Local Amenities

Larnaca

Larnaca District is a fast growing tourist and commercial centre with great motorway connections for exploring the island. There are a number of lovely golden beaches to choose from. The family will love the flumes and lagoons of Waterworld, Agia Napa, which is only a 20-minute drive away.

In Larnaca itself, the pedestrianised seafront is lined with cafes and excellent restaurants. At the northern end of the promenade is a large marina providing the main yachting centre for the island. Larnaca and Agia Napa have an exciting nightlife scene; during the day there are plenty of good shopping opportunities and excellent restaurants.

The modern city, on the remains of ancient Kition, was according to legend established by one of Noah's grandsons in the 13th century BC. There are a lot of archaeological remains and historic churches to explore. Kornos is known for traditional pottery and equally well known is Lefkara for its lace, embroidery and jewellery.

Cyprus has a wealth of excellent beaches, offering various watersport experiences such as parasailing, jet skiing, boat rental, banana boat, fly fishing and plenty more.

Although a car is not essential, it is advisable if you want to see the many beautiful sights that Cyprus has to offer. For car hire we would recommend Stevens Rental Cars Ltd: email stevens.rental@cytanet.com.cy; Internet: www.stevenscarrentals.com

The Dhekelia Road is close by (approx. 3 km), and has an excellent range of restaurants and bars to suit everyone’s taste.

Village Tavern Pyla

The village tavern in Pyla is a Cypriot tavern with flower beds and pots and a sheltered area to sit and enjoy a meal in the lovely hot weather. It is run by an English Cypriot, Theo, and his English wife, Denise. The English menu offers bar snacks and restaurant meals, and a children’s menu is also available. Open from 12 noon till late all year round – reservation for Sunday roast lunch is highly recommended.