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Tourist Attractions in Larnaca

The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Larnaca

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About Larnaca

Sunny Larnaca offers miles of gorgeous beaches, quiet family holidays and an abundance of architectural landmarks, many of which are 700-1000 years old. It is also a great place for diving and refreshing boat trips.

Many of the temples, monasteries and fortresses in and around Larnaca have survived intact to this day. Walking around the Church of Angeloktisti or Stavrovouni Monastery can be an unforgettable experience, as the vast stratum of centuries gone by seems to hang in the air and makes tourists think of eternity.

But for many, Larnaca is first and foremost a quality, unhurried and relaxing beach holiday. The sea here is clean and warm, the beaches can withstand even the strictest requirements, and the infrastructure is perfectly adapted to the most demanding needs.

Top-20 Tourist Attractions in Larnaca

Holy Church of Saint Lazarus

7971 reviews
The appearance of the temple dates back to the 9th century, when Byzantium was ruled by Emperor Leo IV. St Lazarus is the patron saint of Larnaca, he lived in Cyprus for 30 years and preached Christianity. His burial place “larnax” means “sarcophagus” or “coffin”, hence the name of the town. The Church of St Lazarus has been standing for over a thousand years, and the building has been reconstructed several times. The last restoration was carried out in 1972, as a result of which part of the saint’s relics were found.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 2:30 – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 2:30 – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 2:30 – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 2:30 – 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 2:30 – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 2:30 – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 6:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 3:30 – 5:30 PM

Larnaca Salt Lake

671 reviews
The appearance of the reservoir is connected with the legend of St Lazarus. The parable says that when he was walking near the vineyards, he asked the owners for a brush of grapes to quench his thirst, but the stingy people refused him. Then Lazarus became angry and foretold that the land would be barren and nothing would be born on it but salt. The next day, instead of a fertile vineyard, people saw a salty lake. In summer the lake completely dries up and is covered with a 10-centimetre crust of salt.

Larnaca Castle

According to one version, the fort was built in the 13th century during the reign of King James I to protect the city from enemies. In the XIV century it was captured by the Genoese. By the XVIII century the complex became dilapidated and fell into disrepair, but it was rebuilt by the Ottoman Turks. During the First World War, the fortress was used by German troops as an outpost, but after the defeat of Germany it passed into the hands of the British. There is now a museum with valuable exhibits from the Early Middle Ages.


1320 reviews
A small town beach 500 metres long with clear and clean water. It is perfect for children, as the descent into the sea is quite gentle and there are no sharp stones on the soft sandy bottom. The beach is marked with the “Blue Flag” quality label. Along the coast stretches a well-maintained picturesque promenade – a place of promenade for many tourists. The alley is separated from the noisy roadway by a dense row of date palms.

Mackenzie Beach

1434 reviews
The beach is located in the western part of Larnaca and is directly adjacent to the airport. Tourists holidaying at Mackenzie can watch planes taking off and landing every few minutes. Along the beach is a pedestrianised road with numerous taverns and bars. Like all Larnaca’s city beaches, Mackenzie has a gentle descent into the water, clear water and sun-kissed sand.

Larnaca Main Harbor

23 reviews
A mooring place for yachts of all shapes and sizes as well as more modest boats. Larnaca Marina can accommodate around 450 boats of up to 40 metres in size. During the high season, the harbour can be full of mooring space. Many boat owners offer boat trips for tourists or fishing trips. But the main space in the marina is occupied by sea travellers who cruise the Mediterranean.

Holy Church of the Virgin Mary Angeloktisti at Kiti

816 reviews
An 11th century Byzantine church built on the ruins of an early Christian temple partially destroyed during the Arab invasion. The 6th century frescoes have been remarkably preserved and have survived to this day thanks to the layer of plaster that covered them. The unique images were discovered during the restoration in 1952. Next to the church there is a very ancient tree, protected by the state as a natural monument.
Open time
Monday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Stavrovouni Monastery

898 reviews
One of the oldest monasteries in Cyprus. It is believed that the monastery was founded in the 4th century by the mother of Emperor Constantine, later canonised as Saint Helen. The first written mention of the monastery dates back to the beginning of the XII century. The monastery was raided and destroyed more than once, at one time it was owned by the Catholic Church. The most important relic, which is kept in the walls of Stavrovuni, is a part of the Life-Giving Cross.
Open time
Monday: 2:00 PM – 11:00 AM
Tuesday: 2:00 PM – 11:00 AM
Wednesday: 2:00 PM – 11:00 AM
Thursday: 2:00 PM – 11:00 AM
Friday: 2:00 PM – 11:00 AM
Saturday: 2:00 PM – 11:00 AM
Sunday: 2:00 PM – 11:00 AM

