Fly To Larnaca, Cyprus
When it comes to helping you find cheap flights to Larnaca, you’re in for a treat – this slice of coastal heaven is surprisingly affordable, with much to see and do too.
Lying on the southern coast of Cyprus, the popular travel hub of today was originally established as a kingdom-city known as Kition in the 13th Century BC. Over its long and epic history, much has changed, but not when it comes to its charm and beauty.
Visa Requirements and SA Embassy Details
- South Africans need a Tourist Visa to travel to Cyprus. This can be arranged through the Cypriot Embassy in Pretoria (telephone: +27 (0)12 342 5258). Along with your Visa application, you will need to submit various documents such as your valid passport, a copy of your ID book, confirmation of accommodation, flight ticket purchase confirmation and other items that may be in order.
- The South African Consulate is situated at the following address: Commercial Union House, 101 Arch Makarios III Avenue, 1071, Nicosia (just over half an hour from Cyprus). Telephone: +357 22 374 411.
See and do
Major landmarks you will want to check out include the Church of Saint Lazarus, Hala Sultan Tekke, Larnaca Salt Lake, Khirokitia, MS Zenobia, Larnaca castle, Armenian Genocide Memorial, Foinikoudes Promenade, the Kamares Aqueduct, Catacomb of Phaneromeni Church, Hala Sultan Tekke and the Fort of Larnaca. Aside from these, other highlights include Old Town, museums, numerous pristine beaches, restaurants dotted along almost all of the beaches and plenty of other things to see and do.
If you’re in the mood for retail therapy, there are loads of shopping ventures ahead. Try the larger shopping centres for brand-name goods and more ‘generic’ items, or hit the smaller stores for some interesting finds. Before you get too excited, remember that shops in Cyprus usually close early on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Things to buy include Yerouskipou delights and other titbits from Top Nuts; local crafts from the Sunday Open Air Market on Ermou Street or commissioned trinkets from Tony's jewellery (you will need to get a cab, as it’s in the suburbs rather than the city centre).
Public transport in Larnaca is limited to buses – your other option is to walk or hire a car. Buses are not too expensive, but you will need a route map to make things easier. You can get these online or you can ask at the airport information desk when you arrive. Walking is recommended at least once – remember to wear comfy shoes and sunblock too… and whatever you do, don’t forget to bring your camera.
Larnaca Airport – LCA
You will most likely be landing at Larnaca International Airport - Cyprus' international gateway. The airport is modern and well-equipped, and best of all; it’s not too huge either. There are just two floors, making it easy to find your way around when you touch down after Larnaca flights.
Food and beverage: 24 Hours has a self-service food and drinks menu, otherwise try Costa Coffee or the Atrium for refreshments.
Currency Exchange: There’s a currency exchange as well as an ATM within the airport.
Lost Luggage: For lost luggage proceed to the baggage claims area in arrivals (on the first floor) to fill out a report – you will be given numbers there too on who to call for tracking the luggage.
Airport Hotels: Hotels nearby include Pasianna Hotel Apartments, Larco Hotel, Flamingo Beach Hotel and many others.
Car Hire: Rental companies at Larnaca Airport include Europcar, Sixt and Budget among others.
Airport Hub: Larnaca Airport (code LCA) is a hub for Aegean Airlines and Cyprus Airways, serving flights to and from Greece, the rest of Europe and numerous other international destinations.