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.
Beaches, Cafes and Bars
Sip fruit juices under an umbrella and swim in the cool waters of this pleasant city beach after exploring the adjoining historic center of the city.
Take photos of a mosque complex with a backdrop of bright colors reflected in the water, from the blue sky to green hills and pink flamingoes.
Join the lively crowds around a fountain and admire the colonial structures in this spacious square near the beach.
Stroll through the serene environment of this historic Islamic complex that was constructed in the 1700s to pay tribute to Muhammad’s foster mother.
Visit this 9th-century religious complex, hear the fascinating Bible tale of miracles and see the alleged sacred tomb of Lazarus.
Walk along this romantic pier to see the array of vessels and go on a trip to the famous dive spot of Zenobia’s Wreck.
Discover the many secrets of Cyprus's northern coast with the benefit of a private guide offering fascinating commentary about the many historical sights on the itinerary. Travel all the way back to the 11th century BC as you explore ancient Roman ruins in the town of Famagusta and beyond.
Here’s a chance to travel deep inside the island’s interior to see and experience villages and forested landscapes not often visited by average tourists. This itinerary uses a combination of small asphalt roads and well-maintained dirt tracks to bring Nature and Culture together.
Nestled in the foothills of the Troodos Mountains and the center of Cyprus' winemaking region, Omodos is a treat for the senses. Bask in beautiful sights, discover ancient history, and sample irresistible wines on this private tour of the village and surrounding area.
Become members of Jack Sparrow Pirate’s Crew for a day! This is really one of the best themed day cruises, Cyprus has to offer! A day when all the family can be and have fun together! Your Black Pearl Pirate boat trip adventure departs from Ayia Napa harbour.
You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Ayia Napa, Protaras or Larnaca town. Your first stop will be at Palaichori village where you will have a coffee break (coffee not included) before heading to Agros village.
The VIP Leisure Catamaran Cruise along Famagusta coastline is a day of exquisite elegance on board of a luxury Catamaran. A unique addition to your holiday. Indulge yourself, in a childfree zone! Numbers are strictly limited, so there’s plenty of room to sunbathe on the rigging nets.