St. Elena Boutique Hotel, the new Boutique Hotel in the heart of Larnaca City

St. Elena Boutique Hotel is a surprise ‘gem’ located at the heart of the City of Larnaca. Hidden on a side street not far from the sea, the shops, and great restaurants, this completely refurbished and remodeled hotel is designed with sophistication and passion for comfort and luxury.

An exclusive hideaway that defies convention, St. Elena is designed to meet the demands of both the discerning leisure traveler and the busy business executive of today. The hotel carves out its own unique niche by catering to modern-day leisure and business travelers who seek more than run-of-the-mill hotel accommodation.

At St. Elena we provide the best that traditional Cypriot hospitality has to offer, whilst maintaining a unique contemporary edge.

St. Elena has been designed, decorated and finished with the highest quality local and imported materials — wherever possible retaining original features and characteristics that help give the hotel its totally individual, very special ‘personality’. Set in a quiet location, St. Elena cleverly blends two authentic period Larnaca townhouses with a modern four-storey luxury apartment building, resulting in a most unusual combination of style and elegance that will re-define the way our guests experience hotel stays.

The hotel offers an outdoor and an indoor pool, as well as a bar, Saint Elena Boutique Hotel is located in Larnaca Town. It features air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi access. Foinikoudes Beach is 1.35 km away.

All rooms of Saint Elena are equipped with a flat-screen, satellite TV. Each has a minibar and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Some units come with a spa bath or classical furnishings.

At Saint Elena Boutique Hotel you will find a sauna and a spa and wellness center, where several massage treatments can be provided upon charge. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, a games room and luggage storage. The property offers free private parking.

Guests may enjoy refreshing drinks and beverages at the property’s bar. A supermarket, a restaurant and a café bar can be reached within 1.5 km.

The hotel is 1.2 km from Saint Lazarus Church, 200 meters from American Academy and 500 meters from Municipal Garden. Larnaca International Airport is 5 km away.

Contact Information
10 Feidiou Street, Chrysopolitissa, 6011 Larnaca
+357 24626107, Fax : +357 24626644

A photographer wins picture of the year with a photo of Larnaca in the Standard-Times San Angelo

The above magnificent photograph appeared in the Standard-Times in San Angelo: as one of the winners for the best picture of the year. 

The picture shows a man exercising on the recently recreated Pier of Larnaca during sunset, the day before Christmas Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014.
This photograph only goes to show that our prestigious shoreline of Larnaca is admired by many not only in Cyprus!

Picture taken by: Petros Karadjias

Can't find a job in Larnaca or Cyprus? Then try the UK, as London offers Cyprus great opportunities

Finding a job in Larnaca in the current economic climate is something of a challenge, and the Government's failure to manage the economy, invest in private sector employment and to support small businesses is certainly not helping.

Subsequently, in hard times, you may want to consider a trip to the UK, as the employment situation there is a great deal better (one of the best in Europe) and there are no language issues for most Cypriots. Moreover, as the UK is in the European Community, there are no VISA or employment restrictions either.

Naturally, we recommend that you at least secure a number of interviews before you attempt to buy a flight and take the plunge to the UK.

To help About Larnaca has teamed up with Indeed Jobs as they offer job-seekers access to literally thousands of fresh UK Job Vacancies. Recruiters and Employers are given the opportunity to advertise their vacancies to a growing audience of Job seekers that desire to work in the UK.

The Indeed Jobs UK team suggest that the best opportunities in the UK are in London, so he below are the top current jobs being recruited in the UK's great capital.

UK Jobs

AEGEAN Airlines now has the potential for dynamic growth in Cyprus!

AEGEAN Airlines has now a dynamic growth in Cyprus with 4 aircraft at Larnaca base in 14 destinations for over 1.5 million available seats!

Nicosia, 13 January 2015 – AEGEAN presented its plan for the dynamic growth of its presence in Cyprus and a more effective support of passengers’ needs.

