A relaxed offering compared to the most popular Cypriot destinations of Nicosia and Limassol, holidays to Larnaca give you the chance to unwind on magnificent beaches whilst also enjoying a characteristic town with plenty of history. With hundreds of thousands of tourists descending on the south east coast every year, there is a wonderful mix of culture, history, nightlife and, of course, palm fringed beaches. The Mediterranean’s third largest island, Cyprus has become known for its party reputation and the exuberant Ayia Napa is close if you want to dabble in the bars and clubs. Mixed with this though are family-friendly resorts, and Nissi Beach is the most popular of the lot. Complete with a golden beach, restaurants with sea view and a waterpark, it is ideal for your summer holiday in 2017/2018.
One of the country’s oldest cities, Larnaca holidays give you the chance to see 6,000 years of history as you work your way through monuments, a 17th century fort and the church of St Lazarus that dates back to the 9th century. The ancient quarter with neighbouring modern marina is a fascinating addition to what is a glorious beach destination for couples and families. It is also a good base for exploring the best that Cyprus has to offer. As you head inland, there is plenty of unspoilt, sweeping countryside to explore which is perfect for a day trip through the lemon trees. There are also traditional villages within shooting distance, and the monastery at Lefkara is superb.
In terms of weather, you can expect really hot summers, with the mercury levels hitting 40ºC from June through August. Get cooler but still warm weather in the late spring or early autumn where you can expect temperatures in the late teens or early 20s, and are probably more likely to get a cheap deal as you skip the crowds!
With soft, sumptuous sands and the Mediterranean lapping the shore, what more do you need? Well, whatever it is, holidays to Larnaca can tick all the boxes for families, couples and groups. Let’s take a look:
Cyprus has a rich history and Larnaca is one of the oldest towns on the island which means it has plenty of hidden gems to explore. The most popular spots are the Tomb of Lazarus at the Church of St Lazarus and the 14th century Larnaca castle with great views from its position on the south coast. In the town centre, you will find six museums explaining the various periods of history and there are plenty of archaeological sites like the ancient city of Kition and the holy shrine of Hala Sultan.
Thanks mainly to the rise of Ayia Napa across Europe, Cyprus has become known for an eclectic, vibrant nightlife where you can get world famous DJs spinning the discs as you dance the night away. In Larnaca, Phnikoudes is the place to go if you’ve got your dancing shoes on while Ayia Napa isn’t far away if you want to experience the tiles of this party town.
Cypriot beaches are all soft sand and cool, azure waters, and Larnaca is no different. A mix of commercial and quaint stretches are available to suit both families and couples. Phinikoudes and Faros beach are family-friendly spots that attract plenty of people while the purpose built resorts of Nissi Beach and Protaras give you lively swathes of sand. Larnaca holidays tend to be very much beach based, and there are a stunning range to choose from in the region. This makes it a great destination for both couples and families as you can choose from lively to quieter resorts across the island. Search with Holiday Gems today and find your cheap deal for 2016 and 2017.