Larnaca is well known for its Phinikoudes Beach since it is the main beach in town. Tourists love visiting Phinikoudes Beach because it has all the necessary facilities and a parking spot close to the Marina. Phinikoudes stands for small palm trees, because in 1922, when they were plant there by the beach, they were very small but currently they look more like giant palm trees. The reason why it is a popular spot is not only due to its grey sand and amazingly beautiful beach, but also because it has restaurants, hotels, cafes, mini markets and bars along the seaside. The beach has a length of 500 meters and a width that is between 30 meters and 100 meters. During the bathing season, lifeguards are always on duty and the beach provides tourists with several facilities, for instance showers, restrooms, sun beds, changing rooms, umbrellas, access for the disabled and multiple water sports.
Phinikoudes Beach has water quality that fits the standards of the European Union’s Bathing Water Directive, and it is mostly calm with soft waves. Mostly during June, Phinikoudes Beach is used for the Kataklysmos Fair that lasts two-weeks-during those weeks the Blue Flag is withdrawn. Due to the fact that the Marina has multiple sea boats, there are a lot of different tours available for tourists who are willing to explore its sea life and see Larnaca from a sea view. Just behind the beach, the center of Larnaca is located, thus, you can spend a day at the beach, eating lunch by the sea and having dinner or do shopping in the evening in an area of a walking distance. Whether you are looking to have a relaxing day or an exciting day, Phinikoudes offers you both so you can either choose between the two or combine them.