After its 10 years operation in Cyprus and 4 years after creating its aircraft base in Larnaca, AEGEAN is taking a new step forward. As of 30/03/2015 – the beginning of the summer schedule- AEGEAN will operate with 4 Airbus A320 aircraft, while the number of destinations connected directly with Cyprus will increase to 14. As regards direct connections with Greece and 7 other countries, total yearly capacity will exceed 1.5 million seats. The company aims to support this venture with additional human resources from Cyprus at the earliest opportunity.

More specifically, with the company's summer schedule as of April 2015, the connection between Greece and Cyprus is boosted with more frequent flights to Athens and Thessaloniki, and the introduction of a direct flight between Athens and Paphos. The new summer schedule also includes direct connections with Heraklion and Rhodes, while direct connections with Myconos and Santorini will be added in July and August. Eight to nine direct flights with destinations in Greece will depart daily.

The company's planning focuses on the direct connection of Cyprus with Western Europe and therefore 5 important destinations are added. London - Heathrow, Paris, Munich, Rome and Milan.

Furthermore, by increasing its flight frequency to Athens, AEGEAN improves the connectivity with its whole intensively developing European network, via Athens.

Additionally, when the traffic rights procedures are completed, AEGEAN will offer flights to Israel, Kiev and Beirut.

In order to better serve its frequent flyer - passengers, AEGEAN proceeds with two important initiatives: Firstly, it is willing to the members of the Elite level of Cyprus Airways who will join this programme acknowledge as equal to its own Gold level of the Miles + Bonus programme. Secondly, for all Miles + Bonus members, but also for all new members from Cyprus who will join the programme until 28/2, 50% additional miles will be offered for all direct routes from and to Cyprus for the whole of 2015.

AEGEAN's Vice-Chairman, Mr Eftichios Vasilakis, stated: "We would like to thank our passengers from Cyprus for their support during our 10-year presence here. We reciprocate your trust with a major investment: 4 new aircraft to cover 14 destinations in total with 1.5 million available seats per year from Cyprus. Besides, it is our obligation to do so under the current circumstances, since we are the main representative of Greek air transports. We believe that we will contribute significantly to the growth of quality tourism in Cyprus and serve passenger needs. We promise to continue our efforts for quality and innovative services, always with competitive prices. With your support, and the efforts of all our people, I believe that today is the first day of our company's new course of gradual, but long-lasting growth in Cyprus."

AEGEAN's dynamic growth plan with direct flights from and to Larnaka and Paphos is supported by the company's whole 2015 network: 134 destinations to 43 countries and 15,000,000 available seats, 2 million more than in 2014. AEGEAN now flies with one of the youngest fleets in Europe, consisting of 56 aircraft of the Α320 group, after its recent investment in additional new aircraft.

Swissport redundancy fears are growing at Larnaca Airport, as a result of the Cyprus Airways closure

There may be trouble ahead for Swissport, the ground handling services company, who recently highlighted the issue of redundancies as a result of the Cyprus Airways bankruptcy, which represented 35% of its overall turnover. It' clear that Swissport lost a significant portion of business following the demise of Cyprus Airways, which even held one third of Swissport’s shares.

The Unions are up in arms and already started to generate talks with the company, however it's widely believed that it's premature to discuss redundancies and layoffs at this stage. The main risk is of job losses is at Larnaca airport, where Swissport employ around 350 people. In contrast Paphos airport is not so badly affected, as it was underutilized by Cyprus Airways.

Plans of a new airline with the Cyprus Airways name and logo are a source of hope, however it couldbe a long time before anything materializes.

Swissport, which is an household international name in the airport ground handling business, claimed it could not recover the loss n the short term, especially as it did not handle Aegean.

In summary, Swissport informed the labour relations department and is now patiently waiting for a meeting together with the unions.

Meanwhile, the former employees Cyprus Airways are continuing with their week of protests and demonstrations against the formal closure of the countrry's former national carrier.
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