Foinikoudes to be Given Facelift!
Following the renovation of Piale Pasha, focus will now be on Larnaka’s most famous and loved promenade, the palm-tree lined Foinikoudes, with a series of cosmetic changes planned this fall.
According to Larnaka Mayor, Andreas Louroutziatis, the facelift will include the repair of any damaged areas of the paved surfaces, a renovation and upgrading of the seafront stage – which is used for performances and events all year round – the sowing of grass along the road towards the beach, and generally adding more greenery to the area.
Foinikoudes in its current guise replaced the old strip in the nineties and remains as popular as ever. The start of the strip holds the quaint marina with bobbing boats on the beachside, and the old British Colonial buildings opposite, along with Europe Square and its fountain – the scene of many events.
The strip is then lined with a mix of cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as a children’s mini fairground, which all run parallel to the town centre, whilst the beachside offers organised facilities, as well as kiosks and ice-cream stands.
Finikoudes then culminates at the new pier and square by the grand Medieval Fort, with the coast continuing through the new Piale Pashia sea road, onwards to the hot-spot of Mckenzie beach.