Ostensibly the oldest city in Cyprus, Larnaca’s attractions are an eclectic mix. Divers descend here from the world over to visit the wreck of the Zenobia. Jewellers and watchmakers are scattered everywhere if you want to pick up something beautiful and custom made. The Promenade a lovely for family and lovers alike, lined with excellent bars and restaurants and comparatively inexpensive beach stalls, it’s shallow blue waters being absolutely safe to frolic in. However, the towns true and perhaps underappreciated treasure is its rich historical heritage, both archaeological and religious. Mere kilometres away from the town is Choirokoitia, a 9000 year old human settlement the original population of which seems to have simply vanished. A monastery that houses a piece of the Holy Cross, and a mosque the houses the body of the Islamic Prophets’ foster mother… it’s strange that the city isn’t advertised as a major religious destination.
Essential travel information and Larnaca tips for your visit
- Wait to begin eating till after the host does.
- Be highly respectful of authority and elders.
- Avoid direct and blunt confrontation.
- Confine beachwear to the beach
- Tip the waiters
- Don’t leave anything on your place while eating.
- Don’t dress too casually if you’re entering religious territory.
- Don’t forget to always carry water and sunscreen of you need it.
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Hello! In larnaca, can i park a rented bicycle near the beach?Answer Report Abuse
I am not sure. It would be best to ask the locals around or ask the bike rental company from whom you rent the bicycle.Report Abuse