As the third largest town on the island of Cyprus, Larnaca is home to the island’s largest airport and its second largest port.
As a small and compact town, Larnaca offers a combination of both history and architecture which go back thousands of years, but also has its modern and busy city shopping centre making everything within reach.
Larnaca is home to the famous sea front ‘Finikoudes’ promenade, which is lined with palm trees and restaurants, and is connected by its walkway to the Piale Pasha area which has several fresh fish taverns and ice cream parlors.
Two of the main attractions of the town also make Larnaca an important area for both Christians and Muslims. The Church of Agios Lazaros, the patron saint of the town who was a dear friend to Jesus and whom he resurrected; and the mosque of Hala Sultan – an important place of pilgrimage for Muslims that is located in at the side of the picturesque Salt Lake.
A little about Oroklini Village
Oroklini, called Voroklini in Cyprus, is a rural village 8km north-east of of Larnaca on the south-eastern coast of Cyprus. Oroklini is about 50m above sea level at the foot of a 208m hill. To the north lies the monastery of Agios Georgios tou Mavrovouniou (St. George of the Black Hill), to the west is Livadia (1.5km), to the north-west is Troulloi and to the north-east is Pyla (3km). A terrific holiday spot in its own right, Oroklini is also a great base from which to explore the rest of Cyprus.
The village of Oroklini itself is situated on raised ground, meaning that is boasts breathtaking views of the sea and coastline from the British Dhekelia Garrison to the port of Larnaca.