Larnaca holidays 2021
As the oldest city in Cyprus, Larnaca is home to historical wonders, stunning beaches and lively nightlife. Spend your days relaxing on the vast swathes of Blue Flag sandy beaches, wandering down the pretty rows of palm trees along the sea front, or uncovering the mysteries of ancient Cyprus on your holiday. This picturesque resort is located conveniently close to the airport, as well as the clubber’s paradise of Ayia Napa.
To escape the hustle and bustle, head over to the idyllic Protaras or explore the fascinating sights in nearby Limassol. Away from the big resorts, Larnaca displays sweeping countryside in an unexplored region of rocky plains and sprawling fields decorated with windmills and wildflowers. If you are a keen walker or fancy a picnic, get out of town and head for the lemon trees.
With its stunning Mediterranean coastline, and an array of bars and cultural sights, Larnaca is the ideal destination for families and couples. A cheap holiday in Larnaca offers something for all ages - a refreshing combination of Cypriot culture and a modern vibe that promises a memorable stay.
Why book Larnaca holidays
Top attractions to visit
Agios Lazaros (Church of St. Lazarus), Kamares Aqueduct, Stavrovouni Monastery
Art & culture
Get to know the island’s ancient past with a visit to Larnaca’s Archaeological Museum
Discover the best beaches
We love chilling at sandy Mackenzie Beach or heading down to Cape Kiti Beach
Lush natural wonders
Come spring, see the large flocks of flamingos around Salt Lake!
Must-visit historical sites
Want to see an impressive Byzantine/Venetian monastery? Head to Agia Napa Monastery
Go on a road trip
Take the trip to the popular Cypriot seaside resort of Protaras
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If you’ve booked a summer holiday to Larnaca, don’t miss Larnaca Summer Festival. Watch the village squares across the region come to life during the annual festival. Enjoy watching local dancing, traditional plays and fireworks displays. The most impressive celebrations take place in Larnaca Town’s Pattichion Amphitheatre and the medieval fort.
For an exciting day out, head to Anastasia Aquamania waterpark just outside Larnaca, between Pernera and Protaras. There are several pools, seven rainbow-coloured racer slides, a lazy river, and a children’s section. Another waterpark in the area is WaterWorld, Europe’s largest Greek-themed waterpark. Thrilling slides like Apollo’s Plunge, Phaethon’s Flume and The Fall of Icarus will take your breath away whilst the kids can take it easier in the Atlantis Activity Pool or the whole family can enjoy Aphrodite’s Bath.
Want to do something different? Take your shot at the Larnaca Olympic Shooting Range. In a safe and monitored environment you can practice shooting at clay targets and take part in fun competitions. All skill levels are catered for at the range, along with qualified staff who will guide you through your practice. Make a day of it and enjoy a Cypriot lunch at the onsite restaurant, as you take in the outdoor delights of the sprawling landscape below.
Down at the marina, you can see up to 200 berth yachts. Lined with charming palm trees and with views of the impressive collection of moored and sailing boats and yachts, the harbour is a wonderful spot to relax. You can enjoy a fresh coffee or even a glass of wine in one of the many taverns and cafes.
To witness the spectacular sight of over 85 species of migratory water birds, visit the Salt Lake in Larnaca. It is the natural habitat for flamingos and other birds. During January and February around 10,000 flamingos visit the lake, while in the summer months the lake dries up leaving a thick crust of salt.
Larnaca hosts some of the biggest beach volley ball competitions, so it is no surprise that its beaches are high class. The beaches in Larnaca are characterised by their richly coloured sands and cool, shallow waters. To the west of the town are the quieter, more natural beaches, like Faros Beach which is ideal for families with young children as the sea is sheltered, shallow and calm.
For a bit more life, head to Phinikoudes beach which is bustling with lots of sunbathers. Potamos Bay Beach features a charming local fishing harbour with a traditional touch of Cyprus. If you want award winning beaches, rest your towel down on the Blue Flagged McKenzie and Phinikoudes beaches.
Another attraction to Larnaca is the fact that you have access to the whole Larnaca Region. Home to the popular resorts of Ayia Napa and Protaras, there's no shortage of beaches or fun to be had.
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