Known for its pretty panoramas and abundance of winter-season flamingos, Larnaca is the laid-back older brother to Ayia Napa, just a short drive down the south coast. Settle yourself under a palm tree and enjoy paradise - the slow pace of life ensures that you can remain completely in charge of your itinerary, discovering the city whichever way best suits you.
As expected from an area built upon crystal-clear waters and lush greenery, Larnaca has a keen focus on wildlife, of both the water and land-dwelling varieties. Enjoy a camel ride in the countryside of Mazatos village, or count the fish on a scuba diving expedition. If animals aren't your thing, never fear - the Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement is one of the best-preserved prehistoric areas in the eastern Mediterranean, a much-esteemed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although most of the artefacts have been removed and are now displayed at the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia, it's still an impressive site to behold.