Larnaca Travel Guide

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Larnaca Overview

Larnaca (Lárnaka) is a modern city built on the remains of ancient Kition an underground complex of temples dating from 1300BC; it is the third largest town in Cyprus, has the largest airport and is situated to the south of the island.

During the day Larnaca town centre has lots to offer from a local market selling anything from fruit and vegetables to hand made goods. The lace products are of great quality and are ideal for taking home as presents for family and friends. It is 5 km from Larnaca International Airport to the city centre.

Birthplace of the stoic philosopher Zeno, Larnaca was also the second home of St. Lazarus, who arrived there after his resurrection and later became its first Bishop.

The town regained its standing in the 17th century, when it became the consular and commercial centre of Cyprus, and its port once again flourished with trade. It was also here that the British landed in 1878 to begin their rule of the island.

Must see sights/attractions include:

1) Salt lake near the airport which looks like snow when it's dry
2) The Church of Lazarus - built over the tomb of Lazarus
3) Hala Sultan Tekke - an abandoned mosque which was previously built by Ottomans
4) Kamares - old aqueduct on the way to Limassol
5) Ruin of Ancient Kitium

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