Starting every Wednesday at 10.00am from the building of the Cyprus Tourist Organisation at Plateia Vasileos Pavlou, this walk covers the history and development of Larnaka, looking at the role that the sea has played throughout the centuries. Visiting workshops and stores and seeing craftsmen at work gives a flavour of both Larnaka's past and present.
The walk visits protected buildings of the colonial period, and then follows the Palm Trees Promenade before heading towards Valsamakis house, associated with the Cypriot attempt to join the Greek revolution of 1821. The walk continues through Cleanthi Kalogera Street down to the old market and the traditional workshops of Larnaka's craftsmen. From Pavlou Valsamaki Street, the guided walk visits the most important Byzantine monument surviving in Cyprus, Saint Lazarus Church.
After refreshments, the tour continues through Bekir Pasha Street, Ermou, the Armenian Church, Lord Byron and Zenonos Kitieos Streets. Passing in front of the Pierides Museum and several other historic buildings, the walk ends where it all began, at the CTO offices. Tel: 24654322