Larnaka is the oldest city in Cyprus. It was built on the ruins of the ancient city of Kition, which, legend has it, was founded by one of Noah’s grandsons. Its long history includes a period of Phoenician rule, and the city was conquered by the Egyptians, Romans and Turks. Larnaka was one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean connecting Europe to the Middle East for almost five hundred years (15th – 19th centuries). Today, the port has lost its importance, and Larnaka has become a quiet seaside town, located not far from the island’s main airport. It is a perfect starting point for travelling across Cyprus and getting to know its history.
Larnaka has a lot to offer its guests: you can go shopping, take a bike trip, go paragliding and look for treasures from shipwrecks while snorkelling or scuba diving. Agritourism, beautiful beaches, sports and cultural events, religious tourism and authentic taverns...this is just a small selection of what’s on offer in Larnaka, where the only thing you won’t find is a dull moment.
The fastest and easiest way to get to Cyprus is by flying direct from Moscow to Larnaka with Aeroflot. The flights arrive at Larnaka International Airport (duration: about 4 hours). Look for round-trip tickets and book in advance in order to save money.