Larnaca City Center

Larnaca City Center in Cyprus

Larnaca City Center

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The charming coastal region of Larnaca is a place where past and present blend into a delightful mosaic of sun and culture. It is a destination that amazes every visitor with its diversity, its special atmosphere and the hospitality of its people.

Larnaca is considered to be Cyprus’s oldest town, with a history of 10.000 years. From its traditional architecture, authentic taverns and local handicrafts to its cultural sites, museums and religious monuments, old Larnaca is an evocative glimpse into a Cyprus past.
New and modern Larnaca harmoniously intertwines with the elements of ancient Kition and offers the cosmopolitan visitor beautiful sandy and safe beaches, a bustling promenade lined with cafes and restaurants, brand-name shopping, advanced infrastructure and every conceivable amenity.

Top 10 Larnaca City Landmarks:

– Agios Lazaros (Saint Lazarus) Byzantine Church: One of the most important surviving Byzantine Monuments in the whole of Cyprus, built around 900 AD. – Palm Trees Promenade: One of the most pleasant entertainment seafront areas in the whole of Cyprus. – Larnaca Salt Lake: A magnificent nature place. The total surface area of the Larnaka Salt Lake is 2.2 Km² and it is considered one of the most important wetlands in Cyprus with an array of plants, birds and wildlife. – Larnaca Medieval Castle and Museum: Founded by the Byzantines in the 12th century. Hosts a Medieval Museum and a Garden Theatre. – Hala Sultan Tekke: Dated around the 18th century, it is built over a tomb which according to tradition belongs to Umm Haram, foster-mother of the Prophet Mohammed. – Kamares–The Old Aqueduct: The grandiose arches are part of the old Larnaca Aqueduct, constructed in 1745. – Ancient Kition: Dated from the 13th until the 4th century B.C. Goddesses Aphrodite and Astarte were worshipped here. – Europe Square: Located at the beginning of Athens Avenue. It consists of the first colonial buildings built by the British Administration in 1881. – Mckenzie beach: Have an unforgettable day and night out at Mckenzie beachstrip which is now considered to be the hotspot of the island! – Zenobia Wreck: Considered to be the world’s best wreck diving site.


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  • Larnaca City Center in Cyprus

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Larnaca 14 Thing to do

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Larnaca

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St. Lazarus Church & Ecclesiastical Museum Larnaca in Cyprus
St. Lazarus Church & Ecclesiastical Museum Larnaca in Cyprus

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St. Lazarus Church & Ecclesiastical Museum Larnaca

Saint Lazarus came to Cyprus after having being resurrected by Jesus Christ. He was ordained as the first Bishop of Kition by the Apostles Barnabas and Paul and lived in the city for thirty years.

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Finikoudes (Palm Trees) Promenade in Cyprus
Finikoudes (Palm Trees) Promenade in Cyprus

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Finikoudes (Palm Trees) Promenade

This is the most famous road in Larnaca. It is lined with tall palm trees. Finikoudes Beach is one of the best beaches to be at during the summer. With a tropical environment akin to an oasis, and with a whole range of activities and entertainment available, the day will just fly by.

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Piale Pasha Street in Cyprus
Piale Pasha Street in Cyprus

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Piale Pasha Street

The street named Piale Pasa is an ideal location to enjoy food at one of the traditional or modern restaurants. You can enjoy a walk by the Mediterranean Sea, whilst being surrounded by the Larnaca Medieval Castle on the one hand and the Mackenzie beach on the other.

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Larnaca Salt Lake & Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque in Cyprus
Larnaca Salt Lake & Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque in Cyprus

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Larnaca Salt Lake & Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque

Upon arriving at Larnaca International Airport, the first site of interest you will encounter is the Salt Lake of Larnaca. A magnificent nature place.

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Zenobia Wreck in Cyprus
Zenobia Wreck in Cyprus

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Zenobia Wreck

The Zenobia wreck is an absolute must for all serious divers visiting Cyprus. If you are not a diver but wish to see the Zenobia shipwreck, you can opt for a glass-bottom boat from the Larnaka Marina.

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Larnaka Medieval Castle in Cyprus
Larnaka Medieval Castle in Cyprus

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Larnaka Medieval Castle

At the end of Athens Avenue, at the ending point of the Palm Tree Promenade and at the starting point of Makenzie Beach road, stands Larnaka Castle. It was built in the 12th century as the first fortification of the Byzantine Era.

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Mckenzie Beach in Cyprus
Mckenzie Beach in Cyprus

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Mckenzie Beach

Awarded with the Blue Flag, this beach lies beside Larnaca International Airport. Lay down on the fine grey sand or bathe in the water and watch the planes close up as they come in to land at the airport.

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Agrotourism in Larnaca Villages in Cyprus
Agrotourism in Larnaca Villages in Cyprus

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Agrotourism in Larnaca Villages

Away from the tourist areas, the Larnaca countryside has a diverse wealth of its own with traditional villages, narrow streets tiny churches, remote monasteries and scenic views.


