Living in Larnaca

Larnaca is located on the southern coast of Cyprus and is considered the third-largest city in the country, after Nicosia and Limassol, with an urban population of approximately 85.000 (2011 consensus).

Larnaca hosts the country’s primary airport, Larnaca International Airport (Glafkos Klerides). It also has a seaport (both passenger and cargo) and a marina, located near its well know palm-tree seafront.

Besides being known for the Airport and the famous palm-tree seafront, Larnaca is known for the Church of Saint Lazarus, the Hala Sultan Tekke, the Kamares Aqueduct and its medieval fort. Recently archeologists have discovered more ancient areas in the city, making its history even more valuable.

The city is built on the ruins of ancient Citium (Κίτιον), which was the birthplace of Stoic philosopher Zeno.

In regards to the economy of Larnaca, the service sector, including tourism, employs three-quarters of Larnaca’s labor force, whereas the existence of the Airport has contributed increasingly in the city’s economic situation.
Larnaca is considered a safe place to stay in Cyprus, with low criminality rate, has beautiful seaside and other accommodation facilities for cadets and visitors, and is considered a tourist attraction for foreigners but also locals.

For more information about the city, you can visit the Municipality website at