A major hub for tourism in Cyprus, Larnaca is a vibrant and lively city with plenty to entice visitors. Its waterfront is lined with bars and restaurants and there is plenty of opportunity to hit the beach or head out on exciting Larnaca boat trips.
If you’re staying in one of the many resorts near the city, or you’re just visiting for a day you’ll be spoiled for choice of things to do in Larnaca.
Things to see and do in Larnaca
As one of the main arrival points, with the largest airport on Cyprus, Larnaca is the gateway to the island making it a great base for a sailing holiday in the Mediterranean. If you’re in town for a few days there are plenty of things to do in Larnaca. For starters, you can explore the ancient ruins of Chition and Choirokoitia, then hit one of the many beaches fanning out from the city centre. Mackenzie Beach is the closest to the city, a great place to spend some time people watching, enjoying the buzzing lifestyle and sipping on a cocktail with the sparkling sea shimmering into the horizon.
If that doesn’t sound like your kind of beach then head to one of the many other beaches a stone's throw from the city. Finikoudes and Cessac are two alternative beaches which are manned by lifeguards and make a great place to spend the day relaxing.
Some of the other well known things to do in Larnaca include a visit to the Ottoman era Kamares viaduct, and a stop at St Lazarus church, an icon of the city.
Larnaca marina is also one of the attractions of this fun packed cities, and makes a great place to relax with a glass of wine and some fresh seafood. This is also one of the best places to find your perfect Sailo sailing trip. Make sure to reserve your Sailo boat rental before you arrive to get the best price and secure your Larnaca boat trips in advance.
If you charter a yacht in Larnaca then the marina is the best place to stock up with supplies. You’ll find everything you need to prepare for either long or short Larnaca boat trips around Cyprus. So if you just need a few drinks and snacks to enjoy on your day trip, or you’re looking for supplies for your crew then this is the place to come.
By night, Larnaca offers plenty for everyone. From seafront restaurants and romantic waterfront strolls, to late night music venues and watering holes. Whatever kind of vacation you’re looking for you’ll find an option to have fun in Larnaca.
Rent a boat in Larnaca
This is one of the most popular areas in Cyprus for yacht rentals, with most people choosing to take Larnaca boat trips for the day. However, if you’re looking for a more indulgent opportunity you can also charter a yacht for longer and enjoy the stunning Cypriot coast. Take a look at Sailo’s selection of boat rentals in Larnaca to find your ideal sailing vacation!
If you’re up for exploring the seas then take a sailing trip from Larnaca out to explore the wreck of the MV Zenobia. This Swedish ferry sank in 1980 on her maiden voyage and today is home to a fantastic array of sealife. One of the best wreck dive sites in the Mediterranean, taking a scuba diving trip is definitely one of the best things to do while you’re in Larnaca. Along with the cargo it sank with, you might also spot stingrays, barracudas, tuna fish and turtles when diving the MV Zenobia.
This city on the North side of the island was once one of the hottest destinations in the world, never mind the Mediterranean. But after the civil war the city was closed off to visitors. Today, you can visit the surrounding area by boat and look into the deserted city of Famagusta. Most popular Larnaca boat trips include Famagusta on the itinerary, but make it a leisurely trip and come with your own Sailo yacht charter.
All along the coast of Cyprus you’ll spot incredible natural formations. But these sea caves near Ayia Napa are some of the most popular to visit, especially if you’ve rented a boat from Larnaca. Take the time to snorkel in the clear and shallow water and explore these sandstone formations, both from the sea and from land. In the summer they can get very popular and you’ll spot people jumping into the sea or taking posed photos to capture the moment. As there are no conveniences in the area, visiting on one of your Larnaca boat trips is a great way to explore the sea caves.