When is the best time to fly?
The peak season to take a flight to Larnaca is summer, especially June, July, and August when most festivals take place. Larnaca Summer Festival in July celebrates performance art at historical venues across Paphos, including the Pattichion Municipal Amphitheatre. This event features a series of indoor and outdoor music, dance, poetry and theatre performances.
The festival of Kataklysmos, an important folklore festival which usually takes place in June, showcases Cypriot Folk dance, music and poetry songs, shadow theatre, fireworks and traditional Cypriot crafts. Located on the sea front promenade of Larnaca, the event attracts a lot of tourists and people from all over Cyprus.
Spring and autumn are great times to find cheap flights to Larnaca when it is warm enough to swim but not uncomfortably hot. One of the most important events in Larnaca, the Classical Music Festival takes place in April and provides a varied programme of philharmonic orchestras, quartets, brass bands and classical singers.
There's not really an off period in Larnaca, but November to March is the rainy season. Don't be alarmed by the words "rainy season" - the average is eight or nine days per month so it’s still worthwhile taking up those cheap flights to Larnaca deals.
The ancient town of Larnaca is a popular starting point for travel around the beautiful island of Cyprus. All flights to Larnaca Cyprus land at the main international airport, tourists keen to explore the many sunny beaches that surround the resort. This is the hub for Cypriot summer holidays as it provides excellent weather, warm clear seas, sandy beaches and palm trees. The watersports are also good, and the area is popular with divers and snorkellers, especially around the harbour where the wreck of the Zenobia sits. Make it your priority to book a scuba diving trip and see fish swimming among the remains of the shipwreck which is one of the most celebrated diving sites in the world.
Larnaca has history dating back nearly 6,000 years, making it one of the oldest settlements in Greece. Its long beaches and fun atmosphere also make it perfect for simply relaxing or having a party-filled holiday. There are many outdoor restaurants and cafes for enjoying the treat of eating near the sea; make sure you try some of the locals’ favourite dishes like fasoulaki, which is lamb and French beans cooked in red wine.
The marina is full of sailboats and yachts, and windsurfing, kite surfing and jet skiing are very popular here. On land, the nearby hills are very popular with mountain bikers and off-road races are often held there.
Although there are stylish and modern hotels for those wanting all mod cons, the old town area is full of charming stone buildings with colourful shutters. Zeno, the founder of the Stoic school of philosophy, was born here around 2,300 years ago when Larnaca was called Citium, and you’ll see statues of him around town. In Pierides Museum, you can see remarkable antiquities from the region’s history. On the surrounding hills, you’ll see old churches and monasteries built on the peaks overlooking the beautiful countryside.