Ample Places is inspired by the joy and beauty of life in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Located at the centre of Lefkara village, it consists of two independent traditional houses, Polytimo and Monadiko. The two houses, with a private entrance each, share a common secluded garden planted with different jasmines and tall fruit trees. These late 18th century stone houses of traditional mountainous architecture have been carefully restored with the utmost care and exceptional workmanship.
The embroidery of Lefkara is the ultimate form of folk art and tradition in Cyprus. It is an exceptional work of art, as 'lefkaritika' are considered to be valued items of artistic creation. The patterns are inspired by the environment and nature. The creative imagination of the embroiderers expressed through the thread and the needle, have give us designs of incomparable aesthetics. In the end of the 19th century a group of young men of the village sailed with their suitcases full of laces and silversmith from Lefkara. They went to Smyrna, Alexandria and Contantinople, where Greek communities used to flourish. Later they went to all the countries of central Europe. The embroidery has given a significant boost to the developent of the embroidery itself. It became a serious source of income for every family in Lefkara.
Due to its extraordinary character, the embroidery of Lefkara has passed on from generation to generation and has been included in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cutlural Heritage in 2009. According to a legend, Leonardo Da Vinci had visited the village in 1481 and bought embroidery for the Holy Altar of the Milan Cathedral.
Near the area where most shops are located, one can also find the workshop of Cypriot ‘loukoumi’ called ‘Ta Orea Lefkara’ which has been awarded several times for its delicious desserts. Also don't leave the village before you taste Lefkara famous " tavas" (meat with rice and vegetables) from the village restaurants.
Activities and Places of Interest
Visit "Lefkara Handicraft Centre", "Loukoumi workshop", the Holy Cross church and the several other chapels of the village. The church of the Transfiguration of the Saviour is situated at the top of the Sotira mountain and it offers a panoramic view of the whole area including the sea. Go to 'The local Museum of Traditional Embroidery and Silversmith' in the centre of the village. Visit the lace and silversware shops. The celebration of the Holy Cross (14/09) is the one which stands out and during which, a big festival is organised. The yearly festival (2nd week of August) which takes place in Pano Lefkara, is also very interesting and it attracts people from all over Cyprus.
Coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, supermarket, hospital, post office, 2 banks.
Civil weddings can be performed at the town hall.
Larnaka airport – 38 km
Pafos airport – 109 km
Blue Arches is in the centre of Pano Lefkara. It is a listed building in traditional stone and the third such listed structure renovated by the Vassiades family. The building was almost totally collapsed and semi-covered over with rubble from two adjacent properties. The renovation was completed in 2018.
Lefkara View is an old house originally owned by an embroidery trader selling the famous Lefkaritika Laces all over Europe. Two storey traditional house recently renovated and situated in the centre of picturesque village of Lefkara near the ancient church of Holly Gross and 15 min from the Beach. This self - catering accommodation consists of two apartments fully equipped with an internal stone paved courtyard and terrace with nice view.
A corner of paradise awaits you behind the Red and Blue Doors of these two traditional houses, at Lefkara villlage.. A beautiful internal courtyard will relax you in a very private and peaceful atmosphere.
Built in the beginning of last century (1918), this stunning house due to its location looks like an old Cyprus castle. Located at the highest point of the village, the house enjoys the beautiful view offered by the nature of the surrounding area. The warm welcome of the house begins from the beautiful “Yliakos” with the classic stone-built arch. This room is filled with the history and it is bound to the life of the Iosif Strouthos' family. Due to the ideal climate of the area, Lefkara is a unique destination for locals and visitors.
Holiday rentals in a recently renovated stone-built, traditional house with wonderful views in the heart of Pano Lefkara. Beautiful grounds with a colourful garden and furnished stone-paved patios. Attention to detail, hospitality, privacy and accessibility set Aunt Maria’s apart as an excellent accommodation choice for your Cyprus vacation. There are three spacious fully equipped one-bedroom apartments in the house that can be booked separately or as a whole. Each apartment has an entrance from the garden and a private outdoors sitting area.