Cultural/Historical

During your holiday rental in Larnaca you can visit different areas of Cyprus. It is a haven for culture vultures and many places on the island are UNESCO listed. You can contact Lets No Regrets to organize a trip on your behalf through our contact form: Contact Us

If you're looking for archaeological or historical sites, check these must-see places out:

  • Tombs of the Kings - on Tomb of the Kings road in Paphos
  • Paphos Mosaics - including the Houses of Dionysos, Theseus & Aion, situated next to Paphos harbour.
  • Kourion (or Curium) - ancient city kingdom of 2nd century AD - Limassol. Beautiful restored amphitheatre and well preserved remains of the ancient city. Get there by following the signs off the motorway close to Episkopi garrison.
  • Agia Paraskevi church - Byzantine 5 domed church in Geroskipou - Paphos.
  • UNESCO listed Byzantine churches in Troodos mountains - most famous is Agios Nikolas tis Stegis near Kakopetria.
  • Restored flour mill at Kakopetria in the Troodos mountains. A delightful village for an overnight stay too.
  • Kykkos Monastery - founded in 1100. Archbishop Makarios served there. Tourist buses regularly visit or just hire a car for a wonderful day out in the mountains.
  • Chrysorogiatissa monastery - excellent vintage wine since 1770 made by the monks. If you ask nicely, the priest may even offer you a tasting!
  • Byzantine museum - Perisiterona village near Polis. Also the brand new folk and craft museum at Steni village further down the hill.
  • Cyprus Museum - Nicosia. Must-see antiquities from the Neolithic Age to the Byzantine Age.
  • Kolossi Castle - Limassol. Close to Kourion
  • Famagusta Gate - Nicosia. One of 3 restored gates of entry through the ancient city walls built by the Venetians.
  • Agios Lazaros Church - Larnaca. Built in the 9th century, the church was built over the tomb of the patron saint of Larnaca, St Lazaros
  • Stavrouni Monastery - near Larnaca. Breathtaking views from the monastery set high on a hill-top. NB: Women are not allowed inside but can still enjoy the views from the car park.
  • Choirokoitia - UNESCO listed Neolithic settlement between Nicosia and Limassol.
  • Paphos mediaeval fort - a popular venue for chilling out in Paphos and the location for the annual open-air opera, held in September.
  • Panagia tou Sinti monastery on the Xeros river near Paphos - an important building of the Venetian period. Wonderful isolated location, perfect for a long walk or cycle ride.
  • Museum of Polis - small but worth a visit if in the area.
  • Palaichori - Pitsylia region of Troodos - has a "struggle" museum, a former hideout of the EOKA. Read heart-breaking stories of men that lost their lives.
  • Trooditissa monastery - majestic monastery dating from the 13th century. Closed to visitors but you can walk/cycle through the gated entrance to take a scenic route to Foini village.

Tomb of Kings

Paphos Mosaics

St Lazarus Church

Kykkos Monastery 

Chrysorogiatissa monastery

Byzantine churches

Kourion

Flour mill at Kakopetria

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