Located on the eastern side of Cyprus, Larnaca enjoys a heady mix of beautiful beaches, lush countryside and a laid-back lifestyle. No surprise then that it is a popular choice with overseas buyers. Is Larnaca the place you’ve been searching for?
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A sparkling new marina
Larnaca has recently undergone a brilliant transformation from a rather industrial-looking city to a sleek and attractive one.
The main player in this makeover is the glitzy new marina that was modelled around the much-loved Limassol Marina. Here you’ll find a plethora of coffee shops and high-end restaurants serving both Cypriot and international food.
Larnaca is abound with gorgeous beaches, many of which have been awarded Blue Flag status. This is an award given to beaches that fulfil certain criteria, such as water quality, lack of sewage or industrial discharge, surveillance of coral reefs, clean sand or pebbles and adequate waste bins.
One of the best beaches is Foinikoudes which has a wonderful 600-metre promenade lined with tropical palm trees, cafes and restaurants. It is also a great beach for scuba diving and discovering the abundance of sea life under the crystal waters, including seabream, sea bass and red mullet, crabs and, of course, octopus. You can also learn to dive on diving expeditions here.
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Village life in Larnaca
As well as the city, Larnaca has a lovely community of villages in the surrounding areas. These beautiful villages are dotted up towards the Troodos Mountains and benefit from a slightly cooler temperature than the city below.
A popular village choice for expats is Oroklini, a lovely coastal village located around 10km (16 minutes) from Larnaca.
How much is the property?
Property is relatively affordable in Larnaca. A two-bedroom apartment will cost around €100,000 while a three-bedroom house would be nearer €200,000. If you don’t mind living slightly further out from the city centre, perhaps in one of the surrounding villages, you can find spacious villas for around €150,000.
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