Larnaka – Voroklini Beach Trail
For the lovers of long walks along the beautiful seafront of the Larnaka bay a beach trail allows comfortable walking for several kilometers. It goes parallel to the sea for 5 km along the eastern beaches of Larnaka towards Voroklini and Pyla. The trail is a permanent walking structure, which combines stone – cement - wood - pier construction, which was awarded an international architectural prize. The Larnaka sandy coast of the trail is rich in sea shells and colorful very small stones and the sunrise and sunset on this beach are magic. Stepping on this pedestrian trail can be made at any point along the Larnaka – Pyla tourist area.
Nature trail of the Salt Lake
West of the city center, this 4 km trail has two starting points. The first is at the Kamares Aqueduct on the exit of Larnaka towards Lemesos and the second is at the salt collection plateau, on Artemis Avenue towards the old airport, 150 meters after the District Judicial Court. Besides the migratory birds and the interesting plant life of the area, at this site goddess Artemis-Diana and Aphrodite-Astarte were worshiped. A sanctuary, which does not survive, existed in this area and an elegant sculpture of Artemis - Diana was discovered a copy of which decorates the round – about on Artemis Avenue. The close connection of the area with these Greek, Semetic and Roman Goddess can be felt especially during the ultra-red sunsets you can enjoy walking the trail. This trail is part of the European Walking Route E4.
City Seafront Walk
Starting from Europe Square you can safely walk along the city’s seafront pavements for 3 km up to the McKenzie pedestrian trail or vice-versa. Along this walk you may enjoy the sandy promenade mingling with the sea, the historic buildings and the seafront traditional city quarters and modern hotels. If you prefer a shorter walk, the favorite walk of the locals is recommended. It starts at the Larnaka Medieval Castle and finishes at the pier inside the Larnaka Marina, as many times as there is available time. This walk will never get you bored especially after sunset, because there are always lots of people doing the same walk.
Larnaka Marina Walk
Opposite the colonial buildings of Europe Square is the entrance of the Larnaka Marina. It was built in the early 1970’s all around the Colonial Pier, which was constructed by the British in 1879 to develop the facilities of the Larnaka port at that time. The walk on the Pier is a traditional social activity of the people of Larnaka and it is strongly recommended because it is the only place you can have a look at the Larnaka seafront from the side of the sea and at the same time enjoy the feeling of a real sea-town where activities are extended in the open sea.
Walking in Traditional Quarters
A recommended walk for the adventurers is through the traditional city quarters between Saint Lazarus Church, the market place and the shopping area ending with a visit at the Pierides Museum-Marfin Laiki Bank or vise-versa.
The Pattichio Park Trail
The Pattichio Park is situated north of Artemis Avenue and it is 2 km pedestrian trail. The "Pattichio Amphiteatre" is placed in the middle of a large natural park, which is part of the greater Salt Lake Park. This separation was done in the 1980’s together with extensive construction of pedestrian paths, to protect a number of rare Cyprus plants blossoming here every winter on the one hand and on the other to facilitate visitors that would like to walk in the park without harming the rare plant and animal life of the area. Due to adequate lighting it is possible to use in the evenings too.