Larnaka & the East attractions

Top Choice Dive Site in Larnaka

Zenobia

For divers, the one reason to come to Larnaka is to explore the Zenobia, a Swedish-built cargo ship that sank just off the coast of Larnaka in 1980. Classed as one of the top five wreck dives in the world, the Zenob…
Top Choice Church in Larnaka

Agios Lazaros

This 9th-century church is dedicated to Lazarus of Bethany, whom Jesus is said to have resurrected four days after his death. The church itself is an astounding example of Byzantine architecture, and further restora…
Top Choice Museum in Larnaka

Pierides Archaeological Foundation

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 area's precious artefacts.The collection, expanded by Pierides’ …
Top Choice Beach in Agia Napa

Nissi Beach

Agia Napa's main attraction, Nissi Beach boasts shallow crystal-clear water, soft white sand and a picturesque rock island about 60m from its shore. It's widely regarded as one of the prettiest stretches of sand on …
Top Choice Beach in Larnaka

Makenzy Beach

Larnaka's most popular beach has all the facilities needed for a day in the sun, including plenty of cafes and restaurants rimming the promenade. It’s about 2km south of the central city, straight down Piyale Pasha.…
Top Choice Beach in Protaras

Fig Tree Bay

The most popular, and best, of Protaras' sandy strips, Fig Tree Bay lies at the southern end of the Protaras seaside promenade. It has a small sand island just off the coast, which is great for snorkelling, with lot…
Top Choice Beach in Agia Napa

Kermia Beach

Ideal for those who prefer a quiet spot where they can find a sunbed, Kermia Beach is about 2km east of Agia Napa towards Cape Greco. This is a wonderfully secluded beach with golden sands and a rock break. A great …
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…