Larnaca [ An Expert’s Detailed Guide ]

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This post was most recently updated on January 6th, 2023

Larnaca is one of the 6 administrative districts of the country of Cyprus.

Today in this article, we are going to learn about Larnaca. We will try to answer every question there is about the district of Larnaca, so keep reading till the end to know better.

You can click the links below to learn about different cities in Cyprus.

Let’s start, shall we?

Where is Larnaca located?

Where is Larnaca located

Larnaca is located on the southeast coast of Cyprus. Its capital is Larnaca. It is bordered on the east by Famagusta District, on the north by Nicosia District, and on the west by Limassol District.

Map of Larnaca

Larnaca is called Larnaka in Greek and Larnaka in Turkish.

Larnaca Map

Area and Population of Larnaca

The total area of Larnaca is 1,129 sq km (435.90 sq mi).

The total population of Larnaca district as of 1st October 2021 was estimated to be around 154,200.

Area code and Telephone code

The area code of Larnaca is 24. The postal code for Larnaca is 6010 – 6059.

The telephone code for Larnaca, Cyprus is +357-24.

What Time Zone is Larnaca?

Larnaca Time Zone

Larnaca uses the Eastern European Standard Time and during summer it observes Eastern European Summer Time.

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)
UTC + 3 (Eastern European Summer Time)

What currency do they use in Larnaca?

Larnaca uses Euro as its currency. Euro is the official currency of the country of Cyprus. If you have dollar or pound, you can get them exchanged at the local bank or money exchangers. You can also exchange them at the airport.

Is Larnaca Greek or Turkish?

Larnaca is pure Greek. Larnaca is located in the Southern part of Cyprus, not the northern part. The northern part of Cyprus speaks Turkish and the southern part of Cyprus mainly speaks Greek.

Distance between Larnaca to Other Cities

Larnaca to : DistanceEstimated Time
Nicosia48.5 km44 mins
Limassol67 km50 mins
Paphos133.8 km91 mins
Kyrenia70.01 km76 mins
Famagusta42.6 km47 mins
Ayia Napa46.9 km39 mins

How far is Larnaca from Protaras?

Larnaca is 55.2 km far from Protaras. It will take you around 47 minutes to reach Protaras from Larnaca on a car or public bus.

How far is Larnaca International Airport to Coral Bay?

Larnaca International Airport is 143 km far from Coral Bay. It will take you around 1 hour and 44 minutes to reach Coral Bay from LIA on a car or public bus.

Can you get a bus from Larnaca to Paphos?

Yes, you can get an intercity bus from Larnaca to Paphos. Monday to Friday it operates from 6 am to and the last bus is on 3:45 pm, and it doesn’t operate on Saturday and Sunday.

Larnaca to Paphos bus routine

Weather in Larnaca

Weather in Larnaca

The days in summer are hot, and the winters are cold in Larnaca. The temperature goes up to 38 degrees Celsius in summer and 9 degrees Celsius in winter. You can click here to read in detail about the climate in Cyprus.

When to visit Larnaca?

If you like summer you are suggested to visit Larnaca in June-August, and if you love winter you should visit Larnaca in January-March. March is the season spring begins in Cyprus. With days getting longer, there is almost 8 hours of sunshine a day. If you are visiting Larnaca in March, you are suggested to pack light winter clothes.

How safe is Larnaca?

Larnaca is moderately safe. There are some pickpocketers in the street, so you are suggested to be extra cautious. Take proper care of your wallet and passport. You will see some beggars in the street, but very few. Larnaca is safe at night. Vandalism is there also corruption and bribery. The shops mainly target tourists and charge you more, but if you don’t want to buy it, they don’t force you.

What is Larnaca famous for?

Larnaca is mainly famous for the Larnaca International Airport. It is also known for the Church of Saint Lazarus, Hala Sultan Tekke, Kamares Aqueduct, and Larnaca Castle. Larnaca is a good option for travelers looking to stay in one location, who are visiting Cyprus for a beach holiday and a beach holiday only. It’s a charming city.

What are the cons of living in Larnaca?

Here are some of the cons of living in Larnaca:

  • Larnaca is expensive.
  • People are racist.
  • Traffic is crazy in Larnaca.
  • Bad driving practice.
  • Fewer job opportunities for foreigners in Larnaca.

How much can you earn in Larnaca?

How much can you earn in Larnaca

You can earn somewhere between 750 Euro to 80,000 Euro depending on your skills and qualifications. Also, even more than that. Mainly for foreigners and international students, 5 Euro per hour is the basic salary. But, if you are highly educated, you can earn somewhere between 20-25 Euro per hour.

You can click here to read in detail about the average salary income in Cyprus.

Is Larnaca cheap to live in?

Compared to Limassol and Paphos, Larnaca is comparatively cheaper to live in. If a nice 2 bedroom flat in Larnaca costs 600 Euros a month, then you will have to pay 700/800 Euros a month in Limassol for the same flat. Grocery items are almost the same price all over the country. Around tourist areas, the costs of items are slightly cheaper in Larnaca compared to other cities.

How much do you need to live in Larnaca?

You need around 1300 Euros a month to live comfortably in Larnaca. With that much money, you can rent a two-bedroom flat, eat 3 times meals, pay utility bills, and do basic shopping.

You can click here to read in detail about the cost of living in Southern Cyprus.

and click here to read the cost of living in Northern Cyprus.

Can you drink tap water in Larnaca?

You can drink tap water in Larnaca, but you are suggested not to. Even though tap water is drinkable, people usually drink bottled water in Larnaca. The water may be safe to drink when it leaves the source, but it might collect pollutants (dirt, dust, and other stuff) on its way to your tap. If you have to, then always drink only after filtering and boiling the tap water.

Which plug is used in Larnaca?

3-pin plugs are used in Larnaca. They are the same as the plug from the UK. The associated plug type for Larnaca is type “G”. It’s a plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. Larnaca operates on a 240V supply voltage and 50Hz.

When does the sunset in Larnaca?

Sun usually sets around 7:30 pm in Larnaca. The sunrise is around 6:00 am in Larnaca.

Does Larnaca have Uber?

Larnaca doesn’t have Uber. Not only Larnaca, but Uber isn’t available anywhere in Cyprus. They have Wolt and Bolt, but not Uber.

Can you swim in Larnaca Salt Lake?

Larnaca Salt Lake doesn’t have much depth, so it’s not easy to swim in there. You can see a lot of flamingos there. Flamingos in Cyprus can be seen between November and March. After the rainy season, Flamingos visit Cyprus in search of food and to rest, and to breed. Only after the lakes are filled with rain and saltwater, Flamingos arrive in Cyprus.

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