Creating the Ultimate Beach Experience
They say that summer bodies are made in winter, and this is also true for beaches! The upgrades and additions to Larnaka’s organised coasts that began in winter under the ‘Larnaka Beaches Greening & Enrichment Project’ have now been unveiled and are ready to be enjoyed.
As reported in our Winter 2019 newsletter, the changes have been made in cooperation with the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Tourism and Larnaka region local authorities with the aim to offer more than the typical sand and sea combo at organised beaches.
The distinctive palm tree that is synonymous with Foinikoudes has been expanded to the beaches at Tasos Mitsopoulos Street, Larnaka-Dekeleia Road (Pyla and Voroklini), Kiti (Softades Kitesurfing Beach), and Pervolia village (Faros). The greenery provided by the 200 new trees adds both an island and environmental aesthetic to the coastline.
With Larnaka fast becoming a preferred sporting destination for both leisure and professional tournaments, the creation of a latest-spec sand sports court (beach tennis and volleyball) by LeBay Hotel (start of Larnaka-Dekeleia Road) is a significant addition.
Four new open-air gyms with outdoor exercise equipment are also now available along Voroklini’s coastal pathway, Pyla Beach (Larnaka-Dekeleia Road), and McKenzie. Fun children’s playground toys have been delightfully received by families at Yiannades (Voroklini), McKenzie, Kastella and Tasos Mitsopoulos Street beaches.
Add all this to the existing water sports, eclectic drinking and dining establishments, dedicated lifeguard services, disabled facilities, public conveniences (toilets, showers and changing rooms), and modern sunloungers and parasols found on the organised beaches, and you will soon discover why the beach life in Larnaka region is so great!