"I like Larnaca." Top 5 Page for this destination Larnaca by planxty
Larnaca Travel Guide: 285 reviews and 788 photos
I visited Larnaca many times when I was with my ex-girlfriend, a Greek Cypriot. I have visited many times, and I really love the relaxed pace of life there. The weather isn't bad either, and with the sea breeze it doesn't get as oppressively hot as Lefkosia (Nicosia).
The above was written in 2003 and still holds true. On my most recent visit in April 2007, I did, however, notice many changes in the place. It is certainly expanding rapidly, and property prices seem to be spiralling. Additionally, with Cyprus now being part of the seemingly permanently expanding EU, you are far more likely to be served in a bar by a Lithuanian, Slovak or Pole than you are by a Cypriot. I know this is causing some resentment locally but is, I suppose, the way modern Europe is evolving, if evolving is the correct word.
Restaurants and bars come and go, but some of my old favourites are still there and I've found one or two great new places. Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances, as alluded to above, I doubt I will ever be able to return to Cyprus, which is a shame. The reader, however, should go there if at all possible, it is a great place.
- Pros:Good climate, friendly people, relaxed pace.
- Cons:Can't think of any.
- In a nutshell:I had thought of retiring there.
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