Free Things to Do in Larnaca
No Money? No Problem!
Larnaca is brimming with a plethora of free adventures that you can enjoy without spending any money at all unless you are tempted by the delicious street food offerings and aromatic coffees at the Old Turkish Quarter.
Here, take a look at our picks for the best free things to do in Larnaca for a fun day out:
Larnaca is home to some of Cyprus’s most stunning beaches, including Finikoudes Beach, Mackenzie Beach, CTO Beach, Faros Beach, and more. Sunbathing and beach bumming is one of the best things to do in Larnaca, and you don’t even have to worry about transportation costs, as the beaches are sprawled all across the island.
Just pack a picnic basket, pick up your books, and head out to the beach for some me-time and a luxurious swim in the sea!
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Watching Boats at the Larnaca Marina
Visit the Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque
Another rewarding experience without having to spend any money! Visit the Hala Saltan Tekke Mosque to take in its tranquility and soothing ambiance. It was constructed as a tribute to Umm Haram, the aunt of Prophet Mohammad, who fell off her mule and died. The mosque is a splendor of architecture, and it is stunning at sunrise and sunset.
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Bird watching at the Larnaca Salt Lake
Another splendid picnic-perfect spot, the Larnaca Salt Lake is tucked towards the west of Larnaca. If you are an avid bird watcher or photographer, it is the ultimate destination for your passion. The months of winter are much more special as it is when the lake is filled with thousands of pink flamingos.
Free Guided Walks through Larnaca
The Larnaca Tourism Council offers free guided walks across Larnaca, which allow you to explore the city’s culture and heritage. There are two guided tours for free: the “Larnaca – Past and Present” and the “Scala – Its Craftsmen”.
Each walk lasts for 2 hours, and takes a short break in between at a local coffee shop. You don’t have to make any bookings, just check out the Larnaca Tourism Council website to find the starting point, and then arrive at 10am to join the tour.
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Experience Old World Charm of Skala
Skala-the traditional name for the Old Turkish Quarters is one of Larnaca’s most spellbinding marketplaces, and the streets are brimming with artisanal offerings, exquisite handicrafts, and more. It is home to a thriving traditional cottage industry, and you can explore pottery, handcrafts, and a lot more, alongside interacting with artists and enjoying economic street food.
Explore the Kyriazis Medical Museum
Last but certainly not least on our list of free things to do in Larnaca, the Kyriazis Medical Museum is the perfect spot for you if you adore bizarre and out of the ordinary!
This small museum is a treasure trove of Larnaca’s medical history, and it will take you on a quirky adventure that offers incredible insight into the healthcare practices dating back to hundreds of years. The entry is absolutely free, but the museum is only open on Wednesday and Saturday, from 9am to 12pm.
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