"Larnaca" Larnaca by cheekymarieh
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Before the Turkish invasion of 1974 Larnaca was hardly known outside of the island. However after this time both Kyrenia and Famagusta were under Turkish occupation. Also the main Nicosia airport was held by United Nations as part of the dividing line.As a result the Greek Cypriots needed to construct an airport to cater for the tourist industry and the town of Larnaca was selected.
Within no time Larnaca International Airport appeared ... along with apartment blocks and hotels. The vast majority of the visitors to the island now land in Larnaca (Paphos airport handles only a fraction of the flights).
It is not a place to go for beaches (they are manmade ... and can be full of sea weed). There is a fine sea front with a long promenade to wander along.
For further information see the official Larnaca website: http://www.larnaca.com/
There are some remains from the pre-1974 times such as Halle Sultan (the Muslim Mosque) and several of the churches including St Lazarus.
- Pros:Near to the airport, some good restaurants, lots to see and do,
- Cons:Some aircraft noise if you stay in the MacKenzie Beach area, the beach isn't as good as Ayia Napa, Protaras area
- In a nutshell:A Lovely Promenade But Parking Can Be A Problem
You never know ... girls you may find yourself a rich man from one of the yachts! more travel advice
The Turks built the form as it is today in 1625. They built it upon the older Ventians foundations which were still in... more travel advice
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