Top ChoiceDive 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...

Top ChoiceChurch in Larnaka

Agios Lazaros

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...

Top ChoiceMuseum 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...

Top ChoiceBeach 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...

Top ChoiceCypriot 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...

Top ChoiceSeafood 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...

Top ChoiceBar 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....

Top ChoiceBeach 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...

Top ChoiceBooks 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...

Top ChoiceCypriot 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...

Top ChoiceCypriot in Agia Napa

Limelight

This well-established and family-run traditional restaurant excels at what it does best: chargrilled dishes. It also serves pasta and steak, lobster and seafood, but it’s the yielding beef, lamb and stifado (beef...

Top ChoiceBeach 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...

Top ChoiceCypriot in Larnaka

Militzis

This tavern serves up Cypriot soul food at its best, with soft, succulent lamb baked in the domed fourno (traditional ovens). As well as all the usual favourites, why not give specialities such as kefalaki...

Top ChoiceMediterranean in Pernera

La Cultura del Gusto

This fashionable and highly popular restaurant is known for its steaks and a menu that's more innovative than others in the area. Dishes such as monkfish served with a spicy mango sauce and organic Black Angus...

Top ChoiceCypriot 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...

Top ChoiceBeach 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...

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,...

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...

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...

National Park in Ammochostos Region

Cape Greco

This national park has sweeping views of the sea and coast, and is excellent for leisurely day hikes and cycling. Although much of the park is accessible by road, there are also 14km of nature trails rimmed by...