Sightseeing in Larnaka (Larnaca)

Sightseeing worth visiting in the city and province of Larnaka!

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Larnaka Aqueduct (Kamares)

Larnaka Aqueduct (Kamares)

Kamares is the most famous part of the ancient aqueduct of Larnaca, the reconstruction of the ancient aqueduct, probably Roman, which began in 1747 and was completed in 1750. The expense of this great...

Angeloktisti Church

Angeloktisti Church

This 11th century Byzantine church, whose name means “built by angels”, was erected over the ruins of an Early Christian basilica in Kiti. The original apse survived together with one of t...

Stavrovouni Monastery

Stavrovouni Monastery

Stavrovouni is the earliest documented monastery on the island. The oldest written reference dates from the Byzantine period, and it proves that Stavrovouni had been an important religious centre sinc...

Lefkara

Lefkara

A village famous for its lace, known as lefkaritika in (Greek: λευκαρίτικα) and silver handicrafts. The village takes its name from the whit...

Tassos Mitsopoulos Avenue  / Piale Pasia

Tassos Mitsopoulos Avenue / Piale Pasia

Paile Pasha Street in Larnaca was renamed to Tassos Mitsopoulos Avenue as a mark of honor for the deceased's offer to the city of Larnaca Recently upgraded, Tassos Mitsopoulos Avenue has now be...

Larnaka District Museum

Larnaka District Museum

Larnaka District Museum is a Museum that has displays that show the historical development of the city of Kition and the District of Larnaka in general. It was inaugurated in 1969, and was formerly na...

Pieridis Museum

Pieridis Museum

The Pierides-Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, could be characterised as one of the most important museums in Cyprus since its archaeological collection comprises the most complete and signific...

Aliki - Salt Lake

Aliki - Salt Lake

Larnaka Salt Lake is a complex network of four salt lakes (3 of them interconnected) of different sizes to the west of the Town of Larnaka. The largest is lake Aliki, followed by lake Orphani, lake...

Larnaka Marina

Larnaka Marina

Larnaka Marina is one of the crossroads of the circum navigator, a gateway to the East or West depending on which way round you are going. A safe haven to catch your breath after that long hard slog u...

Medieval Fort

Medieval Fort

The Medieval Fort was constructed to defend the southern coasts of Cyprus and was later used as a prison, artillery and an outpost. Working Hours: 16/04 - 15/09 (Weekdays): 08:00 - 19:30 16...

City Shopping Center

City Shopping Center

The main Shopping Center in Larnaka is found along the roads called "Ermou Street" & "Zenonos Kitieos Street". This are the streets for Shopping enthusiasts where the...

Tenta Archaeological Site - Kalavasos

Tenta Archaeological Site - Kalavasos

The Neolithic Settlement of Tentas is a short distance from the village of Kalavasos. It is situated in a naturally fortified location to the west of the Basilicos river, about 38 kilometers southwest...

The Monastery of Ayios Mina (Near Lefkara)

The Monastery of Ayios Mina (Near Lefkara)

The visitor is fascinated by the quiet, idyllic and majestic environment of the monastery, the church of which stands in the middle of the monastery complex. Around the church are the semi-vaulted...

Oroklini Lake

Oroklini Lake

Oroklini Lake is one of only seven natural wetlands in Cyprus. The site is located about 10km from the city of Larnaka town and south of the village of Voroklini, in the District of Larnaka. The la...

Hala Sultan Tekke

Hala Sultan Tekke

Hala Sultan Tekke or the Mosque of Umm Haram (Turkish: Hala Sultan Tekkesi) is a Muslim shrine on the west bank of Larnaka Salt Lake, near Larnaka, Cyprus. Umm Haram (Turkish: Hala Sultan) was relativ...

Zygi Harbor

Zygi Harbor

Recently UPGRADED, Zygi has always been the destination for FISH! Now Zygi has come together to build a magnificent harbour with surrounding restaurants along with cafes and bars for your entertainmen...

