"The Larnaca Medieval Museum is housed in the Larnaca Fort, near the water front. The fortress dates from 1625 and was constructed by the Turks to guard the conurbation. It was used more often as a penal complex, particularly when the isle was under British control. Climbing up the walls offers good vistas of the sea. The fortress is on the seaside and visitors can walk around the sea wall with the water up to their ankles. The fortress has archeological shows from the site of Kition. It is also used as the Larnaca Municipal Cultural Center during the summer. Beyond the fortification, to the west, stretches a long boulevard of shops and cafes, behind a slender nettle beach.