Saint Lazarus Church, Larnaca

4.7
Saint Lazarus Church has stood for over 1,000 years through lootings, destruction, and fires, thanks to centuries of work and restoration. According to Orthodox beliefs, the church is the resting place of Lazarus of Bethany--a man raised from the dead by Jesus Christ--who was forced to escape from Judea and chose to hide in Cyprus, where he died 30 years later for the second time. See this 31.5 m (103 ft) wide and 14.5 m (48 ft) tall church with three domes, featuring three internal aisles with bulky double pillars. Observe the wood and golden 18th-century iconostasis, which was heavily damaged by fire in 1970. Make Saint Lazarus Church part of your personalized Larnaca itinerary using our Larnaca trip itinerary planning app .
Create an itinerary including Saint Lazarus Church
map
Saint Lazarus Church Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,916 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful church right in the middle of larnaca, well preserved, nice to have a walk round. Lots of coffee shops to sit and view the church if you don’t want to walk around. At night it’s lit up makin...  more »
  • Very close to the hotel. Often passed. You can visit the show, everyone. All basic and beautiful.
    View original
  • We literally walked through the church as we were in a rush. The place was very peaceful and if you want you can relax I guess you could do without any issues.  more »
Google
  • A special place for Christians Orthodox. It has a good vibe, you can pray in silence and no one will disturb you. The entrance it's free.
  • For tourists - a great historicalnplace, beautiful church, St. Lazarus tomb and remains. Free entrance, taking pictures is allowed. For the ladies - wearing a skirt is obligatory, if you are in pants or in a short skirt, you will ned to put a long one which I available at the entrance.
  • This is an interesting place. Covered in icons. Go down to the crypt to visit the tomb of St Lazarus (mind your head). Beautiful spot and worth a visit if you're walking nearby.
  • Beautiful orthodox temple which looks like a small medieval castle. Very interesting story behind the construction of it. Also seem to be a very important place for orthodox pilgrims because of its importance. Entrance is free, but you have to wear appropriate clothes. Must see in Larnaca.
  • Nice church where the tomb of Saint Lazarus is supposed to be. It's an orthodox church and the entry is free.

Plan your trip to Larnaca

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Larnaca

A small city, Larnaka's activity and accommodations center around its palm tree-lined seafront. Hotels and apartments on or near the busy main promenade provide easy access to the beach and the area's most popular restaurants; however, this convenience often comes with an increased price tag. Budget-conscious visitors should look for a room on the outskirts, where most of the city's main attractions will still be within walking distance (generally involving a pleasant stroll along the beach), although popping back to your room for forgotten beach supplies will not be as easy.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Larnaca by other users

7 days in Larnaca BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM HUNGARY February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Larnaca BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans