Larnaca: A Deserving Destination

By: Vivek Kuriyal

Larnaca is one of the most modern cities of Cyprus with an international airport and fabulous sightseeing options. Though it lags behind other destinations in terms of attractions, it proves to be at par with them with a small yet impressive list of worth visiting places. If you ever wish to enjoy the deep blue seas with bright sandy beaches and sunny skies, Larnaca is there to fulfill your desire.

Number of inhabitants hardly crosses the mark of 50,000 and it got its name from a Greek word Larnax, which literally means coffins. The 400 berth marina is crowded with visitors with yachts.

The fascinating deep blue water of sea creates a panoramic view to soothe your eyes sitting on the long sandy beaches. Long promenade with lined palm trees along the harbor brings an effortless relaxation to the mind—even a short stroll invigorates you enough to spend more time here. Hotels in Larnaca are equipped with all sorts of luxury to render complete relaxation.

Earlier the city was called kition and it had been the main trade center of Cyprus. Later it deteriorated as an industrial place and was outperformed by few other cities in terms of product manufacturing. HoweverFree Web Content, Larnaca retains its importance by still producing hundreds of private yachts and possessing several oil refineries. It is one of the oldest cities of Cyprus and features a few but impressive archeological heritages. Ayia Phaneromeni Church (icons) and the 9th-century Byzantine Church of St. Lazarus are places you cannot afford to miss out on visiting. Within walking distance from the town center is District Museum that displays some rare collections antiquities.

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