Local knowledge

Transport

Although Larnaca is served by frequent buses, hiring a car to explore is a great way to see the island.  Driving couldn’t be easier for British visitors as motorists drive on the left and signs are written in both English and Greek / Turkish Cypriot.

Beaches

The nearest beach is a quiet pebble beach just 10 minutes walk away. The lovely sandy Faros beach is 1km away – about 35 minutes walk and just 5 minutes by car. This beach has loungers and refreshments in summer.

Currency

The Euro is the official currency in Cyprus.

ATM machines are plentiful and credit cards are widely accepted.  Travellers’ cheques can also be used.

Climate

Cyprus enjoys the best of the Mediterranean weather – with sunshine guaranteed almost the whole year round.  It is in fact one of the hottest islands in the Med, so don’t forget your sunscreen!  The winters are pleasantly mild, making Cyprus the perfect choice for some winter sun.

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Avg. Temp. 12 12 14 17 22 25 27 27 25 22 17 13
Avg. Max Temp. 17 17 19 22 27 30 32 32 30 27 22 18
Avg. Min Temp. 7 7 8 11 16 20 22 22 20 17 12 9
Avg. Rain Days 8 6 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 4 5 6

Temperatures given in degrees Celsius

Electricity and plugs

Cyprus enjoys the exact same voltage and 3 pin plug system as the UK and so all of your electrical bits and bobs will work without adaptors.

Restaurants & bars

There’s plenty of choice in the village centre for eating and drinking which is only 10 minutes walk from the apartment.

Historical sites

 

There is an abundance of historical places of interest including an ancient Byzantine church just in the next village of Kiti.

5th May – Saint Irini Festival held at the St. Irini church in the village centre.

 

18th June – Saint Leontis Festival held at the St. Leontis small burial church in the village.

Both festivals are celebrated with traditional singing and dancing, and market stalls selling local produce.

 

Kition is the birthplace of the philosopher Zeno, founder of the Stoic School, and it is here that Saint Lazarus came to live after his resurrection.

 

 

 

 

 

On the edge of the salt lake is a popular Muslim pilgrimage mosque – Hala Sultan Tekke.

The nearby salt lake is a favourite stop-over spot for thousands of migrant flamingoes in winter.