca Marina. Finikoudes Beach and Finikoudes Promenade ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (325 reviews)
"Fantastic location - right on the beach and by promenade Staff were super helpful and cleanliness standards were high Small things that could be improved- towels - these were tatty and hard and small - water - a small bottle of water was provided on arrival day but not thereafter - it would have ..."

Reviewed on 21 Apr 2021

Lebay Beach Hotel
Best Western Plus Larco Hotel
Best Western Plus Larco Hotel
4 out of 5
10 Pontou Street, Larnaca
Free cancellation
The price is £74 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Located in Skala, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Larnaka Medieval Castle, Mackenzie Beach and Finikoudes Beach. Europe Square is 1.2 mi (2 km) ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (11 reviews)
"Excellent value for money, very good breakfast and outstanding personnel at reception (Joana and Danny) who will guide and provide all help needed. Close to the boardwalk, restaurants and located on a quiet side street. Excellent!"

Reviewed on 12 Apr 2021

Best Western Plus Larco Hotel
Grecian Park Hotel
Grecian Park Hotel
5 out of 5
81 Konnos Street, Cape Greco, Protaras
The price is £109 per night from 29 Apr to 30 Apr
Offering direct access to the beach, this Protaras hotel is in a national park and within a 10-minute walk of Cape Greco National Forest Park and Konnos Bay ...
4.4/5Excellent! (221 reviews)
"The property was very clean the rooms are very spacious, the bathrooms are very modern, and the swimming pool is large and extremely clean. They had a great food buffet for breakfast and also for dinner. The staff was very courteous and professional."

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2019

Grecian Park Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Green Bungalows Hotel Apartments
Green Bungalows Hotel Apartments
3 out of 5
19 Katalimata Street, Ayia Napa
Situated in Ayia Napa, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ayia Napa Town Hall and Ayia Napa Monastery. Nissi Beach and Grecian Bay Beach are also ...
4.2/5Excellent! (9 reviews)
They made napa a great experience
"This hotel was right next to the clubs and not too far from nissi beach. Theres a pool with its own bar and an onsite store which is really convenient. The staff were great especially nick who will help you with anything. Would highly recommend anyone going napa."

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2015

Green Bungalows Hotel Apartments
Tsokkos Paradise Village
Tsokkos Paradise Village
4 out of 5
122 Nissi Avenue,5330, Famagusta, \N, Ayia Napa
The price is £65 per night from 5 May to 6 May
Nestled on the beach, this Ayia Napa aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Landa Beach and Makronissos Beach. Nissi Beach and Water World Ayia Napa are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (17 reviews)
"Excellent clean big nice rooms and great staff helped me out a lot"

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2019

Tsokkos Paradise Village
Vivo Mare 5 Bedroom Villas
Vivo Mare 5 Bedroom Villas
4 out of 5
24, Ammos tou Kambouri, House 2, Ayia Napa
Situated in Ayia Napa, this beach villa is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Ammos Kambouri Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Ayia Napa Monastery and Grecian Bay Beach. Konnos ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Beautiful place to stay
"Amazing villa, staff were super friendly and helped with everything we needed."

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2019

Vivo Mare 5 Bedroom Villas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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