Faros beach is about 3 km south east of the village of Pervolia, (to the west of Larnaca), 7 km south from the village of Meneou (fastest way to access the beach), 10 km by road from the airport and about 13 km from Larnaca. There is considerable construction on the coast near the beach. There are supposed to be 2 (connected) beaches, Faros beach on the west end and the adjacent “Reporters Village” beach, but they really comprise one beach, almost 1 km long. Faros means lighthouse in Greek, and if you look up, towards the western end of the beach, you will probably see the lighthouse that was constructed during British rule and continues to operate today. It is a well organized beach, with a lifeguard and amenities, frequented by families. The beach has been awarded the Blue flag eco-label (www.blueflag.org) and has handicap facilities. You will see a small waverbreaker in the sea. The beach is quite wide, at an average width of more than 30 meters. If you come here, you should also visit the Venetian watchtower, 1.5 km towards the (north) east. The building has been restored, and it can be easily accessed through the coastal road from the east towards Faros beach, but it is still (in 2007) fenced off. There are plans to construct a hiking trail from Faros beach on the coast towards the east. The next (a bit organized) public beach towards the east is the very wide Spyros beach, some 6 km away, while towards the west the beaches of Mazotos (some 20 km west of Larnaca) can be found. You can combine a trip here with visits to the church of Panayia Angeloktisti in Kiti and the ancient mastic trees in its yard, and birdwatching sites (salt lakes, Larnaca processed water pools, Kiti dam).