Larnaca

Larnaca (Greek Λάρνακα Larnaka) is a city in Cyprus.

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Paschalis Hotel Apartments

About 200 metres from the beach. 10 minutes by car from Larnaca town and 20 minutes from Larnaca International Airport. A family run complex offering 12 modest and spacious one-bedroom, self-catering apartments with equipped kitchen, bath or shower room, lounge/dining room and private balcony. All apartments are light and refreshing with open-plan living space totalling 50 square metres, sleeping up to four adults or families of up to five including children and/or infants. Private swimming pool or the local beach via an easily accessible path across from the apartments.


Frangiorgio Hotel Apartments

A modern hotel 1-minute walk from the town's main beach and shopping areas. It has 24 furnished apartments with equipped kitchens, air-conditioning systems, heating, satellite TVs, double glazed windows, private balconies and telephones. Other facilities include: daily cleaning of rooms, laundry service, bar, fax service, internet facilities, 24 hour reception and a new in house 24 hour mini market. Rates range from £16 to £40 depending on the season.

SLEEP   —  Map


Blue Pine Bar

near the American Academy has a huge selection of spirits (all real which is unusual for Cyprus) and has a real atmosphere. The decor is wood and dim lighting and lots of Jack Daniels and Blues music paraphernalia. Comes alive after 10PM. The Bar used to be located on Dhekelia Road but moved several years ago. By far the best bar in Laranaca for chilled music and spirits.

DRINK   —  +357 24 646553 —  Louki Pieridi 3

@lpha Divers

@lpha Divers Dive Centre (Dhekelia Rd), 2, Pyla Gardens, Dhekelia Road, Larnaca, 7081, Cyprus; Tel/; email: info@alpha-divers.com; [http://www.alpha-divers.com/], a PADI Five Star Gold Palm Instructor Development Centre and a British Sub-Aqua Club Premier & Technical Centre. Located adjacent to Lordos Beach Hotel and Mariandy Hotel.

DO   —  Map


Oro Fino Jewellery

Pavlou Valsamaki 26, ''50 metres from Foinikoudes beach, near St. Lazaurs''. Italian and Greek designs, diamonds to zircons, precious to semi-precious stones. The shop also features the latest jewel in fashion, ''NEWD SKIN JEWEL'' as well as brand watches like GUESS, D&G and DKNY.

BUY   —  24-654666 —  Map

Sandbeach Castle Hotel

Piale Pascha. A fairly typical 2-star hotel, a bit of a hike from the city center, but not too far from the dive shops. Clean and generally acceptable. Rooms from £18.80 and up (with breakfast) in the low season, add in another £5 for the winter high season.

SLEEP   —  24-655437 —  Map


Sveltos Beach Apartments

Self catering apartments 10 metres from the sea with views over Larnaca Bay towards Cape Greco. Rates from €35 a night in low season for a one bed apartment sleeping two to €65 a night for a 2 bedroom apartment sleeping 4 in high season


Militzis

A long-running favorite serving honest Cypriot fare (read: meat and potatoes) washed down with their own wine. No points for presentation, but the food is good and the restaurant is often packed. Figure on € 15-20 for a meal.

EAT   —  +357 24 655867 —  42 Piale Pasha


Archaeological Museum of the Larnaka District

Small but interesting museum. It displays objects from Prehistoric times up to Roman times. There's also a replica of the Stele of King Sargon II (722-705 BC) of Assyria. The original is on display at Berlin Pergamon Museum

SEE   —  Kalogreon Sq.

Blue Serenity Private Villa

Pervolia ''10 min in car''. A brand new family villa - 3 bedrooms - fully air conditioned - private pool. Nice quite getaway place. Prices in low season from £400 per week, rising to £600 in the high season.

SLEEP   —  Map

Viale

Easy-going café/bar/restaurant that has ample space and menu variety for both breakfast and dinner. Very good quality European-style dishes, with some more adventurous selections, eg prawns with ouzo sauce.

EAT   —  24664888 —  Map

Nippon

Expensive, but renown Japanese restaurant serving sushi. Bookings are essential, as it is packed every night. Offers a wide range of delicious maki, California rolls, teppanyaki and more.


Vlachos Taverna

on the Dhekelia Rd, 400 metres past the Palm Beach Hotel on the same side is a fantastic place to eat local food. Sheftalia is just great and the salads are lovely.

EAT   —  Map

Pyla Village & Pyla Palms & Pyla Gardens Resorts Apartments

Recently completed private apartments with pool, 10 kilometers from Larnaca. 5 minutes drive from beach, and 8 to 12 minutes walk to Pyla town.

SLEEP   —  Pyla

Faneromeni Church

This mashup of various architectural styles used to stand in the centre of the city – until 1974. There is a marble mausoleum next to it.

SEE   —  Map

Caramel Club

Disco club. Music of all tastes from international Dj sets till morning and elegant dress code. Mixed Russian/Greek/Briton crowd

DRINK   —  2 Agiou Spyridonos

Hala Sultan Tekke

The mosque is perched by the side of the Salt Lake. The tomb of Umm Haram, the foster mother of Mohammed, is said to be here.

SEE   —  Map

Golden Bay Beach Hotel

Part of the Lordos Golden Hotels in Cyprus. 5 star hotel located near the town of Pyla, 10 kilometers from central Larnaca.

SLEEP   —  0035724645444 —  Dhekelia Rd

The Church of St. Lazarus

an Orthodox church dating to the 9th century, is reputedly built around the tomb of the biblical Lazarus, brother of Mary.

SEE   —  Ayios Lazaros Sq

Larnaca Salt Lake

is to the west of town near the airport. In winter (November to March), flocks of '''pink flamingos''' can be seen here.

SEE   —  Map

About Larnaca

Larnaca has a reasonable claim to being the '''oldest city in Cyprus''', with evidence of habitation up to 6,000 years ago. Modern Larnaca, like other Cypriot coastal towns, is divided into an older city centre and a wide sprawl of hotels and restaurants along the beach.


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