Things to do in Larnaca District

Our most recommended things to do in Larnaca District

From Larnaca: Full-Day Famagusta & Ghost Town Tour

1. From Larnaca: Full-Day Famagusta & Ghost Town Tour

First, visit St. Barnabas Monastery which is now an icon museum and the tomb of St. Varnabas. Then, drive to see the ancient city of Salamis which dates back to BC and has the largest Roman amphitheatre in Cyprus. Next, travel to Othello’s Tower, where Shakespeare was inspired to write his famous play "Othello." Then, head to St. Nicolas Cathedral, which is now known as Lala Mustafa Mosque and built in the French Gothic style. Afterwards, have some free time within the old city for shopping or more sightseeing.  Your adventure will continue with a visit to the ghost town city of Famagusta. The city has been abandoned since 1974 due to the political issues between the two sides of Cyprus.  You will then be dropped off at your accommodation at the end of tour.

Paphos: Choirokitia & Famagusta Guided Tour with Transfers

2. Paphos: Choirokitia & Famagusta Guided Tour with Transfers

The first stop will be Choirokoitia for a coffee break ( no visit to the archeological site of Choirokitia) before continuing to Strovilia check point (passports necessary) to cross the United Nations Green Line. We will arrive at the monastery of St Barnabas which has now been converted into a museum housing icons and other religious artefact. We will also see the tomb of St Barnabas. We continue to the ancient Kingdom of Salamis built in the 12th Century BC and visit the amphitheatre and gymnasium. We arrive in the city of Famagusta with its many Gothic churches and surrounded by Venetian walls. There will be time to visit the Cathedral of St Nikolaos built in 1312 and converted in 1570 into a mosque as well as free time for sightseeing, shopping, and lunch (not included). Finally, we will stop to view the “Ghost Town – Varosi” to see the abandoned houses and hotels which have been closed off behind wire since 1974 and admire the best sandy beaches of the island

Grape Escape: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local

3. Grape Escape: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation. Meet your local guide and learn about the local food and wine offerings. Drive to a Troodos mountain village and visit a family-owned boutique winery. Take a tour of the facility and enjoy a wine tasting. Continue to a quaint village where you’ll have a chance to wander the cobbled streets and take in the picturesque scenery. Visit the local church, monastery, and local craft shops. As you explore the village, stop for a food tasting. After exploring the village, sit down for coffee and a traditional snack. Relax and watch the world go by.

Cyprus: Troodos Mountains Villages and Wineries Tour

4. Cyprus: Troodos Mountains Villages and Wineries Tour

Embark on a full-day food and wine adventure in the scenic Troodos Mountains designed to showcase Cypriot food and wine. With roundtrip transportation included, visit remote villages, taste regional products, and try delicious local wines. Begin with pickup from a location of your choice and head to the Troodos Mountains. Visit villages and carefully selected wineries, stopping for lunch to feast on a selection of Cypriot dishes and enjoy a full meze spread. At 3 family-owned wineries, learn all about the wine-making process and Cypriot indigenous grape varieties. There are many different wines for tasting including the world-famous Commanadaria.

Larnaca: Champagne Sunset Cruise

5. Larnaca: Champagne Sunset Cruise

Set sail from Larnaca on a comfortable yacht. with the experienced skipper. Enjoy a romantic cruise, holding hands with the one you love as you listen to the gentle sounds of the waves breaking against the yacht.  Anchor in the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Take a dip in the ocean and enjoy some wine or beers onboard. Choose to either swim, or snorkel with complimentary snorkel equipment. Watch the golden sunset over the Mediterranean Sea. After having made a beautiful memory, return to the Larnaca marina.

Cyprus: Troodos Mountain Food & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

6. Cyprus: Troodos Mountain Food & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

A guide will pick you up from a location of your choice and you’ll be driven around carefully selected villages to visit locals making traditional products and taste Cypriot delicacies. One of these stops will be an award-winning winery where you'll try a selection of wines and discover a variety of indigenous grape varieties. You’ll learn about the ingredients, the making process, and the traditions linked to the products. Part of the touring will be visiting villages where you’ll have time to explore and see the sites. Along the way, the group will stop at a local tavern to feast on a selection of Cypriot dishes with a full meze lunch. We keep our tours authentic by visiting true locals and because these local villagers are busy with every day life – we cannot guarantee which stops we’ll be including… However, here’s an example list of products which are likely to be included – Halloumi Cheese, Honey, Olive Oil, Village Breads, Traditional Sweets, Wine etc. We guarantee a great day out and you can be sure that you’ll visit 5 fantastic places within the Troodos mountain villages and experience a foodie day tour like no other!

