Salt Lake, Hala Sultan Tekke, Buyuk Camii, Larnaca Fort, Phinikoudes
'LARNACA' is one of the nicest parts of the island. In the 18th century AD it became the commercial centre of the island which once was the heartland of the Cypriot potato crop which thrived in the distinctive red soil. 'Salt Lake' is one of the most important wetlands in Cyprus.
In the summer the water evaporates and salt crystals can be seen. In winter you can see different species of birds besides thousand of flamingos, wild swans and other migrating birds at the salt lake. We visit 'Hala Sultan Tekke' which is a Holly Place to Islam World. 'Buyuk Camii' will be the next stop in the city which was built in 16th century by Ottomans just opposite 'Larnaca Fort'. The fort was built by Lusignans but it was rebuilt before 1625 during the Ottoman period. Later on, it was used as a prison. There is a nice museum inside that one must see. We drink our coffee in the narrow streets of Larnaca and enjoy the fascinating seaside. 'Phinikoudes' is the seafront that is lined with palm trees. You will have free time to buy souvenirs or shop for traditional lacework. If you have a limited time while you are in Cyprus this is an ideal tour to have an idea about Cyprus and Cypriots.
I am only licensed to guide you in North Cyprus due to political situation. Therefore I am not allowed to guide you in the Archaeological Sites as a guide in the Republic of Cyprus but I can give you information as a Cypriot.
Pick up / drop off: Airport for stopover passengers, Larnaca / Kyrenia or Nicosia from the centrally located hotels. Otherwise, there will be an extra cost for transportation. Please ask for it.
Included: Private transportation, parking tickets and a small bottle of water for each participant.
Excluded: Tickets for historiccal sights.
Duration: 5 hours