Travel journalist, David Powell, visits Cyprus and with the assistance of the local Tourist Board, finds many reasons to stay in the lovely area of Larnaca …..
1) A Lovely Location
Larnaca provides quick and and fairly effortless travel by air thanks to the main modern airport that serves the whole of Cyprus. As the entry-point to the island, this coastal region is perfect for short breaks, holidays and business stop-overs.
2) Conveniently Compact
With so much to see and do within walking distance or a short drive, Larnaca’s compact size makes it easy to enjoy all the region’s attractions. Whether it’s sunbathing and water sports, cultural sites, shopping or the natural flora and fauna of the area, it’s all conveniently close.
3) Historically Rich
As one of the oldest regions in Europe – with 10,000 years of contrasting civilisations – you will feel the different influences of the eras and see evidence of their existence throughout the area. Museums, traditions, handicrafts, archaeological sites and architecture all capture Larnaca’s rich cultural past.
4) Magnificent Coasts
Larnaca’s coastline stretches for over 75km and is a paradise of golden sands and clean safe waters. It is equally perfect for both families and watersports enthusiasts who can enjoy kitesurfing, windsurfing, jet skiing, parachute gliding, banana boating and pedalo rides, amongst other water pursuits.
5) Soul & Charm
Larnaca has managed to maintain the perfect balance of traditional and modern. Whilst the region is a first rate tourist destination, it retains its character and charm and is refreshingly uncluttered. Visitors are well catered for and will doubtless appreciate its authenticity and soul.
6) Diversity at its best
With a fusion of different cultures and a harmonious blend of new and old, quiet and cosmopolitan, traditional and modern, Larnaca is a highly diverse region. Every part of Larnaca offers something unique from the bustling and vibrant town centre to the quaint, traditional villages.
7) Beautiful rural areas
The region of Larnaca is dotted with picturesque villages, set amidst stunning countryside. Each village offers the experience of genuine Cypriot hospitality and culture in a calm and peaceful environment.
8) World-ranked diving wrecks
Divers flock to Larnaca to discover its underwater treasures, including the famous Zenobia Wreck, ranked as one of the best wreck dives in the Med. Diving can be enjoyed all year round thanks to perfect sea conditions.
9) A region for all seasons
All four seasons are celebrated and embraced in Larnaca and the region attracts visitors all year round. There’s a thriving cultural calendar, pleasant weather, seasonal activities and hotels that welcome visitors all through the year.
10) The Starting Point for discovery
If you want to discover Cyprus, Larnaca offers the ideal starting place for exploring the rest of the island. Perfectly located, the whole of Cyprus can be accessed fairly easily from this area.
THE PALM BEACH HOTEL & BUNGALOWS
Holidaymakers that want to visit Larnaca should consider checking in at the 4* Palm Beach Hotel and Bungalows. This popular hotel is located located on the coast, right on a long stretch of sandy beach. Just outside of Larnaca the hotel offers five star facilities and services, including the Wellness Centre, where guests can recharge their batteries with a range of specialised massages, plus sauna, jacuzzi and steam bath. The Palm Beach Hotel and Bungalows maintains a high standard of accommodation and facilities with lovely pool areas and gardens.