Guided Walks

One of the best ways to take in the magic of Larnaka is to experience it on foot, with an informative and interesting guided tour.

 
Larnaka Free Guided Walking Tours

With no need to book, simply come along to the starting point at the set time and experience a guided walking tour of Larnaka. The two walks, “Larnaka – Past and Present” and “Scala – Its Craftsmen” offer a fascinating insight into the traditions, culture and architecture of the great city.  The walks last for approximately two hours, inclusive of a twenty-minute break to allow for a rest and to take in a welcome drink in a traditional kafenion (coffee shop), especially welcome in the hot summer months.

All walking tours are led by a qualified Cyprus Tourism Organisation guide. Participants are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes, light clothes and a hat during the summer months. 

Private groups or travel agents who are interested in the walks or would like guidance in a specific foreign language other than English can apply to the Cyprus Tourism Organisation: 24654322
 
 
Every Wednesday: "Larnaka - Past and Present"
 
Starting every Wednesday at 10.00am from the building of the Cyprus Tourist Organisation at Plateia Vasileos Pavlou, this walk covers the history and development of Larnaka, looking at the role that the sea has played throughout the centuries. Visiting workshops and stores and seeing craftsmen at work gives a flavour of both Larnaka's past and present. 

The walk visits protected buildings of the colonial period, and then follows the Palm Trees Promenade before heading towards Valsamakis house, associated with the Cypriot attempt to join the Greek revolution of 1821. The walk continues through Cleanthi Kalogera Street down to the old market and the traditional workshops of Larnaka's craftsmen. From Pavlou Valsamaki Street, the guided walk visits the most important Byzantine monument surviving in Cyprus, Saint Lazarus Church.

After refreshments, the tour continues through Bekir Pasha Street, Ermou, the Armenian Church, Lord Byron and Zenonos Kitieos Streets. Passing in front of the Pierides Museum and several other historic buildings, the walk ends where it all began, at the CTO offices. Tel: 24654322
 
 
Every Friday: "Scala - Its Craftsmen"
 
Scala is used as a colloquial name for Larnaka, and yet it is mostly used to describe the specific area along the Castle seafront, around Saint Lazarus Church and the nearby city quarters. This guided walk begins at Larnaka Castle, at the end of the Palm Trees Promenade, every Friday at 10.00am. The walk explores the Scala area and visits the handicraft workshops created recently by young ceramic artists, many of them inspired by ancient Cypriot art.

The walk continues through the picturesque streets of traditional houses and balconies  through the old Scala Turkish Cypriot quarter, where visitors can see what is a very old residential area still in modern use. The tour also visits Eski Carsi Street, Buyuk Cami and Said Mehment Aga Streets, examining the protected houses and important traditional architecture. The tour ends at Ak Deniz and Bozkurt Streets, where visits are made to Craftsmen’s workshops. Tel: 24304576 / 24654322
 
 
Other Guided Walks (at a fee)

With excellent weather conditions all-year-round and a wide variety of natural and historic attractions, you should not miss the opportunity to see the region through a range of guided tours. Whether it is walking, on a bike or by bus, the various interesting tours capture everything you would want to see when visiting Larnaka.


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