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Destination guide

History meets thrills in Larnaca

Larnaca might just be the most venerable town in Cyprus. Traces of habitation going all the way back to the 13th century BC have been uncovered, and there's plenty of evidence to testify to its rich story after that – from busts of Stoic philosophers to the Byzantine faces of the Church of Saint Lazarus. But history isn't this one's only draw. Larnaca holiday rentals with pools or proximity to lively MacKenzie Beach can help open up trips of pure relaxation. Hops to Ayia Napa are there for the hedonists. And the scuba diving is some of the best in the Med.

Things to do

Loads of artefacts in Larnaca

Larnaca's historical must-sees are spread between the outdoors and the exhibition rooms. You should be sure to start with a walk to the Saint Lazarus Church and the 12th-century Castle of Larnaca. The nearby Hala Sultan Tekke mosque is a reminder of the influence of the East on the island of Cyprus. Then come the museums. Inside the castle is where you'll find weapons and pottery dating from the Middle Ages, while the Larnaka District Archaeological Museum is the place to go to trace the tale of the Kingdom of Kition and the town's earliest days.

Activities

Larnaca – a kaleidoscope of Cypriot enjoyments

History buffs and culture vultures, foodies and fun-loving families will all have something to pursue in Larnaca. Adventures to explore long-forgotten shipwrecks under the sea are the province of the countless local scuba schools. There are mezze-mad culinary guides waiting to take you on a tasting odyssey through the kitchens of old Larnaca. There are walking tours of Byzantine churches and fascinating mosques. There are boat rentals and cycle hires for folk looking to whizz along the coast. You'll never be bored.

Weather

When Larnaca springs to life

Larnaca is Mediterranean to the hilt. Its beaches sparkle and shine when the summer months of June, July and August are in full flow. That's when most people head down to enjoy the daytime highs of over 30 degrees and virtually uninterrupted sunshine. Others prefer the slightly cooler spring – in April and May – and autumn – in September and October. Choosing to hit Larnaca holiday rentals at those times means dodging the crowds and getting stays at euro-saving rates.

Natural features

Lakes and lovely beaches in Larnaca

Larnaca sits on the southern coast of Cyprus, tucked into a corner of its own namesake bay. It's made unique by the presence of a large, seasonal lake – the Larnaca Salt Lake. That dominates a swathe of land on the western haunch of the city, acting like a magnet for 1000s of migrating flamingos who come and nest throughout the wintertime. The beaches are the main draw, though. They're packed with sun-tanning bodies from May to September, running from hotel-backed MacKenzie Beach to palm-topped Phinikoudes Beach. The surrounding waters are clear for diving, with turtles, rays and more.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Larnaca

Fly into Larnaca (LCA-Larnaca Intl.), the closest airport, located 2 mi (3.3 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Larnaca?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 422 holiday lettings around Larnaca. From 106 villas to 232 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a village property in Larnaca?

Time simply fades away when you leave the big city behind. Get set to take off your watch and live the simple life. HomeAway has 93 village rental properties here. Searching for a different holiday vibe? See if any of our other properties stand out. Our options for this destination include:

  • 91 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 88 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 39 rural holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Larnaca?

There's no need to say goodbye to all the conveniences of home just because you're heading off on holiday. Sit back and relax in an apartment and live life like a local. HomeAway has 309 for you to browse here. How does £25 per night sound? That's what you're looking at paying if you don't dilly dally! Or maybe you'd rather go for one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Villa: 102 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £55 per night.
  • House: 75 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £30 per night.
  • Hotel: 34 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £26 per night.

Can I stay in Larnaca in a large group?

Sometimes it can be tricky finding the time to spend with friends and family members. A group holiday is the perfect way to get together. If you were planning to kick back together, HomeAway has options. 89 apartment holiday rentals are listed. At the moment, they're the preferred choice here for sizeable groups. The rental properties that can provide for large groups in this area include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we offer 290 rental properties suited to that size. Book a night from just £25.
  • If you have 8 in your party, you'll be happy to learn that there are 116 holiday rentals perfect. Prices begin at just £35 a night.
  • Seeking rentals suitable for 5 people? You'll be delighted to learn we have 112 that will fit the bill. You can get one for as little as £30 per night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your dad, your grandma and all your pals to Larnaca.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Larnaca?

Tight hotel rooms are no place to spend your precious holiday moments! Discover our thrifty holiday rentals today and ensure everybody in your group has enough room to move. Skala is a good area to consider if you want to keep an eye on your budget. HomeAway has 75 holiday rentals, and the average price is an affordable £87 per night. Possidon Beach Gardens is another good option. HomeAway has holiday rentals here, and the average price is around £161 per night.