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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 February to November 2023 and are open for visitors from 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 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, Feb 26
Natural dyes on silk
Drawing/ Painting
Maria Pithara
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:30 ,
14:30 - 16:00
-
TREIS ELIES
LEMESOS
Preparation of traditional sourdough Lofou`s bread
Cooking classes
Fotis Christoforou
Time of Activities:
11:30 - 13:00 ,
14:00 - 15:30
Chrisolofitissa Bakery, 4716
LOFOU
LEMESOS
Cyanotype Workshop - "Alchemies with herbs in the sun"
Tea and Herbs
Katerina Procopiou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:30 ,
13:00 - 14:30
"Outopoui" coffeeshop - Sokratis Georgiadis str. 6
FLASOU
LEFKOSIA
Vegan avgolemono soup
Cooking classes
VEGAN FAM
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
1 April 7730
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Making of halloumi and anari from goat's milk
Halloumi making
Soteris Nikolaou
Time of Activities:
11:30 - 13:30 ,
15:00 - 16:00
Michael Stivarou
DELIKIPOS
LARNAKA
The embroidery art on traditional waistcoats, the cord couching technique
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Constantinos Groutides
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 17:00
Preserved house, Epistrofis 5, 2645
KAPEDES
LEFKOSIA
Weaving on the loom (Voufa)
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Maria Theophilou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
Culural Center - Panagias Fotolampousas 3, str.
DORA
LEMESOS
Making halloumi pies
Cooking classes
Women Association of Rural Larnaca
Time of Activities:
11:30 - 12:30 ,
16:00 - 17:00
1 April 7730
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Monday, Feb 27
Making pies
Cooking classes
Alkistis Vrachnou
Time of Activities:
10:30 - 12:00 ,
12:30 - 14:00
Christos tavern, 2, Apodimon Drousioton str.
DROUSEIA
PAFOS
Grandma's recipees
Cooking classes
Chrisi Christodoulou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 17:00
Mylos Restaurant
GIALIA
PAFOS
Wednesday, Mar 01
Lefkaritiko emboidery, a legacy
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Ivi Christou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 13:00 ,
13:30 - 15:30
Stafylaris Coffee Shop
KATO LEFKARA
LARNAKA
Let`s make Athienou lace
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Pantelitsa Trachilou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 18:00
Mestana`s Inn, Toumazou str, 7600
ATHIENOU
LARNAKA
Crochet
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Georgia Piitaridou
Time of Activities:
11:30 - 12:30 ,
16:00 - 17:00
1 April 7730
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Thursday, Mar 02
Make your own natural beeswax cosmetic
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Andreas Alexandrou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:30 ,
12:00 - 13:30
A.A. N Nature's Aroma Workshop, 13 Othellou str.
AGIOS ATHANASIOS (LEMESOU)
LEMESOS
Saturday, Mar 04
Making Traditional "Kattimeri"
Cooking classes
Alkistis Vrachnou
Time of Activities:
10:30 - 12:00 ,
12:30 - 14:00
Christos tavern, 2, Apodimon Drousioton str.
DROUSEIA
PAFOS
Forest and Love
Outdoor Activities
Eleni Phyla
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:30 ,
14:30 - 17:00
Art Folklore Museum
GOURRI
LEFKOSIA
Preparation of traditional sourdough Lofou`s bread
Cooking classes
Fotis Christoforou
Time of Activities:
11:30 - 13:00 ,
14:00 - 15:30
Chrisolofitissa Bakery, 4716
LOFOU
LEMESOS
Art workshop with mineral rocks
Handicraft
Yioula Demetriou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 17:00
Multi Dynamic Center, 4607
PISSOURI
LEMESOS
Iconography painting
Icon Painting
Xenia Odysseos
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 17:00
Multi Dynamic Center, 4607
PISSOURI
LEMESOS
Creating my own flout
Wood carving and crafting
Kostas Kouloumis
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 17:00
Multi Dynamic Center, 4607
PISSOURI
LEMESOS
Construction of Bee Hotels
Wood carving and crafting
Peter Gallagher
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:30 ,
13:00 - 14:30
Layia village Crafts
LAGEIA
LARNAKA
Moss Creations
Handicraft
Kyriakos Konnafi
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
Conference Center
OMODOS
LEMESOS
Modernising Cypriot Culture (kids)
Drawing/ Painting
Christiana Georgiou
Time of Activities:
09:00 - 10:00 ,
10:00 - 11:00
Souni-Zanakia Cultural Association Center-13, Andrea Vlami
SOUNI-ZANAKIA
LEMESOS
Handmade creations with crochet
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Evangelia Alexopoulou Marcou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 17:00
Archontariki of Panagia's church - Kikis Efthymiou str.
