Things to do in Larnaca District

Our most recommended things to do in Larnaca District

From Larnaca: Kerynia and Famagusta Coach Tour

1. From Larnaca: Kerynia and Famagusta Coach Tour

Pickup is between 07:45 - 8:25 AM from your starting point. Drive towards the Strovolia checkpoint and cross into Northern Cyprus.  A short drive close to the ghost town will help to give you an idea of the invasion of 1974. There will be some free time to explore the old town of Famagusta with the majestic Gothic Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, the big square, and the vibrant cafes, streets, and shops. Continue to Bellapais Abbey for and marvel at the breath-taking views over the coast of Kerynia. At Kerynia, there will be free time to visit Kerynia castle, stroll along the picturesque harbour or to enjoy lunch or coffee in one of the numerous taverns at the sea (optional extra, not included). In the afternoon, return via the checkpoint Strovilia to your starting point. You will arrive back at approximately 6:30 PM.

From Larnaca: Famagusta and Salamis Tour

2. From Larnaca: Famagusta and Salamis Tour

Start with pickup from the meeting point in Larnaca and travel to the city of Famagusta. Upon arrival discover some of the most historic landmarks of the city and the surrounding areas with your expert guide. Visit the Monastery of Saint Barnabas and the ancient city-kingdom of Salamis (entrance fees are not included). Then, continue to the ancient town center of Famagusta and explore the Venetian fortifications which surround the town. Visit optionally the Gothic Church of Saint Nicolas and Othello Castle (entrance fees are not included in the price). Then, take some free time to explore the area, sightseeing, shopping, and lunch (optional, not included in price). After exploring the city, head down towards the beach area where you can see "Ghost Town" beside a long stretch of golden sand with crystal clear water. Take some free time to relax on the beach and for some swimming and visit the newly opened part of Varosha, the Ghost Town", before driving back to Larnaca.

Paphos: Choirokitia & Famagusta Guided Tour with Transfers

3. 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

Cyprus: Troodos Mountain Food & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

4. 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!

From Larnaca: Full-Day Famagusta & Ghost Town Tour

5. 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.

Grape Escape: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local

6. 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

7. 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: 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: Mountain Towns and Cheesemaking Day Trip with Brunch

9. Cyprus: Mountain Towns and Cheesemaking Day Trip with Brunch

Travel through the Troodos region for a traditional cheese-making workshop in a local village on this full-day trip. Make some additional stops to taste some local products along the way. Choose from pickup in Ayia Napa, Protaras, Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos, and Larnaca. Be picked up from your accommodation and sit back and relax on the scenic trip into the Troodos villages. Stop at a local village for a hands-on workshop in cheesemaking. Listen as you learn about Cypriot food and history from locals.  Taste fresh cheeses and have a delicious traditional brunch. Continue your journey with a trip into the Troodos countryside. Enjoy the mountain scenery as you explore with 3 bonus stops along the way. Return to your accommodation at the end of your tour. 

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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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