How to Spend 1 Day in Larnaca
If you’ve only got one day in Larnaca, don’t fret. The city is compact, and you have enough time to walk around the Old Town, taste local Cypriot food and wine, and take a sunset cruise. Here’s how to make the most of one day in Larnaca.
Morning: Explore the Old Town
Spend your morning familiarizing yourself with the lay of the land in the historic old city of Larnaca. Top sights include the Church of Saint Lazarus and the Larnaca Castle, while the mosque of Hala Sultan Tekke is just a short drive away, on Larnaca Salt Lake. Also worth a visit is Finikoudes Beach, a sandy stretch lined with cafes. The area is compact and best explored on foot. If it’s your first time in Larnaca, consider taking a guided walking tour—that way you get insight into area history and culture from your guide and avoid getting lost.
Afternoon: Taste Cypriot Wine
In the afternoon, choose to continue exploring the area on your own or to do a little shopping. While travelers with a bit more time can take full-day wine tours to the surrounding regions, those with less time can try out a selection of the region's finest at Oak Tree Wine Cellar. Just make sure to book your tasting well in advance to secure a spot. Some tours also offer packages that include transfers from your hotel.
Night: Sunset at Sea (or at the Beach)
Larnaca's seaside position has aided its development over the years, and there's no shortage of opportunities to get out on the water. For something special, wrap your day up with a sunset cruise out into the Mediterranean Sea; you can even charter an entire boat for you and your friends. If you’d rather stay on solid ground, head back to Finikoudes Beach for dinner and drinks at a coastal cafe or restaurant.