Where to find a property for sale in Larnaca
Larnaca (also Larnaka) is a popular area of south-eastern Cyprus with numerous attractions, including attractive waterfronts, an impressive and expanding marina and some of the island’s best beaches.
The country’s third largest city and home of the second biggest commercial port, Larnaca is also located perfectly between the island’s main cities - within a short 50-minute drive to the island capital Nicosia, or the towns of Limassol and Ammochostos - plus the Cyprus International Airport is located on its outskirts. This airport has been upgraded and is easily accessed from both the city or the highways to other regions.
Why do buyers go there? It’s got a bit of everything. Tree-lined Finikoudes waterfront and Larnaca Dhekelia road area offer a buzzy vibe with coffee bars, taverns and restaurants that are popular with locals. The oil refinery at Dhekelia (also known as Dekeleia) has been moved away from the seafront to make for a better environment, and this is also a popular spot for second homeowners, with two-bed apartments at around €100,000.
Blue Flag Mackenzie (also Makenzy) beach area is one to watch - the flat, family-friendly beach has water sports but behind it offers bars, clubs and discos - it is the place for nightlife. Nearby Zenovia wreck is a good experience for divers, while for nature lovers the largest salt lake on the island is home to thousands of flamingos, wild swans on their annual migration.
The villages surrounding Larnaca are nicely traditional and popular. Oroklini, 8km north-east of Larnaca, offers spectacular views from the hilltop and the long Yanathes beach with water sports, quad biking and surfing. Or, south of Larnaca there is the well-preserved Pervolia - only 6km from Larnaca airport. With its cobbled streets and unspoilt long sandy beaches (it’s especially easy for Mackenzie), this is perfect for experiencing the traditional Cypriot way of life.
The same might be said of Tersefanou, a village near beaches that has been popular with our property hunters over the years for its tranquillity and affordability - apartments from €50,000.
Lanarca is definitely one to watch. There are various improvements, from golf courses to the highly awaited extended marina, to the extension of the popular Finikoudes promenade. Property prices can only go one way.
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