CTO Municipal Beach


East of Larnaka, this beach is very popular with locals and is backed by dozens of taverns, restaurants and hotels.

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1. Ancient Kition

5.07 MILES

Much of the original city-kingdom of Kition is covered by present-day Larnaka. The sparse remains that have been unearthed, referred to as Area II, lie…

2. Municipal Art Gallery

5.12 MILES

This small gallery is made up of five adjoining colonial-style stone warehouses built by the British in 1881. Three of them show contemporary artworks by…

3. Larnaka Archaeological Museum

5.14 MILES

Larnaka’s one-room archaeological museum is sparse on information but houses a wide collection of ceramics from nearby sites. The collection's highlights…

4. Pierides Archaeological Foundation

5.19 MILES

This museum was established in 1839 by Demetrios Pierides as a protective answer to the region’s notorious tomb raiders and the illegal selling of the…

5. Finikoudes Beach

5.27 MILES

This clean, shallow beach is highly popular despite not being particularly pretty. Sunbeds and umbrellas can be hired for between €2 and €3, and there are…

6. Kyriazis Medical Museum

5.42 MILES

If you happen to be in Larnaka on a Wednesday or Saturday, and have a passion for medical history – or just like quirky museums – hop along here. This…

7. Larnaka Fort

5.48 MILES

Built in the Lusignan era, the fort stands at the water’s edge and separates the Finikoudes promenade from the old Turkish quarter. Its present form is a…

8. Grand Mosque


Located at the beginning of Larnaka’s Turkish quarter, with its maze of sleepy whitewashed streets, the Grand Mosque is the spiritual home of Larnaka’s…