Stray cats are all over Cyprus
Stray cats are all over Cyprus, in the restaurants, in the hotels, in the parks and on the beach. In case that you are allergic against them (like I am) maybe you should rather choose one of the quite expensive hotels and hopefully they will try to keep the cats outside.
I had them in both hotels, in the Sveltos as well as in the Larco, and even in the expensive Akteon-hotel-village in Paphos they were everywhere in the park and on the lower room-terraces, BUT in Paphos at least never in the hotel-halls and restaurants !
In the Larco and Sveltos cats had been fed by the staff, at one time even inside the breakfastroom.
I saw a signpost, that guests are not allowed to bring their petsto the area around the pool, BUT nobody in the Larco cared about the stray-cats taking a nap there in the easy-chairs !
From personal experiences in the various hotels where I was working I know that you can teach any cat to avoid going to any area, where you dont want to have them. You just have to be nice to them in other places and push them away from certain other areas, where they should not go.
And they will remember very well, that they are not accepted there, when Michael is on duty,and will stay away. And when the boss came, kitty knew, she is accepted also at the reception even when Michael is on duty. And in such an occasion she did take a seat on top of the reception-bar and take a look at me like smiling and saying "Ha, Michael, NOW that the boss is around, you certainly wont mind that I have a seat here ! " ;-)))
Plenty of places to see within a day trip from Larnaca. All of the Island Really!
Baths of Aphrodite & Aphrodites birthplace, Troodos Mountain range, which is beautiful, Larnaca, Limassol plus the Cypriot capital Nicosia. You can even explore Turkish Cyprus for a day from Nicosia.
See my Main Cyprus Pages for details of all these places
The salt lakes
These artificial lakes of water are saline. When the lakes dry out in the summer months , they leave a glistening layer of salt, white and pristine. perhaps with some water still in the middle.
In the spring migrating birds come to the lake, especially flamingoes.
The fort at Larnica was built by the Turks in 1625. Although built as a fortress, it has mainly been used as a prison. Now it is a museum.
It has a wonderful position of being right on the seafront with great views over the med & Larnica waterfront
"Nice seaside resort in South Cyprus"
Larnaca, ancient Kition, is the birthplace of the ancient Greek philosopher Zenon, founder of stoicism. It became a seaside resort only after the splitting of the island with the Turk Cypriots taking Keryneia and Famagusta, once Cyprus´primary seaside resorts.
Larnaca is especially nice in summer because of its clean beaches, a nice palm tree avenue ("Phoinikoudes"), the castle and the old mosque at the end, as well as a nice historic center ("Laiki Geitonia") with Saint Lazarus Church.
Only the many fast food shops (KFC, McDonalds, Starbucks, Gloria Jean´s, etc.)
along the promenade somehow distort the charm of this town, making it more and more westernized and overrated.
"Larnaca´s Police Station"
Located next to the old town hall, Larnaca´s Police Station is an old fort.
"Makarios III. Monument"
The first President and Archbishop of Cyprus after it won independence from the United Kingdom in 1960.