the Skarinou – Lefkara road, you will find the country
church of St George on your right and -right after that
–the small but very beautiful and picturesque village
of Kato Lefkara. The village is literally buried in
green that -in combination with the sky’s blue and the
unique, panoramic view that the region offers –presents
to one’s eyes a vast calmness and serenity.
Entering the village, the country
church of Archangel Michael is on the right, dating
back to the 12th century. Following is the large parking
lot that was created so as to serve the village’s visitors.
The parking lot is located next to the village’s plaza,
which is stone-paved. Around the picturesque plaza there
are several shops selling the traditional (silk) embroideries
of Lefkara as well as various other products. All the
little alleys of the village are paved with stones and
-combined with the old traditional houses –lend a different
note to the area.
into the village you will see the “Panagia Eleousa”
church. From this particular venue the view is unique.
One’s glance can reach all the way to the shores of
Behind the church stands the first
Elementary School, which is now destined to become a
Museum of Needlecraft. Close by you can also see the
old olive-press where the village’s inhabitants used
to produce their olive-oil in old times.
uphill you will come across the village’s coffeehouse
on your right and the country church of Saint Marina
on your left. Continuing our journey through the village,
we will come across the second Elementary School, which
is also being renovated in order to be converted into
a communal building, housing the needs of the Community
Council and the Cultural Center where the young people
will spend their free time in a creative manner.
A bit further up is the country church
of Saint Timotheos. Following the ascending little road
we will once again find ourselves in the stone-paved
plaza of the village.
this short tour we have tried to give you a little taste
of the Kato Lefkara community. It is up to you to make
a visit to our village so as to see from up close that
the things we described to you above are way too few
to match reality.