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Sunday, January 29, 2023



The Hub of Cyprus

If you’re staying in Larnaca, this port of old, discovering the island’s other attractions couldn’t be easier with countless day trips in every direction, and meanwhile you’ll find out why it’s not only a popular holiday destination, but a favored day trip for our locals. Just over half an hour away is; Ayia Napa or Nicosia with Limassol much the same, and Paphos just over an hour away. So whether your pleasure is dining whilst overlooking the med or filling that new suitcase with international labels, you’ll find it all, and more, right here.

Exploring is extraordinary …
As new mixes easily with old, Greek and Turkish Cypriot architecture mingle around the Old Fort to offer you a great choice of charming cobblers, tailors, and pottery workshops.  The variety of shopping is endless as galleries sit neatly next to home décor stores, ethnic art and alternative souvenirs and stalls, stand opposite the dependable chain stores. Whilst the market areas top the lot for traditionalism and atmosphere, right down to the roots …

Landmarks include; The Castle, which will take you back a year or two, the Marina which is a tranquil place to visit, the salt lakes to get a shot of the flamingos and the splendid promenade, aka Finikoudes, skirted by tall palm trees and a deep sandy beach, and a hive of activity day and night …

Night Life
Dining couldn’t be easier as there are plenty of traditional Cypriot cafes, styley bars and top class restaurants, pretty much every imaginable cuisine.  Then bars and watering holes, not to mention several night clubs boasting Top DJs and events, and not just in the summer season.  Larnaca nightlife pulls people from all over the island and there’s a nice blend of nationalities here … and with the island’s main airport your return journey, oop’s sorry, just a little premature?

Coming into it’s element …
Larnaca offers everything you’d expect from a thriving port, there’s even English speaking colleges, theaters, bookshops, record stores, plenty of pubs and nightlife, cinemas, festivals, exhibitions, ten-pin bowling, horse riding, karting, quad bikes, a submarine, a local population of over 65,000 and about 9,000 official tourist beds, basically cosmopolitan Larnaca has it all.

Port of Old? … ha! … Not a chance! … 😉

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