Larnaka Region, Larnaka
Larnaka is the oldest and longest inhabited place of the island, with a history that dates back over 10,000 years. Location of the town is very centrally positioned, offering easy access to other regions of the Island. Larnaka is rich in the ancient culture of thousands of years of civilizations and architecture, Larnaka is also a upcoming modern European city. Tourists will find that there is no distinction between resort and town. locals and visitors alike can enjoy the same daily experience of a charming and diverse Mediterranean city. From stretches of varied coastline, a mix of traditional and cosmopolitan establishments and fascinating monuments, Larnaka seamlessly blends its two ‘faces’. The defining features of Larnaka include the lovely promenade of Foinikoudes - which is lined with mature palm trees and long sandy beach. Along the coast line there are many bars and restaurants with great view of the Mediterranean sea. Well known Salt Lake that fills with flocks of pink flamingos in the winter months attracts visitors for its natural beauty and ecological value. Larnaka town is also significant for both Christians and Moslems. The main attractions of the city are the Church of Agios Lazaros and the mosque of Hala Sultan – an important place of pilgrimage for Moslems that is flanked by the Salt Lake. Larnaka is Island's main air hub offering connecting and direct flights to the whole of the World.