Larnaca or Larnaka is the second biggest city of Cyprus and a major tourist attraction. With a spectacular sea-front holding a captivating feel, it attracts the largest number of visitors coming into the island for a stress free vacation. The city also holds ground to the biggest airport in Cyprus.
Larnaca’s economy has grown since 1975 and that too majorly through tourism. After the closing of Nicosia’s International airport, Larnaca’s airfield and seaport played extremely vital roles in the economy of the island.
Larnaca has a range of learning institutions especially for higher education and many Europeans take interest in coming to this exotic little island for further studies.
According to some reports and surveys, Larnaca’s never-ending highlights and beautiful sea front always causes the tourists to extend their trip to a week or so.
Some of the major tourist attractions is Larnaca are as follows:
Larnaca Salt Lake:
The first vision of delightful interest, as soon as one leaves Larnaca International Airport, is the Great Salt Lake, which was a gulf in primeval period. The greatest thing about this lake in times of today is how, during winter, more than eighty species of birds mostly flamingos; migrate to this part of Cyprus. The area is actually a network of four salt lakes, covering a surface area of 2,2 sq km. Larnaca Salt Lake is an absolutely stunning place for a romantic evening out with your partner along with a picnic basket!
Saint Lazarus Byzantine Church:
Saint Lazarus Byzantine Church is the important monument in the entire island of Cyprus, and established in the centre of Larnaca. The only church in Cyprus which has a touch of all the eras that took over the island for centuries. The art is spectacular with hints of byzantine in its stone work and carvings as well enormous bell towers that the Ottomans had put up. Saint Lazarus is a major tourist attraction for everybody coming in to visit Larnaca and a special eye-candy for all history lovers.
This area came into existence during the rule of the British and the entire square is festooned with British Colonial buildings, some of which are also open for a visit. People come in to have a look at the famous Municipal Art Gallery, Historic Archives Museum and the Larnaca Municipal Cultural services. The old warehouses were also restored and customized in the form of small art galleries and museums and the name Europe Square was given by the municipal council to honor the European Union.