Cheap flights to Larnaca
One of the most ancient cities in the world at a whopping 6,000 years old, Larnaca is also one of the most beautifully situated. Pristine beaches as far as the eye can see, a majestic palm-lined promenade, Byzantine churches, Ottoman mosques and 17th century forts make this laid-back city one of the most appealing in the Mediterranean.
If you like your holidays with a good dose of culture, some beachside bathing and a lot of fun in the sun then you’ve found your perfect match with a holiday to Larnaca. Located on Cyprus’ south east coast, it’s no secret that it’s Larnaca’s beaches that are the city’s main appeal. And when you see all 8 kilometres of them you’ll quickly understand why.
And this being Cyprus you can expect plenty of fantastic little Greek tavernas, varied accommodation and enough nightlife options to keep you dancing until dawn. But if you really want to let your hair down then head to the livelier beach resorts of Ayia Napa and Nissi Beach which give Ibiza a good run for its money.
Taste the Tipples
Pop along to sample local Cyprus wines every Wednesday (4-5pm) courtesy of wineries Sodap, Etko and Kyperounda and witness the captivating colours of traditional island dance and music. Meet at the dock close to the medieval castle (Athens Avenue/Foinikoudes, +357 24 657 070, cypruswinetour.com).
Musical Sundays, a series of cultural events, feature traditional songs and dance and classical and contemporary music. Organised by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, they are free to watch and held from November until April at the Seafront Stage, Phinikoudes.
Larnaca Festival takes place throughout the whole month of July. Music, theatre, dance and poetry are performed in various locations around the town, including the Pattichion Amphitheatre and the "Colonial Pier" at the marina.
The terrain out of Larnaca town lends itself to mountain-bikers of all abilities, from gentle slopes and trails to serious off-road mountain terrain that will test the most experienced of riders. If you would like to discover more and find out where to rent a bike, contact the Cyprus Cycling Federation (tel: 22 449 870, cypruscycling.com) and Bikin' Cyprus (tel: 22 449 683, bikincyprus.com.cy).