Larnaca – Lefkara Village, Aggeloktisti Church & Larnaca Town

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The beauty of the elaborate silver and lace work at Lefkara village competes with the originality of the village it self. Enjoy the quite countryside and combine through this tour, the visit of Larnaca too.

Lefkara is a picturesque village, famous for its silverware and handmade lace called “Lefkaritiko”. The fame of this embroidery was spread to many countries. According to the tradition, Leonardo Da Vinci visited the village in the 15th century only to be amazed by the local made lace, so as to transfer it on one of his paintings and he even took back with him Lefkara lacework which he presented to Milan Cathedral. As with all of Cyprus countryside, Lefkara is too endowed with historical, natural and human riches, moreover enhanced by the preserved traditional character and architecture. The village has been built amphitheatrically around a spring, which most likely was the main reason for the initial settlement.


This tour offers a fascinating exploration to the traditional village of Lefkara, where people still continue the crafts that have been handed down through generations, permitting to stroll through the narrow paved streets and admire the houses built entirely of limestone, with wooden doors and windows. We will have the opportunity to view beautiful traditional old preserved Houses, in which we bear witness of the old Cypriot way of life and admire the local crafts, Lefkara Lace and Silverware richly exhibited.


There is free time to visit the lace and silver shops, as well as to explore the church dedicated to the Holy Cross. According to the tradition, the church was build by Agia Eleni and it contains a fragment of true Cross. The rich gilt iconostasis dates from the 18th century.


On our way back to Larnaca we will visit the ancient kitio where we will visit Aggeloktisti Church.

Northwest of Kiti, on a very gentle rise, stands a very interesting Church of Cyprus, the Byzantine Church of Pnagia Angeloktisti (The Angel-built). According to the tradition, it was built by Angels, who at midnight descended from the Heavens and built the church. Dim traces of frescoes on the walls witness that most probably the church was originally entirely painted. The most glorious item to be seen is the mosaics in the central apse, which shows the Mandona holding a Child. She stands between the Archangels Mikhail and Gabriel


Our next and last stop is Larnaca town. Larnaca, a town with an easy-going pace, has strong links to the past. In the heart of modern Larnaca one finds remains of the ancient city-kingdom of Kition, reminiscent of its glorious days. The Mycenaean Greeks fortified the town with cyclopean walls in the 12th century while Phoenicians founded a powerful kingdom here in the 9th century. Kitio is the birthplace of the philosopher Zenon, founder of the Stoic School, and it is here that Saint Lazarus came to live after his resurrection. The delightful Palm trees Promenade, its fort, and its old quarters give Larnaca its unique character. We will visit the Church of Agios Lazaros the beloved friend of Christ. Agios Lazaros was forced, after his miraculous resurrection, to seek shelter at Kitium, now Larnaca. According to tradition, he became the first bishop of Kitium and the first church dedicated to him was built in order to serve the needs of the small population of Kitium at the time.


Free time and return to the ship. 


-         transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

(bus, minibus or taxi, according to your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide * (concerns “with guide” rate only)

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

* guides in other languages available, upon request


-         entrance fees (paid by you on the spot)

Step 1

Your tour starts from Larnaca port

Step 2

Visit the picturesque village of Lefkara its lace and silver shops and the holy trinity church 

Step 3

Visit of Aggeloktisti Church

Step 4

Tour of Larnaca town and Agios Lazaros

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