Larnaca Seafront & Salt Lake Tekkes
While walking on the city’s seafront promenade you’ll enjoy striking views of the sea and beach, historic landmarks such as the Larnaca Medieval Castle as well as the city’s traditional quarter.
Those seeking to explore the Salt Lake and Tekke of Larnaca are able to set off on their hike from two points. The first entrance to the nature trail is from the famed Venetian Aqueduct while the second is from the Salt Lake. Besides being a beautiful natural landmark, the Salt Lake is also home to stunning migratory birds such as the flamingos, making it an ideal spot to gaze at stunning birds in their natural habitat.
You will also encounter the remarkable Muslim shrine, Hala Sultan Tekke that was built by Sheikh Hassan in 1760. The Hala Sultan Tekke is made up of the Muslim cemetery, mosque, cemetery, mausoleum and the minaret. As legend has it, the Hala Sultan Tekke is a sacred place to the Turkish Cypriots since it is linked to Umm Haram’s death and the first Arab raids. The landmark is an important ancient monument.