Zenobia Wreck

Zenobia Wreck

The Zenobia Wreck is in the top ten places to visit worldwide when it comes down to diving. It is truly a magnificent sight and is visited by people all over the world mainly because of its location a...

Mackenzie Area

Mackenzie Area

In recent developments, the Mackenzie Area has been modified and renewed as an Area of Pleasure where you can go for a swim and listen to the music from the many bars along the strip. If you feel peck...

Larnaka Promenade (Finikoudes)

Larnaka Promenade (Finikoudes)

Stroll along the palm-lined sea-front promenade, known as “Phinikoudes”, and indulge in some people-watching at one of the many pavement cafes or restaurants. The nearby marina is a favour...

Saint Lazarus Church

Saint Lazarus Church

The Church of Saint Lazarus is a late-9th century church. It belongs to the Church of Cyprus, an autocephalous Greek Orthodox Church. The Church of Saint Lazarus is named after the New Testament fi...

Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

The ancient site of Choirokoitia dates back to the 6th millennium BC. It lies in the domain of the village from which it takes its name in the Larnaka district on the west bank of the Maroni River ove...

Rizoelia National Forest Park

Rizoelia National Forest Park

A unique experience close to nature with an unsurpassed view of the whole city of Larnaka. The Park is located 3 km east of the town of Aradippou and 7 km from Larnaka. The landscape of the ar...

Larnaka Aqueduct (Kamares)

Τhe most prominent water supply ever built in Cyprus

Kamares is the most famous part of the ancient aqueduct of Larnaca, the reconstruction of the ancient aqueduct, probably Roman, which began in 1747 and was completed in 1750. The expense of this great work of that time was taken over by the Ottoman Governor Abu Beqir Pasha, an act of general interest unique to a Turkish official in about 300 years of the Ottoman period. Today, a whole neighborhood of the surrounding area takes its name from this characteristic building. The aqueduct star...

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Angeloktisti Church

The church contains sacred images of different seasons and styles

This 11th century Byzantine church, whose name means “built by angels”, was erected over the ruins of an Early Christian basilica in Kiti. The original apse survived together with one of the finest pieces of Byzantine art of the Justinian period, a rare 6th century mosaic of the Virgin and Child between two archangels. Only Cyprus and Mount Sinai have mosaics of this period surviving due to the the iconoclastic decrees ordering the destruction of most icons and objects of idolatry. S...

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Stavrovouni Monastery

Monastery located on the top of a hill called Stavrovouni

Stavrovouni is the earliest documented monastery on the island. The oldest written reference dates from the Byzantine period, and it proves that Stavrovouni had been an important religious centre since the 4th century. The relevant information can be found in the memoirs of a Russian traveler, Abbot Daniel, who stayed on Cyprus in 1106. He recorded that the Holy Cross was located on Mount Olympus (Stavrovouni ancient name) with the objective of "warding off evil spirits and curing any il...

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Lefkara

Α Charming village on the island of Cyprus

A village famous for its lace, known as lefkaritika in (Greek: λευκαρίτικα) and silver handicrafts. The village takes its name from the white of its silica and limestone It features cobbled streets and picturesque architecture. The village is split into two administrative regions: upper and lower Lefkara (Greek: Πάνω & Κάτω Λεύκαρα) with around 1,100 inhabitants. A...

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Tassos Mitsopoulos Avenue / Piale Pasia

Ideal place for relaxing walks

Paile Pasha Street in Larnaca was renamed to Tassos Mitsopoulos Avenue as a mark of honor for the deceased's offer to the city of Larnaca Recently upgraded, Tassos Mitsopoulos Avenue has now become the perfect place for a relaxing walk, aligned with fragrant plants and lighting making it also suitable for evening strolls. Tassos Mitsopoulos Avenue is now an extension to the lovely Phoinikoudes path and is the number one destination for those visiting Larnaka in Cyprus.

