Despite being less overtly touristy than other island resorts there are a fair number of things to do dotted around Larnaka, many involving the sea. For divers it has one major advantage: the wreck of the Zenobia, one of the finest in the Mediterranean. Dive-In (24627469) and Alpha Divers Dive Centre (99866383) both arrange dives to the Zenobia as do Dive Zenobia, who also put on a range of cruises and fishing trips.

For beach-based activities try Central Water Sports (99465855), in the hotel complex north of town on the Larnaka–Dhekelia Road, which offers the full range of parasailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, speedboat/pedalo/canoe and dinghy rental, as well as banana boat rides. For a land-based adrenaline rush try Quad Bike Safari (24647729) on Dekelia road. Otherwise there’s ten-pin bowling at K-Max Bowling Centre (77778373) in the same complex as the K Cineplex.

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