From quaint Venetian designs to grand Roman columns, many civilisations have built a part of their history in Larnaka, which is just waiting to be explored in the form of unique architecture.
Covering a period of 4000 years, the ever changing life of the city has left Larnaka with some unique architectural remains, structures and buildings.
The Cyclopean walls, from Larnaka's early history, were built by the Mycenaean Greeks in the 13th - 14th centuries.
Fast forward 500 years and the Phoenicians left behind the architectural remains of the Temple of Aphrodite – Astarte.
The Classical and Hellenistic era blessed the city with the rare remains of the ancient port, which is the only ancient port in the world in such good condition, revealing many secrets of the city's past.
The Romans left their beloved Corinthian style columns, now in the Larnaka District Museum and, quite possibly, a large part of the Aqueduct, which was restored and repaired again in the 18th century.
Of course, the graceful Byzantines decorated the city with the Church of Saint Lazarus, which is the most important surviving monument of the Byzantine period, and the Church of Saint George Makris on Phaneromeni Avenue.
The Luzignian Franks gave the city the Medieval Castle and the Church of Santa Cross, now the Mosque Touzla.
The Venetian period survives in town with the Church of Santa Katerina, now the Beyuk or Kebir Mosque and the elegant public fountain opposite the Touzla Mosque on Archbishop Nikomedias Street.