Holidays to Larnaca
Overview of Larnaca holidays
The beaches of Cyprus are a major attraction for many visitors on Larnaca holidays and the city itself is home to a good number of pleasant places to enjoy the sun and the sand. Beaches, such as Alaminos and Castella, have achieved popularity and as with other beaches, like Ellinas and Mckenzie, there are nearby amenities for quenching a thirst or satisfying an appetite.
As is the case in many places with superb beaches, there is also a good deal to do on or in the water. Boating, sailing and fishing are popular ways to spend a day or afternoon and the marina at Larnaca is a good place to find many of the different possibilities that exist for splashing about on the water during your holiday. Snorkelling and scuba diving feature quite heavily along the Larnaca coastline as well and these and other water sports, together with diving down to shipwrecks, make up a fine holiday itinerary for enthusiasts, as Larnaca has built up a worldwide reputation.
After the water based activities, and returning to land for lunch or dinner, visitors find that Cypriot food, as with its close cultural neighbours in the Mediterranean, has an excellent reputation. Large parts of Larnaca holidays may be pleasurably spent lingering over the varied dishes or over just one more glass of perfectly chilled white wine, to complement the wonderful local seafood. Larnaca, like other towns in Cyprus, has many options for dining, with seafood speciality restaurants, Greek style tavernas and traditional Cypriot establishments serving melt-in-the-mouthoven-baked lamb or chicken.
Away from the water, there are also lots of sights and activities to keep land-lovers happy. A taste of historic Cypriot culture can be found in Ancient Kition, in the north-west of Larnaca, where the sites are open to visitors all year round, for a chance to discover the old tombs and temples, some of which were built on a Bronze Age site as far back as the 13th century. For a taste of even more ancient Cyprus, the Neolithic settlements at Choirokoitia are also open to the public. Churches, monasteries and mosques form a large part of any sightseeing tour and the collection of museums in Larnaca is varied enough to keep visitors happy on even a rare damp day in Cyprus.