Our most recommended things to do in Pano Lefkara

From Ayia Napa: Grand Tour Jeep Safari with Lunch

1. From Ayia Napa: Grand Tour Jeep Safari with Lunch

Head deep into the heart of Cyprus to see off-the-beaten-track destinations on a day filled with spectacular landscapes, little-known villages, clean rivers, pristine air, flora and fauna, vineyards, monasteries, churches and more. Top it off with local food and wine in a traditional village tavern. Start with a 4x4 off-road adventure through the most diverse and rapidly-changing landscapes in Cyprus. Visit one of the largest water dams in Cyprus for amazing views and photos. Walk through ethnic villages with narrow streets, spectacular views, and great stone architecture. Pass by the fantastic natural wonder of the Island, a mountain waterfall. After a delicious lunch in a traditional tavern, visit one of the authentic Cyprus villages with it's narrow streets, spectacular views, and stone architecture.

From Ayia Napa: Enchanted Lagoon Jeep Safari

2. From Ayia Napa: Enchanted Lagoon Jeep Safari

Experience extreme thrills and expect the unexpected on an amazing off-road adventure from Ayia Napa. Stop for a coffee at a traditional kafenio (local coffee shop) in a tiny village and mix with the locals. Then, head off-road and climb up into the mountains to get breathtaking views and stop at a remote 17th-century chapel. Next, make your way to an enchanted lagoon and enjoy a tranquil swim at a secret location, known only to your guides. Continue to a village, frozen in time, and step back into centuries past. Enjoy an optional lunch in the heart of the village at a typical family-owned tavern.  Then, make your way to the top of the mountain for stunning photo opportunities. End in the charming village of Lefkara and stroll along the pebble-stoned streets. Pause for another coffee before heading back to your hotel or accommodation in Ayia Napa, Protaras or Larnaca.

Mini Mountain Jeep Safari from Ayia Napa

3. Mini Mountain Jeep Safari from Ayia Napa

Step into the lives of the locals in Ayia Napa with a shared or private Jeep tour. Take the chance to explore traditional villages and discover abandoned copper mines as you venture off-road. Enter the Monastery of Ayia Napa and go for a refreshing swim at a peaceful beach. Get picked up from your hotel in Ayia Napa and start your adventure. Make your first stop at the Monastery of Ayia Napa and learn about the rich historical history behind this site. Admire the archaeology and explore the gardens before seeing the holy water. Travel off-road in your Jeep to reach the abandoned copper mine. Delve underground and have the chance to search for your own crystals or even gold as you learn about treasures hidden under the earth. Continue on your journey to a traditional village where you can enjoy the authentic coffee of Cyprus in the square's cafe. Stroll along the shores of a charming lake and take panoramic photos with the scenic background. Discover one of the most beautiful villages in Cyprus as you arrive at Pano Lefkara. Wander through the cobbled-stone streets and enter workshops where silver and lace are crafted. Make your last stop at Governor's beach for a swim in the sun before returning to your hotel.

Famagusta: Fikardou, Machairas & Lefkara Guided Tour

4. Famagusta: Fikardou, Machairas & Lefkara Guided Tour

You'll leave no stone unturned as you explore Cyprus's hidden corners. This exclusive excursion takes in remote highland villages, dramatic landscapes and a revered monastery. It also includes a traditional Cypriot lunch. Stavroula, one of our local guides on this tour, says, ‘Fikardou village is an excellent example of rural mountain life, where the 19th-century architecture is in complete harmony with the environment.' A real taste of what's to come. Heading inland, you'll arrive mid-morning at rustic and laidback Fikardou. All cobblestones and historic houses, time seems to have frozen still here. And with free time to explore, you'll find that ancient traditions still hold their way. It's so well-preserved that it's on UNESCO's tentative list of world heritage sites. Next, you'll head to the 12th-century Macharias Monastery, which is located on a remote hillside. Its lavishly decorated interior houses a sacred icon of the Virgin Mary. We'll then go to charming Lefkara, a village famed for its handmade lace and embroidery. ‘Women, young and old, can be seen seated outside their homes and shops making lace,' says Stavroula. ‘For hundreds of years, the men from the village have travelled all over Europe to sell it, even Leonardo da Vinci bought some.' The tour ends on a high in Skarinou village. Here, you'll try your hand at halloumi and bread-making before enjoying a ‘KM0' lunch of locally sourced ingredients at a family-run restaurant.

