Larnaca travel guide

WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: Averages 25-27°C in summer.

Best time to visit: June and July are popular with beach lovers.
Cyprus experiences a Mediterranean climate, with hot and sunny summers that begin warming up around May. The hottest month to go on holiday to Larnaca is July, which has around 12 hours of sunshine a day and an average temperature of 27°C.

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LARNACA IS BEST FOR...

Families: Protaras and Pernera resorts are firm favourites for families, with a choice of safe, clean beaches and a more relaxed nightlife.    

Beach lovers: You’ll find the best beaches in Cyprus here. Head to the famous Nissi Beach or popular Fig Tree Bay and sink your toes into the soft white sand. 

Party animals: Hit the dance floor 24-7 in party-town Ayia Napa. As well as the wild foam parties, you’ll find plenty of spots for more refined cocktails too.

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FAST FACTS

Language: Greek and Turkish.

Currency: The local currency is the Euro (€).

Local time: Larnaca is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Larnaca International Airport. You're right at the centre of Larnaca after leaving the airport.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Larnaca is 4–5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at http://www.visitcyprus.com/index.php/en/.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cyprus for recommendations and advice on visas and health.

Holiday destinations related to Larnaca:

  • Limassol
  • Paphos
  • Ayia Napa
  • Nissi Bay
  • Protaras
  • GETTING AROUND

    By bus: Buses are a cheap and easy way to get around, linking the main locations. 

    By car: Hiring a car in Larnaca or at the airport gives you more freedom to explore when and where you want. There are plenty of options available and you can organise your rental before you arrive or when you get here.

    By bike: The flat seafront promenade is ideal for a gentle cycle. There are a number of places where you can hire a bike, and it’s a pleasant way to get around.

    EVENTS

    Summer Festival: In July, Larnaca holds its annual Summer Festival. A mix of art and cultural events, the festival features a programme of dance, music and theatrical performances, as well as poetry readings and film screenings. 

    Wine festival: Cyprus has a thriving wine making industry. Each year this is celebrated at the Limassol Wine Festival. For the cost of a small entrance fee you’ll be able to sample unlimited local wines while being entertained by live music. It’s also a great place to try some of the local food. Around an hour’s drive away, it takes place at the Municipal Gardens in Limassol in August/September.

    Ayia Napa festival: Every August, Ayia Napa hosts its Summer Festival to celebrate local culture and traditions. It takes place in the town’s bustling main square with a packed programme of concerts and exhibitions that give you a real flavour of island life.