Larnaca is a beautiful town basking on the Cypriot
coast that benefits both from the cosmopolitan hum of modern life and the serene lull of a Mediterranean island. While in Larnaca, check out our list of some essential activities, monuments, and places of interest to make the most of your time there.
Thrill Seeker Ocean Racer
This unique and electrifying experience does everything it says in the name. Thrill Seeker Ocean Racer is designed for holiday-goers who seek the raw thrills that Cyprus has to offer, as well as the opportunity to traverse and tear through the ocean waves at nail-biting speeds. Jump aboard a ‘Thrill-Seeker’ with 1,000 horsepower engines and rocket over the sea enjoying a view and speed that will literally take your breath away. The boats can hold up to 10 passengers so arrange your groups accordingly.
Thrill Seeker Ocean Racer, Larnaca Marina, 6023, Larnaca City, Cyprus, +357 99173855
Ayios Lazaros (The Church of Saint Lazarus)
Archaeological site, Church
Ayios Lazaros (The Church of Saint Lazarus)
Cyprus’ enchanting appeal can be attributed to its captivating and fascinating history. The Church of Saint Lazarus is a 9th century Greek Orthodox Church that is one of many symbols of beautiful architecture and culture on the island. Within the church, the preserved interior, the intricate, gold iconostasi, the exquisite hand-carved wooden furniture, and other gorgeous religious icons will awe visitors. Integral to the town of Larnaca, the church hosts a procession of the saint through Larnaca on St Lazarus’ day, eight days before Easter so try to schedule your trip to coincide.
St Lazarus church, Plateia Agiou Lazarou, Larnaka, Cyprus, +357 24 652498
Being an island held in the palm of the Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus is outlined by breathtaking stretches of coast and luxury beaches. Mackenzie Beach is the jewel of the Larnaca coast. The sand stretches, golden and spotless and the sea is clear, deepening gradually making it ideal for families with young children. There are many places to purchase food and drinks throughout the day, as well as cheap beds and umbrellas to rent for sun protection. This beach has everything you need for a day in paradise.
Mackenzie Beach, 1101 Pacific Rim Hwy, Larnaca, Cyprus
This is one of Larnaca’s more controversial landmarks as it prohibits women from entering. The monastery, which is still a fully functioning holy site, is situated high in the hills offering stunning views of the land. The residents are committed to maintaining the orthodox traditions and sanctity of this place of worship and accordingly hold visitors to the same stringent rules, which include a male-only admission policy. There is a smaller church on the site that female guests may enter whilst male guests are given a tour of the site. This is a unique opportunity to see a site, little changed by the passage of time.
Stavrovouni Monastery, Larnaca City, Cyprus
The Larnaca Marina is a wonderful and serene location. As many locals and frequent travelers can tell you, many stray cats roam freely across the island and can be found in this Marina especially. However, they are not vicious animals but rather add a somewhat dreamy quality to the tranquil marina. The sight of the rippling water as the sun goes down makes for a perfect leisurely walk in the warm evenings. The marina is sure to be the prime location to end a perfect day.
Larnaca Marina, Larnaca, Cyprus
Larnaca Medieval Castle
This ancient medieval stronghold boasts many valuable and beautiful antiquities from its noble past. The castle is one of the smallest on the island but nonetheless, preserves its artifacts beautifully and is guaranteed to offer you a fascinating tour of its history as well as an immersive walk through the past. All keen historians should definitely pay this cornerstone of Cypriot legacy a visit.
Larnaca Medieval Castle, Larnaca, Cyprus
Larnaca Olympic Shooting Range
The last item on our countdown offers a thrill of a very different kind. In the safe and monitored environment of the Larnaca Olympic Shooting Range, you can practice shooting at clay targets, compete, or just have a relaxing day of fun. The range caters to all skill levels and the knowledgeable staff will explain all you need to know about the site and how to be safe while shooting. Additionally, there is a restaurant on site offering delicious Cypriot delicacies for you to enjoy indoors or outdoors as you marvel at the sprawling landscape below.