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Things To Do In Larnaca

Take A Walk Along The Palm Tree Promenade In Larnaca

Take A Walk Along The  Palm Tree Promenade In Larnaca

Beautiful towering palm trees, planted in the 1920's, are the landmark of this 600 meter long stretch along the Larnaca seafront. Foinikoudes (Cypriot Greek for Palm Trees) is how the Cypriots refer to their beloved promenade, a promenade which has plenty to offer, day and night. In addition to the vast array of cafes, bars and restaurants it is flanked by the Larnaca Marina on one end, and a Medieval Castle on the other also known as the Larnaca Fort. The marina at the start of the promenade offers boat trips to tourists from its pier and is featured in Theo's oil painting of the...

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Discover the charm and beauty of Mediterranean doors in Larnaca

Discover the charm and beauty of Mediterranean doors in Larnaca

Take a stroll through Larnaca and search out the real locations of the Mediterranean doors featured in Theo's oil paintings.  The first port of call is Cyprus Blue Door featured below. Cyprus Blue Door is the entrance to the restaurant Campanario opposite Metro supermarket in Larnaca. It is a typical Cypriot villa which has been converted to a restaurant. The most attractive feature of this place is the courtyard garden area, offering a romantic al fresco dining experience. The entrance has been repainted in different colours and you will have to look twice to spot this doorway.  Cyprus Blue Door an oil painting from 2017...

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A trip to Nicosia from an artist's perspective

A trip to Nicosia from an artist's perspective

Our art inspired blog on 10 Things To Do In Larnaca takes us a little astray this week. Most of Theo's paintings have been inspired by his local environment of Larnaca, but for a change, here are four paintings taking us further afield to the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia, the last divided city in Europe.  Nicosia Rooftops an oil painting by Theo from 2010  This spectacular view over the rooftops of Nicosia can be enjoyed from the Shacolas Observatory Tower just of Ledra Street in the old part of the town. Nicosia doesn't have many high rising buildings and this observatory on the 11th floor offers a superb and...

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10 Things To Do In Larnaca, A Stroll Through Larnaca Town Through The Eyes Of An Artist

10 Things To Do In Larnaca, A Stroll Through Larnaca Town Through The Eyes Of An Artist

Larnaca is rich in diversity and a stroll through the town yields many surprises. Old dilapidated buildings sit next to ultra modern developments. In between you will find ancient treasures reminding us of the rich cultural history of Kition, the ancient City Kingdom of present day Larnaca. A good starting point for a stroll around Larnaca is the Palm Tree Promenade, stretching over 600 meters from the Marina to the Medieval Castle.   Strolling On The Promenade an oil painting by Theo from 2009 Theo captured the flair of Larnaca's promenade in an unusual way in his painting Strolling On...

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Escape the Larnaca heat and head for a cooler mountain breeze

Escape the Larnaca heat and head for a cooler mountain breeze

Our art blog on 10 Things To Do In Larnaca takes us a little further afield this week. Escape the Larnaca summer heat and head into the Cyprus mountains for a cooler breeze. Troodos Trail an oil painting by Theo from 2009. Theo's painting Troodos Trail represents the nature path leading to the Caledonia Waterfall Fall near the village of Platres in the Troodos Mountains. The waterfall is impressive and beautiful, and for nature lovers, a must site to visit whilst in Cyprus. Troodos Trail shows the nature trail in an eerie and fairy tale like atmosphere, not unlike Tolkien's world of Lord Of The Rings....

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