Larnaca

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Larnaca

(lär`nəkə), town (1992 pop. 43,622), SE Cyprus, on Larnaca Bay. It is a port and district administrative center. Chemicals, refined oil, and salt are important products. The modern section of the town occupies the site of ancient CitiumCitium
, ancient city of Cyprus, on the southeast coast, the modern Larnaca; also called Cition. Of Mycenaean origins, it was a major port with valuable saltworks and an important center under Phoenician and Assyrian rulers. It is identical with the biblical Kittim. Zeno was born there.
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. There is a tradition that St. Lazarus settled in Larnaca after his resurrection and became its first bishop. In the town is a fort built by the Turks in 1625.
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Three weeks ago I took an American visitor based in Larnaca on a journey to Lefkara: I pointed out places he might enjoy in town, we headed up to Tersefanou for coffee, checked out the lace-making in Lefkara -- I was able to translate for him when he chatted to the local craftswomen -- stopped at a local restaurant and then returned home via the Kalavassos dam.
BEST DAY TRIP Head for the hills and visit the traditional villages of Tochni and Kalavassos where you can walk along marked trails.
CYPRUSAIR holidays promise a glimpse of `the real Cyprus' with their self-catering cottages in the quiet villages of Tochinni and Kalavassos.
For summer 2000, Cyprair Holidays is featuring a number of self-catering village houses based in the quiet villages of Tochni and Kalavassos.
Lefteris Sozou, president of the Health and Safety Protection Group for the Kalavassos area, said that the three existing large factories are proof of "government inadequacy", as they contravene both their building permits and their operational frameworks.
Kalavassos community council president Lefteris Foka spoke of "mockery", in reference to the announcement of "construction permits that were subsequently amended without regard to environmental studies.
THE HEAD of the Cyprus Paediatric Society yesterday attempted to reassure the public, after it emerged that the 13-year-old boy from Kalavassos who died suddenly on Monday had been suffering from a contagious virus.
The same applied to the interior ministry and their hurried e1/42 million assessment of all damage caused to persons and properties in the villages of Mari, Maroni, Zygi, Pentakomo, Kalavassos and Tochni, not forgetting Kalymnos which, like the Florakis naval base, is situated much closer to the epicentre of the explosion than any of those villages.
4mm at the Kalavassos dam showing that it has increased 1933 per cent from the norm and 43.
Some of the affected communities are: Ayioi Vavatsinias, Ayios Theodoros Soleas, Galata, Kakopetria, Geri, Germasoyeia, Yiolou, Kalavassos, Lefkara and Kato Platres.
A CHANCE remark at the coffee shop in Kalavassos village near Larnaca has lead to a medal presentation in the BFC Episkopi Officers' Mess.