Most holiday visitors arrive at Larnaca International Airport which is located about 7km south-west of the city centre. There are regular bus services into the resort , plenty of taxi cabs outside the main arrivals hall and car rental desks inside the teminal. Roads a generally good, if a little congested, and motorways meet nearby taking traffic west to Paphos on the A5 and A6 , east to Ayia Napa on the A3 and the A2 north to Nicosia
The main bus station is in Leoforos Athinon Avenue and there are urban buses running local routes and and inter-city buses to all the main resorts such as Limassol, Paphos, Nicosia, Ayia Napa and Protaras. Bus timetable and fares are found at the bus station and in tourist information offices.
There are plenty of taxis available in Larnaca and they can be hailed on the street or booked by telephone. There are also dozens of car, moped and bicycle rental outfits.
There's the wide range of hotels, apartments and villas as you would expect to find in any large holiday resort in Cyprus. A few hotels are high end but most are middle range family apartments. There are plenty of budget apartments too, with a hostel near St Lazaros Church and beach camping about 8km to the east.
Larnaka is a family-type resort with a sedate air and with any number of restaurants bars and cafes to suit all tastes. Most clubs are clustered along Agiou Antoniou, known locally as Bar Street. Most are noisy and raucous, catering for the younger tourist crowd.
There are at least 10 clubs dotted around the town, for those seeking a livelier time with The Corridor considered the best, though the music is mostly Greek pop. Others in the frame include Club Prime, Memphis and Venue. There are the usual British style pubs and eight clubs, some specialising in UK music while others opt for a more pan-European taste.
Police Larnaca : 24 804 040
The Cyprus country code is 357 so to dial Cyprus from the UK it's
UK dial out 00 + 357 +area code + local number
Cyprus area codes are:
|22 Nicosia||23 Famagusta||24 Larnaca|
|25 Limassol||25 Platres||26 Paphos|
Ayia Napa local numbers (23):
There is a range of Cyprus-wide hotline numbers to get help or report stuff .
|Emergency: 112||Police Hotline: 1460||British Police: 1443|
|Hospitals: 1400||Forest Fires: 1407||Narcotics Helpline: 1410|
|Drug Unit: 1498||Domestic Violence: 1440||Night Chemists:1403|
|Larnaca: 24 630300||Limassol: 25 330333||Nicosia: 22 451111|
|Paralimni: 23 821211||Paphos: 26 240111||*Emergency aid is free|
|Larnaca: 24 643000||Paphos: 26 422833|
Cyprus Tourism Organization
|Ayia Napa: 23 721100||Nicosia: 22 37715|
Cyprus Hotel Association
|Ayia Napa: 23 721275||Nicosia: 22 445251|