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Few words about Larnaca

The city of Larnaca was constructed atop the ancient city-kingdom of Kition. Historically, Larnaca was an important centre of copper trade and later a Phoenician stronghold, and it has a lovely seaport. Its cyclopean walls comprised of enormous stone blocks and a complex of Greek Mycenaean temples dating back to the 12th century are still visible today. Take a stroll along ‘Phinikoudes,’ the palm-lined seafront promenade, and stop at one of the many cafes lining the promenade. The marina at this location is a gathering place for yachtsmen from all over the world. Larnaca’s mountainous region is dotted with charming villages, where many traditional homes are offered for rent. Lefkara is maybe the most well-known village. This is because it is arguably the most picturesque, with tiny alleys, red-tiled roofs, courtyards, churches, and an overall sense of being transported back in time. The village of Lefkara has a long history of manufacturing fine handicrafts, such as the world-famous ‘Lefkaritika’ (traditional lace goods) and filigree silverware.

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