Our car hire in Larnaca desk is clearly visible in the arrivals hall of the international airport. Once you have picked up your rental vehicle the town is just under 4 miles away on the B4 road.
Driving in Southern Cyprus and Larnaca is on the left making it familiar for visitors from the United Kingdom while traffic lights and road signs will also be recognisable. Many of the narrow streets in Larnaca are one-way but you will have no problem finding your way around with a Sat Nav. Cypriot drivers have a reputation for fast and aggressive driving and are often fairly relaxed about following European driving regulations, especially about seatbelts and using mobile phones. Main roads out of Larnaca, across the island and around the coast are quite well-maintained but nearly half of Cyprus's interior roads have loose surfaces.
Although the beach areas become congested at peak times parking is generally easy in Larnaca. Locals follow parking rules loosely, if there is a space they will use it.
Exploring the narrow streets of Larnaca is fun in your car hire stopping off to call into Saint Lazarus Church. Dating from the 9th-century, the church is said to be built around the tomb of the Virgin Mary's brother. Your children will want to spend a few hours at the WOW Action Park in the centre of town with its soft play, trampolines and climbing walls. Finikoudes is home to Larnaca's marina and lively promenade, a place to relax on family-friendly beaches before finding a bar or restaurant for evening cocktails and dinner. Take a drive to the Larnaca Salt Lake just a couple of miles South of the town. Between November and March flocks of pink flamingos stop here to feed on shrimps.