VIA LARNACA’S CITY & MOUNTAINOUS VILLAGES
From the crystal clear waters of the southeast coast of Cyprus to the verdant green forests of the mountainous heart of the island (Machairas Forest), the Blue Route has it all. The route starts in the Famagusta region and includesProtaras, Cape Greko and Ayia Napa, all found within a 15-minute drive radius.
Enjoy a swim in crystal waters or a sail on yachting destinations, relax on the sandy beaches, venture into sea caves and have fun with sea sports and Waterparks, or explore the Mediterranean ocean with diving experiences. Experience amazing sunsets, followed by a cosmopolitan nightlife.…
Follow the route to Larnaca City, a walkable city, since you can explore this charming city on foot. Walk along the Finikoudes Beach, watch the ships sail on the Promanade or enjoy a coffee, delicious food and traditional cuisines in the cafes, restaurants and taverns that stretch along the seafront. Walk long Piale Pasha street to Mackenzie Beach, where nightlife thrives or continue to the Salt Lake for a unique experience. Alternatively, form Finikoudes walk to the city’s square and for a refreshing shopping experience.
Drive along the sea front, via the old Larnaca Limassol Road E321, and visit the fishing village of Zygi for a taste of the freshest and best seafood on the island at the local taverns by the Harbour. From there set out to the mountainous area of Larnaca.
Discover tradition, nature and charm in the quaint villages, decorated by narrow cobbled streets dotted along the mountains of the area. Discover the most famous tradition of the island, handmade lace embroidery practiced at the village of Lefkara, as well as the delicate filigree silver. Continue on to Kato Drys, Tochni and Skarinou and enjoy picturesque tranquil nature encased in history and traditions. Experience Agrotourism at the many accommodations found in the mountainous area of Larnaca. Witness the rural life of the island, taste traditional cuisine at the taverns, sample exquisite local wine at the wineries, venture on to Nature trails and Dams and discover the islands flora and fauna. For the sport lovers the route offers a unique cycling experience. Meet the locals and experience authentic hospitality. Learn about the island’s history at UNESCO Heritage sites. Along the route find activities such as the Camel Park and the Golden Donkey Farm for fun filled day.
End your adventure at the Machairas Monastery and Machairas Forest. See up close Ecclesiastical Treasures such as unique frescoes. At the Monastery experience the Greek Orthodox faith, housed in magnificent architecture ensuing tranquility and peace. Talk to monks and learn about the religion and the island’s history. All while being surrounded by a verdant forest. Explore the surrounding nature at Nature Trails and enjoy a picnic at the picnic sites.