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Larnaka District Museum

The most important museum in Cyprus - Larnaca District

Larnaka District Museum is a Museum that has displays that show the historical development of the city of Kition and the District of Larnaka in general. It was inaugurated in 1969, and was formerly named Larnaka District Archaeological Museum. It is controlled by the Department of Antiquities. The Kition-Bamboula archaeological site is located around 100 meters north of the museum. Information about the site is posted on the grounds of the museum. The Kition-Kathari site is located around 500...

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Pieridis Museum

One of the most important museums in Cyprus!

The Pierides-Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, could be characterised as one of the most important museums in Cyprus since its archaeological collection comprises the most complete and significant presentation of Cypriot culture throughout the centuries. The archaeological collection is hosted at the Pierides Family house in Larnaka, a building dated in 1825, and covers all main periodes of Cypriot history and prehistory. The visitor can watch the panorama of 9000 years of Cypriot civilis...

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Aliki - Salt Lake

The Lake is known for its walking trails and the flamingoes who gather in the centre

Larnaka Salt Lake is a complex network of four salt lakes (3 of them interconnected) of different sizes to the west of the Town of Larnaka. The largest is lake Aliki, followed by lake Orphani, lake Patsalos,and Para Orphani. They form the second largest salt lake in Cyprus after the Limassol Salt Lake. The total surface area of the lakes add up to 2.2 km² and being just off the road leading to Larnaka International Airport is one of the most distinctive landmarks of the area. Besides...

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Larnaka Marina

The most beautiful place to start your tour in Larnaka!

Larnaka Marina is one of the crossroads of the circum navigator, a gateway to the East or West depending on which way round you are going. A safe haven to catch your breath after that long hard slog up the Red Sea or a place to stock up if you are going down. It is a wintering hole for all nationalities living aboard in the Med. A boatyardis available for repairs, be it major or minor. You name it, Larnaka marina has it, you want it? the chances are that you WILL find it.    

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Medieval Fort

The Medieval Castle is one of the most popular sights of Cyprus

The Medieval Fort was constructed to defend the southern coasts of Cyprus and was later used as a prison, artillery and an outpost. Working Hours: 16/04 - 15/09 (Weekdays): 08:00 - 19:30 16/04 - 15/09 (Weekends): 09:30 - 17:00 16/09 - 15/04 (Weekdays): 08:00 - 17:00 16/09 - 15/04 (Weekends): 09:30 - 17:00 Entrance: €2,50 (Children Free)  

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City Shopping Center

Great for shopping!

The main Shopping Center in Larnaka is found along the roads called "Ermou Street" & "Zenonos Kitieos Street". This are the streets for Shopping enthusiasts where they can find shops for clothing, shoes, accessories, sunglasses, and even cafes and a few bars along the way. Ermou Street has grown in the past few years.

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Tenta Archaeological Site - Kalavasos

It is the most important settlement of the Neolithic Age in the valley

The Neolithic Settlement of Tentas is a short distance from the village of Kalavasos. It is situated in a naturally fortified location to the west of the Basilicos river, about 38 kilometers southwest of Larnaka and 45 kilometers south of Nicosia. This settlement, together with Choirokoitia, is an example of an early permanent population settlement on the island during the Neolithic period (7000-5200 BC). The area is called Tenta on the map of Kitchener (1882) of Cyprus.   The name of...

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The Monastery of Ayios Mina (Near Lefkara)

Magic place to visit, ideal relaxation!

The visitor is fascinated by the quiet, idyllic and majestic environment of the monastery, the church of which stands in the middle of the monastery complex. Around the church are the semi-vaulted two storeyed cloisters. The monastery started functioning as from 1965 with nuns who came from the monastery of Agios Georgios Alamanos. They gave life to a men’s monastery which stopped operating a long time ago.  

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Oroklini Lake

A wetland of pan-European ecological importance

Oroklini Lake is one of only seven natural wetlands in Cyprus. The site is located about 10km from the city of Larnaka town and south of the village of Voroklini, in the District of Larnaka. The lake is designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) (CY6000010) mainly for two nesting species - The Black-winged Stilt Himantopus and the Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus (Hoplopterus spinosus). This groundbreaking project, co-funded by the European Union (LIFE+) started in January 2012 to rest...

