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Things to do in Larnaca

Larnaca – known for its palm trees and seafront

Larnaca is located on Cyprus’ southern coastline. It’s their third largest city and it’s the capital of the country’s eponymous district. Larnaca is famous for its palm trees and seafront.

 

Things to do in Larnaca

Larnaca is a small city and tourists can easily walk around and enjoy all of the nice things to do in Larnaca by foot. A day could be spend walking to several museums, including Larnaca District Archaeological Museum, Pierides Museum and Kyriazis Medical Museum. Or, have a meal in one of the great restaurants or tavernas.

 

Larnaca Salt Lake

The famous Salt Lake is full of water and flamingoes between November and March, but the water dries up in the summertime. It used to be a source of salt, but now the lake salt is not edible.

 

Shopping in Larnaca

When shopping, know that Larnaca is famous for ceramics and pottery or go to Athinou Avenue, which has lots of stores lining up the street. Visit Michael S. Michael Antiques for jewelry, paintings, ornaments and more. Hermes Street features watches and jewelry at low prices.

 

 

 

Larnaca Nightlife

When it comes to the nightlife in Larnaca, Mackenzie Beach strip is now one of the country’s most famous holiday destinations if you want to go clubbing.

 

Larnaca Beaches

Visit the Larnaca beaches, such as Faros, McKensie, Phinikoudes, and Yanathes. They are also handicapped accessible and there is more than 25 kilometers of sand and beauty.

 

Larnaca Marina

Go see the Larnaca Marina, on the bay next to Finikoudes Beach. There are cafes, restaurants, and bars, and berthing for 450 yachts.

 

When to go to Larnaca

Larnaca has a dry summer subtropical climate, which means the average temperatures range from a low of 11.8 degrees Celsius (53.2 ºF) in February to a high of 27.6 degrees Celsius (81.7 ºF) in July and August.

 

Festivals & Events in Larnaca

Come in July for the Larnaca Summer Festival for music and performing arts, or in November for the Larnaca Amateurs Artistic Creation for more arts and entertainment. Plus in April there is a classical music festival hosted by the Larnaca Municipality.

 

Things to do in Larnaca

Larnaca Facts

Population51 468
CountryCyprus
LanguageTurkish, Greek
CurrencyEuro
Longitude33.634045
Latitude34.923096
AirportLarnaca, Cyprus (LCA)

Larnaca average temperatures

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
16 °C 16~17 °C 18 °C 22 °C 25 °C 28~29 °C 30~32 °C 31~32 °C 29~30 °C 26~27 °C 22 °C 18 °C

UNESCO-WORLD-HERITAGE-SITE

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Larnaca - Choirokoitia

The settlement of Choirokoitia, dating from the Neolithic age, represents one of the greatest prehistoric sites to the east of the Mediterranean Sea. Occupied between the 7th and 5th millennium B.C., the settlement has been and still is today a very important source of information for archaeological study, which is why the site is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The settlement consists on circular houses that demonstrate a very impressive technical capacity rarely seen in other remains from those times. Another interesting find were some stone figurines shaped like people that, together with funerary rituals, point towards the existence of beliefs in the group that inhabited the settlement.

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