Larnaca is a district in the southeast coast of Cyprus. It is the successor town of ancient Kition one of the most important kingdoms in ancient Cyprus. It is also the birthplace of the well-known ancient philosopher Zinona.
The Larnaca district is one of the 6 districts in Cyprus and is the fifth largest on the island. It has an extent of 1120 square kilometres. Larnaca is then divided into 6 municipalities and 53 communities/villages. The municipalities are: Aradippou, Athienou, Dromolaxia – Meneou, Larnaca, Livadia and Pano Lefkara.
Larnaca borders to the east with Famagusta, to the north with Nicosia and to the west with Limassol. A small part of the district was occupied by the Turks during the 1974 war and is now considered to be a part of the occupied Nicosia capitol.
To the north the Larnaca area extends until the village of Athienou , to the east until the village of Odou , to the south until Mari and to the east until Xylofagou. The Larnaca district has coastal villages that extend along its south and east coasts, as well as mountainous terrain to its west.
Each of the 53 villages has its own unique beauty and attraction. There are many attractions in the villages ranging from churches, museums, culture attractions and nature attractions. The many churches, chapels, monasteries in all of the villages also show how religious the residents are. The museums along with other cultural buildings help preserve the culture and the customs that each village has.
Each village has traditional restaurants and shops that can offer you with the local cuisine as well as the local products that it produces (sweets, bread, and drinks) and the Cypriot hospitality.
Whether you are interested in the coastal villages with beautiful sandy beaches and clear blue waters, archaeological sites or mountainous villages with traditional architecture and embroidery, Larnaca will accommodate all tastes.
To view the list of all the Larnaca Villages refer to the Larnaca Villages List.