Larnaca: City Breaks
White washed houses, palm-trees and sandy beaches
Larnaca is the ideal city break destination, as it has something for everyone. Spend your Larnaca city break shopping, sightseeing or hitting the beach. Larnaca’s shops in the palm tree lined city centre are ideal for window shoppers and for those who want to spend. Tourists can mooch around the second hand bric-a-brac shops and search for a bargain, or look for the latest designer outfit at the independent retailers. If you prefer to shop at high street stores, hit one of the new indoor shopping centres. Shops open at 9am until 1pm and reopen after the siesta period at 4pm and then close at 8pm. If you are planning your city break in August, you can pick up half price bargains during the summer sales.
After spending a morning in the town centre shopping, walk to the District Museum and discover Larnaca’s ancient antiquities and relics. For real culture vultures, head to Ancient Kition and have a look at the 13th century ruined temples and walls, (admission, €0.56). With its fortress, archaeological museum and labyrinth design, a trip to Larnaca Castle is well worth a visit. If you would like to unwind after a hard day seeing Larnaca city, relax on one of the 25 kilometres, (15 miles), of coastline, or have a go at windsurfing, wakeboarding or scuba diving on Mckenzie beach. If you prefer more placid waters, head out to the Larnaca’s Salt Lakes where pink flamingos are seen in the winter months. After a long day seeing the sites on your city break in Larnaca, you can wind down with a drink and dine at one of the many restaurants and bars located on seafront and in the city centre. Many of the hotels have bars and restaurants conveniently located onsite. Combined flight and hotel deals start from €400, individual flights start from €200 and hotel prices start from €45 a night.