The embankment is named after the commander of the ancient world Cimon, who liberated the city from the Persians, but died in the last battle. A bust of the legendary general is installed here, and is considered one of the main attractions of the embankment.
The embankment is also popularly called Palmova, as there are a lot of palm trees planted here. In 1992, the first palms appeared, and in 2008 another 70 seedlings were planted.
There are many cafes and bars in the British style on the embankment, and there is also an opportunity to see a two-meter-high monument erected in memory of the ancient Greek philosopher Zenone (native of Larnaca).