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From beach fun to discovering the rich local culture, Larnaca holidays have it all. Situated on the south-eastern edge of Cyprus, the coastline around the city boasts some of the country’s best beaches and diving sites, perfect if you’re a bit of a water baby! There are plenty of family-friendly attractions to keep little ones happy, too.
And there are lots of archaeological sites to explore if you love a bit of history. When it comes to food, you’ll find a cosmopolitan choice of restaurants, cafés and bars catering to every taste, from sampling the delicious local wines and Cypriot cuisine, to enjoying fish and chips or pizza.
Things to do
From exploring the antique shops of the old town to hitting the water on a banana boat, there’s something for everyone on your Larnaca holiday. The soft golden sands and shallow waters of Nissi Beach are a short bus ride away, putting you within easy reach of one of the best beaches in the Mediterranean.
The thrilling complex of slides and pools at Water World, Cyprus’ largest water park, are at nearby Ayia Napa, and are a must-visit for families.
Fancy something more laid back? Simply stay and enjoy a leisurely lunch along Larnaca’s bustling palm-lined seafront promenade. In the evening enjoy your meal like a local at a quiet taverna, or head to the bright lights of nearby party-capital Ayia Napa to dance the night away.
History and culture
Being the oldest city in Cyprus, it’s no surprise that Larnaca has so much history to explore. The historical centre offers visitors a whole host of museums and ancient sites to visit, such as the famous Saint Lazarus Church and Larnaca Fort. And what’s more, the size of the city means that you can easily make your way around the most popular hotspots by foot.
Night life and dining
Larnaca’s modern city was built on top of the ruins of the ancient city of Kition. In its place, you will now find a huge selection of bars, restaurants and cafés where you can indulge in all the local food and drink. You’ll find plenty of places along the seafront promenade where you can take a seat and watch the world go buy whilst enjoying a drink or two. Or, if you prefer things a little more fast paced, there is a good selection of clubs and discos too.
Choice of beaches
Larnaca has a wealth of sandy beaches stretching along its coastline. Two of the most famous beaches in the Larnaca area are McKenzie Beach and also Phinikoudes Beach, boasting blue flag status. Phinikoudes is situated just north of the city and is lined with countless palm trees. It’s the main tourist area of Larnaca and is surrounded by a huge choice of shops, bars and restaurants. Venture further afield and you’ll find no less than 14 blue flag beaches in the Ayia Napa area.
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Ayia Napa holidays have a reputation as being a non-stop fun in the sun. Here you can dance 24 hours a day at a wide choice of bars and nightclubs, soak up the sun on one of the many Blue Flag beaches, hit the waterpark, or enjoy water sports from banana boat rides to scuba diving. Popular with a young crowd looking to make the most of their week or two in the sunshine, there’s a buzzing atmosphere that has earned the town the title of Cyprus’ party capital.
Things to do
The nightlife here may be legendary, but there is lots to keep you busy during the daytime too. Let your toes sink into the soft golden sand on one of the town’s numerous beaches, or hire a sun lounger to sleep off the excesses of the night before. The water is crystal clear and very inviting so if you’re feeling adventurous, choose from the range of water sports on offer, like jet skiing or water skiing.
If you’re dreaming of a yachting lifestyle, sign up for a sailing trip to discover hidden coves. Got the kids with you? Head to the nearby Water World waterpark where you’ll find slides and a lazy river for more family fun.
Explore the stunning coastline
Ayia Napa’s coastline is a stunning mix of rocky headlands and beautiful beaches. If you fancy a little break from the hustle and bustle of Ayia Napa, a visit to the sea caves at Cape Greco is a must. You can hop aboard a boat and enter the caves from the sea or go via car or bus. No matter how you get there, make sure you stick around to watch the incredible sunset.
A family day out
Whether you’re looking for a peaceful dip in the pool or want to have fun racing down water slides, there’s plenty of fun for everyone at Water World Water Park.
Then there are the beautiful stretches of golden sands where the kids can build sandcastles and you can relax and unwind. Take to the water for a fun catamaran trip or explore life below the sea and climb into an underwater scooter. No matter what sort of things you love to do, you’ll have a great day out in Ayia Napa.
When the sun goes down in Ayia Napa the party really begins. Every night the numerous bars and clubs play a great mix of music and plays host to many top DJs. Twice a week the popular Senior Frog’s bar swaps its normal location for the beach, for a party that will go on until the early hours.
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Paphos has been attracting visitors for thousands of years. Once considered as the birthplace of the Greek goddess of love and beauty Aphrodite, the remains of her temple in nearby Kouklia are just one of many world-class archaeological sites you’ll find dotted in and around the town.
However, visitors don’t just come here for the history or the romance. Its location on the rockier south west coast of Cyprus means you’ll find secluded coves for swimming, and fragrant pine forests all within easy reach. And there’s plenty of fun for all the family at the Aphrodite Waterpark, the biggest waterpark on the island. Paphos holidays offer the perfect combination of laid-back and lively, from days spent along the easy-going coastline to party nights on Bar Street.
Things to do
Whether you’re here to party or to take in some sights, Paphos holidays don’t disappoint. Plus trips here won’t break the bank either! There are plenty of ways to keep the cost down, head for popular sites such as Aphrodite’s Rock and the Ancient Fabrica Hill, which are both free to visit.
The same goes for eating out, if you’re prepared to wander away from the tourist trail, you’ll find cheap eateries serving local dishes at affordable prices. Or, you can always tuck into a chicken souvlaki for as little as 3€.
During the evening, the clubs keep everyone dancing until dawn, and for something more laid-back you can head out to some of the region’s most important archaeological sites, or take in the sheer natural beauty of Cyprus. Trying the local food should also be high on your agenda. Although it’s hard to narrow down the best restaurants in Paphos (there’s a lot of them), Kiniras Traditional Restaurant comes highly recommended for its traditional flavours with recipes being handed down through the generations.
But nothing beats an afternoon spent shopping in Paphos, and this resort is packed with choices. For local one-off items, head to the Old Town’s market. Here, you’ll find stalls selling everything from ornamental pottery right down to the finest Cypriot wine. If big designer stores are more your thing, Kings Avenue Mall has over 100 shops - and it’s open until 8pm!
History and culture
When it comes to cultural holiday destinations, Paphos is about as good as it gets. The whole resort is an ancient wonder that draws thousands of holidaymakers year after year. The famous castle on the harbour, the Tombs of the Kings and the breathtaking birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite are just some of the places that everyone should take the opportunity to see. Not to mention the vast archaeological park, brimming with prehistoric remains.
Nightlife and dining
Paphos is definitely not lacking in bars and restaurants. You’ll find an excellent selection of places to eat and drink around the harbour. Enjoy a walk along the promenade and take your pick out of the many waterfront cafés and bars where you can enjoy a bite to eat or a refreshing KEO.
But if you’re looking for a big night out, head to Agiou Antoniou Street, otherwise known as ‘Nightlife Street’ or ‘Bar Street’. It’s here that you’ll find the highest concentration of bars in the city.
There’s more to Paphos than just history and nightlife. It’s also a great holiday destination for families, as there’s plenty around to keep everyone entertained. Make your way to Coral Bay to enjoy its excellent beach and water sport activities or check out the Paphos Karting Centre for a fast paced thrill ride. Or for the ultimate action packed day, head to the Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark and be prepared for non-stop family fun.
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