Cyprus Passion

The most family friendly city is also one of the simplest and most casual cities in Cyprus. Visiting this city has so much to offer solo travelers, families, groups of friends and basically everyone. A variety of sights to see in very close proximity of each other make for a peaceful pace of exploring. From the Salt Lake to Saint Lazarus Church, you will find amazing nature and culture too.

Piale Pasha promenade (Larnaca)

Piale Pasha promenade (Larnaca)

Larnaca is most famous for its Finikoudes Promenade but Larnaca also has another promenade linking from Finikoudes. This promenade is Piale Pasha, named after the Commanding General of the Ottoman Army and Navy. Piale Pasha General came to the city Larnaca in 1571. Piale Pasha Promenade was actually the first seafront street in Larnaca and […]

Foinikoudes beach Promenade

Foinikoudes beach Promenade

Foinikoudes beach promenade is translated to Palm Beach Promenade, which its derived from all the Palm Trees that are found along the promenade. These palm trees were planted here back in 1922 and stretches to 600 meters along the coast of Larnaca city. The municipality have over the years add so many features to this […]

Saint Lazarus (Ayios Lazaros) church

Saint Lazarus (Ayios Lazaros) church

Who was Saint Lazarus Saint Lazarus was known by various names such as Saint Lazarus, Lazarus of Bethany and Lazarus of the four days. Lazarus’ name actually means ‘God is my help’ or ‘God is my helper’. Lazarus lived in Bethany with his two sisters Martha and Maria, whom both had often hosted Jesus in […]

Larnaca Salt Lake

Larnaca Salt Lake

Larnaca Salt lake is actually composed of three interconnected salt lakes and one more found next to them. The largest one is Aliki which is interlocked with Orphani and Soros and the fourth being Spiro. These all form the second largest Salt Lake on the island which have a total surface area of 2.2 km². […]

Zenobia Wreck

Zenobia Wreck

The Zenobia wreck can be found off the shore of Larnaca city. A Swedish Challenger RO-RO (Roll on – Roll off), while on her maiden voyage and fully loaded with some 108 trucks and trailers when it capsized.  Just 10 minutes into the sea you will find this ship laying on its side. Its length […]

Choirokoitia Archaeological Site (Neolithic Settlement)

Choirokoitia Archaeological Site (Neolithic Settlement)

Choirokoitia is found on the southern coast of the island and about 6km from the sea. Located just 35km from Larnaca city, this charming little village is a step back in time.  It is an archeological site of the Neolithic age. In 1998 it was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is […]

Kamares Aqueduct, Larnaca

Kamares Aqueduct, Larnaca

Themost famous and beautiful structure in the city of Larnaca has to be the Kamares Aqueduct. This old historical aqueduct can be found on the main road from Larnaca to Limassol. The name Kamares is derived from the shape of the bridge like structure of arches. The word arch is Kamara in Greek. Therefore, we […]

Hala Sultan Tekke

Hala Sultan Tekke

A historic mosque located in Larnaca, right by the Salt Lake towards the west side. The mosque was erected in 1760 but was complete by 1817. It was actually built over the tomb of Uum Haram, who is said to be the sister of the Prophet Mohamed’s foster mother. Apparently, she had arrived to Cyprus […]

Larnaca castle

Larnaca castle

Larnaca Castle, also known as Larnaca Fort, is one of the main sites of this city and is located at the Finikoudes Promenade. This Castle is not like the castles we know that are homes for Kings and Queens but it was build to act as a Fort. It was erected in 1625 A.D. and […]