Larnaca, which was initially known as Kition, is the oldest living city of Cyprus. Its history dates back 10,000 years. Today, it's known for its palm-tree seafront, making it the perfect spot for a summer getaway. June through August is the busiest season for tourism, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual. Larnaca is the third-largest city in the country, after Nicosia and Limassol.
July is the hottest month in Larnaca with an average temperature of 27°C (80°F) and the coldest being January at 12°C (53°F). The most wet month is December with an average of 90mm of rain. The best month to swim in the sea is in August when the average sea temperature is 30°C (86°F).
If you are traveling from another EU country, you really don’t need to worry about purchasing a local SIM card. As of 2017, the EU has scrapped roaming charges. This means that you will pay the fair price as you normally would in your home country. As a foreigner from outside the EU, you have the option to purchase a SIM card upon arrival.
CYTA will provide the best coverage network. You can purchase a SIM card at the airport. You will find the kiosk after exiting the 'Customs' area. They have an affordable range of plans for a long-term stay or the convenience of pay-as-you-go.
Shared offices have been a popular concept in Larnaca, with the ease of finding one through website listings such as this one. However, the growing concept of self-titled 'coworking' spaces is still a relatively new movement. Thankfully, there is one space, iDesk, that is staying ahead of trend.
Larnaca is not the easiest city to find vegan alternatives in restaurants, especially considering their traditional dishes are usually meat-based. However, a quick trip to the grocery store will have all your staples.
Many people who visit choose to rent a car. Doing this in Larnaca is actually cheaper than other cities, such as in Paphos. This may or may not be the most ideal depending on where else you plan to visit in the country. If you're only staying in and around Larnaca, this is not needed.Taxi
You will most likely jump in a taxi from Larnaca Airport to get to your final destination in the city. This trip usually costs 20 to 25 euros. After this, you will find that needing a taxi in the city is unlikely. Unless you plan to visit another city in Cyprus.Bus
There is a daily, punctual bus service in Larnaca and surrounding areas, even during the weekends. The schedule changes during the winter season, so it is advisable to have a look ahead of time for the latest updates. You can view their website here.Walk
The best option. Larnaca is quite small, which means that it is completely walkable. If you are staying in the city-center, you will only be a 5-10 minute walk away from all and any activities.
Larnaca is a relaxed city. There aren't as many tourists or travelers in this area, like there are in busy city of Ayia Napa nearby. This means that you might not be able to strike up a conversation as easily or you may find the nightlife a bit more dull. However, the locals are quite friendly and their hospitality is very generous, so don't be afraid to say hi.
Cyprus offers visa-free travel to citizens of North American countries, the United Kingdom, and other European Union countries for stays up to 90 days. Citizens of other countries will need a visa to enter. You can view if your country belongs to that list here.
There isn't anything to be overly concerned about, exercise precautions as normal.