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Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement in Cyprus
Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement in Cyprus

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Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

Part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List, this wonderful Neolithic settlement was discovered well preserved. The site depicts the Neolithic period in Cyprus, offering insight on the Neolithic culture in the area.

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Stavrovouni Monastery in Cyprus
Stavrovouni Monastery in Cyprus

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Stavrovouni Monastery

Sitting on top of a mountain peak, Stavrovouni Monastery, dedicated to the Holy Cross, was founded in 330 A.D. by Saint Helen, the mother of St. Constantine the Great.

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Kitesurfing in Kiti Softades Beach & Pervolia Beach in Cyprus
Kitesurfing in Kiti Softades Beach & Pervolia Beach in Cyprus

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Kitesurfing in Kiti Softades Beach & Pervolia Beach

Pervolia Beach is a famous destination for sports fans, usually getting quite crowded during weekends. Pervolia Beach is located very close to the main city and is a hot spot for kite-surfing enthusiasts of all levels.


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Kamares (Larnaca Old Aqueduct) These grandiose  in Cyprus
Kamares (Larnaca Old Aqueduct) These grandiose  in Cyprus

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Kamares (Larnaca Old Aqueduct)

These grandiose arches are part of the ancient Larnaca aqueduct. This aqueduct was built in the Roman era. In 1745 the Ottoman governor reconstructed the whole project, basing it on the existing facilities. The arches channeled the water of the Tremithos River to Larnaca until 1936.

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Petreon Sculpture Park in Cyprus
Petreon Sculpture Park in Cyprus

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Petreon
Sculpture Park

The name of the park comes from the Greek word “petra” (stone) and refers to the material used for all the artworks. It is a splendid park, a place for everybody

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Camel Park in Cyprus
Camel Park in Cyprus

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Camel Park

The Camel Park is a place where you can see animals that live there such as ostriches, lamas, goats, deer, ponies, kangaroos, turtles, fish, a variety of birds, and much more.

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Larnaka

Larnaca in Cyprus

Larnaca

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Larnaca town was built over the ancient city kingdom of Kition. Larnaca has a beautiful sea port and historically was a major centre of copper trade and later a Phoenician stronghold.Remains of it can still be seen today in its cyclopean walls constructed with giant blocks of stone and a compound of Greek Mycenaean temples dating back to 12th Century. Take a stroll along ‘Phinikoudes’ the sea front promenade lined with palm trees and take a seat in one of the many cafes lined along the promenade. The marina here is a gathering ground for a community of friendly yachtsmen from all around the world. Charming villages are spread throughout the mountainous area of Larnaca and many traditional houses there are available for rent. Perhaps the most well known is the village of Lefkara. This is because it is perhaps the most scenic, having narrow streets, red-tiled roofs, courtyards, chapels, and a general feeling of being back in time whilst you’re there. The village of Lefkara has a rich history in producing exquisite handicrafts such as the world renowned ‘Lefkaritika’ which are items created by a traditional lace, and filigree silverware. It is said that the famous Leonardo da Vinci came here and purchased an altar cloth, which he subsequently donated to the cathedral in Milan.The village of Kiti contains the Angeloktisti Church; one of the best examples of Byzantine art. There you can see a mosaic dating back to the 6th century of the Virgin Mary and Child between two archangels.

The Holy Stavropaegic Monastery of Stavrovouni, one of the oldest in Cyprus, stands alone on top of a mountain with a panoramic 360 degree view of the surrounding hills and plains. Tradition has it that the piece of Holy Cross which is kept at the Monastery and is encased in a silver Cross, was brought over by Saint Helen, the mother of Saint Constantine the Great, and is available to the public to venerate.The village of Choirokoitia is a UNESCO World Heritage site, being one of the best preserved sites of a prehistoric settlement in the Eastern Mediterranean.


Top 15 things to SEE & DO in Larnaca in Cyprus

Top 14 things to SEE & DO in Larnaca

The charming coastal region of Larnaca is a place where past and present blend into a delightful mosaic of sun and culture.

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City Center in Cyprus

City Center

Larnaca is considered to be Cyprus’s oldest town, with a history of 10.000 years. From its traditional architecture, authentic taverns.

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Larnaca Villages ( Argotourism ) in Cyprus

Larnaca Villages ( Argotourism )

Away from the tourist areas, the Larnaca countryside has a diverse wealth of its own with traditional villages, narrow streets tiny churches, remote monasteries and scenic views.

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Beaches in Cyprus

Beaches

Cyprus is famous for its beautiful beaches and Larnaca doesn’t disappoint, with miles of sand and the calm, inviting Mediterranean sea just waiting to refresh your senses.

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Museums in Cyprus

Museums

A number of exciting atrefacts from Kition are preserved in Larnaca’s museums, the best of which are the Larnaca District Museum and the Larnaca Medieval Museum.

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