Historical sightseeing opportunities in Larnaca contrast with yet complement beach holidays spent on its bright sandy shores under reliably sunny skies. A 400-berth marina is an added attraction making Larnaca a favoured destination for visitors with yachts.
Home to the island's international airport and second-largest port in the region, Larnaca is the international gateway for holidays in Cyprus.
Holiday-makers in Larnaca can enjoy walking along the palm-lined harbour promenade, sampling the wares offered in the city's international calibre shops, shooting the breeze in inviting cafes, and taking in outstanding panoramic ocean views.
Larnaca is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, dating back to the days of the Old Testament, when it was known as Kition. The ruins of the ancient city can still be seen, and its rich archaeological heritage is showcased in two museums. The area surrounding the city is also a treasure-trove of historic ruins from the Neolithic period onwards.