Larnaca Travel Guide

  • Panoramic view of the marina in Larnaca
    Panoramic view of the marina in Larnaca
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    The Bar of the Blu
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    Agios Lazaros Church
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Larnaca Highlights

  • Pro
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    shirez says…

     Very hot, and caressing sun, nice people in village 

  • Con
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    cheekymarieh says…

     Some aircraft noise if you stay in the MacKenzie Beach area, the beach isn't as good as Ayia Napa, Protaras area 

  • In a nutshell
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     Many people skip Larnaca - don't be one of them 

Larnaca Things to Do

  • Mosque of Hala Saltan Tekke

    This mosque, located 5km West of Larnaca city centre, was built in 648 AD over Umm Haram's tomb, a relative, according to tradition, of the Profet Mohammed. The shrine is nowadays one of the most important holy places of workship for Muslims, ranking immediadely after Mecca, Medina in Saudi Arabia and Al Aksha in Jerusalem.

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  • Agios Lazaros Church

    It is said that, following his resurrection by Christ, Saint Lazarus lived in Kition, nowadays Larnaca, for 30 years. He was ordained Bishop of Kition by Saints Barnabas and Mark. The present day admirable church, which underwent various expansions and modifications through the ages, dedicated to Saint Lazarus, the patron saint of Larnaca, and...

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  • Aliki - Salt Lake

    This lake is one of the most important wetlands of Cyprus and it has been declared a Ramsar site, Natura 2000 site, Special Protected Area under the Barcelona Convention and an Important Bird Area (IBA). It is the haunt of 85 species of water-birds with estimated populations between 20,000–38,000 and one of the important migratory passages through...

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Larnaca Restaurants

  • Authentic Cypriot food

    If you don't try, at least once, the meze, you will not know what is the genuine food in Cyprus. Meze means small dishes and the best place to try it is at a traditional taverna. There you are invited to taste many different traditional dishes of the country. Depending on the restaurant and the season, meze varies but, for the main dishes, it is...

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  • Inexpensive Food - Popular and A Good...

    I came across this restaurant accidentally as I was having a stroll in Larnaca. It was morning, I found it closed but I got the phone number and called to book a table. The interior of the restaurant is what excited me at first and that was the first reason I wanted to visit. The following week when I happened to be in Larnaca on Friday morning I...

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  • Exclusively Cypriot Tastes, -A Steady...

    I had arranged to dine here with a friend from VirtualTourist (Avieira67) Antony his name, coming from Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal and I wanted him to experience what is like eating out at a traditional Cypriot Taverna. I remember how we enjoyed dining here with my sister last year, so I asked her to join us this time too. I could not think of...

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Larnaca Nightlife

  • Cosy and Inviting!

    One or two times in the past I heard my closest friends who live in Larnaca mentioning the name of this Café and I knew that from time to time they meet out here. During my stay at Livadhiotis I noticed that the Blue is actually part of the hotel, so the second day I decided to surprise them because they had no idea that I was in Larnaca again and...

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  • Rock and a lot more.

    The "Old Quarter" of Larnaca is definitely the happening place at night. i small pedestrian area set just back from the seafront, it is teeming with bars and clubs and only comes alive after the sun goes down.Many of the places are much of a muchness, banging out dance music, which I'm not really fond of, but I did stumble upon this place one...

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  • British Adore it for the Food and the...

    I had a nice outing for dinner at the Lithos bar in Oroklini with friends while in Larnaca and I high recommend it. Due to renovations the Lithos bar and Restaurant is having its daily events in the premises of the Antonis G Hotel next to the swimming pool and bar area these days since the weather is so beautiful on the island. Until the Lithos is...

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Larnaca Transportation

  • Bus from Larnaca to Lefkara

    There are not too many buses a day linking Larnaca to Lefkara. Usually, but not always, you have to change for another bus at Kofinou.Bus 408 travels from Larnaca to Kofinou. Then, you have to change to the bus 405, that goes to Vavatsinia, and get off at Pano Lefkara.I took the bus 408 in Larnaca at 12:05, but I didn't have to change for another...

