Larnaca (also spelt Larnaka) is an area of outstanding beauty - endowed with numerous attractions, waterfronts and scenic vistas as well as some of the islands most outstanding beaches. It is located on Cyprus' southernmost coast and is the countries third largest city and home to the second largest commercial port. Larnaca's International Airport is located on the fringe of the city with easy access to and from the city centre.
In the surrounding area you can find the Medieval Castle of Larnaca, located on the shore at the south end of 'Phoinikoudes' Promenade. This Fort has been partially transformed into museum. The courtyard is used for cultural events in summer season.
Europe Square is located at the beginning of Athens Avenue. It consists of the first colonial buildings built by the British Administration in 1881. The place is full of memories from the past, like the Governor's building, the chief Port Master house and office, the Chief Customs Officer's residence and office, and the colonial port warehouses. These buildings are now occupied by the Palaeontology museum, the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, the City-Museum and Archives, the District Administration of Larnaca, which are considered historically important sites.
The Pierides Museum is one of the most important museums in Cyprus and home to preserved collections depicting Cypriot culture, right through the centuries. Its archaeological collection includes the Pierides Family House. The museum displays collections from the main periods of Cypriot history.