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A Perfect Holiday

Exploring the wrecks

Last September I went to Larnaca with my wife for week of sightseeing, sunbathing and swimming. It was pure bliss. We really couldn’t believe how many historical sites and ancient ruins there were around the resort. We went to the oldest monastery in Cyprus, the Stavrovouni monastery. However, bear in mind that women are not permitted inside. We weren’t aware of this, and upset my wife a little when she found out. Still, there were other sites that far made up for it. There are 3 very attractive beaches throughout Larnanca and the sea is nice and clear. We went on an organised dive to Zenobia, one of the most famous shipwrecks, as we’ve both got our PADI certificates. It really was eerily fascinating and perfectly preserved. I would recommend anybody going to Larnaca to dive to Zenobia, if not for the wreck, then for the protected, colourful artificial reef that this ship has created. We definitely will return to Cyprus as it is such a beautiful island, next time though I think we’ll stay in Paphos as we’d heard so much praise for this place whilst in Larnaca.

Joe and Louise Mangle from Surrey