Larnaca Area

Larnaca Area holidays


The east coast of Cyprus is known as the Larnaca region. It runs from the historic city of Limassol to the resorts of Ayia Napa and Protaras in the south-east of the island. Stellar beaches, ancient ruins and party hotspots on its shores, the east coast of Cyprus serves up holidays to suit everyone.

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Language

Greek Cypriot

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+2hrs

Cost of a beer

from €2.50 a bottle

3 course meal

from around €20

Flight times

5hrs

Resorts for all sorts

The east coast of Cyprus is best-known for its clubbing capital, Ayia Napa. But there’s plenty here for families and couples too, from beautiful beaches to archaeological sites and unspoiled countryside. Foodies will be in heaven with the delicious kebabs or traditional mezes made up of a selection of light bites.

A bevy of beaches

The beaches along this stretch of the coast are golden-sanded beauties, many of them boasting Blue Flag status. The seas are warm, clear and calm, making them super safe for swimming. Many of the beaches are lined with restaurants, so you won’t have to travel far to fill rumbling tums.

After-hours fun

If you’re looking for a party, you’ll find it in Ayia Napa’s buzzing main square. There are hundreds of bars and clubs laying on everything from karaoke nights to world-famous DJs. Families won’t go bored either – the live shows along the main strip cater for audiences of all ages.

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Protaras

Searching for silky sand, emerald waters and postcard-perfect surrounds? Well Protaras has got it covered.

Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa is one big party – it’s got some of the best nightlife on the Med. Days, meanwhile, are all about recovering from the night before on one of Napa’s 14 Blue Flag beaches.

Larnaca Resort

If you enjoy uncovering the history of a bygone times, there’s nowhere better than Larnaca.

Beaches

Throughout Larnaca, you’ll stumble across popular spots with families and water sports fans, plus picture-perfect curves of sand offering plenty of peace and quiet. You’ll really have the pick of the bunch. Along beaches and bays, you’ll find sun-kissed patches that double up as beachfront party venues.

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Nissi Beach

Sights

Modern-day Larnaca is built on top of the ancient city of Kition. You can see what remains of its temples and shrines at the archaeological site a block or so back from the main harbour. The capital, Nicosia, is within easy day-tripping distance, and has a beautiful old town with sandstone walls.

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Activities

Larnaca’s seas are perfect for scuba diving, with many reefs, caves and shipwrecks to explore. A dive down to the old ferry is a must, with karting centres, shows, waterparks and museums all making the cut for fun, too. There’s something to keep every age entertained.

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WaterWorld WaterPark

Eating and drinking

For a true taste of Cyprus, order meze. It’s a selection of light bites that can include houmous, stuffed vine leaves, meatballs, grilled halloumi cheese and lots more. Make sure you tuck into a kebab while you’re here, too – it’ll beat anything you’ve had late-night back home.

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Ayia Napa Circus square

Ayia Napa Circus square

Ayia Napa, Larnaca Area

Circus Square is an open bar area in the main square in Napa. Four bars spill out on to the square, allowing you to mingle with the crowds outside and enjoy the party atmosphere. It hosts massive events,...
Ayia Napa Harbour

Ayia Napa Harbour

Ayia Napa, Larnaca Area

Fresh fish restaurants are all around the harbour. Try swordfish, calamari or crab cakes, or perhaps a fish meze where you can sample a bit of everything. Limanaki and Isaac do some great seafood dishes. The...

Shopping

There’s no shortage of souvenir shops in the coastal resorts, selling everything from postcards to handmade tablecloths and leather goods. Hillside villages top the ranks for great places to buy locally crafted silver jewellery and lace, while busy Ayia Napa offers a strong line of designer brands.

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The Mall of Cyprus

The Mall of Cyprus

Larnaca Area

Head down to the Mall of Cyprus on the outskirts of Nicosia and pick up some stylish souvenirs. The mall is the first major shopping complex in Cyprus and has over 50 shops and an impressive food court filled...
Ledra Street shopping

Ledra Street shopping

Larnaca Area

The home of the Ledra Street Crossing is also a major shopping thoroughfare in Nicosia. Department stores here sell luxury goods and you can pick up souvenirs from one of the speciality shops that sell arts and...

Nightlife

Ayia Napa is the undisputed centre of clubbing on the island. The 24-hour party crew will not be disappointed by its pumping nightlife, complete with laser shows, foam parties and big-name DJs. But families won’t get bored either – the live shows along the main strip cater for audiences of all ages.

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Ayia Napa Square
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