Friday, 8 July 2016

Exploring: Larnaca

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One of the greatest thing a human can achieve is the ability to look at the map and recognize places far away from home and call those places home. Memories worth more than any materialistic good you could ever buy.

In my travels I visited Larnaca, in Cyprus.  Larnaca, or ancient Citium or the town of Zeno the great Greek Philosopher has history of 4000 years. I always find it fascinating to be able to see, touch and walk in places with great  history that shaped humanity in a way. Larnaca or ancient Citium was home to Zeno the Greek philosopher known for his theories on Ethical laws and stoicism, and Cimon who was a statesman in the Greek military.

Apart from history and countless museums, Larnaca has good nightlife clear sea and most importantly good food.

Our first stop, was of course Saint Lazarus a trademark of the city. The church was built in the 9th century, and is absolutely massive, too bad pictures were not allowed inside the church.





The weather was very hot, and dry, kinda felt like running straight to sea and dip in.

 Our next stop was to get some culture at the city of Citium, here you can see the ruins from the old city built in 400BC. Is pretty crazy how we can even see these ruins I thought with times everything gets destroyed. 

After lots of walking we decided to grab lunch, Larnaca is a sea city so we had to have fish. A friend of mine recommended the "Ocean Basket" restaurant and god the food was amazing. We eaten way too much and drank even more.




After a heavy lunch we went for a stroll and more exploring. There is nothing more relaxing than walking by the sea.




I am such big kid, if that carousel was open I would definitely go for a ride (my friend would probably pretend that she doesnt know me haha)




Have you ever been to Larnaca?

20 comments:

  1. Ooh, I want to get a ride on that carusel! It looks so pretty:3 I've never been there but it's on my travel bucket list now haha :D

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  2. Never been but the buildings look beautiful! xo

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  3. What a gorgeous city! I've never been either.

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  4. This city looks very beautiful. Loving the photos.

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  5. I have been to Nicosia and the seaside and I absolutely loved the weather and the food ��

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  6. Fantastic images,
    I hope you had a fabulous time <3

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  7. My dad lives close by and it is somewhere we love to visit - the food is always amazing

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  8. Everything looks wonderful, even the food! :)

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  9. We've never been to Larnaca but it sounds as good as it looks, such a cultured slow paced place!

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  10. Beautiful photos, it looks a lovely place. I would love to try all that yummy food :)

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  11. I have never been to Cyprus and I had no idea that the surroundings are so incredibly nice! Now I quite consider a mini-holiday there for the next year.

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  12. I have never been to Larnaca but from your pictures it looks very beautiful. I can even tell that it was really hot as there is nobody else in your pictures, all the streets are empty. The food looks delicious, you can never get better fish than in a sea town

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  13. such a beautiful place. I too have a place in Spain I call my second home. Love it.

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  14. I have been living and working in Cyprus, long time ago though. It's such a great island. I didn't spend so much time in Larnaca, but with your pics I feel like being there again :)

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  15. Your right there is nothing more relaxing than strolling by the beach and Larnaca looks beautiful.

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  16. I have never been but I would like to go one day as I like that it has a great combination of history, culture and nightlife x

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  17. History is always interesting to add to a trip! The nightlife sounds great too! My kind of place :)

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  18. I never knew that Larnaca is such an amazing destination! Thanks for changing my perception! Your pictures are awesome!

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  19. Larnaca looks interesting. The mix of food, views and structures in the area makes it a good exploration.

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  20. That fish platter is making my mouth water! You can't beat the flavor of freshly-caught seafood!

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