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.
Weekly on a Sunday from May to October
Do you know about an Event in Cyprus?
|40 days after Easter
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.
|Music , Symphonic orchestras, Greek music etc. Dance, Classical
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
Map of Larnaca
Well it may look
but wait until you click on it
This map and a
lot of other information
is available free from the Cultural centre.
Larnaca Map Key
|1||Larnaca Municipal Cultural Centre
Museum of Palaeontology and Marine life( Tornaritis and Pierides Foundation.)
|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
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.|
|44||Laiki Yitonia ( Old paved area)|
|46||Cyprus Corner Gallery|