Larnaca, Greek Lárnax, Turkish Lârnaka, or Iskele, port town, southeastern Republic of Cyprus. The modern town, on the bay between Capes Kiti and Pyla, overlays much of ancient Citium, founded by the Mycenaeans in the 13th century bce; it was rebuilt by the Byzantines.
Is Larnaca in Greece?
Larnaca (Greek: Λάρνακα [ˈlarnaka]; Turkish: Larnaka), also known as Zenon, is a city on the southern coast of Cyprus and the capital of the Larnaca District. It is the third-largest city in the country, after Nicosia and Limassol, with a metro population of 144,200 in 2015.
Is Cyprus mostly Greek or Turkish?
Cyprus had a total population of 573,566; of whom 442,138 (77.1%) were Greeks, 104,320 (18.2%) Turks, and 27,108 (4.7%) others.
What part of Cyprus is Turkish?
Northern Cyprus (Turkish: Kuzey Kıbrıs), officially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC; Turkish: Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti, KKTC), is a de facto state that comprises the northeastern portion of the island of Cyprus.
What language do they speak in Larnaca?
The official languages of the Republic of Cyprus are Greek and Turkish.
|Languages of Cyprus|
|Vernacular||Cypriot Greek, Cypriot Turkish|
|Minority||Armenian (recognised), Cypriot Arabic (recognised), Kurbetcha (unrecognised)|
Is Larnaca worth visiting?
Larnaca is a good option for travellers looking to stay in one location, who are visiting Cyprus for a beach holiday and a beach holiday only. It’s a charming city, however, it is lacking in sites and it is far more suited for days spent lounging on the beach rather than exploring.
Are Cypriots ethnically Greek?
Greek Cypriots (Greek: Ελληνοκύπριοι, Turkish: Kıbrıs Rumları or Kıbrıs Yunanları) are the ethnic Greek population of Cyprus, forming the island’s largest ethnolinguistic community.
What race are Greeks?
The Greeks or Hellenes (/ˈhɛliːnz/; Greek: Έλληνες, Éllines [ˈelines]) are an ethnic group native to the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea regions, namely Greece, Cyprus, Albania, Italy, Turkey, Egypt and, to a lesser extent, other countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
What religion is Cyprus?
Christians make up 78% of the total Cypriot population. Christianity includes the Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus, the Armenian Church in Cyprus, Maronite, Roman Catholicism, and Protestants. Most Greek Cypriots are members of the Autocephalous Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus (Church of Cyprus).
Can you go to the Turkish side of Cyprus?
Our understanding is it is acceptable for use in Cyprus. When travelling between the UK and North Cyprus via Turkey, you are a transit passenger. It is best to assume if the flight is via Turkey it will be deemed as if you have travelled to Turkey.