Larnaca – Small Town, Big City Life!
Larnaca may be a sleepy seaside town on paper but a look at its main sights reveals that there is actually lots to see and do! A stay with Holiday Hosts means getting access to all that Larnaca has to offer, virtually on your doorstep.
The age-old promenade with its towering palm trees is the focal point of the town. Families and friends gather here for cultural events happening over on the beach or for food and drinks along the restaurant strip. Take advantage of all the cuisines on offer and take a walk on the calmer side of life.
Another beachside destination that’s in the city centre, Makenzy Beach is loved islandwide for its landmark bars, restaurants and clubs all in one super location. You can start your mornings with watersports or a coffee at many of the cafes overlooking the sandy shore. Then you can enjoy your afternoons and evenings at any of the beach bars that host loungy sunset sessions or mad parties through the night.
The Salt Lake is the nature reserve that gives oxygen to Larnaca town with its rows of trees and its stunning waters. During the winter, crowds from all over Cyprus descend on this haven to witness scores of flamingoes that fly in every year.
A recent addition to Larnaca’s leisure activities is the mall, equipped with internationally renowned brands, local businesses and countless food and beverage options. With public transport available to and from the shopping centre, this is a popular choice for shopping and dining throughout the week. There is also a children’s playing area and a car wash so lots of jobs can be sorted in a one-stop visit!
What started as an Ottoman fortress and then a prison in British colonial times, Larnaca castle is now a signature feature of the town for cultural events. Although its daytime operations are mostly for visiting the museum and studying the grounds, the castle is also available for theatre and music events, many of which are free of charge for all to enjoy.
Saint Lazarus Church
One of the most important monuments of the Christian world, St. Lazarus church marks the site where Saint Lazarus, the saint who according to the Bible was resurrected by Jesus, died in his second life after spending many years in Larnaca. Until the Crusaders took control of Larnaca, it was home to the tomb of the Saint and attracted pilgrims from all over Cyprus and the Middle East. Today it continues to be a revered place of worship and it offers a window into many aspects of Cypriot culture.