Larnaca has one of the two international airports on the sunny island of Cyprus. Because of its southern location and the hot desert winds that often blow over the sea, the air and water temperatures here are significantly warmer than those in the northern Mediterranean. For this reason, Cyprus is especially favoured as a resort destination. The largest resort town is Agia Napa on the east side of the island. The most beautiful beach in Cyprus, Nissi Beach is located there. But the smaller beaches in Protaras, south of Famagusta, can also be highly recommended.