Culture in Larnaca

Larnaca has a cultural department which would not be out of place in Paris. They organise some wonderful events, last year was the year of Zenon the philosopher, and was celebrated with much aplomb.
This years events are posted below and we add to them as we know the venue etc.

Cultural Events and music in Larnaca

Outdoor concerts
Yearly Events

 The Palm Trees Promenade
Time 19:00 to 20:00

Weekly on a Sunday from May to October

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Note: Always call to confirm event in case of last minute changes or cancellations 



Date and Time

Line Dancing Russian School of Dancing
Phaneromeni Ave
Every Wednesday
Phinikoudes Promenade Larnaca Seafront Sunday at 19:30

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40 days after Easter
Kataklysmos Fair
Contests of  folklore poems, singing,dancing,shepherd flute etc.
Dancing programmes, concerts, satire,theatre,fireworks, children's programmes
swimming and sailing contests. Pancyprian Beach Volley Championships,
folklore fair and many other activities.
Venue:  Seafront Stage . Theatre at Larnaca Medieval Fort, Larnaca Community centre
             Larnaca Beach and Bay.
Larnaca Festival
Music , Symphonic orchestras, Greek music etc. Dance, Classical dance,ballet
contemporary dance. Theatre,(Ancient Greek comedies and tragedies. Classical theatre.
Opera. The groups and troupes come from Cyprus,Greece and all over the world.
Venue: Pattichion Municipal Amphitheatre of Larnaca.
             Larnaca medieval Fort Theatre

Also :  Every week Cultural events of interest happen in and around Larnaca . For more details
either telephone  Larnaca (24) 657745 or E-mail on the icon below


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    Map of Larnaca

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         This map and a lot of other information
      is available free from the Cultural centre.

Larnaca Map Key    

1 Larnaca Municipal Cultural Centre
Larnaca Gallery
Museum of Palaeontology and  Marine life( Tornaritis and Pierides Foundation.)
Europa Square
2 Seafront stage
3 Kimon Statue. Athenian General who died just outside Kiteon City (449 BC.)
4 Larnaca Town Hall Theatre (250 seats)
5 Larnaca Town Hall Exhibitions hall
6 Larnaca medieval Fort. (Ankara Street)
7 Larnaca medieval Fort. Open Air Theatre ..600 seats (Ankara Street)
8 Larnaca medieval Fort Museum (Exhibits from 400 A.D to 1500 A.D )
9 St Lazaros Church. Built 890 A.D.
St Lazaros tomb ( under the church)
Byzantine Museum of St Lazaros
Small cemetery of the 17/18th century
10 Larnaca Community Centre
Sports Centre
Cultural offices
Municipal Conservatory of Larnaca
Larnaca Municipal Band
Larnaca Municipal Choir
Historical archives of Larnaca
11 Phaneromenis Church. Built in 1920 (Phaneromenis Avenue)
Ancient prehistoric megalithic tomb (under the church)
12 Pattichion Municipal Amphitheatre of Larnaca . (2100 seats)
13 Larnaca Salt lake . Important wildlife habitat
14 Hala Sultan Tekke. Fourth most important religious shrine in the world for the Muslim faith
Tomb of Um Haram, the Prophet's step mother who died on the spot in 648 A.D.
An old building above an ancient monument, completed in 1816. On the shores of the salt lake.
15 Ancient city near the salt lake (name unknown) Late bronze age
16 Kamares. The old aqueduct of Larnaca . Built in 1745 (Larnaca-Limassol road.)
17 St. George's Church. (Kontos) Monastery. It was founded in the 15th century.
18 St. George's Church. (Makris)Built in the 12th century.
19 Municipal library and Gardens
20 Municipal  museum of natural history
21 Larnaca Municipal Theatre.. 400 seats
22 Zenon of Kitium Statue. Stoic philosopher. (336-264 B.C.) He was born in Ancient Kitium (Kition) now
23 American Academy of Larnaca.  Private English medium school. Founded in 1908
24 Evangelical Church.  Built in 1901
25 Pancyprian commercial lyceum of Larnaca. Founded in 1910
26 Pierides Foundation Museum. Archaeological,Medieval, Post Byzantine and Folk art collections.
27 Pierides Foundation Museum. Permanent modern sculpture collection
28 Ruins of Ancient Kitium
29 Chrysopolitissa Church. Built 1765
30 Church of the Saviour Metropolitan  church. First founded in 1570.
31 The Tuzla Mosque. It used to be a church. It is a building of the Frankish period. Recently important
wall paintings were discovered (behind the bishopric)
32 Larnaca district archaeological museum. Exhibits from the Neolithic age up until 400 A.D.
33 Ancient war port of Kitium. Classical Hellenistic period.
34 Franciscan Monastery of Terra Santa. It was founded in 1593, today's  Church is of 1842
35 St Joseph' convent and catholic church 1844
36 Attikon 1 cinema  650 seats
37 Attikon 2 cinema    90 seats
38 Othellos cinema   650 seats
39 Rex cinema  700 seats
40 Larnaca Club, founded in 1878
41 St Johns Church. It existed during the Frankish period.
42 Heliotropio Gallery
43 Efrasi Gallery
44 Laiki Yitonia ( Old paved area)
45 Handicraft Workshops   
46 Cyprus Corner Gallery


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