The Larnaka Region


East meets West in Larnaka (Larnaca) as both Christianity and Islam have revered religious sites here, with the mosque of Hala Sultan, an important Moslem place of pilgrimage, and the church of St Lazarus, Jesus’ friend whom he resurrected from the dead.

The mountainous area of Larnaka (Larnaca), is dotted with charming villages and has the largest concentration of traditional houses available for rent. The listed village of Lefkara, is perhaps the most picturesque, with its narrow streets and stone houses with red-tiled roofs and central courtyards, and a history of producing wonderful handicrafts such as filigree silverware and a traditional kind of lace known the world over as “lefkaritika”. Legend has it that Leonardo da Vinci himself came here and bought an altar cloth, which he donated to Milan cathedral.

Amongst archaeological sites worth visiting, Choirokoitia is one of the best preserved sites of a prehistoric settlement brought to light in the Eastern Mediterranean, and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The church of Angeloktisti, in the village of Kiti, has one of the finest examples of Byzantine art of the Justinian period, a rare 6th century mosaic of the Virgin and Child between two archangels, while perched dramatically on a rocky peak with a panoramic view over the surrounding hillsides, sits the solitary monastery of Stavrovouni, one of the oldest monasteries in Cyprus.
Agios Lazaros Church
One of the most significant Byzantine monuments of the island
Larnaka Fort
A notable fort with long history
Kition Archaeological Site
The architectural ruins of the ancient city-kingdom of Kition
Folklore Museum Aradippou 'Kostas Kaimakliotis'
A model centre for preserving, researching and promoting Cypriot Folklore Tradition
  
eBrochure


Larnaka, 10000 years of history

 



Larnaka Thematic Parks
 




 

Larnaka Hotels
Larnaka Gastronomy Establishments

PRESS & PROFESSIONALS | ABOUT US | TERMS OF USE | SITEMAP | BOARD OF DIRECTORS | DIRECTOR GENERAL | ORGANIZATION CHART | CTO EMPLOYEE SEARCH