Larnaca

Larnaca, Cyprus

Luxurious hotels, cosmopolitan food, handmade jewellery and leather goods, as well as stunning beaches make Larnaca well worth a visit. There are many sights to be seen in Larnaca or you can simply spend your days on the beautiful beaches.

Larnaca

There are several beaches lining the coast of Larnaca starting at the city's central promenade and heading north to the Larnaca Bay area and south to the cape at Kiti. Larnaca beaches have ample sunbeds and umbrellas for hire, fine sand and calm shallow water ideal for swimming and for kids paddling the usual watersports such as jet skis, windsurfing and paragliding as well as scuba diving around the Zenobia shipwreck which lies just offshore.

Finikoudes is the main beach in Larnaca, backed by the central coastal promenade lined with hotels, shops, bars and restaurants. A beach of fine grey sand and the sea is shallow making it ideal for families with young children; facilities include showers, toilets and lifeguards in the summer season.

Around 2.5km south of Larnaca centre and at the end of the airport runway is the popular McKenzie Beach, the beach is quite narrow though around 1km long and is backed by a wide promenade lined with hotels, shops, bars and restaurants.

Faros Beach is a small and quiet beach 12km south of Larnaca, close to the village of Pevolia. Protected offshore by rock barriers make this an ideal choice for families with small children, facilities include a beach bar, watersports and lifeguards during the summer season.

Read more about: Things to do | Out and about | Nearby places of interest | Larnaca Reviews

Larnaca Hotels (43)

A modern hotel offering contemporary style accommodation and a fantastic location close to all the amenities of lively Larnaca....

This small friendly 2 star hotel is specially designed for family holidays. Tavernas, restaurants, bars and shops are very close to the hotel....

The Sun Hall Hotel is located in the very centre of the town of Larnaca, enjoying a panoramic view and just across the shopping and commercial centre. It is the perfect choice for families and couples...

The family run Antonis G Hotel offers guests a calm, friendly environment which is great for chilling out....

The Achilleos City Hotel offers the perfect blend of true comfort and unique design, together with pleasant service with local amenities close at hand....

Modern self-catering accommodation in front of Mackenzie Beach with the benefit of an on-site bar, cafe and hotel services ...

This design hotel is set in landscaped gardens, next to Faros Beach and offers a stylish and relaxing environment particularly suitable for couples....

This hotel is ideal for families and couples looking for comfortable accommodation from which to enjoy everything Larnaca has to offer....

Family friendly complex which offers comfortable accommodation and good location making it the ideal base to explore Larnaca and the surrounding areas....

Petrou Bros Hotel and Apartments is a family run, modern complex which is ideal for families or couples wanting to enjoy a relaxing holiday....

A modern first class hotel affording a beautiful beachfront location and offering a great selection of facilities as well as professional and friendly service....

The Golden Bay Beach Hotel is a 5 star hotel set in mature landscaped gardens of tropical palms and vibrant flowers, bordering the sandy beach at the heart of Larnaca Bay....

San Remo Hotel offers a friendly welcome combined with basic accommodation. Ideal for the budget conscious seeking to be close to the beach and Larnaca's many amenities....

A 3 star hotel offering modern accommodation and an excellent range of facilities and is ideal for those seeking a beach based holiday close to Larnaca. ...

All rooms have sea views at the small hotel and is just 200 metres from the beach....

Flamingo Beach Hotel is situated by the Makenzie beach in Larnaca, over looking the Mediterranean sea, suited to families, couples and business travellers....

The Lordos Beach Hotel has a wealth of facilities ensuring just the right balance of relaxation and activity, with a friendly, welcoming and personalised service....

This small and friendly hotel offers comfortable accommodation and is within walking distance of both the beach and the amenities of Larnaca....

The hotel is set in landscaped gardens and offers a varied choice of amenities and facilities including a seasonal kids mini club, sports facilities and a choice of dining options....

The Princess Beach Hotel is situated on a long sandy beach and combines Cypriot hospitality with cosy and comfortable accommodation....

