Top things to do in Around Larnaka

Top Choice Cypriot in Around Larnaka

Voreas

Ten minutes north of Larnaka in Oroklini village, this house with a courtyard offers traditional foods, surrounds and hospitality. The aroma of herbs, the succulent variety of meat and the wild vegetable meze dishes…
Church in Around Larnaka

Stavrovouni Monastery

Perched 668m high at the peak of Stavrovouni (literally ‘Mountain of the Cross’), this monastery is revered as the oldest on the island and is said to hold a piece of the Holy Cross, brought here by St Helena, mothe…
Archaeological Site in Around Larnaka

Choirokoitia

Occupying a well-defended hillside with a large perimeter wall, this small but well-preserved neolithic site is the earliest permanent human settlement found in Cyprus, dating back to 7000 BC. A walkway guides you a…
Lake in Around Larnaka

Larnaka Salt Lake

During winter this protected reserve fills with rainwater, creating an important migratory habitat for flamingos, wild ducks and water fowl. As summer approaches the waters slowly dry up and the birds leave. They ar…
Mosque in Around Larnaka

Hala Sultan Tekkesi

Surrounded by date palms, cypress and olive trees, this late-18th-century mosque and tekke (shrine) sits wistfully on the edge of Larnaka’s salt lake. According to Muslim lore, during the Arab raids on Cyprus in 674…
Aqueduct in Around Larnaka

Kamares Aqueduct

Sanctioned in 1746 by Ottoman governor Bekir Pasha, and built in classical Roman style – some historians believe it is actually a Roman creation that was simply refurbished by the Ottomans – this aqueduct was constr…
Church in Around Larnaka

Panagia Angeloktisti

Literally meaning ‘built by angels’, the church is home to the extraordinary 6th-century Mosaic of the Virgin Mary. The mosaic was discovered in 1952 amid the remains of the original 5th-century apse, which has been…
Cafe in Lefkara

Tasties Cafe

With its blue shuttered windows and a gorgeously restored blue-and-white old-world interior, including original ornate lintels and cornice detailing, this may just be the cutest cafe in all of Cyprus. There's always…
Museum in Lefkara

Lefkara Folk Art Museum

Formerly the home of one of Lefkara’s wealthiest families, this restored building is set around a large courtyard complete with outdoor oven and pomegranate and citrus trees. The ground floor has information boards …
Cypriot in Around Larnaka

To Patrikon

It's meze, but with a twist. To Patrikon infuses a modern-Med approach to classic Cypriot meze (minimum two people), adding touches of creative flair. Grilled meats get lashed with Commandaria (sweet wine); the halo…