Larnaka, a town with an easy-going pace, has strong links
to the past. In the heart of modern Larnaka one finds
remains of the ancient city-kingdom of Kition, reminiscent
of its glorious days.
Mycenaean Greeks fortified the town with cyclopean walls
in the 12th century, while Phoenicians founded a powerful
kingdom here in 9th century. Kition is the birthplace of
the philosopher “Zeno”,
founder of Stoic School, and it is here that Saint Lazarus
came to live after his resurrection.
In 18th century, it became a commercial center and the
seat of European consulates. Delightful Palm Trees
Promenade, its fort, and its old quarters give Larnaka its
unique character. The nearby salt lake is a favorite
stopover spot for thousands of migrant birds in winter;
whilst on its edge in a tranquil setting stands a popular
Muslim pilgrimage place.
The whole district of Larnaka has something special to
offer the visitor, including Choirokoitia, the oldest
Neolithic settlement on the island, Stavrovouni Monastery
and the famous Church of Angeloktisti.
Larnaka walks causes to be acquainted with the authentic
character of the city.
a) C.T.O. Office,10:00 on Wednesdays, Tel:(04) 65 43 22
b) Larnaka Fort-10:00 on Fridays, Tel: (04) 63 05 76