Discover the soul of Cyprus
The longest continually-inhabited region of Cyprus, Larnaca boasts a superbly long and rich history to complement the fantastic climate and scenery that the country is so loved for. If you’ve been craving a fantastic Cyprus holiday, there’s no city better than Larnaca.
Larnaca Salt Lakes
A famed attraction for locals and tourists alike, the four salt lakes of Larnaca cover an area of over 2km sq., with scenic nature paths available for you to stroll and appreciate the scenery. You won’t be the only visitors, either; a wide variety of migratory birds, more than 85 species, return again and again to this beautiful place, most famous of whom are the flamingos.These pink-plumed wanderers are an iconic sight at the salt lake, arriving around November each year and staying until March, with their flocks sometimes reaching the tens of thousands in number. To see and appreciate these magnificent birds, as well as many others, there are plenty of bird-watching observation areas and paths around the lakes. A fantastic wonder of nature, and not one to miss.
Visit beautiful mountain villages
In the stunning area of mountainous Larnaca you’ll discover a European Destination of Excellence, with breathtaking scenery and 18 traditional rural communities studded here and there like jewels in the mountains. These villages, and the mountain trails winding between them, are a popular destination year-round, perfect for hikers and anyone who wants to experience local culture. In the villages themselves you’ll appreciate the wonders of history, dating all the way back to the Neolithic settlers that once lived there, and you’ll enjoy the fruits of the modern-day residents like wines and local delicacies.
Experience the Foinikoudes Promenade
As a coastal city, Larnaca’s promenade has a lot to offer. Connected seamlessly to the Piale Pasha sea walkway, you can take a stroll through neighbourhoods along the sea where artists work, see the fishing harbour and visit fish taverns, and more. On the main beach strip you can kick back on thewarm sands, take a dip in the ocean, and enjoy the offerings of the many kiosks lining the area. Boat trips are available nearby for itinerant adventurers, and fantastic food outlets line the beach strip a little further from the water. That’s not all, either: plenty of entertainment and attractions are located along the promenade, from the Larnaca Medieval castle to the Seafront Stage.