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Best things to do in Larnaka District

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Where in the world: Europe  /  Cyprus  /  Larnaka District

Top 15 things to do in Larnaka District

1. Finikoudes Beach, Larnaca

Lined with palm trees, the wide Finikoudes Beach stretches along the main tourist promenade of the city. Rent a beach chair or spread your towel across the warm, soft sand and take in the open Mediterranean views at this widely popular, yet tranquil beach. You can try numerous water sports here and restaurants, bars, and cafes abound. Due to the beach's low incline, the shallow waters are suitable for children and non-swimmers. If you are an experienced diver, you can also view the world-famous Zenobia shipwreck at 42 m (138 ft) below the water's surface.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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2. Church of Saint Lazarus, Larnaca

Church of Saint Lazarus has stood for over 1,000 years through lootings, destruction, and fires, thanks to centuries of work and restoration. According to Orthodox beliefs, the church is the resting place of Lazarus of Bethany--a man raised from the dead by Jesus Christ--who was forced to escape from Judea and chose to hide in Cyprus, where he died 30 years later for the second time. See this 31.5 m (103 ft) wide and 14.5 m (48 ft) tall church with three domes, featuring three internal aisles with bulky double pillars. Observe the wood and golden 18th-century iconostasis, which was heavily damaged by fire in 1970.
Suggested duration: 30 minutes
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3. Scuba & Snorkeling, Larnaca

Suggested duration: 4 hours
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4. Private Diving at Zenobia Wreck in Larnaka

FROM $159
We are the number 1 Scuba Service operators on the island of Cyprus, Hall of Fame centre of excellence and winners of the dive centre of the year Luxury Travel Guide awards for 2017 + 2018 +2019 + 2020, 21, 22 & 2023... your assurance of quality, safety and the best customer service :) The Zenobia Wreck Experience is for certified divers... advanced open water certification minimum. If you are Open water only then why not upgrade to the Adventure diver course, 3 dives in total & certification for an extra 200 euros and be able to do the deep and internal wreck dives as well as a navigation dive with refresher before you get to the Zenobia wreck :)
Suggested duration: 4h
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5. Mackenzie Beach, Larnaca

The Blue Flag Mackenzie Beach features shallow waters and fine gray sand, plus an array of water sports. Adjacent to tourist hotspots, this family-friendly site offers lounge chairs and umbrellas for rent, as well as areas where you can spread your own beach towel. Take a dip in the calm waters of the sheltered bay that stretches for about 1 km (0.6 mi) along the sea. If you like adventure, try out speed boating, sailing, and windsurfing here. Due to the proximity to the famous Zenobia shipwreck, you'll also have a chance to join a dive expedition from the site.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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6. Hala Sultan Tekke, Larnaca

See Hala Sultan Tekke, an Islamic complex with a mosque, mausoleum, and a cemetery located alongside a salt lake. The cemetery dates back to the Bronze Age, two millennia BCE. According to popular belief, the remains of the Prophet Mohammed's foster mother also lies at the site. For that reason, it is considered one the highly sacred Muslim shrines of the world. Admire the pristine setting of the lake and the complex's subtropical landscape.
Suggested duration: 30 minutes
Tours from $330 › Learn more about Hala Sultan Tekke

7. Camel Park, Mazotos

Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $352 › Learn more about Camel Park

8. Scuba Diving in Paphos (shore dives)

FROM $137
We dive at the best dive sites in Cyprus with a range of fantastic dives to suit all tastes. From new divers to the more experienced there are many dives to choose from. Our experienced staff are keen to show you the best spots and greatest variety of marine life. There are wrecks and protected marine reserves in Limassol, stunning boat and shore dives in Paphos, island diving off the Akamas National Park, to the world famous Zenobia wreck and the new Elpida wreck in Larnaca. We recommend the best dive sites to suit our divers and guarantee the very best and safest diving possible.
Suggested duration: 6h
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9. Zenobia Wreck, Larnaca

Grab the opportunity to see one of the world's top shipwreck dive sites, Zenobia Wreck. On June 7, 1980, this vessel, carrying over 300 million dollars' worth of goods including cargo of 104 trucks, sank due to a software error just outside of Larnaca port. Numerous extreme divers from all over the world have explored it. The site has become one of the most popular of its kind and was featured by numerous media sources. On a dive, you can observe the ship from some 15 m (50 ft) below the surface, or visit its interior parts and lowest portions, 42 m (138 ft) under the sea. Zenobia is the highlight of most of Cyprus' diving activities.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $86 › Learn more about Zenobia Wreck

10. Larnaka Salt Lake, Larnaca

If you discover chunks of salt emerging from the earth, you may be at Larnaka Salt Lake. This spot serves as a migration point for pink flamingos, and it's home to Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque. Here you'll find a crystal-clear lake reflecting an image of one of the holiest shrines of Ottoman Islam surrounded by palm trees and flamingos--a common image at the site. Stretching across 1,585 hectares (3,920 acres) of scrubland, the lake hosts over 80 species of birds. The lake used to provide vast amounts of salt to the locals. During the dry months now, the entire place turns into a mixture of gray dust and piles of crusted salt.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $76 › Learn more about Larnaka Salt Lake

11. Medieval Fort, Larnaca

Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $36 › Learn more about Medieval Fort

12. Cyprus Wines Tasting Experience in Larnaka with transfers from Larnaka district.

FROM $36
Unwind with the aromatic allure of Cyprus' wine offerings. Learn about grape variety, region and food pairing for each of 10 wine samplings before a moment to enjoy the old part of Larnaca. Enjoy the wines in their proper preparation served with light snacks and an optional cheese platter.
Suggested duration: 2h
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13. Emira Pottery, Larnaca

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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14. Safaris, Larnaca

Suggested duration: 5 hours
Tours from $86 › Learn more about Safaris

15. Halloumi Heaven: Cheese-Making Class & Troodos Mountain Villages 8h

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Hello from Cyprus Taste Tours! We're a friendly team of locals all with Cypriot heritage. A group of true foodies, our activities focus on discovering Cyprus through food & wine... There's nothing like tasting fresh, warm halloumi cheese straight out of the pot and on this small group tour there will be plenty to enjoy throughout the day! You'll be picked up from a Larnaca location of your choice and driven into the Troodos mountain countryside to the cheese-making workshop of a village local. You’ll take part in the process from start to finish and the experience will end with a delicious brunch which will include the cheeses made plus lots more. The activities don't end there as you'll be taken further into the mountain villages to visit other local producers and the quaint village of Lefkara. During this afternoon of exploring you'll taste Cyprus olive oil, local honey, traditional sweets along with other delicacies! Unlike other tours - EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED / NO HIDDEN COSTS!
Suggested duration: 7h 30min
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