Explore Lefkara village and Unesco World Heritage neolithic Choirokoitia site. Birdwatch near Larnaca and (possibly) visit other attractions.
It is primarily an exploration trip of the stone-built village of Pano Lefkara (a production center of the famed lace) and of Unesco World Heritage Choirokoitia neolithic settlement. We normally also do birdwatching at one of three wetlands near Larnaca (Larnaka). Depending on travellers’ preferences and time availability, there may be possibilities to do a walk by Lefkara manmade lake, visit other attractions on the way (depending on pickup location
Duration : Six hours
Pickup time : It is usually 09:00 - it may be possible to amend (please contact us)
Pickup location : At an agreed place (eg hotel, etc) usually in Nicosia (Lefkosia)
Pano Lefkara stone-built (Lefkara lace producing) village and Unesco World Heritage Choirokoitia Neolithic settlement are the two basic attractions of this trip (others could include Panagia Angeloktisti church or Kamares Aqueduct). Birdwatching at one of the wetlands near Larnaca (eg Larnaca Salt Lake, Oroklini lake) is also highly recommended.
Stone-built Pano Lefkara acquired considerable wealth in the past century through production and trade of the famed Lefkaritika lace. As per local tradition, Leonardo da Vinci visited the village, loved and bought Lefkaritika lace. Besides meandering through the maze of the village, the village's central church is worth a visit ( according to local tradition it houses a piece from the Holly Cross).
Visiting Unesco World Heritage Choirokoitia neolithic site is recommended, especially because its convenient geographic location, allows combos with exploration of other worthy attractions nearby.
For those into birdwatching, we recommend to include a stop at one of three wetlands near Larnaca, as they host thousands of birds and tens of bird species (especially during the annual migration in spring but also in autumn). Thousands of flamingos find refuge during the cold months of the year here.
The trip is customisable.
A Possible Walk:
Subject to time availability, travellers could do a linear walk (going back and returning on the same route) on the dirt road around Lefkara manmade lake (one of the most beautiful manmade wetlands in Cyprus, having steep hills around it).
We usually use a Citroen C8 MPV car.
Guiding the trip in general and possibly a walk.
What’s excluded :
Food, drinks, entry fee at archaeological sites, etc.
Guiding the trip in general and possibly guiding a walk.
It is always good to bring along water to trips (though we will have possibilities to buy if required at one of the communities that we pass by/through). Good shoes for walking are also recommended as well as sun protection, especially during warm seasons.