Larnaka, being the third largest town on the island of Cyprus, offers a mind boggling amount to tourists and locals alike. The sea front in Larnaka is rich with restaurants offering tasty local cuisine and if you delve further into the town, it provides plenty for the keen shopper.
Being so well served with beaches, the town presents many water-based activities including paragliding, jet skiing and relaxing boat trips. If you’d rather stay on dry land, you can hire a comfortable sun bed and relax on the beach watching the world go by.
Basilica di San Lazzaro, Larnaca, Cyprus by Francesco Gasparetti
Mackenzie Beach is a popular but uncrowded beach in Larnaka. In an unlikely location near the end of the runway at Larnaka airport, it is well served with restaurants and other facilities. It’s the perfect place to while away an afternoon in the sun.
If you’re tired of the beach, you could head out to spend some time horse riding on the outskirts of the town. Or perhaps you might hop onto a coach and go and explore some of the areas surrounding Larnaka. The island is small enough that you can visit most places within a day.
If you’re looking for something a little more cultured, perched on top of the Mountain of the Cross in Larnaka, you will find the Stavrovouni Monastery. It is the oldest monastery in Cyprus and offers some incredible views. Alas, women are not allowed inside the monastery but can still admire the outside of the building and the beautiful vistas.