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Larnaca Back Then

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altOriginally known as Kition, Larnaca is the oldest city in the island of Cyprus. Its ancient history traces back almost 6000 years, with the Mycenaean Age around 1400 BC. It established itself as the main seaport with the arrival of the Greeks during the 13th Century BC. With attacks, revolts and invasions from many different people like the Turks, Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, Romans, French and the British, the influences over the culture of Larnaca is very strong and varied. The most important era in Larnaca history can be the Byzantine period, which left behind a number of noteworthy monuments and architecture. After the invasion of Turkey in 1974, Larnaca was one of the main southern cities to receive refugees from the north, making it the fastest growing city in the country in the shortest amount of time.

 

Transportation/Getting Around

Taxi
Taxis are available 24 hours of the day in Larnaca, and are a cheap option for getting around ...
Car for hire
Renting a car in Cyprus is a very common choice among tourists, especially since it is very ...
Driving Tips
The legal age to drive in Cyprus in 18, but you need to 21 to hire a car. Cyprus has very strict ...
From the airport
The Larnaca International Airport is located about 4km southwest of the city of Larnaca. There are ...
Buses
Larnaca has the best public transportation system in the whole island. The public bus service is ...