Ideal for families and couples, a holiday in Larnaca brings together a stunning Mediterranean coastline, world class cultural sights and a vibrant array of bars, clubs and restaurants. Situated on the southern coast of Cyprus, the city offers a refreshing combination of Cypriot culture and a modern vibe that promises something for everyone.
As you’d expect with Cyprus, the beaches in Larnaca are particularly beautiful, characterised by their richly coloured sands and cool, shallow waters. Holidays in Larnaca constantly strike a balance between traditional and tourism, and the beaches are no exception. Along the westerly areas of the city, beaches are quite natural and non-commercial; Faros Beach is especially well suited to families with young children as the sea is sheltered, shallow and serene. Phinikoudes beach is a bustling stretch of sun, sand and surf that attracts the most visitors, or take a visit to Potamos Bay Beach to experience a charming local fishing harbour with a traditional touch.
While it may be tempting to spend your entire Larnaca holiday on the beach, venture away from the tourist strip and sample a taste of the real Cyprus. Stroll idly through the winding streets of the historical Turkish Quarter to pick up a hand-crafted gift, or the 17th century Larnaka Fort is a deservedly popular and a breathtakingly beautiful glimpse of the Cyprus that once was. Larnaca is renowned for its collection of museums, and of the number on offer, the Byzantine Museum at the Church of Agios Lazaros is most certainly worth a visit. The church is said to be the site that Lazarus returned to when Jesus raised him from the dead, and the area is rich in local history and tradition. For more history visit the resort of Paphos on the west coast of the Island.
One of the highlights of a holiday in Larnaca is the selection of fine cuisine. With a varied selection of both local and international dishes, there’s something for everyone, but the seafood of the area is rightly a speciality: Fresh, succulent fish, straight from the sea in front of you.
While holidays in Larnaca don’t attract the same number of eager partygoers as resorts such as Ayia Napa, the city has a buzzing and varied night scene. With a wide selection of bars and clubs to choose from, Larnaca holidays offer something for every mood and every night. Times Music Bar is one of the most lively and colourful bars in the city, playing music well into the night, or for something quieter try one of the intimate beachfront venues. For a wilder night, Deep Club is very popular with locals and tourists alike grab a cocktail and dance the night away.
A holiday for all the family, Larnaca offers the perfect balance between modern attractions and traditional culture. Book with lastminute.com today and experience our commitment to providing affordable prices for invaluable experiences.
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