Larnaca Tourism

Ostensibly the oldest city in Cyprus, Larnaca’s attractions are an eclectic mix. Divers descend here from the world over to visit the wreck of the Zenobia. Jewellers and watchmakers are scattered everywhere if you want to pick up something beautiful and custom made. The Promenade a lovely for family and lovers alike, lined with excellent bars and restaurants and comparatively inexpensive beach stalls, it’s shallow blue waters being absolutely safe to frolic in. However, the towns true and perhaps underappreciated treasure is its rich historical heritage, both archaeological and religious. Mere kilometres away from the town is Choirokoitia, a 9000 year old human settlement the original population of which seems to have simply vanished. A monastery that houses a piece of the Holy Cross, and a mosque the houses the body of the Islamic Prophets’ foster mother… it’s strange that the city isn’t advertised as a major religious destination.

Essential travel information and Larnaca tips for your visit

Do’s

  • Wait to begin eating till after the host does.
  • Be highly respectful of authority and elders.
  • Avoid direct and blunt confrontation.
  • Confine beachwear to the beach
  • Tip the waiters

Don’t

  • Don’t leave anything on your place while eating.
  • Don’t dress too casually if you’re entering religious territory.
  • Don’t forget to always carry water and sunscreen of you need it.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Larnaca

  • Know the pollution level of Larnaca before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 42.31 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 51.92 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 51.92 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 63.46 (High)
  • How safe is Larnaca for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Larnaca.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 15.79 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 71.05 (High)
    • Car Stealing 23.75 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 16.25 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 80 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.75 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Larnaca is 153.81 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 70.27 (High)
    • Climate Index 94.95 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 55.73 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 55.73 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 45.82 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.44 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 70.9 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Larnaca

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.65 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75.66 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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