Larnaca is always the leading city that holds the largest and most important folklore festival in Cyprus.
The so called “Kataklysmos Fair” (Flood Festival) is between 29th and 3rd of June.
I was there a week before the above date and there was much going on too.
Kiosks set up in line with vendors selling local delicacies and all kinds of touristy products, but there are also competitions taking place, sailing races, local exhibitions of pottery, fireworks and much more.
If you happen to be out there one of these days, drop by. Perhaps you will enjoy it.
Personally noise and crowded areas are not my piece of cake, but at least before flying back to Greece I dropped by for a while just to get the feeling of it.
Cart horse rides in Larnaca (?) Yes it is a fact, but what about the animals? How cruel is this?
The Cost €15.00
How unfair for the animals!
Horses cannot stand the heat of the burning summer sun, inhale exhaust fumes wait at traffic lights, and mingle with traffic. They present painful problems in their legs because they constantly walk on hard ground which is not in their nature.
In several cases many horses have left their last breath on the asphalt as a result of heat stroke from increased temperatures, the heat and humidity. They are extremely sensitive to loud noises and unexpected sounds.
What do you think?
It is impossible to visit Larnaca without making a promenade along this avenue. Here, you find many options for lunch, including local and international cuisine.
Larnaca bus station is located here, in front of the Pizza Hut.
Visitors can see the Tekke and several other sights through the ‘Love Buses’ that leave from Finikoudes promenade.
The tour starts from the Palm Promenade, passes by the Larnaca Castle, and gets to the Church of Aghios Lazaros. Leaving behind Larnaca it gets to the village of Kiti to the ancient church of Angeloktisti.
There is a stop for 20 minutes and the following stop is the Hala Sultan Mosque where there is another 20 min. stop for photos and a short stroll perhaps.
The bus makes a stop for 10 more minutes at the Salt Lake and on the way back to Larnaca it passes from Papagia Phaneromeni, Agios Georgios Makris and the tour finishes with the last sight which is Kamares, the old Aqueduct of Larnaca.
May, June, July 11.15 – 17:00
September – October 11:15 – 15:00
November – February 11:15
March – April 11:15 – 15:00
The tour is in several languages.
Price for adults €15.00 while for kids it is free. (There was a special discount when I was in Larnaca and the fee was at €10.00).
No need to pre-book. Payment is made on the bus.
Call them at + 357 97 761 761
The Palmtree-promenade is where you find lots of restaurants, discos, quite a nice, sandy beach and lots of people in the streets day and night. Unfortunately it is totally impossible there to just study the menu in front of any of the many restaurants without beeing approached immediately by an "agent" trying to push you into their restaurant.
The promenade in Larnaca is famed for its palm trees, Phinikia, translated into English, means palm tree and is particularly pleasant for a stroll in the evening. During this time the seafront offers the best night out in Larnaca, with countless choices of pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs. At one end of the promenade is a marina, and at the other Larnaca Fort.
Phinikoudes, the palm tree alley or beach front.
The downtown, near a shopping street, you can relax in one of many cafes and drink Frappes.