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About
Larnaca

“Phinikoudes”
means small palm
trees that were planted in 1922.

The beach has fine grey sand and is some 500 metres long. The width varies from 30 metres to 100 metres. The area is popular for its cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels.

There are also a large number of mini markets close to the beach. The commercial and shopping centre of the town is just behind the promenade. The main road, Athenon Avenue, is planted with palm trees, green areas and colourful flowers that add to the magnificent scenery.

The beach has several services and facilities such as toilets, showers, changing rooms, access for the disabled, sun beds and umbrellas and water sports. Lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment during the bathing season.

There is easy and safe access to the beach by bus and car or on foot. Many car parks are found near the beach. The sea is clean and the water quality in line with standards set by the Europea Union’s Bathing Water Directive. The sea is usually calm and the waves mild. The area is the venue for the two-week Larnaka (Larnaca) Kataklysmos Fair, usually in June.

The three imposing domes of this Orthodox Basilica Church and the original bell tower were destroyed, probably in the first years of Ottoman rule when the church was turned into a mosque. The brilliant byzantine artistry of the icons and the unique baroque woodcarving of the gold covered iconostasis were completed in 1782 and have survived until today.

Agios Lazaros
Church

Situated in the centre of Larnaka (Larnaca), the magnificent early 10th century stone church of Agios Lazaros is one of the most important surviving Byzantine monuments of Cyprus. It was built by Byzantine Emperor Leo VI in exchange for the transfer of the Saint’s relic to Constantinople.

The church lies over the tomb of Agios Lazaros, the resurrected friend of Jesus Christ who came to ancient Kition in 33 AD and became its first Bishop and Patron Saint. The tomb, along with other marble sarcophagi and box – shaped tombs brought to light during excavations, can be seen inside the church crypt.

Zenobia

MS Zenobia was a Swedish built Challenger-class RO-RO ferry launched in 1979 that capsized and sank close to Larnaca, Cyprus, in June 1980 on her maiden voyage.She now rests on her port side at approximately 42 metres (138 ft) of water and was named as one of The Times top ten wreck diving sites in the world in 2003.

“She now rests on her port side at approximately 42 metres”

Larnaca bay
beaches

Located in the Larnaka (Larnaca) district of Pyla, along Dhekelia Road, the beach of Pyla offers a complete day out for all the family, thanks to a host of facilities and the amenities of the surrounding area.Set amidst an expanse of greenery, the sands are fine grey and the clean waters are calm and shallow, making the beach popular with all, including families with small children. A sandy, eco-friendly beach.

Yanathes Beach in the Larnaka (Larnaca) sub-district of Voroklini is a 300-metre long strip of fine sands with varying shades of brown and beige, calm, clear and shallow seawaters, and local plants and greenery.

Facilities on both beaches include toilets, showers, changing rooms, sun beds, umbrellas, a children’s playground, beach volleyball and beach tennis courts, beach bars and water sports.

Beach tennis tournaments are held on the sands, and beachgoers can watch the regular summer events – and sometimes participate in them. There are also a variety of restaurants, bars, cafes, kiosks, convenience stores and accommodation along Dhekelia Road.

Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at the beach from June – October, 10:30 – 18:00.

Piale Pashia Promenade

Renovated, aligned with fragrant plants and adequate lighting. Making this promenade a perfect place for romantic evening strolls between Makenzy and Finikoudes beach.

Kamares Aqueduck

Built in 1747 and now partly illuminated at night, offering a tranquil scenic walkway parallel to the Salt Lake towards Larnaca airport. Look out for 2000-12000 seasonal flamingos!

Lefkara Village

Lefkara Village situated nearly 40 km from Larnaca. It is a charming village with narrow cobbled streets and picturesque architecture. Well known for the local handmade “Lefkaritika Lace” and filigree silver handicrafts.

Stavrovouni Monastery

Stavrovouni Monastery situated nearly 34 km away from Larnaca. Founded by St. Elena (mother of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine, the Great) who was said to have left behind a piece of the Holy Cross during her travels to Constantinopole.

Castle/ Medievel Museum

Now used as a museum, exhibition items related to its extensive history. The castles courtyard is used for cultural events during the long summer months. Linking both Finikoudes and Piale Pashia promenades.

Salt Lake

Now a protected area comprising of 4 picturesque lakes accommodating 85 species of water-birds with estimated populations between 20000-38000.

Angeloktisti Church

This 11th century Byzantine church houses a rare 6th century mosaic of the Virgin Mary. Enjoy a stroll around this beautiful church gardena nd relax at it’s traditional coffee/souvenir shop.

Pierides Museum

Travel though 9000 years of Cypriot culture in colonial style family mansion, built in 1815 and now displaying about 2500 Cypriot antiquities.

Larnaca Museum

A museum displaying the historical development of the city of Kition and the district of Larnaka in general.

Local Saturday Street Market

Experience a traditional Cypriot fresh fruit and vegetable street market held within the municipal parking area in the towns centre.

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