Larnaca: Private Sailing Cruise

7. Larnaca: Private Sailing Cruise

At 09:00, you will set sail from Larnaca to Cavo Pyla on a comfortable yacht. There, you will anchor for lunch, drinks and swimming before making your way back to Larnaca marina. You will have the opportunity to sail the yacht yourself with an experienced skipper on-board. A maximum of 8 persons will be required. Breakfast, lunch and soft drinks, snorkeling and fishing equipment will be included. At your leisure, you can stop off to swim, sunbathe and relax on deck, or experience the wonderful underwater world with complimentary masks, snorkels and fins, which will be readily available on-board. Feast on rich Cypriot flavors with complimentary wine, beers and soft drinks.

Larnaca: 2-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

8. Larnaca: 2-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

Get an insider’s view of Larnaca’s most vibrant neighborhoods on a 2-hour group walking tour with fascinating facts and legends. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide at the Church of Saint Lazarus. Take in views of the bay as you hear all about the Katalysmos Festival, or the Festival of Flood, that spans three weeks, and begin your tour.  Learn all about Larnaca's local cuisine that blends Greek and Turkish traditions, and meander the charming streets of the city, visiting hidden local corners with your expert guide.

Cyprus: Guided Agia Napa Sea Caves Snorkeling Day Trip

9. Cyprus: Guided Agia Napa Sea Caves Snorkeling Day Trip

Discover some of the best snorkeling spots on Cyprus with this guided tour with hotel pickup and drop-off in Larnaca, Ayia Napa, Nicosia, or Protaras. Enjoy the convenience of a private tour that can be customized to suit your needs. Visit snorkeling hotspots like Agia Napa and Cape Greko. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation and sit back and relax on the airconditioned drive in a spacious car. Feel confident as you snorkel as you guide will put out rips buoys to ensure that you are visible to passing boats. Uncover the secret world beneath of the waves in the turquoise waters near Agia Napa where their are azure sea caves that you can swim into, if the water is calm. Swim under the Lovers' Bridge natural arch as you make your way along a kilometer-long route. Continue to the the northern end of Cape Greko to Konnos beach which is well-known for its prevalence of green sea turtles and its white sand beach. Return to your accommodation at the end of your day trip.

Larnaca: Lefkara Lace, Choirokoitia, and Birdwatching Tour

10. Larnaca: Lefkara Lace, Choirokoitia, and Birdwatching Tour

Explore the stone-built village of Pano Lefkara, which is the production center of the famed lace. Leonardo da Vinci visited the village and loved Lefkaritika lace. Besides meandering through the maze of the village, the village's central church is worth a visit and according to local tradition, it houses a piece from the Holy Cross.  Discover the Unesco World Heritage Site of the Choirokoitia Neolithic settlement. Go birdwatching at one of three wetlands near Larnaca, which host thousands of birds and tens of bird species, especially during the annual migration in spring but also in autumn. Thousands of flamingos find refuge during the cold months of the year here (in summer, water is scarce here and the number and no od species of birds diminishes).   Depending on your preference and available time, you can also go for a walk by the manmade lake of Lefkara. Visit other attractions on the way, depending on your pickup location, including the Kamares Aqueduct or the Panagia Angeloktisti Church in the village of Kiti. Complete your day with a delicious, traditional meal at a local restaurant.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 143 reviews

A day before you get the exact pick-up time so no waiting at the pick-up point. A new minibus then picked us up on time. The tour had many different tastes and information on how the products are made. That's why you should be open to new things for this tour. The highlight is certainly the lunch, with many different local dishes. We also liked the contact with the manufacturers, sometimes in their private rooms, which you don't have otherwise. A great day!

A very nice and well thought out tour. The three tastings all have their own charm and make the day very varied. Anna guided us through the day in a very entertaining and courteous manner. The stop in the village of Omodos rounded off the day. The food was varied and incredibly delicious. Thank you for a wonderful day.

Didn’t understand how to use it at first so I texted the number listed and they helped. Ended up using it is the whole time and it worked smoothly. Much better than grabbing a SIM card for each country I visited.

Our guide Helena was wonderful.Telling us so many interesting stories and facts about everything that we went to visit.We were a small group of 5 people.Nice and comfortable car.Definitely recommend!

we had a wonderful time and our guide Phivos was great and very patient with us being fist time snorkellers. we would highly recomend this and we were lucky enough to see some sea turtles too