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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Church
“Located in its own square in the town centre, the magnificent stone church of Agios Lazaros is one of the most remarkable examples of Byzantine architecture in Cyprus and lies over the tomb of the saint. Built by Byzantine Emperor Leo VI in the 9th century, the church was restored in the 17th century. Although the three domes and original bell tower of the church were destroyed in the first years during Ottoman rule, the gold-covered iconostasis has survived today and is a superb example of baroque woodcarving. Saint Lazarus came to Cyprus after being resurrected by Jesus. He was ordained as Bishop of Kition by the Apostles Barnabas and Paul and lived in the town for 30 years. His tomb can be seen under the sanctuary. The saint is so revered that a procession is held in his honour eight days before Easter. During the procession, the icon of Saint Lazarus is carried through the streets of Larnaka. Next to the church is the Byzantine Museum, which exhibits important religious icons, artefacts and relics.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Church
“The Lazarus church is a must see during a visit in Larnaca. A little taste of History!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
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“This is a place to enjoy either great traditional snack or just some must-have comfort food. A perfect setting to relax. *Insider Tip: If you are into salads you must try theirs.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Every Saturday morning there is a Market with fresh vegetables. There are some and everyday, but the most are in Saturday.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Church
“A beautiful church located in the heart of Larnaca. Surrounded by coffee shops and old Greek buildings. The church itself is a beautiful bit of architecture, and you can also go to the basement to see the tombs. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Best place for Traditional drinks & snacks. Located next to the Saint Lazaros Square”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Place of worship
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Try the Cyprus meze, its excellent! Also great is the souvlaki and the pork chop. The view is amazing!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Central Pharmacy very close to Saint Lazarus Church. If it is off hours, check in the door for the list of the open Pharmasies in the area. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Liquor Store
“ Enjoy the wines in their proper preparation served with light snacks and an optional cheese platter.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mpoukia Kai Goulia is a traditional Cypriot tavern serving only Cyprus' famous meze. The meze includes both cold and hot dishes including cold dips, traditional Cypriot salad, kebabs and Cypriot sausages as well as seasonal delicacies and a lot more. The meze usually consists of more than 10 dishes. *Insider Tip: The tavern has one of the best traditional live music acts in the city!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Try the Cyprus meze, its excellent! Also great is the souvlaki and the pork chop. The view is amazing!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mpoukia Kai Goulia is a traditional Cypriot tavern serving only Cyprus' famous meze. The meze includes both cold and hot dishes including cold dips, traditional Cypriot salad, kebabs and Cypriot sausages as well as seasonal delicacies and a lot more. The meze usually consists of more than 10 dishes. *Insider Tip: The tavern has one of the best traditional live music acts in the city!”
  • 3 locals recommend

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