Pick up your hire car and head for a city with more history than a whole series of Time Team.
"If you're looking for a dreamy seaside resort complete with fine sandy beaches, glistening sea and sultry palm trees, come visit us!"
Yes, Larnaca is certainly a summer hotspot, with Irish theme pubs sitting alongside places of important archaeological value. It's a heady mix of old and new.
The location is geared towards a decent sunshine holiday, so the vibe is a pretty relaxed one - great for a family holiday.
With so many foreigners hitting the beach and splashing the cash every summer, the 72,000 locals are very tourist friendly.
It's sweltering in the summer, as you'd expect, while winter daytime temperatures rarely go below 15 degrees.
Look out for tsamarella, bone-dried goat salted and cured with oregano. If that sounds scary, just stick with a kebab.
Zeno of Citium, a Stoic Philospher, was from Larnaca. Stoicism teaches that any form of passion is a mistake - though surely holidays are an exception?
Lazarus, who according to the Bible was brought back to life by Jesus, was the Bishop of Larnaca between 45-63 AD.
"Much smaller than Nicosia or Limassol, Larnaca has managed to retain a relaxed, leisurely atmosphere." - www.yourlarnaca.com
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Around 3,000 years old and mostly buried beneath Larnaca, these are the remains of what was once the capital of Cyprus.
There is free parking at the site itself.
This 9th century church reputedly houses the tomb of Lazarus, who was raised from the dead by Jesus.
You can park your hire car on Ayiou Lazarou Street for 40 cents per hour.
Ideal for a mooch around, the museum is home to impressive artefacts from the Roman Empire, and there's an excellent garden too.
Park on Odos Kalograion, the road just outside the museum for just 40 cents per hour.
Another hugely impressive religious building, this dates back to the 16th century and is still used for worship to this day.
Park for free by the seafront on Piya Pasa.
This is in a much better state than your average Neolithic settlement, with five age-old family homes all shiny and reconstructed.
You can park your hire car for free on Lefkosia Lemesos Road and then take a short walk to the site.
This is an impressive network of lakes, which are home to a whopping 85 different breeds of water birds, including flamingos.
You can't miss the salt lake. It's just outside Larnaca, around a 10-minute journey on the B4.
This eye-catching rock cavern supposedly has magical properties: an ability to cure headaches and ensure the safety of overseas lovers, for example.
You'll find the underground chapel between the monument of Zeno and the salt lake.
Another impressive sight, this is a historically significant mosque surrounded by palm trees and dreamy countryside.
The mosque is on the west bank of the salt lake, about five miles south-west of Larnaka. Head west on the B5, it should only take around 15 minutes to get there.
This feat of engineering was built in 1746 and was in use until 1930. The 33 arches are illuminated at night.
The Kamares Aqueduct is located just outside Larnaca in the Kamares area on the Larnaca-Limassol road.
" A tourist recently told me that Cypriots were the worst drivers in Europe! I can't agree with that - for the most part we are very considerate on the road. Perhaps the biggest difficulty for tourists would be that there are many unsurfaced roads outside of the centre of the city. On maps, roads marked in yellow often turn into dirt tracks once you get further away from Larnaca. But there isn't much public transport so you'll need a hire car to get around to many of the great things to see on the island. "