Larnaca, situated on the southern coast of the island, is the third largest city of Cyprus; a city full of history and culture. It is built on the site where ancient Kition once stood and it is the birthplace of the Greek philosopher Zeno and the second home of Saint Lazarus. One can find here ancient Byzantine and Muslim monuments - such as the Church of Saint Lazarus and the Mosque of Hala Sultan. The Mosque is located next to a salt lake where thousands of flamingos make their annual stopover every winter.

The best way to enjoy the centre of Larnaca is on foot. Start off at Foinikoudes promenade, a street by the sea full of palm trees, restaurants and hotels. Along this street takes place every summer the most important festival of the city, that of Kataklysmos, which lasts approximately three weeks and includes a number of cultural events. At the end of Foinikoudes you will encounter the amazing Larnaca Medieval Castle. Then walk down the Piale Pasha seafront street, stop for some fresh fish at one of the numerous seafood restaurants found here or for an ice cream at any of the cafeterias. If you continue walking you will arrive at Mackenzie area, the new hot spot of the city, especially during the summer. The place is home to many bars, clubs and restaurants all with a view to the lovely blue flag beach of Mackenzie. While you are swimming do not be surprised if you see airplanes flying over your head. Larnaca International Airport, the biggest one in Cyprus, is located only a few kilometers away.

Larnaca might be a small city, compared to the other cities of the island, but this does not make it less charming or less unique.