Larnaca

Travel Guide
Larnaca

Appreciate the ingenuity of the Ottoman Empire in the collection of ancient treasures at this city near an impressive salt lake. Take a picturesque stroll on the seaside esplanade.

Palm trees line the seafront promenade in the historic city of Larnaca. Visit this coastal municipality known for its scenic sea views and ruins from past dynasties.

One remarkable feature of the area is Larnaca Salt Lake, a huge expanse of water populated by pink flamingoes. In summer, the water evaporates and the surface resembles the moon. Adjoining the lake is the Hala Sultan Tekke, a religious complex that welcomes people from every faith. Explore the site to learn about its place in Islamic history.

West of the city, find the Larnaca Aqueduct, a marvel of Ottoman ingenuity that delivered water from springs and a river for centuries. Its magnificent arches and columns stretch for miles.

Go to the city's historic center to discover ancient gems, such as the Larnaca Fort. Its museum explains the castle’s former life as a place of execution. Next door, the Church of Lazarus, a 9th-century spiritual home, claims to have the tomb of a Biblical figure.

In the historic center you'll also find many restaurants in quaint alleyways near the lively Europe Square. Dine at one of the restaurants to enjoy the local cuisine. Try lamb and beans or one of the seafood options fresh from the Mediterranean Sea.

Amble along the promenade on Finikoudes Beach, the city’s most popular stretch of sand. Reach the northern tip of the beach to find the Larnaca Marina, where you can dive around a shipwreck.

Take a flight to Larnaca International Airport, about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) south of the city. It borders the salt lake and the mosque complex. Riding a taxi or shuttle bus to the city should not take more than 15 minutes. The historic center of Larnaca is manageable on foot, although you can take buses to get around.

Larnaca lays claim to being the country’s oldest city, with 6,000 years of fascinating stories to tell. The city has hot, dry summers and mild winters. Locals speak Greek, but English is widely understood.

Where to stay in Larnaca

Sun Hall Beach Hotel Apts.
Sun Hall Beach Hotel Apts.
3 out of 5
4 Evriviades Street, Larnaca
The price is $35 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 18
Located in Larnaca City Centre, this beach aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pierides Archaeological Museum and Finikoudes Beach. Larnaca Marina and Mackenzie ...
4/5 Very Good! (483 reviews)
"Excellent location very spacious with great views. Facility is clean and sheets and towels are provided as requested. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I will definitely stay here again"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2021

Sun Hall Beach Hotel Apts.
Hotel Indigo Larnaca - Adults Only, an IHG Hotel
Hotel Indigo Larnaca - Adults Only, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Adonidos Street 12-16, Larnaca, Larnaca District
The price is $121 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
Located in Larnaca City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Church of Saint Lazarus and Finikoudes Beach. Larnaca Marina and Mackenzie Beach are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
"We had a wonderful stay at Indigo. Everything was perfect. Thank you."

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2021

Hotel Indigo Larnaca - Adults Only, an IHG Hotel
Frangiorgio Hotel
Frangiorgio Hotel
3 out of 5
9 Grigoriou Afxentiou Street, Larnaca
The price is $63 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
Located in Larnaca City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Finikoudes Promenade and Finikoudes Beach. Larnaca Marina and Mackenzie Beach are also ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (155 reviews)
"Friendly, clean and close to the beach. No issues. Would recommend."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Frangiorgio Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Nondas Hill Hotel Apartments
Nondas Hill Hotel Apartments
3 out of 5
21 Nitse Street, Nondas Hill Apartments, Larnaca
The price is $29 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Larnaca Salt Lake, Mackenzie Beach, and Finikoudes Beach. Larnaca Marina is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) ...
2.8/5 (6 reviews)
"Microwave oven hardly works. Tv with no plug. Place lacks electric sockets for charging mobile, etc... The lady was very sweet, helpful."

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Nondas Hill Hotel Apartments
Sun Hall Beach Hotel Apts.
Sun Hall Beach Hotel Apts.
3 out of 5
4 Evriviades Street, Larnaca
The price is $35 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 18
Located in Larnaca City Centre, this beach aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pierides Archaeological Museum and Finikoudes Beach. Larnaca Marina and Mackenzie ...
4/5 Very Good! (483 reviews)
"Excellent location very spacious with great views. Facility is clean and sheets and towels are provided as requested. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I will definitely stay here again"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2021

Sun Hall Beach Hotel Apts.
Operetta House
Operetta House
3 out of 5
Saint Lazarus Square, 11, Faneromenis Street, Larnaca
Located in Larnaca City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Agios Lazaros Byzantine Museum and Finikoudes Beach. Larnaca Marina and ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (41 reviews)
"Very good location, close to everything, bed was very comfortable. The music from the nearby cafe was a bit loud in the evening at the weekend but it did stop completely just after midnight."

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Operetta House
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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