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Introduction

Larnaca is a city on the island of Cyprus and a popular seaside resort area on the island for mainly European tourists.

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Weather

Typical for Cyprus Weather with a Mediterranean climate, meaning mild and relatively wet winters and warm/hot and dry and sunny summers. The main tourist season is from April to October, though winters are better for exploring the island and most airlines serve Larnaca year-round.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Max16.4 °C16.8 °C18.7 °C22.4 °C26.1 °C29.9 °C32.2 °C32.4 °C30.6 °C27.5 °C22.3 °C18.3 °C
Avg Min7.2 °C7 °C8.2 °C11.4 °C15.2 °C19 °C21.6 °C21.6 °C19.2 °C16.2 °C12 °C8.8 °C
Rainfall68 mm58 mm39 mm18 mm9.5 mm1.7 mm0 mm0.6 mm1.7 mm19 mm42 mm86 mm
Rain Days10.69.58.142.10.60.100.23.25.39.9

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Getting There

By Plane

Larnaca International Airport (LCA) is 4 kilometres from Larnaca and is the main gateway to Cyprus. Quite a few airlines, including serveral budget airlines, serve the island from cities throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
The airport can be reached by car, taxi and public transport system. From Limassol, there is a shuttle bus system with 14 trips per day and ticket price is €7. From Nicosia the shuttle can have up to 30 trips per day and the ticket price is €5. The shuttle services are non-stop.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Cactus Hotel Larnaca6-8 Tyrimou Street 6-8 Tyrimou StreetHotel62
Cyprus VillagesTochni, 7740 KalavasosApartment71
Hotel Amorgos-Larnaca11 Mitsi street, 11 Mitsi street,Hotel-
Kontoyiannis House103 Makariso Avenue Kalavasos Village Larnaca DistrictGuesthouse-
Lucky Hotel Apartments3 Amazoniou street, Larnaca- Dhekelia Road 7041Hotel77
Flamingo Beach Hotel Larnaca152, Piale Pasha Avenue 6028HOTEL-
Mackenzie Beach Hotel & Apartments154 Piale Pasha AvenueAPARTMENT-
Achilleos HotelMitsis Str. P.O.Box 2128Hotel-
Bethel Paradise LarnacaResidence Oasis Resort Athenon StreetAPARTMENT-
Kontoyiannis House103 Makarios Avenue Kalavasos village, 7733APARTMENT87
San Remo HotelW. Shakespeare Str, P.O.Box 42195HOTEL78
Henipa HotelArchiepiskopou Makariou III 45GUESTHOUSE-
Sun Hall HotelAthens Avenue 6 P.O.Box 40300HOTEL-
Lordos Beach HotelDhekelia RoadGUESTHOUSE-
Harry's Inn2 Thermopylon Street LarnacaHOSTEL-
Hadjios Valley24 Hilltop View, Digeni Griva, MazotosHOTEL-
ELYSSO28C DEMOSTHENOUS LarnacaHostel80

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet access is increasingly available in tourist centres in the form of internet cafés and side rooms equipped with monitors. Prices vary, so shop about. €2 an hour seems average, but you can do better. Many cafés now offer free wi-fi access and hotels and resorts often offer Internet access to their guests.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The country calling code to Cyprus is: 357. To make an international call from Cyprus, the code is: 00

Fixed-line telephone in Cyprus is provided by Cyta, an independent (but government-owned) company and PrimeTel; both provide packages for home and business usage. Cyta public phones are in all towns, villages, ports and airports. There are three types of public telephones, coinphones, outdoor cardphones and indoor cardphones. All public phones can be used for local and international calls. Cardphones accept payment by Telecards, which are available in various denominations. They can be purchased at banks, post offices, souvenir shops, kiosks and CytaShops.

Mobile cellular telephones are available from major retailers and phone shops. If coming to Cyprus with a phone from another country, it may be possible to use it in Cyprus if the frequency band is the same (GSM 900/1800; UMTS 2100). The most economical way to make and receive calls will likely be to purchase a SIM card in Cyprus. All incoming calls are free and local calls are charged at a local rate.

Post

Cyprus Postal Services is the postal operator of Cyprus and operate the government-operated Post Office. A legacy of British colonial rule is the use of pillar boxes (mail boxes) with the initials of the British monarch, although after independence they were painted yellow. It offers relatively cheap but not extremely efficient and reliable services. Post offices in Cyprus are generally open from 07:30am to 1:30pm. In some districts the post offices are also open in the afternoon. If you want to send a package, you will be better of using companies like DHL, UPS or TNT.

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