Things to do At Finikoudes Beach
Larnaca’s Finikoudes Beach is the ultimate entertainment central on the island, and indeed, one of the most popular spot for both, locals and travelers alike. Named after the lush palm trees lining up the Finikoudes Promenade, it is home to a calm, sandy beach, and some of the best cafes, restaurants, bars, and shopping destinations in the city.
On the one edge of the Finikoudes Promenade, you will find the Larnaca Marina and the fishing harbor, and the other end will take you towards the Larnaca Medieval Fort, and other charming attractions. This popular attraction is the perfect destination for an adventure-packed day-out plan on a fine, sunny morning.
In this article, we will walk you through some of the most exciting things to do at Finikoudes Beach.
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Beach Bumming & Swimming
The Finikoudes Beach is one of the most popular beaches of Larnaca, and it is equipped with all the leading amenities, including toilets, showers, changing rooms and more. The beach is lined up with sun beds and umbrellas for those who’d like to soak up the sun and curl up with a book.
The beach is highly recommended for families and singles alike, and its serene, clean waters are ideal for swimming and diving. This clean and shallow stretch of the sea is considered very safe for children, while the white sand will tempt you to sprawl out and enjoy the tropical ambience. After a delightfully long swim, you can head across the road for a scrumptious meal at one of the restaurants or cafes.
Finikoudes Beach is indeed the action central for water sports. From scuba diving to windsurfing and skiing, the Larnaca Marina is lined up with multiple businesses who can help you pump up your adrenaline with an action-packed water adventure. Experienced divers can also enjoy the exhilarating adventure of exploring the world-famous Zenobia shipwreck, which will take you 138ft beneath the surface of the beach.
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Larnaca Medieval Castle
Located at the edge of the Finikoudes Promenade, the Larnaca Medieval Castle, more commonly known as the Larnaca Fort, will take you on a rewarding journey of historical exploration. Constructed back in the Middle Ages, the present architecture of the Larnaca Fort was refurbished during the Ottoman period. It is home to some splendid relics dating back to the 14th and 16th century, alongside offering some of the most spectacular views of the coastline and Larnaca.
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Buyuk Cami Mosque
The Grand Mosque of Larnaca is situated adjacent to the Larnaca Medieval Castle, and it stands proud and tall as the first specimen of Ottoman architecture in Cyprus. The building was originally a St. Catherine’s Church back in the 13th and 14th centuries, but later, it was turned into a Mosque during the Ottoman rule.
Old Turkish Quarter
After an exhilarating day at the Finikoudes Beach, conclude your adventures by strolling into the bustling marketplaces of the Old Turkish Quarter. Here, you can explore local handcrafted trinkets and artisanal crafts, and feast on the scrumptious street side flavors of the Turkish cuisine.