Larnaca Area Guide

By January 28, 2016Area Guides, Cyprus Taxi

Cyprus Taxi arrange taxi and mini bus transfers from both Paphos and Larnaca airports to Larnaca.

Larnaca is one of the major cities in Cyprus and one of the six districts. In ancient times, the city and the whole of Cyprus was referred to as Kition, or (in Latin) Citium.

The Ancient Kition is located in the north west of Larnaca and features temples dating back to 13th century B.C. The ones worth visiting are the Phoenician Temple of Astarte and the city walls. The ruins of the temple were built on an earlier Bronze Age temple and are dedicated to goddess Astarte. One can also find some remains of tombs made from gold, ivory and bronze.

Larnaca is located on the southern coast of Cyprus and has a population of around 75,000 (2001). Larnaca is the third largest city of Cyprus in terms of population.

A benefit to Larnaca is that it benefits from one of the major international airports in Cyprus and the second most important commercial port. It has a nice marina for yachts and is an important tourist resort. Larnaca International Airport is situated to the south of the city.

The main tourist attraction in Larnaca is the ‘Phinikoudes’. This is a strip of cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants on the beach front, which particularly gets crowded during the summer months.

Cyprus is renowned for its beaches, and Larnaca is no exception. The coastline of Larnaca is a major attraction for tourists and some of the famous beaches of Larnaca are Phinikoudes, Alaminos, Castella, Mckenzie, Ellinas and Yannathes. A number of activities like water sports and scuba diving are accessible at these beaches. For relaxation and enjoyment away from the beach you will find plenty of bars, pubs and restaurants lined up on the beach front.

Larnaca area offers the perfect base for many outdoor activities such as sailing, hiking, fishing and also scuba diving. From the Marina in Larnaca may sea adventures can be enjoyed. Here you can find organised boat trips around the bay, especially suitable for families.

Fishing in Larnaca is categorized into Amateur Fishing and Fishing in Dams. Spear-fishing, angling, fishing with vertical lines or trolling are the permitted fishing methods. Fishing with nets and other commercial methods are not permitted. For Fishing in Dams you will require a special license.

Larnaca is a hiker’s paradise. From the coastal shores to the country sides, you can find places like pure heaven. You can book guides or buy books to direct you during the trek. One of the most famous trails is the E4 trail linking Larnaca with Paphos. Here you can experience beauty at its best hiking through landscapes featuring pine forests, mountains, monasteries and many historical places.

Due to its coastline, water sports along with snorkelling and scuba diving is a major attraction in Larnaca. One of the finest wrecks in the world, the “Zenobia Ferry Wreck” is located near Larnaca.

For a more unusual outdoor experience you can enjoy a camel ride in the countryside of Mazotos village. Situated just 15 minutes away from Larnaca, the Camel Park also includes a play area for children and a restaurant to enjoy Cyprus delicacies.

One of the main attractions in Larnaca is the Salt Lake which is home to nearly 80 species of migratory birds like flamingos. About 10,000 flamingos visit the lake every year around Jan-Feb. In July-Aug, the lake dries up leaving a thick crust of salt measuring up to 10cm deep. In the Middle Ages the lake was used to mine salt for commercial purposes, but now it is just a tourist attraction. Situated nearby the Salt Lake is the holy site of tomb of Umm Haram (Hala Sultan Tekke).

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