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Complimentary Winter Activities for Larnaka Hotel Guests
Visitors staying in one of Larnaka's hotels anytime from 1.11.2013-31.3.2014, are in for a real treat with a complimentary programme of events! The jam-packed timetable features something different for every day of the week - completely free of charge. Activities include Beach Yoga, a visit to the Camel Park, city walking tours, wine-tasting, excursions to Larnaka's picturesque villages, halloumi and bread making in Athienou, traditional dance lessons and musical performances.
Tochni Village Becomes Latest Member of LTB
The Larnaka Tourism Board is pleased to welcome the stunning village of Tochni as a new member of our ever-growing family. Tochni is a popular agrotourism village thanks to its beautifully restored traditional stone houses. Blessed with picturesque natural surroundings, the village provides the ideal scenery for outdoor activities such as cycling and hiking with designated bike and nature trails, stone bridges and attractions such as the churches and Ecclesiastical Museum.
New, Improved Bus Routes
Exploring Larnaka and its villages has become a lot easier since the launch of a comprehensive bus system with routes that take in all the attractions within the region. Aside from the regular urban routes, you will also find rural routes which include the villages of Athienou, Skarinou, Zygi, Lefkara and Kiti - all of which possess their own individual charm. For some leisure time, the Camel Park at Mazotos and the Salt Lake are also just a bus ride away.
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Voroklini to Gain Green Beach
The Yiannathes beach of Voroklini is the latest beach to be approved for a new eco-initiative entitled 'Greening Cyprus Beaches'. Yiannathes has already begun implementing the criteria required by providing locally made clay ashtrays, installing bins for recycling and creating a bicycle parking area. By the end of the year, green areas with endemic plants will also be created. The beach is already a Blue Flag holder and this additional initiative further confirms Larnaka's coasts as some of the best in Europe.
Meet the People Behind Larnaka Tourism... Alkis Maros
Although originally from Greece, Mr Alkis Maros has made Larnaka his home for the past 30 years, and has grown to love the region as his own. With over 35 years experience in the tourism sector, Mr Maros knows what a visitor wants out of a holiday and is confident that Larnaka ticks all the boxes. As he explains, the region has a winning combination. In terms of the future of Larnaka, Mr Maros believes that there are good things ahead for the region.
New Palaeontology Museum In the Making
Larnaka and its surrounding region offer a rich variety of cultural attractions. Soon to join this list will be a Palaeontology Museum, which is an old museum in a new guise! The museum will now re-open in the old Ottoman Bank - a beautiful, traditional building in the town centre. The historic museum of the Fivos Stavrides Foundation will also be housed on the upper floor. The Museum is due to open in early 2014.
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Pétanque Courts Created Due to Popular Demand
With the influx of tourists from Scandinavian countries, the Larnaka Tourism Board in cooperation with the Larnaka Municipality have taken onboard requests from visitors from these parts of the world to play their favourite sport whilst on holiday. The sport in question is pétanque (boules). The court will be located on the Foinikoudes sands during the colder months. Players will need to bring their own equipment but can use the court free of charge.
Larnaka Praised for Sea Sport Conditions
Larnaka's reputation for offering the ideal conditions for sea sports is well known, and the region draws in amateurs and professionals from all over the world as a result. Most recently, the region was praised by two top sea sportsmen, who gave Larnaka a ringing endorsement for its suitability for kitesurfing and sailing. World Kitesurfing Champion Kevin Langeree was most impressed with the area, and the Chairman of the Israel Yacht Club said that "Larnaka Bay has the best conditions for sailing races worldwide".
Flamingo Mascot Strikes Again at World Travel Market!
Our mascot - the bright pink flamingo that frequents the Larnaka Salt Lake during the winter - is off to London to take part in the World Travel Market. The Larnaka Tourism Board will be ready and waiting to greet you with a fun surprise… a flamingo in the form of a wacky hat to be worn and posed with! Visitors who have their picture taken wearing the hat will appear on our Facebook page where they will be in for the chance to win a fantastic prize.
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Larnaka Tourism Board
With the support of: Cyprus Tourism Organisation
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