Walk around Lefkara manmade lake, near Pano Lefkara village

5. Walk around Lefkara manmade lake, near Pano Lefkara village

The focus of the trip is the exploration of the scenic manmade lake of Lefkara, close to the picturesque village of Pano Lefkara. The lake is surrounded by high hills, and one can see an islet and various lovely formations around. The local flora is diverse and the geology is characterised by shades of red. The walking route on the dirt road can extend to at least ten kilometers, but it is the first five that provide a view towards the lake. The easy walk is on a hardly used dirt road. We walk back and forth on the same route. Pano Lefkara is the default meeting point of the trip. Here one has the opportunity to explore the stone-built village, which is the production center of the famed lace. Leonardo da Vinci visited the village and loved Lefkaritika lace. Besides meandering through the maze of the village, the village's central church is worth a visit and according to local tradition, it houses a piece from the Holy Cross.  Our service doesnot include transportation. At the same time, we can gladly give travellers a free ride in our company's car. This would not be a paid service and we hold a private car insurance.

Lefkara: Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting

6. Lefkara: Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting

Lefkara Lefkara can safely be called one of the most picturesque places in Cyprus and is a member of the European Charter – Villages of Europe The place gained wealth through lace embroidery. This developed in the 15th/16th Century, when the place was popular as a summer resort under Venetian rule and the local women were introduced to the art of embroidery by Venetian nobles. In any case, it is reported that Leonardo da Vinci personally bought an embroidered cloth in Lefkara and donated it to the cathedral in Milan. In the 19th/20th The export of embroideries began, young men with more or less knowledge of the language traveled with suitcases filled with embroideries from their village to the cities of the Ottoman Empire, Alexandria, Smyrna and Constantinople and also reached Western Europe. Thanks to the wealth that developed, the villagers were able to build representative houses and invest in their children's education. The art of embroidery reached its peak around 1920/30, when the manual work of Lefkaritiko embroidery could not yet be copied by industrial embroidery from the Far East. In 1986 another Lefkara embroidery was donated to the Milan Cathedral for its 600th anniversary. This embroidery craft was included in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009. The Lefkara embroidery is a white embroidery with white cotton thread on a cotton or linen ground; geometric repetitive zigzag patterns are often worked out with hole rosettes. The museum shows how the women of Lefkara embroidered their work together in the streets. The embroideries are offered in many shops in the village. Since the 17th century the silversmith's trade has also established itself in Lefkara. In many shops you may have a look at this silver work and of course you can also buy it. Winery A very well known winery is located nearby in Kato Drys and welcomes all wine lovers or those who just want to get acquainted with the world of vine and wine. The visit includes a brief tour of the vineyard, the production line and the winery. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Agricultural Museum and the opportunity to taste the wines in the reception area of the winery. You can enjoy the beautiful view of the vineyard. In the winery we can also find a restaurant that serves traditional dishes, although they must be booked in advance. Please let us know if we can reserve a table for you.

3 Day Private us Tours - 2 Day in North &1 Day in South Part

7. 3 Day Private us Tours - 2 Day in North &1 Day in South Part

Total Duration: 3 days Day 1 : Kyrenia & Nicosia Day Tour Meals included: lunch Accommodation included: Overnight at Bella View Boutique Hotel Day 2 : Famagusta & Salamis Tour Meals included: lunch Accommodation included: Overnight at Bella View Boutique Hotel Day 3 : Troodos Mountain Omodos and Lefkara Village ( South Part Of Cyprus) Meals not included Accommodation not included

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4.7 / 5

based on 31 reviews

It’s a great day out, great value for money and our driver George Michealwas brilliant very knowledgeable, interactive and friendly. The restaurant where you have lunch is beautiful the food and staff are amazing, then you move on to the winery again staff are great fantastic wine and they even produce an amazing olive oil, a must try you finish up in a wonderful little village full of restaurants and shops

This tour is highly recommended. The tour was amazing. We had a really great day. Not only the off-road experiences were great, but also the many interesting information about the country and people in Cyprus and that was mainly thanks to our guide Adam. Adam is the best guide we ever had. It was such a great das!

Adventurous, surprising, informative and very well organized experience, absolutely not touristy. The guides are engaging and prepared, passionate about the history of the country and do their job with passion and dedication.

Very friendly guide tour with good knowledge about the areas.

It was FUN and Peter and Adam are so nice people, I miss them