This is the most frequently visited monument and shrine in Larnaca, popular among locals as well as tourists. The St Lazarus Church, also known as the Church of Áyios Lázaros, was built in the 9th century. The church belongs to the Greek Orthodox community, and is believed to contain the tomb of Lazarus, who is also the patron saint if Larnaca. It is said that Saint Lazarus lived in the area after being baptized by Christ, and was then ordained Bishop. Visitors are welcome during most times of the day, and can also take a look at the museum located behind the church.
Byzantine Museum of Ayios Lazaros Church
Plateia Agiou Lazarou
Tel: 0357 24652498
Larnaca District Museum
This archeological museum first opened in 1969. Some of the monuments and artifacts here date back to prehistoric, Neolithic and Roman ages. This popular museum has been renovated twice since its conception and is a very popular tourist attraction. Visitors can see many different forms of sculptors, vases, art, tools, coins and even limestone and fossil remains for ancient civilizations. The museum is open from 8am to 3pm on most days, and is closed on Sundays, but it is advised to call and inquire in advance.
Larnaca District Archaeological Museum
Telephone: (24) 630 169