The excursion visits a unique UNESCO-listed Neolithic settlement of Choirokitia and Lefkara village, well-known for its silverware and lace (Lefkaritika lace is recognised by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Cyprus)
- Visit the village of Lefkara, located on the limestone hill slopes between Limassol and Larnaca. It is a picturesque village famous as for its local lace known as “Lefkaritika” as for its silverware.
- Lefkaritika lace has been recognised as an inimitable form of indigenous tradition by the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
- In sunny weather the women of the village turn the streets into open-air workshops as they sit outside to practise their craft.
- Enjoy a guided walk through the colourful, shop-lined village streets to the Church of the Holy Cross with its 18th Century gilt iconostasis and unique 13th Century silver cross.
- Continue to Choirokitia, an unusually well-preserved Neolithic site which has been included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List since 1998.
- The settlement dates from around 6800 BC ad it is estimated that the population run as high as 2000, an astounding figure for that time. The inhabitants worked strictly in stone to create items since excavated such as bowls, flints, idols etc. You will gain a fascinating insight into the daily life and beliefs of these settlers.