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Workshops

Handicraft & Enogastronomy

“Learn a craft even if you don’t need to and if you get hungry, practice it”. This is an old Cypriot folk saying, that can be interpreted as to have a contingency plan, if everything doesn’t go according to your plans, learning a craft  will never fail you. Not so long-ago people living at the Heartland of Legends villages were either farmers or shepherds and at the same time handcrafters. People had to be creative and multi-talented, to be able to supplement their income, if they faced hardship,  and a craft always comes in handy.

They engaged in basket weaving, icon painting for rich churches and landlords, silversmithing, wood carving, ceramic and pottery making, mosaic making, embroidery, wine and Commandaria making, and many more. All these crafts are nowadays part of our Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Deputy Ministry of Tourism has developed a scheme to offer people the opportunity to participate in workshops promoting both traditional crafts and contemporary fashionable handicrafts where tradition pairs harmonically with modern.

Visitors can participate in various handcrafts and oenogastronomy workshops, which take place at many Heartland villages. Wrap your hands around clay to make pots, learn how to use the gouge (carving tool with a curved cutting edge) to carve your own wooden artifact, master needle and thread to create Lefkaritika needlework, sit at a voufa (loom) moving rhythmically to weave Fythkiotika fabrics and many more. Exciting workshops and authentic experiences just for you, beckon to be discovered in the Heartland of Legends.

All these experiential activities require booking, therefore contact the organizer in advance. Also, at the village/location where the workshops take place, free guided tours are offered.

All Workshops are free of charge

Workshops take place from March to December 2022 and are open for visitors from 10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. No reservation is required if you are just visiting.

We are waiting for you to come and experience this once in a lifetime journey, through traditional tastes, activities and customs, gaining the authentic Cyprus feel.

* It is noted that the organizers of the workshops will implement all sanitary measures for the protection of public health, as defined by  the Decree and instructions issued by the Ministry of Health.

* The Deputy Ministry of Tourism invites all interested parties to contact the organizers for any further information regarding the workshops.

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Wednesday, Jun 29
Beeswax candle
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Kyriakos Savva
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
13:00 - 14:00
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MELINI
LARNAKA
Melouze
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Elena
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
12:00 - 13:00
-
MELINI
LARNAKA
Saturday, Jul 02
Lefkara lace
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Margarita Raouna Charalambous
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 18:00
Agiou Georgiou 3, (Lefkara Handicraft center)
LEFKARA
LARNAKA
Traditional Red Clay Pottery
Pottery / Ceramic / Glass
Vasoula Adamou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
2 Aggeioplaston, 7640
KORNOS
LARNAKA
Create your jewelry
Jewelry / Silversmith
George Poli
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 18:00
Keryneias 22
LEFKARA
LARNAKA
Cooking with Honey
Cooking classes
Bill Warry
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
16:00 - 17:00
Kafestiatorion
LAGEIA
LARNAKA
Sunday, Jul 03
Beeswax candle
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Kyriakos Savva
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
13:00 - 14:00
-
MELINI
LARNAKA
Beeswax Cream
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Elena
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
12:00 - 13:00
-
MELINI
LARNAKA
Beeswax Wrap making
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Maria Solomonidou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
16:00 - 17:00
gps Cyprus Honey "Oros Maxaira"
MELINI
LARNAKA
Workshop of making traditional haloumi 100% goat milk and anari
Halloumi making
Soteris Nikolaou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
Μιχαήλ Στιβαρού
DELIKIPOS
LARNAKA
Lefkara lace
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Margarita Raouna Charalambous
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 18:00
Agiou Georgiou 3, (Lefkara Handicraft center)
LEFKARA
LARNAKA
Making Traditional Trachanas
Cooking classes
Georgia Piitaridou
Time of Activities:
11:30 - 14:30 ,
11:30 - 14:30
1st April
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Making Traditional Pasta 'Terzelouthkia'
Cooking classes
Dora Theodorou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
17:00 - 18:00
25th Martiou
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Traditional Koupepia & Anthoi (stuffed vine leaves & flowers)
Cooking classes
Anastasia Mina
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
25th Martiou
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Create your jewelry
Jewelry / Silversmith
George Poli
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 18:00
Keryneias 22
LEFKARA
LARNAKA
Become A Beekeeper for a Day
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Georgia Shoshilou
Time of Activities:
08:00 - 10:00 ,
10:00 - 12:00
Ecophysis Center Vavla to KatoDrys road
VAVLA
LARNAKA
Saturday, Jul 09
Colorful fish on the seabed with pebbles
Stone carving / Mosaics
Andri Sheittani
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:30 ,
16:30 - 18:00
At the Old Doctor's Office at the Village Square
ZYGI
LARNAKA
Terepinthous pie
Cooking classes
Lyghia Nicolaou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
-
KATO DRYS
LARNAKA
Creative Bee Hotels & Decorative Decoupage
Wood carving and crafting
Peter and Lynn Gallagher
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 17:00
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LAGEIA
LARNAKA
Cooking for Vegetarians
Cooking classes
Bill Warry
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
16:00 - 17:00
Kafestiatorion
LAGEIA
LARNAKA
Sunday, Jul 10
Beeswax candle
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Kyriakos Savva
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
13:00 - 14:00
-
MELINI
LARNAKA
Beeswax Lip Gloss
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Elena
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
12:00 - 13:00
-
MELINI
LARNAKA
Beeswax Wrap making
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Maria Solomonidou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
16:00 - 17:00
gps Cyprus Honey "Oros Maxaira"
MELINI
LARNAKA
Workshop of making traditional haloumi 100% goat milk and anari
Halloumi making
Soteris Nikolaou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
Μιχαήλ Στιβαρού
DELIKIPOS
LARNAKA
Cyprus Ancient Art
Pottery / Ceramic / Glass
Andreas Fasoulides
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 12:30 ,
15:00 - 19:00
Cultural Center
KALAVASOS
LARNAKA
Become A Beekeeper for a Day
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Georgia Shoshilou
Time of Activities:
08:00 - 10:00 ,
10:00 - 12:00
Ecophysis Center Vavla to KatoDrys road
VAVLA
LARNAKA
Wednesday, Jul 13
Beeswax candle
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Kyriakos Savva
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
13:00 - 14:00
-
MELINI
LARNAKA
Melouze
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Elena
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
12:00 - 13:00
-
MELINI
LARNAKA
Saturday, Jul 16
Traditional Red Clay Pottery
Pottery / Ceramic / Glass
Vasoula Adamou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
2 Aggeioplaston, 7640
KORNOS
LARNAKA
Cooking with Honey
Cooking classes
Bill Warry
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
16:00 - 17:00
Kafestiatorion
LAGEIA
LARNAKA
Sunday, Jul 17
Beeswax candle
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Kyriakos Savva
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
13:00 - 14:00
-
MELINI
LARNAKA
Beeswax Cream
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Elena
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
12:00 - 13:00
-
MELINI
LARNAKA
Beeswax Wrap making
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Maria Solomonidou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
16:00 - 17:00
gps Cyprus Honey "Oros Maxaira"
MELINI
LARNAKA
Workshop of making traditional haloumi 100% goat milk and anari
Halloumi making
Soteris Nikolaou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
Μιχαήλ Στιβαρού
DELIKIPOS
LARNAKA
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