9 Things to Do in Pano Lefkara That You Shouldn't Miss

February 9, 2018 Concepcion Newsome

Lefkara (Greek: Λεύκαρα) is a village on the island of Cyprus famous for its lace, known as lefkaritika in (Greek: λευκαρίτικα) and silver handicrafts. The village takes its name from the white of its silica and limestone: Lefkara is derived from a combination of the Greek words "lefka" (Greek: λευκά, Translation: white) and "ori" (Greek: όρη, Translation: mountains, hills). It has been listed among "The 30 most beautiful towns in Europe" by the Japanese Association of Travel Agents.
Restaurants in Pano Lefkara

1. The Church Of Holy Cross

Timiou Stavrou, Pano Lefkara 7700, Cyprus
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
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1%
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

The Church Of Holy Cross

Reviewed By Sherin G - Nicosia, Cyprus

The church is very beautiful and has many old icons and it has a piece of the holy cross. It is very nice place to visit in the middle of pano Lefkara village.

2. Golden Donkeys Farm

Skarinou Village, Skarinou 7731, Cyprus +357 99 620736
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 83 reviews

Golden Donkeys Farm

In our farm we have up to 200 donkeys.(Biggest in Cyprus) Is at Skarinou village, close to Lefkara and Kato Dris.Come here to see the country side of the island.Take a ride with a donkey and enjoy the smell of the nature.Have a walk at the garden with the herbs and see the wax museum with the traditions of Cyprus.At our shop you can find cosmetics,soaps,chocolates and liquer with donkey milk.

Reviewed By supaflysingam - Singapore, Singapore

We stayed in Skarinou and this farm was just down the road. It has a great store selling stuff like organic olive oil to donkey milk with liquor, not to mentiona restaurant that sells way more decent food than the tavern in Skarinou village.

3. Machairas Monastery

Mountains near Lazania, Nicosia, Cyprus +357 22 359334
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
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0%
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5 based on 121 reviews

Machairas Monastery

Reviewed By Gail O - Madison, Wisconsin

This was on our way from one town to another and it was worth the drive. The church is beautiful in itself. The monastery is well kept as you might expect. They make their own wine and olive oil which is for sale in their shop along with icons. There is also a museum of historical pieces which are pretty amazing.

4. Bikin'Cyprus Adventures

Apt 8, Mina Antoniou 5 | Bike Center, Tochni 7044, Cyprus
Excellent
94%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
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0%
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5 based on 28 reviews

Bikin'Cyprus Adventures

Reviewed By Shellie1409 - Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Arrange to hire a road bike for my partner while we were still at home in the UK. All correspondence was done via email. They were very quick to reply, I was dealing with Chryso who was extremely helpful. They arrange the Delivery of the...MoreThank you for the kind words Shellie!

5. Museum of Traditional Embroidery and Silversmith

House of Patsalos, Pano Lefkara 7700, Cyprus +357 24 342326
Excellent
55%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Museum of Traditional Embroidery and Silversmith

Reviewed By malaikascotland - Edinburgh

I can't find a site for the first village we stopped at before Pano Leftkara so therefore writing on this site.
Unfortunately it was a Sunday and a lot of shops were closed but I came across a lovely large shop selling the famous Leftkara lace.
The lady was from Liverpool but she showed us a cloth she was making trained by her grandmother who had passed away.
I asked her if embroidered blouses were still sold which my late mum and I had bought in the 90's but she said that many of the ladies had died and there were few left trained in making the lace.
I bought a beautiful olive embroidered olive branch tablecloth for my conservatory table with 12 serviettes and an olive branch tablecloth for my coffee table and knew these were the real thing as could tell how the embroidery had been done.
I also bought two cushion covers which she gave me cheap and also gave me 2 handkerchiefs as gifts plus two mats with serviettes .
She was more interested in chatting to us and I usually barter but knew the prices were genuine as she offered to sell quite down from the asking price.
I noticed glasses that I had bought years' ago silver engraved - 6 and asked the cost and one glass was 100 euros. I don't use them - they are on display but will have to polish the silver now I know the cost!!
I certainly did not pay that for the six.
We will always visit this lovely village.

6. Dipotamos Donkey Farm

Skarinou, Cyprus +357 99 620736
Excellent
72%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
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2%
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

Dipotamos Donkey Farm

Reviewed By Neil576 - Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom

The farm offers something for adults and children. The entry is 3 Euros for adults. There are buildings showing traditional rural Cypriot life as well as a traditional house and a small place of worship. The shop sells all things donkey related including Liquors and chocolate as well as Olive Oil products. There is also a good selection of local wines that are reasonably priced and of course unique. The donkey milk soap products are also good. There is also a 1500 year old Olive tree in the grounds. There is a large restaurant area with a bar selling freshly squeezed orange juice and Cypriot Coffee (like Espresso) and Greek coffee that is long and cold (wonderful) they also have themed evenings which look good. Overall a wonderful trip in great countryside which offers the visitors a sense of authentic Cypriot history. Recommended.

7. Ktima Dafermou Winery

Lefkara Road, Pano Lefkara 7700, Cyprus +357 70 008373
Excellent
54%
Good
20%
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Poor
6%
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20%
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4 based on 15 reviews

Ktima Dafermou Winery

Ktima Dafermou is a modern facility that safe-guards and develops the quality characteristics of carefully selected grapes. It is the first Winery especially designed and built according to the innovative bioclimatic standards. The art of wine making and modern technology are perfectly matched.

Reviewed By Rania T - Byblos, Lebanon

There nothing to see, it takes just 7 min to visit all the winery. I don't recommend it to anyone. If u don't have a car u have to take a taxi wich is difficult to find one.

8. Stavrovouni Monastery

Stavrovouni Mountain, Cyprus
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Stavrovouni Monastery

Reviewed By Liory1 - Beersheba, Israel

The monastery is located on the top of a mountain 750 m above sea level.
The monastery was founded by Helena, the mother of emperor Constantine I. The story says that during a pilgrimage to the holly land she found the original crosses of Jesus and the 2 thieves that were crucified with him and tried to bring them to Constantinople but because a shipwreck they ended up in Cyprus and one of the crosses refused to leave the island and was placed at the monastery of Stavrovouni.
Back to our reality, the road is incredible and the view, as I said, breathtaking.
No women are allowed to enter the monastery, only up to the parking lot at the base of the building.
Starting at the axes road there are various very nice short trails, around 2 KM.

9. Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

Cyprus +357 22 865888
Excellent
43%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
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1%
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4 based on 168 reviews

Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

Reviewed By Rod F - Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom

The buildings were constructed of stone foundations with mud-brick upper walling. Sadly it has been restored using cement to consolidate it, giving an unrealistic appearance. It is quite unremarkable in appearance, the buildings seemingly merging into each other, but it is for its artefacts that it is so important rather than its structures. My friend commented on how similar it is to a Neolithic site he worked on in Jordan.
The reconstructions are very good. Worth a visit.

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