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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Larnaca Port & Marina Master Plan will become a great resource for the Republic of Cyprus and its people. It includes a range of benefits such as those related to taxes, employment, the creation of public spaces and amenities, increase in tourism, new infrastructure and urban improvements.
The two members of the Consortium who will be redeveloping the land are well experienced companies, the one a Cyprus owned company founded in the UK in 2006, its main activities being in investments and developments. The other, a company which is part of a US based conglomerate owned by an Israeli American Family with years of experience in international activities in the fields of large scale mixed use real estate investments and developments which include hotels, several commercial and industrial buildings, fashion brands, Media Channels, Aviation companies and more.
Includes all of the infrastructure works related to this project.
The opening of a new road connecting Athenon Street with Ammohostou Road, the expansion of the existing Marina to ensure it can accommodate 650 yachts between 5 and 150 meter long, as well as, all the necessary infrastructure works within the Port areas to prepare for the extension works of the port and of course a new 500 sqm state of the art passenger’s terminal to serve large cruise ships. Additionally, to this, the 1st phase will include the construction of the Marina Yacht Club, a 5000 sqm building which will accommodate the Marina offices, restaurants, events space, sailing schools, diving schools and Marina shops selling goods to yachts.
Includes the Construction of several Residential buildings within the Marina area, as well as a Traditional Agora where producers of local products will be able to sell their goods in a pleasant environment.
Additionally, within phase 2 the educational element of this project is being planned to be constructed which will consist of approximately 10.000 sqm of University Lecture and Research Theatres where a Medical School will co-exist next to a Medical Centre, a Hotel and Hospitality College and finally a Blue Marine, Environmental and Energy University.
Within the Port area the storage facilities will be increased and improved, and a secure area for yacht repairs will be created.
During the 3rd phase which is estimated to take place before year 10 of this project, new 45 Luxury Villas will be constructed on the new breakwater which will have their own private berths.
On the same breakwater, a state of the art luxury residential light house will be built which will offer 360 degrees view from all of the apartments.
To the north of the Marina, the final U shape residential building will be constructed together with a new 5 star business hotel, a commercial centre and two additional luxury residential buildings which will be served and maintained by the hotel.
Such a project cannot be completed without an icing on the cake, which in this case will be the only Private Island in Cyprus.
During the last 4th phase of the project, the western part of the Project will be constructed which will consist of several office buildings, parking spaces, studios and small size apartments suitable for students and people visiting Larnaca on a regular basis or work.
To understand the size and financial importance of this project for the city of Larnaca and in extend the whole of Cyprus, the following Numbers are planned to be developed :
Estimated benefits for the Republic of Cyprus
Renovated, aligned with fragrant plants and adequate lighting. Making this promenade a perfect place for romantic evening strolls between Makenzy and Finikoudes beach.
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 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 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.
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.
Now a protected area comprising of 4 picturesque lakes accommodating 85 species of water-birds with estimated populations between 20000-38000.
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.
Travel though 9000 years of Cypriot culture in colonial style family mansion, built in 1815 and now displaying about 2500 Cypriot antiquities.
A museum displaying the historical development of the city of Kition and the district of Larnaka in general.
Experience a traditional Cypriot fresh fruit and vegetable street market held within the municipal parking area in the towns centre.