Larnaca port (CYLNC) is the second, in magnitude, port of our country and it is situated in the southeastern part of Cyprus.

Until 1973 the port of Larnaca was operating as a roadstead with inadequate port facilities which the town offered in the area where today lays the Marina i.e. at the town center. With the exception of the oil products, the port had served up to that time very little trade traffic and its storage space was quite small and unsuitable.

In its present form, Larnaca port is situated approximately 2 km from the town center and on the landside is surrounded by residential units. On the north side there are oil product installations and at the south side it borders with Larnaca marina.

An advantage for the port is the fact that at a distance of 6 kilometers lays Larnaca International Airport.

The new Larnaca port was completed in June 1973 and was initially intended to share with Famagusta port its inland area and supplement the latter. It commenced operation at the end of 1973.

Today it is a multipurpose port having an area of 445.000 sq. meters and serves all kinds of loads from unpacked (animal fodder, grain, gypsum), conventional (lumber, iron, fertilizers, automobiles) as well as oil products.

Larnaca port

larnaca port air view

Larnaca port North quay
North quay 326m, water depth 9,3m and equipped with crane on rails (Luffing Crane) of 35 tons able to serve loads 150m to the western part of the quay.

Larnaca port South quay
South quay of length 340m, water depth 11,4m and equipped with two gantry cranes of 40 tons, 1 crane on rails of 45 tons as well as a ramp of 25m width suitable for ro-ro ships.

General Information
PositionSouth Coast of the Island
FunctionMultipurpose port
TopographySouthern Coast-Central Part
Port limitsThat part of the coastline and the territorial waters of Cyprus, contained within a line drawn 089º to the high seas from Livadhia Church Belfry and a line drawn 089º from the Mosque (Hala Sultan Tekke) on Admiralty Chart No. 851 of the 8 th August 1941.
Approach and entryThe port is dredged to 12m and the approach channel is dredged to 13m with a minimum width of 160m. Maximum draught allowed 11.4m. The height of the quay is 2.3m above sea level.
Port AuthorityCyprus Ports Authority
Limiting Conditions
Controlling depth11.40m
Deepest and longer berth12.0m , 340m South Quay.
Mean tidal levels0.30m
Abnormal levels0.60m
Density of water1025
Maximum size of vessel handled270m
Local weatherFair, Prevailing winds summer SW 4-5
Sea stateSlight to moderate
Arrival Information
Port operationsMultipurpose (including small quantities of fuel oil)
Vessel Traffic Service
Port radioVHF CH 14-16
Notice of ETA24 hrs prior to arrival
Outer anchoragesCargo and passenger vessels should anchor S of a line drawn 090º from the head of the S breakwater of the main harbour and North of a line drawn 090º from Marina South Breakwater in position: 34º 55.2N
33º 38.6E
PilotsAvailable at any time
TugsMARION 3500 HP 35T Bollard Pull
ZENON 620 3.5
Local knowledge--
Regulations concerning entryAlways after Harbour Master's approval.
QuarantinePratique Granted before or after berthing
Notice of medical requirementsTo be sent 3 hrs prior to arrival
General layoutThe harbour is formed and protected by two curved breakwaters and dredged to 12m. It offers a quay length of 666m with depth of 10-12m.
Seaplane harbour/areaTurning circle 300m.
Measured distance-
Degaussing range-
Traffic signals-
Storm signals-
Natural conditionsUsually Fair
Principal marks-
Directions for entering harbourFrom a position approx. 0.5nm ENE of the harbour entrance , the line of bearing 242º of the harbour entrance leads WSW passing (with positions given from the head of S breakwater): Close SSE of Fairway lightbuoy 0.3nm NE, which marks the entrance to the approach channel thence; NNW of the head of S breakwater and SSE of a buoy 0.075nm NNW, which marks the NNW side of the channel, thence SSE of the head of N breakwater.
Entrance channelThe approach channel is dredged to 13m with a minimum width of 160m. Maximum draught allowed 11.4m.
Direction for leaving harbourIn accordance with pilots instructions.
Basins and berths
BasinsTurning circle 300m
Anchorage and moorings-
Alongside berthsN.Q. 326m 10m depth, S.Q.340m 12m depth
Port services
Diplomatic representationMainly in Nicosia-Approx. 50km from Larnaca
RepairsMinor repairs can be performed.
Other facilitiesBunkering, garbage collection, oil waste
SuppliesStores, fresh water, provisions.
CommunicationsTaxi & bus service available at port gate.
Harbour regulationsIMO regulations applicable
Small craft facilitiesNot available

larnaca port from air

Larnaca port anchorage aerial photo