A breath taking scene of fishing boats in the background together with enchanting fishing shelters and small harbours, all create an important part of the island’s connection to the sea, which also serves as an important source for fresh fish, served in taverns all over Cyprus.
The Khirokitia Neolithic Settlement is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. This wonderful Neolithic settlement was discovered well preserved and, therefore, is a prime example of the Neolithic period in Cyprus and provides insights into the Neolithic culture in the region. At the site there are five buildings, which have been rebuilt based on Neolithic architecture. In order to reconstruct the buildings to be as true to the originals as possible and to provide an accurate picture of the village as it was then, the same methods of construction and materials were used and also many objects found in the houses during excavations were also placed in the buildings.
The historical Stavrovouni Monastery was established by Saint Eleni, who left a relic of the Holy Cross at the monastery.
The Zenobia Wreck is ranked among the ten best wrecks in the world. Zenobia is a Swedish ferry that captised and sank on its maiden voyage in 1980, giving it the name ‘The Titanic of the Mediterranean.’ The ferry currently lays on her port side in a layer of sand and rock. The 172 metre ferry was carrying 108 tractor-trailers carrying a variety of cargo, including cars, military equipment, food and telecommunication systems, as well as a million eggs which remain undamaged under water.
The mountainous village of Lefkara is located in the Larnaca district and is separated into Pano (up) and Kato (down) Lefkara. The village is well-known around the world for its traditional embroidered lace, known as Lefkaritika, and its silver handicrafts. Lefkara is built at the foot of the southeastern side of the Troodos mountain range, 650 meters above sea level and 3 kilometers from Larnaca. The village can be reached by following the A5, A1 and E105.