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Hala Sultan Tekke

Hala Sultan Tekke is a listed Ancient Monument

Hala Sultan Tekke or the Mosque of Umm Haram (Turkish: Hala Sultan Tekkesi) is a Muslim shrine on the west bank of Larnaka Salt Lake, near Larnaka, Cyprus. Umm Haram (Turkish: Hala Sultan) was relative to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Hala Sultan Tekke complex is composed of a mosque, mausoleum, minaret, cemetery, and living quarters for men and women. The tomb of Umm Haram is covered with fabrics and surrounded by a three-stone construction. According to tradition, one of the stones&n...

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Zygi Harbor

Zygi harbour is a definite must visit for all fish enthusiasts

Recently UPGRADED, Zygi has always been the destination for FISH! Now Zygi has come together to build a magnificent harbour with surrounding restaurants along with cafes and bars for your entertainment. Smell the fresh fish coming out of the ocean and onto the stove, smell the fresh summer air in the wind as it picks up the scents of freshly cooked fish on its way to you.

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Zenobia Wreck

Fantastic place to dive!

The Zenobia Wreck is in the top ten places to visit worldwide when it comes down to diving. It is truly a magnificent sight and is visited by people all over the world mainly because of its location and its history. Zenobia was an 11,000 ton Swedish Ferry which was built to increase traffic on the Greece-Syria express line. Unfortunately, it sunk on its maiden voyage in June 1980, just 1.5 km off the Larnaka coast. Zenobia took with it an entire cargo full of 100 trucks down to the seabed. Th...

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Mackenzie Area

The nightlife along this area guarantees you an enjoyable night out!

In recent developments, the Mackenzie Area has been modified and renewed as an Area of Pleasure where you can go for a swim and listen to the music from the many bars along the strip. If you feel peckish then you have a choice from a wide range of restaurants including Fast Food Restaurants and Traditional Cypriot Taverns. When the Sun sets, the party begins! Along the Mackenzie strip you can find a wide variety of bars playing different types of music, from Jazz to Reggae, House to Trance an...

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Larnaka Promenade (Finikoudes)

The ideal place for relaxation, food and fun

Stroll along the palm-lined sea-front promenade, known as “Phinikoudes”, and indulge in some people-watching at one of the many pavement cafes or restaurants. The nearby marina is a favourite haunt for a friendly community of local yacht owners as well as yachtsmen from all over the world.  

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Saint Lazarus Church

Visit the church of St. Lazarus where there are also the remains of the Saint

The Church of Saint Lazarus is a late-9th century church. It belongs to the Church of Cyprus, an autocephalous Greek Orthodox Church. The Church of Saint Lazarus is named after the New Testament figure, Lazarus of Bethany, in which Jesus raised him from the dead. According to Orthodox tradition, sometime after the Resurrection of Christ, Lazarus was forced to flee Judea because of rumoured plots on his life and came to Cyprus. There he was appointed by Paul and Barnabas as the first Bishop of...

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Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

The settlement represents the history of the Neolithic period in Cyprus

The ancient site of Choirokoitia dates back to the 6th millennium BC. It lies in the domain of the village from which it takes its name in the Larnaka district on the west bank of the Maroni River overlooking the south coast, 6 kilometres from the sea. The settlement’s only entrance – a stairway integrated within a stone massif that lay against the exterior face of the settlement’s enclosure wall, can be traced for more than 180 metres. Perfectly functional as an entrance an...

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Rizoelia National Forest Park

97 hectares of pure natural beauty!

A unique experience close to nature with an unsurpassed view of the whole city of Larnaka. The Park is located 3 km east of the town of Aradippou and 7 km from Larnaka. The landscape of the area is mild with small hills and covered by plantations of pines (Pinus brutia), cypresses (Cupressus sempervirens), stone pines (Pinus pinea) and acacias (Acacia saligna).  Due to the important biodiversity of the site, Rizoelia National Forest Park is included within the European Natur...

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