Larnaca, is a city on the southeastern coast of Cyprus. It is the successor city of ancient Kition, one of the most important kingdoms of ancient Cyprus, birthplace including the ancient philosopher Zeno. Today is the third largest city of the island, with a population on the basis of the 2001 census, 62 997 inhabitants (including the Aradippou and Livadia municipalities).
Larnaca International Airport is the main airport in Cyprus.
Like the whole of Cyprus, so Larnaca particular, began to develop rapidly since the independence of Cyprus (1960) onwards. After the Turkish invasion of 1974, the development of Larnaca was more rapid and impressive.
The closure of Nicosia International Airport, due to the invasion, led to the creation of the international airport of Larnaca, in the salt lake area, which is currently the largest and most important by the Cypriot airports and a vital hub in the region of the Near and Middle East.
The loss also of the main commercial port of Cyprus, ie. Of Famagusta by the Turkish invasion and occupation, resulted in a significant upgrading of the Limassol port and, secondly, that of Larnaca. Finally, the loss of traditional tourist areas of Cyprus (Famagusta, Kyrenia), led to tourist development other areas of Cyprus including Larnaca, which were built many modern and luxurious hotels. Near the city are the main oil depots of Cyprus. For all these reasons, the city of Larnaca knows today a new edge.
Larnaca is a very beautiful city with a unique character, some of the sights you can admire the bust of Cimon, the Provincial Museum, the Pierides Museum, the Medieval Museum – Larnaca Fort, the church of St. Lazarus, Kition, Kamares – Aqueduct, the Tekes Hala Sultan n. a.
Also in the province you can find the church of Panagia Angeloktisti, Stavrovouni Monastery, the Chirokitia in Kalavasos – Tenta, the Lefkara, and the Monastery of Agios Minas.