Larnaca is a nice quiet town, which is the same all year round unlike some tourist areas of the island, which are very busy in the summer and quiet in the winter.
Larnaca seafront is vaguely reminiscent of a Continental promenade, with its line of mature palms and its languid air of sleepy charm. Cafes and tavernas line the area near the sea, making this a popular spot with visitors and Cypriots alike. Nearby is the Marina, frequented by yachtsmen from all over the world. At the western end of the promenade is the town's 17th century fort.
As the home of the island's main international airport, Larnaca offers many visitors their first taste of Cyprus. One of the first sights is the beautiful salt lake, home in the cooler months to the colonies of graceful flamingos and other migratory birds.
The three main streets of Ermou, Zinonos Kitieos and Grigori Afxentiou Avenue are lined with shops of every type to suit tastes ranging from modest to the sophisticated.
Larnaca's District Archaeological museum and the Pierides Foundation museums exhibit particularly interesting antiquities. Also of interest is the ancient city-kingdom of the Kition established by Mycenaean Greeks in the 13th century B.C., the church of the Ayia Faneromeni, built over a rock cave dating from the 8th century B.C, the 18th century aqueduct on the outskirts of town and the church of St. Lazarus in the town centre.
Larnaca may be a small town but it has a big heart. A town that gives its visitors a genuine welcome and treats them as friends. At a time when the world is clouded by safety consciousness, a feeling of security prevails everywhere since the crime level is so low as to be practically non-existent.
Larnaca has an open-air amphitheatre and an indoor municipal theatre where throughout the year there are a lot of exhibitions, concerts, drama and Folk Festivals. Famous singers, actors and artists from all over the world often perform here.
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