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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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Sunday, Sep 04
Herbs and aromatics, from the fields to our house!
Tea and Herbs
Varvara Michael
Time of Activities:
09:00 - 10:00 ,
16:30 - 17:30
Kornos
KORNOS
LARNAKA
WORKSHOP: THE PREPARATION OF TRADITIONAL SIOUSIOUKO (VOUTTIMAN SIOUSIOUKOU)
Cypriot Loukoumi / Spoon Sweets / Marmalades
Ermi Papakyriakou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
11:30 - 12:30
Traditional Sweets Ermi
AGIOI VAVATSINIAS
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 Koulouria
Cooking classes
Georgia Piitaridou
Time of Activities:
11:30 - 12:30 ,
12:30 - 14:30
1st April
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Making Traditional Pottery
Pottery / Ceramic / Glass
Maroulla Michael
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
17:00 - 18:00
25th Martiou
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Making Carob Syrup
Carob
Doros Theodorou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
25th Martiou
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Chinese flavors with Cyprus ingredients
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
Saturday, Sep 10
Basketry art coaster/Cane trivet
Basket Weaving/ Chairs
Pavlina Loizou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 12:00 ,
16:00 - 17:30
Multi Creativity and Culture Center ,Zenonos Kitieos Street, opposite Pierides Museum
LARNAKA DISTRICT
LARNAKA
Athienou Lace
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Pantelitsa Traxilou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 19:00
Multi Creativity and Culture Center ,Zenonos Kitieos Street, opposite Pierides Museum
LARNAKA DISTRICT
LARNAKA
Creating with Clay
Pottery / Ceramic / Glass
Elena Roubina
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
16:00 - 17:00
Multi Creativity and Culture Center ,Zenonos Kitieos Street, opposite Pierides Museum
LARNAKA DISTRICT
LARNAKA
Making a beeswax cream with Calendula and Chamomile
Tea and Herbs
Varvara Michael
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
16:00 - 17:00
Kornos
KORNOS
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
Terepinthous pie
Cooking classes
Lyghia Nicolaou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
-
KATO DRYS
LARNAKA
Sunday, Sep 11
Making together Halloumi & Anari (traditional dairy products)
Halloumi making
Georgia Hadjitheocharous - Municipality of Athienou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 13:00 ,
16:00 - 19:00
Family House of monk Kallinikos Stavrovouniotis, 16 Evagorou str.
ATHIENOU
LARNAKA
Beeswax candle making
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Georgia Shoshilou
Time of Activities:
09:00 - 10:00 ,
12:30 - 13:30
Ecophysis Bee and Nature Center, Vavla-KatoDrys road
VAVLA
LARNAKA
Natural healing cosmetics workshop
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Kyriaki Zannetou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
12:30 - 13:30
Ecophysis Bee & Nature Center, Vavla-KatoDrys road
VAVLA
LARNAKA
Making easy and natural drops for cough and sore throat
Tea and Herbs
Varvara Michael
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
Kornos
KORNOS
LARNAKA
WORKSHOP: THE PREPARATION OF TRADITIONAL SIOUSIOUKO (VOUTTIMAN SIOUSIOUKOU)
Cypriot Loukoumi / Spoon Sweets / Marmalades
Ermi Papakyriakou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
11:30 - 12:30
Traditional Sweets Ermi
AGIOI VAVATSINIAS
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
Saturday, Sep 17
Cane trivet
Basket Weaving/ Chairs
Pavlina Loizou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:30 ,
16:00 - 17:30
Multi Creativity and Culture Center ,Zenonos Kitieos Street, opposite Pierides Museum
LARNAKA DISTRICT
LARNAKA
Athienou Lace
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Pantelitsa Traxilou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 19:00
Multi Creativity and Culture Center ,Zenonos Kitieos Street, opposite Pierides Museum
LARNAKA DISTRICT
LARNAKA
Christmas Traditionnal Recipees
Pottery / Ceramic / Glass
Elena Roubina
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
16:00 - 17:00
Multi Creativity and Culture Center ,Zenonos Kitieos Street, opposite Pierides Museum
LARNAKA DISTRICT
LARNAKA
