Holidays to Cyprus - Larnaca
Cyprus holidays are where the old meets the new. Basking in year-round Mediterranean sunshine, late deals to Larnaca land you in a captivating city rich in culture and heritage, with some of the best beaches in Cyprus. At Co-operative Travel we have cheap Larnaca holidays in a range of hotels, villas and self-catering apartments.
Larnaca is one of the two main international airports on Cyprus and serves the East of the island where you'll find the beach resorts of Ayia Napa, Famagusta and Protaras & Paralimni as well as inland destinations such as Nicosia. The West of the island is usually served by Paphos airport, although you can still travel via Larnaca if you're prepared for a longer airport transfer.
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, it is said you can dig practically anywhere round Larnaca and bring up ancient artefacts. The temple ruins at Kitium date back to the13th century BC, with massive Cyclopean Walls. A Larnaca holiday offers a few ecclesiastical surprises too – such as the magnificent 9th century Orthodox Church of St Lazarus, which houses the tomb of St Lazarus himself. When found in 877 AD, the inscription read: “Here lies Lazarus, Friend of Jesus, 4 days dead.”
Larnaca package holidays also land close to the magnificent monastery of Hala Sultan Tekke, foster mother of the Prophet Mohammed. The salt lakes here are considered one of the most important wetlands in Cyprus, and home to flocks of flamingos in the winter – a good excuse for booking bargain holidays to Larnaca out of season. Other cultural attractions include a prehistoric tomb, and 17th century Ottoman fort and aqueduct.
For most families, last minute Larnaca holidays mean a quick transfer from the airport to the beach. Larnaca’s chic, palm-fringed promenade leads to several superb sandy beaches, offering safe bathing for children and a range of water sports. With a promenade and marina lined with; restaurants, bars and cafes, a Larnaca holiday offers the chance to experience exquisite Cypriot and cosmopolitan cuisine, as well as local wines and beverages. For shopping, the town centre offers everything from local crafts to designer fashions.
At Co-operative Travel we recommend Larnaca holidays for anyone looking for a beach holiday with plenty of interest. If you are looking for bargain holidays to Larnaca, we can help you find the right deal.