Top things to do in Larnaka & the East

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 Cypriot in Agia Napa

En Yevo

Typical Cypriot favourites get cooked up in the blue-and-white interior of this traditional taverna, where the ceiling is hung with creeping vines. Everything is fresh and tasty, and the staff is wonderfully friendl…
Top Choice Seafood in Larnaka

Zephyros

It's been around for more than 40 years, and although the big dining-hall-style surroundings lack any inspiration whatsoever, Zephyros' high-quality fish meze (two people minimum) with eight different kinds of seafo…
Top Choice Bar in Larnaka

Heads & Tails

Tucked away just off the waterfront (look for the lampshades swinging from electricity wires over the alley), this kooky little place is all colourful mismatched chairs and cupboard drawers reworked as tables. It's …
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 Books in Larnaka

Academic & General

Probably the best bookshop on the island. This friendly shop has a huge range of both English- and Greek-language titles, ranging from best-selling novels to classics and philosophy, along with plenty of books on Cy…
Top Choice Cypriot in Larnaka

Art Cafe 1900

With art prints and photos covering the walls, and shelves weighed down with bric-a-brac, Art Cafe 1900 is by far Larnaka’s most atmospheric dining choice. Dine on stuffed cabbage leaves or stifado (stew made with b…