Larnaca. Enjoying Cyprus
What impressed me most in Larnaca is its beautiful quay. It’s a place where you can take pleasant walks admiring seascapes and photographing picturesque views of the harbor with many-colored yachts. You’ll definitely forget all your concerns and start dreaming of something sublime and beautiful. And then you’ll see – life is full of wonderful moments. Delicious culinary masterpieces and refined wine will completely persuade of it. There are also a lot of cafes, restaurants and taverns along the quay.
The history of Larnaca is spanning many centuries. Some time it used to be a prosperous centre of trade of the Phoenicians. The area surrounding Larnaca is still keeping the evidence of greatness of ancient Kition. A refined style of the Byzantine age is reflected in the frescos of the church Agios Antonios. There is a Moslem shrine in Larnaca – the complex Hala Sultan Tekke. According to legend it was raised on the place of meteor strike. There are the Salt Lakes not far from Larnaca. The best time to travel there is January-February. During this period the lakes become home for regal and elegant flamingos. The eastern part of Larnaca is a touristic zone with comfortable hotels. So, you may stay just near the shore of the sea. The moment you leave you beach hotel - you are in warm sea hugs.