Across the region, Larnaka's distinct, exquisite and monumental architecture dots its beautiful landscapes, inviting you to spend time in its magnificent company and to explore its diverse building structures.
Tochi village is dramatically situated on the sides of a quaint stream, which flows under the bridge of the Church of the Holy Cross. Calcarenite stone, which is abundant in the village, has been used since ancient times. All the impressive, pretty houses of the village have been built with this same stone, which for centuries has been known on the island as the 'stone of Tochni', now widely used in contemporary constructions across Cyprus.
Based in an area of rich copper mines, Kalavasos was the place of residence for mining workers until the 1950s. The architectural styles of the village vary, giving a uniquely different flavor of traditional Cypriot housing that is an experience to behold.
A small village that is rich in striking traditional architecture. Many of the remarkable traditional houses have been restored and the proximity of the sea gives the village an idyllic setting.
Skarinou's tall church, dedicated to “Guiding Virgin Mary”, dominates this small village. The impeccably skill used to carve the stone used in the traditional architecture of the village never fails to impress.
The community is organised in a Municipality, something that reflects the large population and the civilization of this village in the 19th and early 20th century. The setting is beautified by its unique architecture characterised by the stone-built houses, the red-tiled roofs, the traditional arches, the indigo colors, the wooden doors and windows, the balconies and the numerous details of the construction technique.
Walking around Ayia Anna the attractive variety of colours, rocks and soils, coupled with the varied geological features and the traditional houses, all contribute to a unique atmosphere. Here, at the bed of Tremithos river, the lavas and limestones of Cyprus unite. The coloured slabs of the chalky rocks of the area are used for the decoration of Agia Anna's traditional houses and their popularity has spread to many other buildings across the island.
A short distance from Agia Anna and with similarly-designed houses, Psevdas lies on both sides of the river Tremithos. The pine trees add a majestic touch to the scenery, interspersed with wild flowers and aromatic bushes which are important in the production of the area's famous honey.
At an altitude of 300 metres, Kornos' houses are made with mud-brick produced in the village. This traditional architecture is particularly prevalent in the centre of the village and is complemented by arches, tiled roofs and traditional wooden doors. Besides being famous for its pottery, the village is also known for its exceptional honey which dates back to antiquity.