London-born William George Browne, of Oriel College, Oxford, a renowned Orientalist, was in Larnaca:
I embarked in a small boat with several passengers for Larneka in Cyprus, which in Turkish is called Tusla from the adjacent salt works. ... On the morning of the seventh day from our departure we landed at Larneka. The heat of this part of Cyprus is very intense; and the north-east wind, which is said to be the most hot and oppressive, blew at the time of my arrival. Caleshes, in other places used as a luxury, are here almost necessary; for though the town be but at a small distance from the sea, yet exposure to the rays of the sun in passing thither is seldom hazarded with impunity. Agues and complaints of the eyes are common, and none of the natives have the appearance of robust health.