A colorfull small Village with pebbles
Stone carving / Mosaics
Andri Sheittani
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:30 ,
15:00 - 16:30
At the Old Doctor's Office at the Village Square
ZYGI
LARNAKA
WORKSHOP: THE PREPARATION OF TRADITIONAL SIOUSIOUKO (VOUTTIMAN SIOUSIOUKOU)
Cypriot Loukoumi / Spoon Sweets / Marmalades
Ermi Papakyriakou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
11:30 - 12:30
Traditional Sweets Ermi
AGIOI VAVATSINIAS
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
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
-
LAGEIA
LARNAKA
Sunday, Sep 18
Make your own bijou case
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Valanto Xristofi
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
Village Square, Georgiou Griva Digeni 7739, Youth Center
ZYGI
LARNAKA
DIY Necklaces With beads
Jewelry / Silversmith
Rena Mavrommatie
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:30 ,
15:00 - 17:00
Youth Center, Village Square, Georgiou Griva Digeni
ZYGI
LARNAKA
A colorfull small Village with pebbles
Stone carving / Mosaics
Andri Sheittani
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:30 ,
15:00 - 16:30
At the Old Doctor's Office at the Village Square
ZYGI
LARNAKA
YOU GET TO PREPARE ALMOND TOFFEE IN VARIOUS COLORS, TASTE AND SHAPES
Cypriot Loukoumi / Spoon Sweets / Marmalades
Ermi Papakyriakou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
11:30 - 12:30
Traditional Sweets Ermi
AGIOI VAVATSINIAS
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
Making Traditional Koulouria
Cooking classes
Georgia Piitaridou
Time of Activities:
11:30 - 12:30 ,
12:30 - 14:30
25th Martiou
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Making Traditional 'Tsipopita' Pie
Cooking classes
Persefoni Karaoli
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
17:00 - 18:00
25th Martiou
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Mushroom Gyro in Ηomemade Cyprus Pita
Cooking classes
Anastasia Mina
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
25th Martiou
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Saturday, Sep 24
Basketry art coaster/Cane trivet
Basket Weaving/ Chairs
Pavlina Loizou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 12:00 ,
16:00 - 17:30
Multi Creativity and Culture Center ,Zenonos Kitieos Street, opposite Pierides Museum
LARNAKA DISTRICT
LARNAKA
Athienou Lace
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Pantelitsa Traxilou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 19:00
Multi Creativity and Culture Center ,Zenonos Kitieos Street, opposite Pierides Museum
LARNAKA DISTRICT
LARNAKA
Creating with Clay
Pottery / Ceramic / Glass
Elena Roubina
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
16:00 - 17:00
Multi Creativity and Culture Center ,Zenonos Kitieos Street, opposite Pierides Museum
LARNAKA DISTRICT
LARNAKA
Distillation. Essential oil and Hydrolat
Tea and Herbs
Varvara Michael
Time of Activities:
08:30 - 10:30 ,
16:00 - 18:00
Kornos
KORNOS
LARNAKA
Terepinthous pie
Cooking classes
Lyghia Nicolaou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
-
KATO DRYS
LARNAKA
Sunday, Sep 25
Making together Halloumi & Anari (traditional dairy products)
Halloumi making
Georgia Hadjitheocharous - Municipality of Athienou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 13:00 ,
16:00 - 19:00
Family House of monk Kallinikos Stavrovouniotis, 16 Evagorou str.
ATHIENOU
LARNAKA
MAKE YOUR OWN PANCAKES WITH TRADITIONAL MARMALADES
Cypriot Loukoumi / Spoon Sweets / Marmalades
Ermi Papakyriakou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
11:30 - 12:30
Traditional Sweets Ermi
AGIOI VAVATSINIAS
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
Distillation. Essential oil and Hydrolat
Tea and Herbs
Varvara Michael
Time of Activities:
08:30 - 10:30 ,
15:30 - 17:30
Kornos
KORNOS
LARNAKA
Cyprus Ancient Art
Pottery / Ceramic / Glass
Andreas Fasoulides
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 12:30 ,
15:00 - 19:00
Cultural Center
KALAVASOS
LARNAKA
Wednesday, Sep 28
Athienou Lace
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Pantelitsa Traxilou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 19:00
Multi Creativity and Culture Center ,Zenonos Kitieos Street, opposite Pierides Museum
LARNAKA DISTRICT
LARNAKA
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