Landmark of Hala Sultan Tekkesi

3396 reviews
The mosque is located near the shores of the salt lake. At the moment there are no services in the temple, but it is open for excursions. Hala Sultan Tekke is a whole complex of buildings, which includes residential buildings, a mausoleum and the temple building itself, designed for prayers. The last restoration of the mosque was made in the 50s of the XX century. The temple was used for its intended purpose until the Turkish occupation of the northern part of Cyprus in 1974.
Open time
Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation

149 reviews
A private collection established in 1839. The museum is located on the grounds of a house that belonged to one of the mayors of Larnaca. The museum exhibition is based on the mayor’s art collection, which he donated together with the house for public use in 1974. There are 2.5 thousand items from different historical periods on display at the Piyeridis Museum.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Kyriazis Medical Museum

20 reviews
The museum was opened in 2011. The exposition is entirely dedicated to medical science. It exhibits equipment, books, medical devices and documents illustrating the development of medical science in Cyprus. The time period covered by the museum collection is quite wide – from antiquity to the present day. The museum has a garden where medicinal plants are grown.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Sunday: Closed

Archaeological Museum of Larnaka District

299 reviews
The museum’s collection consists of archaeological finds from the heyday of the ancient state of Kition, which existed in Cyprus from the 13th century BC to the 4th century. Due to imperfect legislation, many valuable finds were removed from the island. Everything that remained and was found after 1967 was placed in the Archaeological Museum. The halls display valuable exhibits from the Cretan-Mycenaean culture, finds from the Neolithic, Bronze Age and much more.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Emira Pottery

155 reviews
The workshop was founded in 1987 by an artisan who emigrated from the northern part of Cyprus due to the Turkish invasion in 1974. At Emira Pottery you can watch the process of making traditional Cypriot pottery, and you can also take a masterclass and make your own clay pots. The workshop has a small shop selling its own products.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Pano Lefkara

An exemplary village located in a mountainous area amidst picturesque scenery. It was first mentioned in the 12th century. The village has become famous for its special lace weaving technique, “lefkaritika”. Many home textile workshops are located here. Lace is used to make tablecloths, dresses, bedding, curtains, shawls and shawls.

Neolithic Settlement of Choirokoitia

1391 reviews
A Neolithic settlement that existed between the 7th and 4th centuries B.C. The people who inhabited the site lived in round-shaped raw brick houses that have survived to this day (about 100 houses in total). In 1998, Hirokitia was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. According to the excavations, the inhabitants had a cult of the dead, as they buried the bodies right in the territory of their dwellings.
Open time
Monday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM

Archaeological Site of Kition

323 reviews
In the 13th century BC, an ancient civilisation emerged and developed in Cyprus, which existed for more than 1000 years – until the 4th century. Its traces were discovered as a result of excavations in 1920. The ancient state was named Kition. Archaeologists found that in order to get a large part of Kition, it is necessary to dig up the whole of Larnaca and remove several cultural layers. That is why the research is carried out on a point-by-point basis, the ancient city is taken out of the ground in parts.
Open time
Monday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Kamares Aqueduct

1219 reviews
The bridge was built during the Ottoman rule on the island. The aqueduct was built literally in one year between 1746 and 1747. The total length of the aqueduct is 10 kilometres and consists of 75 arched spans. The water supply system worked until 1939, before the construction of the modern aqueduct. Only a part of the structure has survived to this day, as it was severely damaged due to the expansion of the city limits of Larnaca.
Open time
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours

Zenobia Wreck Diving Site

18 reviews
The ship sank in 1980 off the coast of Larnaca and was quickly dubbed the “Titanic of the Mediterranean”, although no one was injured in the wreck. Since then, the site of Zenobia’s wreck has become a popular dive site. Underwater divers like to explore the remains of the ferry in the hope of finding something of value (and many do). There really is a lot to see. The ship is 178 metres long and 28 metres wide.

Camel Park

3297 reviews
The park is located 15 minutes from the city airport, halfway between Larnaca and Limassol, within the resort of Mazotos. It was established as a small private enterprise in 1998. Camel rides are available along the picturesque park paths. You can also relax here with the whole family, have a picnic and take good photos. There is a separate play area for children. There is a restaurant in the park.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Golden Donkeys Farm

687 reviews
The donkey farm was opened in 2014 in the small settlement of Skarinou. It was the second one (the first farm opened in this place is called “Dipotamos”). Apparently, the interest in donkeys is so high that one farm was not enough for all those who wanted to visit. In fact, the creators want to preserve a rare species of donkey breed, which is on the verge of extinction. There are about 200 animals living on the farm.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM