Introducing Larnaka & the East
Cyprus’ east has more to offer than sunbathing and sandcastles. Hike Cape Greco’s coastal path for glorious scenery and weird rock formations then follow the winding roads inland to wander snoozy villages which hug hillsides speckled with wild fennel. Delve into the very beginning of this island’s human habitation at the neolithic site of Choirokoitia or whiz back not quite so far in history with a fresco-infused church-hop of this region’s Byzantine relics.
Larnaka itself is an easygoing seaside town with a handful of excellent historic sites. It’s an ideal base for further exploration.
Those golden strips of sand along the coast are what beckon most travellers here though. As resorts, hedonist-fuelled Agia Napa and family-friendly Protaras may be as different as chalk and cheese but both owe their success to this region’s beach-sloth beauty. Pick a beach. Any beach. You’re pretty much guaranteed to come up trumps.