Phinikoudes is a popular focus for the town and at different times through the year there are various attractions and street performances that are enjoyed by young and old alike. At night, the area is totally transformed by the golden glow from the elegant street lamps that have a distinctly Parisian character and the coffee shops, restaurant sand bars are filled to overflowing as everyone relaxes over a cool beer and watches the world go by. Phinikoudes is also one of the most popular beaches in the Larnaca district, you can more about beahes in Larnaca in our Larnaca Beaches article The Phinikoudes promenade great to explore on your Cyprus holiday as part of a day out in Larnaca.
Phinikoudes Promenade One of the main attractions in Larnaca for residents and visitors alike is its much -photographed promenade called Phinikoudes meaning ‘palm trees’ - a reference to its elegant line of palm trees. Certainly at any time of the year, families can be seen enjoying a stroll along the promenade to the marina, whilst young motorists feel it is definitely the place to be seen in their car at the weekend! For those lacking in energy, who simply want to relax there are a variety of coffee shops whose tables spill out on the pavement - encouraging everyone to see and ‘be seen’! Larnaca was once the island’s main port, which is why the promenade is overlooked by impressively styled older buildings including the old Customs House that was converted a few years ago and now contains the Palaeontology Museum and Municipal Gallery.