Larnaca

 

Larnaca in Cyprus is situated on the southern coast of Cyprus. Larnaca International airport, the largest on the island, is located just 4km southwest of the resort.

The resort is divided into two parts, the older City and the seafront, the Phinikoudes, which features rows of palm trees lining a strip of cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants.

There are several beaches in Larnaca attracting many tourists, including Phinikoudes, McKenzie and Dhekelia. Water sports such as jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking and scuba diving are very popular in this resort.

One of the top ten dives in the world is located just off the coast at Larnaca, ‘The Zenobia Ferry Wreck’.

The marina at Larnaca is one of the four official entry points by sea to Cyprus, and is the second most important commercial port on the island. There are organised boat trips available from the marina, or alternatively yachts or small boats may be hired privately.

Close to the resort there is a Salt Lake which is the habitat of nearly 80 species of birds including flamingos. During the middle ages the lake was used to mine salt.

Historical sites of interest in and around Larnaca include Larnaca Castle, Ancient Kition, Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, Hala Sultan Tekke and St Lazarus Church.

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