Spending long dreamy days on one of Larnaca’s perfect beaches, before heading to a traditional taverna to enjoy Cypriot meze and local wine, could be the perfect Mediterranean holiday.
And thanks to Larnaca’s long history there is much more to see and do. Visit the church of Agios Lazarus, an important Orthodox pilgrimage site housing the tomb of St Lazarus. Larnaca Fort, originally built by the Venetians in the 15th Century, features a small museum detailing the history of the island, and affords splendid views of the town.
Going even further back in time, Kition is an underground complex of temples dating from 1300BC, and part of the ancient wall is still visible. Relaxation, sightseeing, great food and nightlife – Larnaca really does have it all.
Cyprus is an island of legends that basks year-round in the light of the warm Mediterranean sun. A storied past 10,000 years long has seen civilizations come and go and the likes of everyone from Alexander the Great to Cleopatra stake their claim here - but then, people do tend to get possessive when faced with such beauty. Aphrodite made her home on Cyprus, and travellers throughout antiquity came here just to pay her tribute.
Today Cyprus is a modern country that effortlessly marries European culture with ancient enchantment. Here you will discover a compact world of alluring beaches and fragrant mountain peaks, vineyards studded with olive trees and ancient ruins that stir the imagination, citrus groves and old stone villages where sweet wine flows as freely as conversations at the local café. A carefree place where a sense of timelessness is magnified by the kindness of the people.
You can find more about Cyprus by visiting the official website of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation at www.visitcyprus.org.cy