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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Mexican Restaurant
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“Ammos Beach Bar is located on Mackenzie beach in Larnaca. The restaurant specializes in Greek cuisine. The bar offers a wide variety of alcoholic and soft beverages. Music shows, including DJ sets, start in the evening. Free WiFi. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“For a traditional Cyprus meal, and a place which the locals favour, visit Melitzis. This is the place to try out Kleftiko, a meat dish, either lamb or beef, which is cooked over many hours in traditional clay ovens. The restaurant is about a 10 – 15 minute walk away from the flat. Head for the promenade, pass the Medieval castle and carry on walking along the seafront until you see the restaurant in front of you on the right. Sunday lunch time is usually very busy and it is advised to reserve a table 24 655867”
  • 40 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Named after the palm trees that line the most famous area of Larnaca, the Finikoudes promenade is a popular spot for both locals and visitors alike. This 600-metre long stretch of sandy beach has calm, warm and shallow waters, and proximity to the many cafés, bars, restaurants and hotels, make it an ideal family destination. Finikoudes promenade is flanked by the marina with its pier and fishing harbour on the one end, and a second pier and the Medieval Fort at the other. Facilities on the beach include water sport activities, toilets, showers, changing rooms, sun beds, umbrellas as well as benches and abundant greenery. The town’s main shopping centre runs parallel. Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at the beach from June – October, 10:30 – 18:00. The beach also offers disabled access, including a special wheelchair at the lifeguard tower to help disabled persons enter the sea with assistance from the lifeguards.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Beach
“Located near to the site of Larnaka’s (Larnaca's) old airport, the highly popular Mckenzie Beach is a 1 km long strip with fine sands of varying shades of brown and beige, calm, clear and shallow seawaters, and abundant greenery. Facilities on the beach include toilets, showers, changing rooms, sun beds, umbrellas, dustbins and a host of cafes, bars, restaurants and clubs that line the strip, including some of the island’s top nightspots. Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at the beach from June - October. Due to the beach’s location, it is ideal for plane spotting, whilst there is also a wide array of water sports on offer along the strip, children’s playgrounds, and outdoor exercise equipment. Concerts are held on the seafront stage throughout the year, whilst arts fairs and stalls are also held along the strip. The main visitor attractions of Larnaka Salt Lake and the Hala Sultan Tekke mosque are nearby. The beach attracts both families and younger crowds during the day, whilst at night it is a premium destination for clubbing. Access to the beach is easy and safe by foot, bike, bus or car, with a large municipal car park servicing the beach, and many entry points with paths and paving leading to the beach and the establishments lining it. The beach also offers disabled access.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Great place to have chill out day on their sun beds , love the music and food. At night it turns to party place.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Beach
“Finikoudes beach is great for families, and for people who wish to relax. It has a wide variety of restaurants nearby, and the seabed descends slowly which makes is an enjoyable and easy swim.”
  • 23 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation is the oldest private museum in Cyprus, and is housed in the ancestral Pierides family home - a colonial-style building built in 1815. It includes some of the most representative items of the island’s civilisation. The objects on display date from 4000BC to the 15th century AD, and are an important testimony to a centuries-old civilisation that flourished in Cyprus. Prized items in the collection are the red polished ware from the Early Bronze Age, Roman glassware, and medieval ceramic dishes. A display case of Modern Greek and Cypriot sculptures can be seen in the courtyard.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Nestled in the back streets of Larnaca’s Laiki Geitonia, Old Market street bar has become increasingly popular since opening four years ago. A funky bar where you can sit outside and enjoy a coffee on a sunny afternoon, have early evening tapas and a nice cool drink, or enjoy one of the brilliant cocktails at night!! I always have the "message in a bottle" cocktail :)”
  • 15 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Located at the end of the Foinikoudes promenade, the Medieval Castle of Larnaka (also referred to as Larnaka Fort) is believed to have been originally built during the Middle Ages, and took its present form during Ottoman rule, although there is some contestation regarding its origins. Chronographer Florius Boustronius dates it to the years of Lusignan King James I (1382-1398AD), who built it to protect the harbour of the town. During the same time, the Genovese occupied Famagusta and the Lusignans had to develop another major port for the needs of their kingdom. 18th century sources insist that the castle was built by the Turks in 1625AD, even though a Turkish garrison was stationed there since 1570AD. Other references by travellers confirm that the castle was constructed before 1625. After the end of the Ottoman era in Cyprus, the British converted the fort into a prison and it was used during the first years of their rule. The western chamber of the ground floor in the east was used for the execution of prisoners. The gallows - which must have been constructed in the room - were in use until 1948.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best fresh fish in town that locals visit. reservation is recommented especially during weekend. All day open. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“Very tasty traditional dishes , big portions, some complement treats and professional service. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Rock Club
“I love my rock music ;) if you don't want to dress up, just want to go and have one of the many beers available (or even a cocktail) in nice surroundings in the old part of town, this is the place to be! This award winning rock bar has been open for many years now. Moulos (funnily nicknamed after a donkey) aka Christos is the owner and will make you feel at home. Don't be surprised if your picture is taken whilst you are sitting. He has been taking pictures of everyone that visited, since the bar opened. I've had my picture taken as far back as 18 years old! You can also visit Savino live, just next to the bar, and watch live bands on the weekends. Visit their facebook page for info”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ Amazing ambiance, top nudge staff and the best professional service. Very cozy old building. It`s electric and you can get served the best beers and whiskys from around the world. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Museum
“You cannot miss this wonderful stone building as you walk along the promenade. Using local stone, two-storey building, built in Ottoman style in first half of the 18th century .Larnaca Castle Museum is located on the upper storey of the main building.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lake
“Oroklini Lake is one of the seven natural wetlands in Cyprus and has great value for wildlife, both on a Cyprus and a pan-European level. The ecological importance of Oroklini Lake lies in the fact that two birds of conservation priority at a European Level nest here in significant numbers, the Spur-winged Lapwing and Black-winged Stilt, while the Lake hosts a significant number of other wild bird species as well as other fauna and flora.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Nature
“Enjoy a day at sea, cruising up the coast as far as Famagusta, with lunch, sights and a chance to swim and sunbathe. We used Larnaca Napa Sea Cruises and really enjoyed the day!”
  • 14 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“Ammos Beach Bar is located on Mackenzie beach in Larnaca. The restaurant specializes in Greek cuisine. The bar offers a wide variety of alcoholic and soft beverages. Music shows, including DJ sets, start in the evening. Free WiFi. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“For a traditional Cyprus meal, and a place which the locals favour, visit Melitzis. This is the place to try out Kleftiko, a meat dish, either lamb or beef, which is cooked over many hours in traditional clay ovens. The restaurant is about a 10 – 15 minute walk away from the flat. Head for the promenade, pass the Medieval castle and carry on walking along the seafront until you see the restaurant in front of you on the right. Sunday lunch time is usually very busy and it is advised to reserve a table 24 655867”
  • 40 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Best fresh fish in town that locals visit. reservation is recommented especially during weekend. All day open. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“Very tasty traditional dishes , big portions, some complement treats and professional service. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ Amazing ambiance, top nudge staff and the best professional service. Very cozy old building. It`s electric and you can get served the best beers and whiskys from around the world. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Bolivar house is a place in Larnaca for everyone with a good taste in food, cocktails, coffees & spirits. This is a place for gentlemen punks & divas.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cyprus chain of restraints with seafood. Plate for one person with prawns/octopus/calamari/white fish - from 15€/dish”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice venue for a treat, offering delicious steaks and a lovely view of Larnaca beachfront from their upstairs seating.”
  • 9 locals recommend

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