Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, east of Greece, south of Turkey, west of Syria, Lebanon, northwest of Israel and north of Egypt.
The island is ideally located for couples wishing to have glamorous sea front weddings.
Larnaka provides quick and effortless travel by air and sea thanks to its main international airport, port and marina that service the whole of Cyprus. As the entry point of the island, the coastal region is
perfect for short-breaks, business stopovers, and anyone who desires convenience when travelling.
As one of the oldest regions in Europe- with 10,000 years of contrasting civilisations you will feel the different influences of the eras and see evidence of their existence throughout the area. Museums, traditions, handicrafts, archaeological sites and architecture all capture Larnaka’s rich cultural past.
Divers flock to Larnaka to discover its underwater treasures, including the famous Zenobia Wreck. The Zenobia ranks as one of the best wreck dives in the Mediterranean, and one of the top ten in the world. Diving can be enjoyed all-year round thanks to perfect sea conditions.
All four seasons are celebrated and embraced in Larnaka and the region attracts visitors all-year round. With a thriving cultural calendar, pleasant weather, seasonal activities and hotels that welcome visitors all through the year, a visit to Larnaka is always something special.
The word Paralimni means "by the lake". Historically, Paralimni was built on the shores of a shallow lake, which filled with water only in the wintertime.
In the beginning of the 20th century, as a result of reclamation work, the whole of the lakebed was reclaimed for agricultural purposes. Paralimni has not always been where it is now. Originally it was built on a hill, which was situated between Deryneia and its present location.
However, in the 15th century, it was moved inland to avoid detection by the sea pirates. It is said that the first people to settle at Paralimni arrived just after the capture of the near town of Famagusta by the Ottoman Turks in 1571. The first settlement was called Saint Demetrius and this place still bears his name today.
In 1986, after a referendum, Paralimni was declared a municipality with the name "Paralimni". In May 1986 the first elections were held for the office of mayor and municipal council.. Architecturally, Paralimni has been nondescript, little if anything remains of the original village. Outside of the town centre the houses are not very attractive, little more than squat rectangular blocks. This is more than compensated for by their very attractive gardens, especially when the trees are in blossom or fruit. However, it seems that the new and emerging generations who earn higher salaries than their parents and grandparents, spend larger amounts of money in building modern and picturesque houses.
Cyprus has a subtropical climate, with very mild winters and hot summers. snow is only possible in Troodos Mountains in the center and north-west side of Cyprus.
Generally, the summer and holiday season in Cyprus Lasts for 8 months it begins in April and ends in November, with the rest of the four months the temperature could sometimes average over 20 degrees celsius.
Cyprus also enjoys very warm sea temperatures that average 21 to 22 degrees celsius, which is ideal for leisure swimming and water sports. It also enjoys over 320 days of sunshine all year round.