Hala Sultan Mosque

The mosque is located 6.5 kilometers from Larnaca and it is the tomb of Umm Haram, the wife of Ouvadas Ibn-as Sami, general of Moavia and leader of the first Arabic invasion of the island in 649 B.C. Umm Haram died during the campaign, when she fell off the mule that she was riding on. Hala Sultan Mosque was built at the point where she died, but the exact date is not known. The tomb is covered by green velvet and is protected by a railing. Some archaeologists believe that the tomb of Umm Haram is a monolithic tomb of the prehistoric period (1700 - 1500 BC). Based on a legend, one of the stones that cover it, floats in the air.

This mosque is one of the most sacred Muslim shrines and is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. It was restored in 1816 and then again in 2002 with the support of UNOPS. Archaeological excavations in the same year revealed that the area has been inhabited since Neolithic times.

Open hours:

From September 16th to April 15th: Monday - Sunday: 08:30 - 17:00

From April 16th to September 15th: Monday - Sunday: 08:30 - 19:30

Free admission

Dromolaxia, Larnaca, Cyprus