Must sees for free
Larnaca is renowned for its salt lake, made up of a complex of wetlands, the biggest of which is Alyki. During summer, with a lack of rain, the lake dries out so much that areas are left as exposed layers of caked salt. In winter, rains refill the lake and an abundance of shrimp draws the island’s flamingos. Be prepared though: there are no nearby toilets and sunshine is brightly reflected and puts you at risk of sunburn.
Larnaca Marina is a beautiful area right in the middle of the city. With a palm tree lined promenade and an array of restaurants and cafes, watch the sunset right by the water. Locals and visitors all agree that the abundance of stray but friendly cats simply adds to the ethereal quality of the marina.
Larnaca tourism board offer a number of free walking tours. No
need to book, you just turn up at the meeting point before start-time. There are two different walks that each last for around two hours and are led by a licensed guide. Every Wednesday, 10am from the tourist information office is ‘Larnaca - Past and Present’ and every Friday, 10am from Larnaca Castle, is ‘Scala - Its Craftsmen’.