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Larnaca’s vision for a world-class, integrated port and marina has been a long time in the making, so it is with great joy that we can announce that a contract for the development and operation of the project will be soon be officially signed with works commencing in January 2021 – the perfect start to the New Year!

The mild winter temperatures are perfect for enjoying the self-guided cultural walk around Larnaca city, but if you are unable to participate on foot, you can still enjoy discovering all the sights at home via the new ‘Larnaka Cultural Walk Virtual 360°’ project.

The Cyprus Association for Sustainable Tourism (CSTI) in collaboration with the Larnaca Tourism Board and with the support of the Municipality of Larnaca and the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, recently organised a campaign entitled ‘Combating plastic pollution in the Mediterranean’.

Cyprus Airways announced the launch of ticket sales for winter 2020 – 2021. The winter schedule includes Athens and Heraklion, as well as the addition of a new route Moscow - Larnaca. The Cypriot airline is also planning to resume flights to Tel Aviv, as soon as the situation with Covid-19 stabilises.

The innovative, new historical attraction ‘Larnaca Storytelling Statues’ was recently presented – a project that allows locals and visitors to learn the history of symbolic figures connected to the city in an interactive way through the statues ‘telling’ their own stories.

New actions have recently been completed in the framework of the Larnaca Tourism Board’s ‘Enriching and Greening the Larnaca Beaches’ Programme.  

Jet2holidays has launched a bumper choice of holidays for Summer 2021 from four of its UK bases. These bases include Belfast International, Edinburgh, Manchester and Newcastle.

Kition Ocean Holdings, an Israeli organisation and Cyprus have recently reached an agreement, submitting a proposal for more than EUR1 billion for the development of the existing marina and port at Larnaca.

Cyprus Airways announced that it will operate flights to Rome in Summer 2020 with two weekly flights.

On December 07, Elpida, a 63 m long boat, brought from Greece, was sunk off the coast of Cyprus to in order to form an artificial reef.

The boat was sunk in front of the Palm Beach hotel in Larnaca, around two kilometres from the shore, at a 30 m depth and it will be the sixth such protected artificial reef area.

Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis attended the sinking of Elpida said that the boat was sunk in an area that has been studied and presents relatively limited natural reefs and other habitats and “is expected to significantly cpntribute to the creation of shelters, growth and feeding site for many species of marine flora and fauna, contributing substantially to the protection and development of biodiversity in the region.

The sinking of Elpida was a coordinated effort by the fisheries department and the Larnaca Tourism Board.

The project, according to the fisheries department, is funded by 75 percent from the EU and 25 percent from the government through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund 2014-2020.