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  • Bus from Larnaca to Pafos

    Intercity buses link the cities in Cyprus. There are several buses a day from Limassol to Pafos, but you have to change at Limassol. You have to travel from Larnaca to Limassol and then change to another bus to travel from Limassol to Pafos. You can not buy a direct ticket.FAREOne way4 + 4 = 8 EURReturn7 + 7 = 14 EUR

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  • Bus from Larnaca to Aya Napa

    Inter cities buses run between Larnaca and Aya Napa.A single ticket costs 4.0 EUR, while a return one costs 7.0 EUR

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Larnaca Shopping

  • Lots of nuts and lots more besides.

    This place looks pretty unprepossessing from the outside but inside it is a veritable Aladdin's cave.As the name suggests, it is predominantly concerned with nuts, and I have never seen such a selection in my life. They also sell Cypriot sweets (particularly the popular Yerouskipou delights).As well as that there is a large selection of very...

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  • A very fine jewellers.

    Readers of my tips will know that I'd probably rather try and wrestle a grizzly bear than go shopping, but whilst walking through Larnaca with my ex-girlfriend one day I was dragged into this shop in the search for a gift for a friend. Although I'm no expert, the collection seemed impressive with some very unusual items.I came away with a very...

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  • Fashionable Boutiques in Larnaca

    This street has some of the most fashionable boutiques selling famous designer labels. You can find men's and women's apparel and accessories from designers like Roberto Cavalli, Kenzo, and Valentinoa. Also DKNY, Dolce & Cabbana, and Cavalli Class. The price you will pay for these products is much cheaper than buying in other European countries....

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Larnaca Local Customs

  • Electricity & adaptor-plugs

    Electricity in Cyprus has 220 Volt, but the plug might be different from the one that you use in your homecountry and so it will be the best to take an adaptor-plug with you, because even the big hotels obviously dont have a single plug in the rooms for the ordinary plugs of Europe.Charging your batteries etc. will only be possible when you have...

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  • A wonderful Vintage-Bedford

    I saw this wonderful Vintage-Bedford-bus in Larnaca, where it was obviously hired by a private wedding-party. Even the driver was dressed in a great tradional costume and I was able to take some nice photos there.I saw some other rusty such old Bedford-buses as well in other parts of Cyprus but this one was certainly the most beautiful of them.99...

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  • Stray cats are all over Cyprus

    Stray cats are all over Cyprus, in the restaurants, in the hotels, in the parks and on the beach. In case that you are allergic against them (like I am) maybe you should rather choose one of the quite expensive hotels and hopefully they will try to keep the cats outside.I had them in both hotels, in the Sveltos as well as in the Larco, and even in...

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Larnaca Warnings and Dangers

  • Pick your bar carefully.

    My ex-girlfriend and I were out strolling one night and felt like a drink, so we wandered into the first bar we came to which happened to be the one pictured. It was certainly clean and tidy enough inside with a pool table and the TV showing sport. We ordered a couple of beers and sat down, although I noticed that the barmaid looked at my ex in a...

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  • The Weever's poisonous spines!

    It is advisable to have plastic shoes on when you swim to avoid the danger of being bitten by a dragon-fish (drakena) in Greek. I had heard of many cases in the past and I have known about these bites from youth. Recently a friend’s daughter was bitten by one and she spent a week in hospital under drip and antibiotics. The pain is unbearable. It...

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  • oh gosh, they have a terrible pavement !

    You really have to look on the ground for every step you make, because their pavements and steps are mostly totally uneven and very dangerous. Nobody really cares a lot about that unfortunately, so look down on the ground , where-ever you go!

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Larnaca Tourist Traps

  • Attention...Avoid Makenzi area till...

    Works are under construction throughout the beachfront road of the Makenzy area in Larnaca these days!Tourists visiting Larnaca and have already booked at one of the hotels in this area, won’t be happy at all because there is lots of noise and much dust around. In some places the road is dug that deep that it is hard to walk even on foot to cross...

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  • Pay for your rental-car in advance

    Pay for your rental-car in advance, AND print out all the "smallprint" as well and take it with you ! I had booked it through my travelagent and there it stated clearly that all damages would be included, also in case that the glasses or tyres are broken etc.The agent at the airport tried it anyway to tell me, that a CWD is included, BUT I would...

