Area Information/Places of Interest:
Larnaca seafront lined with tavernas, restaurants and bars is reminiscent of a continental promenade with its mature palm trees making it a focal point and popular meeting place for tourists and Cypriots alike. Situated at the end of the promenade is the lovely marina, frequented by yachtsmen from all parts of the world and at the western end is the towns 17th-century fort. On the outskirts of Larnaca is a large salt lake which is home in the cooler months to graceful colonies of flamingos and other migratory birds. In a peaceful setting on the edge of the salt lake lies the Hala Sultan Tekesi, built to the memory of Prophet Mohammed's aunt. A new tourist area has been developed to the east of the town along a stretch of sandy beach with water sports available. With a well-appointed shopping centre in the main town and numerous facilities, Larnaca is a popular tourist resort.