Larnaca is the oldest city in Cyprus, providing a wonderful combination of ancient yet cosmopolitan, attractive yet uncrowded holiday choices. Self catering villas in Larnaca offer not only great beach lounging opportunities, but also rich cultural attractions and activities in a calm atmosphere.
Due to Larnaca’s positioning in the centre of the south coast, a holiday villa here is a great base to explore the whole island. The Troodos Mountains in the interior are filled with charming unspoilt villages and excellent places to start your ventures into the hills.
Much of the Mediterranean coast of Cyprus is uninhabited, with many deserted sandy beaches to explore and enjoy, easily discovered from a Larnaca apartment.
With over 25km of stunning palm tree studded beaches and a generous welcome, it is no wonder villas in Larnaca are rarely unoccupied. Water sports and cruises are hugely popular, especially sailing and windsurfing due to calm seas and reliably breezes. Evenings in Larnaca are great fun as there are not only a great range of restaurants and bars, but there are also a huge number of cultural events happening throughout the year.
Remains of the Larnaca’s long history can be seen at the many excavations, Cyclopean Walls and Mycenean Temples. Possibly the most exciting monument to be discovered from a Larnaca villa is the 9th Century AD Basilica de Saint Lazarus. A tour of Ayia Phaneromeni Church or a trip to see the flamingos on Great Salt Lake in winter are superb afternoon outings from any Larnaca self catering accommodation.
Family holidays to Larnaca are perfect. There are water sports galore, including exquisite scuba diving in clear seas, go karting, and a huge range of evening entertainments.
The climate in Larnaca is exceptional. Summer temperatures regularly soar to 35°C during the day, and even the winter months are warm, rarely dipping below a very mild 15°C.
Reaching your holiday villa in Larnaca could not be easier. Direct flights from the UK arrive in Larnaca International Airport (LCA) is just a few kilometres from the centre of town, and flights leave from the majority of British Airports. Depending on your departure point, easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways all provide good deals on cheap flights to Larnaca.