Larnaca

Since the main International Airport of Cyprus is in Larnaca, located in the southeastern part of Cyprus, is considered to be a port city. It has a lot to offer. Firstly, it offers a variety of sightseeing attractions and secondly, it gives you the beach, the chance to swim and sunbath. You can tour the Ayia Phaneromeni Church, which is built over a rock cave, and the ninth-century Byzantine Church of St. Lazarus, which is reputed to hold the saint’s remains. You can also explore the ancient ruins of the city of Kition, especially the Phoenician temple of Astarte, which is located on the north side of the town and dated to the 13th century BC.

The Great Salt Lake, which is nearby, is a unique attraction, since it hostes in the winter thousands of pink flamingos. Close by the lake it’s the ritual monument tekke (grave) of Hala Sultan, relative of Muhammad. Nearby Kiti is the Church of Panayia Angeloktisto, which has excellent seventh-century Byzantine mosaics. Close to the city are the towns of Lefkara and Ayia Napa, the Neolithic settlement outside the town of Khirokitia, Stavrovouni Monastery and Kornos (a village with wonderful pottery).


Larnaca

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