A Ride or a Movie: MoviXD in 6D

MoviXD 6D Cinema Larnaca

A little treasure for children and adults alike in Larnaca is the 6D Cinema, or MoviXD. For now, most titles are aimed at children, but we’re told to stay tuned for adult options being added soon. Right now some of the titles include Bumper Car, Pirate Story and Snow Ride that are all fun and not too long.

The idea of the theatre is to add sound, smell and touch to the movie going experience. It does this with their specially constructed seats and 3D screening. The multi-sensory experience is really great for kids. Do not worry if your child is a little timid, because most actually take the experience quite openly.

If you are sick of the beach, sun-burned, experiencing rainy weather or just want to try something new, this can be a great way to take a break with the family. It is suited to children, so you do not have to worry too much about being a disturbance in the crowd.

Tickets vary in price, depending on the showing. We recommend trying to ask for special at the box office, because you can frequently get a deal if you know to ask.

As an additional note if you are pregnant or have a heart condition, the ride is probably not suitable for your viewing. Just to be on the safe side, you may want to sit this one out. There are very few other restrictions on viewers, and all ages are more than welcome!

There is no café or restaurant attached to the theater. We recommend grabbing a bite to eat before or after the show. Sneaking in snack is a bit inadvisable, because it can end up being a bit of a mess when the seats are moving. Most won’t be thinking about food while watching.

Larnaca Information

Larnaca

Larnaca:

Larnaca or Larnaka is the second biggest city of Cyprus and a major tourist attraction. With a spectacular sea-front holding a captivating feel, it attracts the largest number of visitors coming into the island for a stress free vacation. The city also holds ground to the biggest airport in Cyprus.

Larnaca’s economy has grown since 1975 and that too majorly through tourism. After the closing of Nicosia’s International airport, Larnaca’s airfield and seaport played extremely vital roles in the economy of the island.

Larnaca has a range of learning institutions especially for higher education and many Europeans take interest in coming to this exotic little island for further studies.

According to some reports and surveys, Larnaca’s never-ending highlights and beautiful sea front always causes the tourists to extend their trip to a week or so.

Some of the major tourist attractions is Larnaca are as follows:

Larnaca Salt Lake:

The first vision of delightful interest, as soon as one leaves Larnaca International Airport, is the Great Salt Lake, which was a gulf in primeval period. The greatest thing about this lake in times of today is how, during winter, more than eighty species of birds mostly flamingos; migrate to this part of Cyprus. The area is actually a network of four salt lakes, covering a surface area of 2,2 sq km. Larnaca Salt Lake is an absolutely stunning place for a romantic evening out with your partner along with a picnic basket!

Saint Lazarus Byzantine Church:

Saint Lazarus Byzantine Church is the important monument in the entire island of Cyprus, and established in the centre of Larnaca. The only church in Cyprus which has a touch of all the eras that took over the island for centuries. The art is spectacular with hints of byzantine in its stone work and carvings as well enormous bell towers that the Ottomans had put up. Saint Lazarus is a major tourist attraction for everybody coming in to visit Larnaca and a special eye-candy for all history lovers.

Europe Square:

This area came into existence during the rule of the British and the entire square is festooned with British Colonial buildings, some of which are also open for a visit. People come in to have a look at the famous Municipal Art Gallery, Historic Archives Museum and the Larnaca Municipal Cultural services. The old warehouses were also restored and customized in the form of small art galleries and museums and the name Europe Square was given by the municipal council to honor the European Union.

Larnaca: Promenade, Castle & Zenobia

Larnaca Castle

The Promenade of Palm Trees:

The boulevard is one of the most pleasant avenues in Larnaca, where tourists mingle with residents of the island breathing into the salty air of the beach and enjoying the serene atmosphere. The active avenue is lined with restaurants serving a variety of cuisine and seafood. It is also one of the most popular board-walks next to the sandy beach, home to the finest hotels, pubs and night clubs. The promenade is busy throughout the year as it floods with tourists and no trip to Cyprus is complete without this adventure. Varied ranges of people blend here, as they enjoy the history and the culture of the island, appreciate art and its traditions, together with food, fun entertainment and a few drinks.

Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement:

This splendid sight is just 35 kilometers outside of Larnaca, and depicts the Neolithic era of Cyprus. Preserved and protected in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list, it is in extremely good condition.

The display also has five structures that were reconstructed from the Neolithic way of life and their living patterns, with objects that were discovered during excavations, giving precise notion of villages during that particular era and how people lived in those times.

A visit to the Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement is an absolute must to know more about Cyprus’s history and culture.

Larnaka Medieval Castle:

At the end of the promenade of palm trees, stands the ominous Larnaca Medieval castle, found during the Byzantine era. Over the years it was used as a fort, a church, a castle, a hiding place, and more recently a prison and place for capital punishment by the English, up till 1948.

Zenobia Wreck:

The Zenobia was a Swedish ferry that sunk on her journey to Cyprus during the 1980s. The remains of it are now lying beneath the waters where tourists can go for a dive and see the aquatic life as well as the ruins of the Swedish beauty that is resting at her port side at 42 meters, 1.5 kilometer from the shore.

The Zenobia Wreck dive is an absolute must for all serious divers visiting Cyprus who wish to get lost in the beauty of the exotic marine life present here. Infact the sea life is so unique at Zenobia that it is presently rated as the top ten wreck dive sites of the world. Tourists also have the option of picking up glass-bottom boats from the Larnaka marina if they do not wish to go underwater.