SKARINOU
LARNAKA
Making squash drinks
Cooking classes
Georgia Piitaridou
Time of Activities:
11:30 - 12:30 ,
16:00 - 17:00
1 April 7730
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Traditional vine pruning
Outdoor Activities
Melani Kosti
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 15:00 ,
11:00 - 15:00
Dora-Mousere road
DORA
LEMESOS
Making tradional pasta "terzelouthkia"
Cooking classes
Women Association of Rural Larnaca
Time of Activities:
11:30 - 12:30 ,
16:00 - 17:00
1 April 7730
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Weaving on the loom (Voufa)
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Eleni Zartila
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 12:00 ,
15:00 - 17:00
Christofi Anastasi 6
SOTIRA (AMMOCHOSTOU)
AMMOCHOSTOS
Workshop of leather goods
Handicraft
Irene Andronikou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 12:00 ,
14:00 - 16:00
Sente handicraft shop P.Code 7714
KATO DRYS
LARNAKA
Terebinthus Pies
Cooking classes
Lygia Nicolaou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
-
KATO DRYS
LARNAKA
Sunday, Mar 05
Baking vegan sour pastries
Cooking classes
George Tziortzis
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 12:00 ,
15:00 - 17:00
Cyprus Millers Academy - 80, Foti Pitta str.
FRENAROS
AMMOCHOSTOS
Forest and Love
Outdoor Activities
Eleni Phyla
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:30 ,
14:30 - 17:00
Art Folklore Museum
GOURRI
LEFKOSIA
Natural dyes on silk
Drawing/ Painting
Maria Pithara
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:30 ,
14:30 - 16:00
-
TREIS ELIES
LEMESOS
Making wire-wrapped jewelry
Jewelry / Silversmith
Antigoni Papadopoulou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 13:30 ,
14:00 - 17:00
Community's Museum
KALAVASOS
LARNAKA
Making squash drinks
Cooking classes
Georgia Piitaridou
Time of Activities:
11:30 - 12:30 ,
16:00 - 17:00
1 April 7730
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Shadow theatre workshop
Arts
Aggela Stavrou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:30 ,
14:00 - 15:30
"Outopoui" coffeeshop - Sokratis Georgiadis str. 6
FLASOU
LEFKOSIA
Terebinthus Pies
Cooking classes
Lygia Nicolaou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
-
KATO DRYS
LARNAKA
Shadow Theatre and Karagiozis shadow puppets making
Arts
Charalambos Charalambous
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
14:30 - 15:30
Sokratio Elementary School
VAVATSINIA
LARNAKA
Wednesday, Mar 08
Become a Beekeper for A Day: Creating beehives
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Georgia Soshilou
Time of Activities:
08:30 - 10:30 ,
10:30 - 12:30
Main road Vavla-Saint Mina's Convent
VAVLA
LARNAKA
Weaving on a loom
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Valentina Ioannou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 13:00 ,
14:00 - 17:00
Community Council building
LOUVARAS
LEMESOS
Lefkaritiko emboidery, a legacy
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Ivi Christou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 13:00 ,
13:30 - 15:30
Stafylaris Coffee Shop
KATO LEFKARA
LARNAKA
Let`s make Athienou lace
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Pantelitsa Trachilou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 18:00
Mestana`s Inn, Toumazou str, 7600
ATHIENOU
LARNAKA
Vegan afelia
Cooking classes
VEGAN FAM
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
1 April 7730
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Make your own natural beeswax cosmetic
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Andreas Alexandrou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:30 ,
12:00 - 13:30
A.A. N Nature's Aroma Workshop, 13 Othellou str.
