An ancient port and modern holiday resort
Larnaca will be a name familiar to many people who have previously enjoyed holidays in Cyprus, as lots of holidaymakers will have taken flights to Larnaca, even if they stayed elsewhere. The port-town of Larnaca itself has a long and fascinating history and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Visitors to Larnaca can expect plenty of blue skies and sunshine as they enjoy the long stretch of sandy beach, the impressive marina, and some wonderful historical sightseeing opportunities. The natural beauty of Larnaca, with its 25km stretch of sand gently washed by crystal clear waters, is complemented by an excellent range of bars, cafes and restaurants dotted along the tree-lined waterfront promenade.
As a holiday destination, the ancient port of Larnaca has all the modern facilities for the ideal summer holiday. Enjoy sitting in the waterfront tavernas or shopping for souvenirs along the promenade. The laid-back atmosphere of Larnaca makes it a perfect destination for family holidays and couples of all ages.
When to Go?
Throughout the summer months, temperatures in Larnaca can reach well into the 30s, so for sun worshippers June, July and August are the ideal times to go. For those who prefer slightly cooler temperatures, spring and autumn are somewhat milder and bars and restaurants will be less busy. Temperatures in Larnaca remain mild in winter but there is a higher chance of rain.
How to get there?
There are several options for Larnaca flights, with a mixture of scheduled and charter flights to Larnaca International Airport, as well as low cost carrier options. Thomas Cook, BA and Cyprus Airways offer regular charter services throughout the year. Jet2 currently flies from Leeds Bradford Airport, while easyJet offers flights to Larnaca Airport from London Gatwick.
A holiday in Larnaca could consist of nothing more than wiling away the hours sunbathing on the beach or relaxing in waterfront restaurants and bars, but there are plenty of other things to add to the enjoyment of holidays in Larnaca. Music and dance festivals take place throughout the year, giving visitors a flavour of traditional Cypriot culture. In the milder months a leisurely stroll through the valley into the Troodos Mountains is a great way to see the incredible local scenery. The ancient fort in Larnaca gives you a sense of the history of this popular Cypriot holiday destination.