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A seasonal guide to Larnaca

Known for its year-round sun, sprawling beaches, and raw nature, Larnaca draws visitors to Cyprus every season of the year.

Winter

It's not uncommon to see people enjoying a winter day at the beach

It's not uncommon to see people enjoying a winter day at the beach

Even in winter, this bustling Cypriot city is a prime holiday spot. You can thank the Mediterranean climate for that – and don’t be surprised if you see a few holidaymakers lounging on the beach and braving a swim during your trip! But like any good destination, Larnaca has more to offer than just sand and sea, and the winter is the perfect time for indulging in some outdoor pursuits. Hiking, horse riding and cycling are a great way to experience the untamed landscapes of Cyprus, or you could take to the open waters for a boat tour and a spot of fishing.

Spring

The spring weather is perfect for exploring the city by foot

The spring weather is perfect for exploring the city by foot

If you want to see Cyprus bursting with colour and buzzing with life, a spring trip to Larnaca should be top of your list. The city and its surrounding countryside are refreshed by the February rains, and it’s not long before they’re alive with the greenery of trees and bright wild flowers. The temperature is perfect for a nature walk through the mountainous terrain near the city, and the terraces of beach bars and restaurants begin to fill with people invigorated by the warmer weather. Whatever you're doing, this is the kind of destination where relaxation comes naturally.

Summer

Larnaca comes alive under the endless blue skies and summer sun

Larnaca comes alive under the endless blue skies and summer sun

With fantastic beaches and sublime summer temperatures, if you’re looking for a bit of sun and sand (not to mention the sea!) then pack your swimming costume and head to Larnaca. Beachfront bars offer shade on the shoreline while the air is full of the sounds of water sports and seaside fun. It’s a great time for heading under the water too, with some amazing snorkelling and the wreck of the Zenobia for experienced divers to explore. There’s also a zoo, museums and a Neolithic settlement to visit, and in June the Kataklysmos Flood Festival sees the city alive with concerts and water-front fairs.

Fall

With minimal crowds and near-perfect weather, Larnaca is a perfect fall getaway

With minimal crowds and near-perfect weather, Larnaca is a perfect fall getaway

Considering the climate means you can still get a tan in September and October, it’s surprising that Larnaca isn’t absolutely packed with visitors each autumn. But a trip at this time means you’ll be able to enjoy some well-earned peace and quiet while taking advantage of everything that makes this Cypriot city so special. There’s wonderful coastlines and honey-coloured beaches, you can get back to nature with a hike in the hills and delve into history with archaeological sites and a 9th Century church. Sun and serenity? That’s the best of both worlds.

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