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  • STAY AWAY FROM "ZAKOS" MAKENZI AREA

    The Makenzi area is a very beautiful area especially popular for its Fish Tavernas. It is however an expensive area. Both Cypriots and foreigners like walking out there. There are one or two Pizza restaurants and a couple of good Taverns.Stay away from Zakos Beach Restaurant.We were brought here on our trip to Cyprus for lunch but it was a bit late...

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Larnaca What to Pack

  • As little as possible

    1 suitcase & 1 piece of hang luggage. For 2 weeks I take 4 tee-shirts, 2 smartish shirts, 3 pairs daytime shorts, 2 pairs smart/evening shorts, 1 pair lightweight lilen trousers, 1 pair trainers, 1 pair sandals, 1 pair flip-flops, hat, 4 pairs knicks, 2 pairs socks. Clothes can be washed in a sink/washbasin with travel wash and will dry quickly....

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  • Packing List

    lots of shorts t-shirts swimmers & suntan lotion.don't forget your sunglasses. flipflops,shorts,swimware. just the usual stuff,toothbrush,soap,toothpaste,flannel etc. in the museums you might be asked not to use a flash.no problems just be prepared to take loads of photos. the beaches are great.sunbeds &umbrellas are provided on the beaches if...

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Larnaca Off The Beaten Path

  • some more graves outside of Hala Sultan...

    There are some more graves outside of the Hala Sultan Mosque, in the backside of its garden,facing the Larnaca Saltlake. What was very interesting for me to see in this small cemetery were the tops of the tombstones, that look like heads or hats and there are some different ones and all of the tombs have great decorations and arabic inscriptions.

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  • Eski Yerlesi Kalintilari

    Eski Yerlesi Kalintilari are the remains of an ancient settlementand you will find it right under one of the buildings next to the Hala Sultan Mosque. I could not find any more informations about these excarvations, but it was interesting to see that the new building was built on top of it and still you can see the remains of the old settlement...

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  • a tiny cemetery at the Djami Kebir...

    Next to the entrance of the Djami Kebir Mosque you will see a small muslim-cemetery with some interesting tombstones. These tombstones look very nice with a head or maybe a hat on top of them and the wonderfull inscriptions in arabic letters. There is a fence around these tombs and the cemetery is between the mosque and the street, so you can...

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Larnaca Sports & Outdoors

  • The Salt Lake of Larnaca -End of October

    I am back to Larnaca once again and I got to the Salt Lake for a walk with my sister. This time there are no flamingos and the lake water has been turned to salt. If you happen to be in Larnaca in October, it pays to come to the salt lake for a walk. I love coming here to watch the beautiful sunset. Don’t forget, sunsets are never the same!By the...

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  • The Amazing Leisure Club at the Palm...

    –Simply Amazing!I was on holidays in Larnaca staying at the Palm Beach Hotel and Bungalows on the Dhekelia Road. Since Larnaca is my hometown I happen to have many friends and when I told them that I have booked at the above hotel they urged me to visit the Leisure Club by all means. Some of them are already members for years and they know how much...

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  • Walks Accompanied by a Guide - Free !

    Walks Accompanied by a Guide (Participation free)Every Wednesday, Tour to Larnaca “Past and Present”Starting point: Tourist Information Office, Larnaca.Every Friday: “Scala (Larnaca) and her craftsment”Starting point: Medieval Castle, Larnaca.

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Larnaca Favorites

  • Cypriot dishes and how to ask for them...

    GlossaryI thought to give you the name of some Cypriot dishes and explain what each one represents so that you know exactly what it is when you are at a Cypriot restaurant.You can of course photo copy and have it with you on the trip.Afelia: it is pork cooked in red wine crushed coriander seedsArni: it is lambAvgolemono: egg and lemon soupBourekia:...

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  • USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS & ADDRESSES IN...

    My favorite thing about Larnaca is that I am proud to be born here.When younger I could not understand why tourists come to Larnaca. Ever since I have become a Freelance guide writer, I love coming here and seeing the same things again and again. Larnaca is a city with much to give, much history, many museums and the best of all is that nearly all...

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  • Larnaca

    Larnaca is not really beautiful, but somehow it's much lower key than other southern beach cities... you can still see local people living there, and artisans working in their businesses... and in particular, there are local businesses that are not tourist-related. it doesn't sound like much - but go to Paphos and try to spot one... it won't be an...

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