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.
Larnaca's annual European Cultural Winter festival rolls out a programme of events through November and December. It's a great chance to delve into Cypriot culture and experience local musicians and traditional folk dance troupes in action. Larnaca Municipal Theatre is the main venue for performances.
In April, before the heat begins to dial its way up to boiling, get your walking shoes on and discover the history of Larnaca, and the city's deep attachment to the sea, with the free guided 'Larnaca Past and Present' tour offered by the local Cyprus Tourism Office (CTO).
In February grab your binoculars and head to the edge of town for some flamingo spotting on Larnaca Salt Lake. This protected reserve, ringed by walking trails, is a favourite spot for at least 85 species of migratory birds but its huge flocks of blush-pink flamingos are the lake's stars.
June is a great time to head out of town and discover some of the sandy strips of coastline outside the city. Just to the west, family-friendly Kiti Beach hosts all the sun-lounging facilities you'll need for a lazy day of beach fun but gets much less crowded than Larnaca's in-town beaches.
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