Just over 6 km west of the cosmopolitan Ayia Napa and only half an hour from Larnaca City, Ayia Thekla is a newly developed area, with modern collection of properties strung along the coastline.
There you can find Ayia Thekla beach which extends to a long and sandy coastline, with calm, clear waters that are perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The beach was named after the picturesque Ayia Thekla Church, which stands nearby in its glorious shades of blue and white that complement the turquoise Mediterranean waters. Ayia Thekla beach has all of the amenities you’ll need for a long and lazy day at the beach, including lifeguards, watersports for hire, beachside taverna, and even a grocery store within walking distance to pick up snacks and supplies for your day at the beach. Visitors to Ayia Thekla can also take a casual stroll or jog from the beach to the nearby fishing harbor of Liopetri River, or to the Vathia Gonia Beach, which are connected by a scenic paved pathway.
This area is the perfect respite for tourists looking for a safe, secluded, and relaxing retreat away from the more crowded areas in the Famagusta area, thus is being very popular for families looking for a quiet location, proximity to the sea as well as ease of access to Ayia Napa, Protaras and Larnaca.