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Guide to resorts in Cyprus: Larnaca

With its palm tree-lined promenade by the water front, Larnaca (sometimes Larnaka), the Island's third largest town, is a thriving resort with a wide variety of things to do and see.

It has the convenience of its own airport, so you can begin your holiday straight away. It lays claim to being the oldest "living city" in Cyprus and has a continuous history going back more than 6,000 years.

Sights to see in the oldest "living city" in Cyprus

Cultural and historical highlights include a new Municipal Gallery and Cultural Centre, as well as no less than six museums. An artist colony in the old part of Larnaca is also flourishing.

Landmarks include St.Lazarus Church, Salt Lake, the Hala Sultan Tekke, the Marina and the Fort. Flight training and sightseeing tours of the Larnaca area from the air can also be organised, as can diving and sea cruises.

Using Larnaca as a base, a "must-do" is a visit to the village of Lefkara, famous for lace making and its unusual red roofs. Lefkara ladies still carry on the lace-making tradition to this day.

St. Lazarus Church in Larnaca, Cyprus

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