A day trip to the heart of lacework LEFKARA VILLAGE and NICOSIA

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The village is famous with its lacework. While you walk and take photos in the narrow streets of the stoned houses you will see villagers doing the lacework infront of their houses or shops. You must taste the traditional Cypriot coffee just before you leave the village. It may take about 45 minutes drive to Nicosia. Your guide will tell you all about the culture, the life style and also about the history of the island on the way. When you are in Nicosia you will see the Paphos gate and cross the check point of Ledra Street. You will visit St. Sophia Cathedral, Buyuk Han and the local fruit and vegetable market besides other sites. You will have the opportunity to taste the local food for lunch ( extra) After some free time the tour will end in Larnaca at your hotel.  This tour is ideal if you want to see the local life combined with culture and history.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Sirin Suha

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Pano Lefkara

We'll start the day by driving to Pano Lefkara. The village is located 700 metre above the sea level on the foothill of Troodos mountains. It is famous with its silver wear and the lace work which is called'Lefkaridi'. Leonordo da Vinci ordered an altar cloth to the Cathedral of Milan in 1481 from this village and they have the design named after him. Many houses in the village have been restored recently. The narrow roads with beautiful balconies and door frames are just beautiful to walk around. You will see local shops and each of them selling the lace work or the silverwear while you inspire in the beautiful village.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Paphos Gate

We drive to Nicosia. Our first stop in the capital will be the Paphıs Gate in the walled city. This gate is one of the three gates which was built during the Lusignan period. Ottoman Sultan has added his signature on the gate. After we park our car we start to walk in the walled city of Nicosia to the Ledra Street crossing point.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Buyuk Han

It is the biggest of 18 Kervansarays that was built in 1572. The word 'Han' means 'Inn' a place for the travelling merchants whom they were travelling withtheir camels or mulls. There is a mescit a praying place and a cistern in the centre of the building. It was used as a prison during the British period and in 1893 was used as a hostel for the families in need. After the restoration it has became one of the popular attraction for the touristis, locals with its handcraft shops, local coffee shop and a restaurant which you can sit and enjoy the atmosphere.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Venetian Column

The pillar was brought to Nicosia from Salamis Ruins of Famagusta during the Venetian Period. There was the symbol of the Venetians which was the St. mark Lion on top of the pillar. When Ottomans came they took it out from its place and transfer it into the garden of a Mosque. During the British period they brought it back to its original place and replaced a globe on top of the pillar. Which is the symbol of the British.'The sun never sets on British Empire'.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Selimiye Mosque

It was constructed by the Lusignan King Henry I in 1209 and it took 150 years to complete the building.Lusignan princes were crowned as Kings of Cyprus in this Cathedral of St. Sophia. In 1570 when Ottomans took over the island they added a minaret and converted into a mosque. It was known as Ayosofya until 1954 and after the name was changed to Selimiye Camii.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At:

Its originally 6th century Byzantine church. Later on the 14th century Roman Catholic St. Nicholas church was made ontop of it. During the Ottoman period the building had served as a grain store and also as a market which meant Bedesten. This was where they sold cloth and jewellrey.

Duration: 30 minutes
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