The small Augusta Beach Hotel Apartments are situated on Larnaca's seafront, within walking distance of numerous bars, restaurants and tavernas....

The Beau Rivage Beach Hotel & Club complex situated in Larnaca is the ideal choice for families and couples looking for an unforgettable holiday....

A modern luxury hotel located by the beach in Ayia Napa, this five-star hotel is great for families and couples alike. ...

These apartments are ideal for those that wish to combine a relaxing holiday with shopping....

Enjoy modern accommodation and the personal approach of a family run hotel, located in a cosmopolitan area, just 1 minute from the shopping centre....

Frixos Suites Aparthotel offers a prime location and a good range of amenities; perfect for a relaxing family holiday....

The High View Gardens Residence provides comfortable and spacious self catering accommodation, in a quiet setting. Due to its remote location outside the village of Mazotos this complex is better suit...

This small boutique hotel is situated directly on the beach front which is just great for those who enjoy soaking up the sun on the beach....

Les Palmiers Hotel is an ideal destination for families, couples and groups of friends with it's amenities and location close to the resort centre....

A small and friendly hotel offering modern accommodation and an excellent location; an ideal base for exploring Larnaca and the surrounding areas....

Lucky Hotel Apartments are ideal for families looking to enjoy a peaceful holiday as they are so close to the beach and resort amenities....

This family run hotel offers luxurious and comfortable accommodation with friendly and professional staff....

Located right in front of Mackenzie Beach, this comfortable hotel also has a roof-top swimming pool and bar with great sea views...

This is a perfect choice for both couples and families wanting the independence of self-catering options together with a great central location in which to explore the local area....

Boasting a beachfront location in the resort of Pernera, Papouis Beach Hotel is bursting with fabulous facilities from a large outdoor swimming pool to cosy accommodation and activities for the whole ...

Peaceful and friendly 1 and 2 bedroom apartment complex, just a couple of minutes walk from Mackenzie beach, bars and restaurants....

Luxurious and well equipped privately owned apartments on an attractive complex with an on-site swimming pool and tennis court...

These 3 and 4 bedroom villas each have a private pool and offer unique charm and character with views to the sea and the countryside....

This boutique hotel is within walking distance of local amenities and offers comfortable accommodation....

These family run apartments offer comfortable accommodation with a friendly atmosphere....

Spacious studios, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, located across from Phinikoudes Beach and close to the shops and bars. ...

The family-run Sunflower Hotel Apartments offer a welcoming atmosphere in close proximity to local amenities....

Traditional Village Houses are a charming base for the independent traveller; exploring the island, cycling and hiking through the naturally scenic surroundings and mountains....

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Things to do

Along with watersports and snorkelling, diving is a popular activity with visitors to this area of Cyprus, as one of the worlds top wrecks, the Zenobia is just off the coast of Larnaca.

The church of Saint Lazarus (Agios Lazaros) is found in the centre of Larnaca, it has an interesting story and is said to be the later and second burial site of Lazarus.

The Pierides Museum is housed in the former Pierides family colonial-style home; it's the oldest private museum on Cyprus and features treasures from all over the island.

Larnaca Fort found next to the Finikoudes Beach contains a small Medieval Museum and its courtyard is used for cultural events in the summer season.

Out and about

Larnaca offers an array of restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets many of which can be found along the palm tree lined promenade which backs the Finikoudes beach. A number of bars can also be found along here as well as a choice of late clubs.

Nearby places of interest

Around 25km from Larnaca are the picturesque mountain village of Lefkara, renowned for the beautiful lacework produced here.

The Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement is a major archaeological site and can be found 35km outside of Larnaca just south of Lefkara. On the UNESCO World Heritage list the site dates from around 6800BC.

Set on the peak of a mountain offering a panoramic view is the Greek Orthodox Stavrovouni Monastery. The brotherhood follows strict vows so women are not permitted in the monastery, but may visit the church and bookshop in the grounds.

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