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Larnaca (Lárnaka) is a modern city built on the remains of ancient Kition an underground complex of temples dating from 1300BC; it is the third largest town in Cyprus, has the largest airport and is situated to the south of the island.
During the day Larnaca town centre has lots to offer from a local market selling anything from fruit and vegetables to hand made goods. The lace products are of great quality and are ideal for taking home as presents for family and friends. It is 5 km from Larnaca International Airport to the city centre.
Larnaca is the birthplace of the stoic philosopher Zeno and it was also considered the second home of St. Lazarus. St. Lazarus after his renaissance reached there and then later on it became its first Bishop.
The town regained its standing in the 17th century, when it became the consular and commercial center of Cyprus, and its port once again flourished with trade. It was also here that the British landed in 1878 to begin their rule of the island.
Must see sights/attractions include:
Salt lake near the airport which looks like snow when it's dry
The Church of Lazarus - built over the tomb of Lazarus
Hala Sultan Tekke - an abandoned mosque which was previously built by Ottomans
Kamares - old aqueduct on the way to Limassol
Ruin of Ancient Kitium
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