Meet the People Behind Larnaka Tourism… Pantelis Livadhiotis
The Larnaka Tourism Board is comprised of a group of people who all have a passion for Larnaka and are committed to its ongoing development and enhancement. One of them is Mr Pantelis Livadhiotis - Managing Director of
Lefteris Livadhiotis & Sons - Property Developers, who also own the Livadhiotis City Hotel, which is located on Saint Lazarus Square.
Pantelis Livadhiotis was born and raised in Larnaka and joined the family business 15 years ago, whilst the company’s family-run hotel – Livadhiotis City Hotel – has been operating since 1986 and was completely renovated in 2009.
Having lived and experienced the town his whole life, Pantelis has seen the changes and developments first-hand and loves his hometown, believing it to offer the best of all worlds: “Larnaka has the best set-up as a place to live and visit. It is a compact city that offers everything within very small distances, from the old town to the new one and everything in between; the shopping centre, coffee shops, nightclubs, lounge bars, the Salt Lake and beach. You can change scenery so many times, and yet you are in the same town.” As for his favourite spots, they include Saint Lazarus Church, which is around the corner from the hotel, as well as the Salt Lake “especially during the flamingos’ visit”.
As one of the younger generation of people working as part of Larnaka’s tourism industry, Pantelis brings a fresh perspective to the job and sees the town’s future as very positive: “Larnaka’s Tourism is increasing year by year. New Hotels are constantly been added to Larnaka’s portfolio and the old ones keep renovating. Larnaka’s future in tourism can only be bright.”