Larnaka Region, Lefkara Village
Lefkara is a village on the island of Cyprus famous for its lace and silver handicrafts. The village takes its name from the white of its silica and limestone. Museums, cobbled streets of the village, where the picturesque architecture is at least unique. It has been listed among "The 30 most beautiful towns in Europe" by the Japanese Association of Travel Agents. The embroidery of Lefkara is the ultimate form of folk art and tradition in Cyprus. It is an exceptional work of art, as 'lefkaritika' – laces, are considered to be valued items of artistic creation. According to a legend, Leonardo Da Vinci had visited the village in 1481 and bought embroidery for the Holy Altar of the Milan Cathedral. The famous “loukoumia”, “sikopites” and “tavas”, three traditional delicatessens prepared by the local citizens of the village. Directions: The village is situated at the foot of the Troodos Mountains in the south eastern region, Larnaca district. 40km from the Larnaca and just 12 km from the Nicosia – Limassol highway.