AGIOS ATHANASIOS (LEMESOU)
LEMESOS
Crochet
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Georgia Piitaridou
Time of Activities:
11:30 - 12:30 ,
16:00 - 17:00
1 April 7730
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Saturday, Mar 11
Making pies
Cooking classes
Alkistis Vrachnou
Time of Activities:
10:30 - 12:00 ,
12:30 - 14:00
Christos tavern, 2, Apodimon Drousioton str.
DROUSEIA
PAFOS
Crochetting a decorative chicken
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Chrysoulla Peteinari
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 12:00 ,
15:00 - 17:00
Evagora Pallikaridi 13
FRENAROS
AMMOCHOSTOS
Steps of creating handmade byzantine icons
Icon Painting
Myrianthi Konstantinidou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 13:00 ,
14:00 - 17:00
82, Steliou Kyriakidi
STATOS - AGIOS FOTIOS
PAFOS
Forest and Love
Outdoor Activities
Eleni Phyla
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:30 ,
14:30 - 17:00
Art Folklore Museum
GOURRI
LEFKOSIA
Preparation of traditional sourdough Lofou`s bread
Cooking classes
Fotis Christoforou
Time of Activities:
11:30 - 13:00 ,
14:00 - 15:30
Chrisolofitissa Bakery, 4716
LOFOU
LEMESOS
Driftwood Art Creations
Handicraft
Demetra Kramvi
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:30 ,
11:30 - 13:00
Community Council's Conference Center
KOLOSSI
LEMESOS
Ceramic Workshop
Pottery / Ceramic / Glass
Michalis Parpas
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 17:00
Old Elementary School
GOURRI
LEFKOSIA
Moss Creations
Handicraft
Kyriakos Konnafi
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
Conference Center
OMODOS
LEMESOS
Art with a Troodos twist
Arts
Konstantina Achilleos
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:30 ,
12:00 - 13:30
Dio Dio Workshop, Agias Marinas 2
FOINI
LEMESOS
Crochet
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Antri Christoforou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 17:00
4, Vathilaka street
AVDIMOU
LEMESOS
Mosaic
Stone carving / Mosaics
Evdokia Christoforou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 17:00
4, Vathilaka street
AVDIMOU
LEMESOS
Still life (adults)
Drawing/ Painting
Christiana Georgiou
Time of Activities:
09:00 - 10:00 ,
10:00 - 11:00
Souni-Zanakia Cultural Association Center-13, Andrea Vlami
SOUNI-ZANAKIA
LEMESOS
Iconography Workshop
Icon Painting
Dometios Monachos
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 12:30 ,
15:00 - 17:30
Iconography Workshop - By Hand "Antifonitis"
AGIOS DIMITRIOS
LEMESOS
Handmade creations with crochet
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Evangelia Alexopoulou Marcou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 17:00
Archontariki of Panagia's church - Kikis Efthymiou str.
SKARINOU
LARNAKA
Vegan stifado
Cooking classes
VEGAN FAM
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
1 April 7730
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
In the constellation of the carob with Mastro
Carob
Alexandros Nikolaou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 13:00 ,
13:00 - 15:30
Chrisorrogiatissis 31
AMARGETI
PAFOS
Decorating "Artos", church bread
Cooking classes
Georgia Piitaridou
Time of Activities:
11:30 - 12:30 ,
16:00 - 17:00
1 April 7730
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Gourd carving and decorating
Arts
Constantinos Groutides
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 13:00 ,
15:00 - 17:00
Preserved house, Epistrofis 5, 2645
KAPEDES
LEFKOSIA
Coiled basketry workshop
Basket Weaving/ Chairs
Maria Pappa
Time of Activities:
10:30 - 12:30 ,
14:30 - 16:30
"Aeriko" - 99, Arch. Makarios III str.
GALATA
LEFKOSIA
Weaving in art
Εmbroidery / Κnitting/ Weaving
Malgorzata Anna Phantaros
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 12:00 ,
14:00 - 16:00
Local museum
FIKARDOU
LEFKOSIA
Ceramics Workshop
Pottery / Ceramic / Glass
Anna Parpa
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 13:00 ,
14:00 - 16:00
Markou Drakou 3, 2866
MOUTOULLAS
LEFKOSIA
Shadow theatre workshop
Arts
Aggela Stavrou
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:30 ,
14:00 - 15:30
"Outopoui" coffeeshop - Sokratis Georgiadis str. 6
FLASOU
LEFKOSIA
Making traditional pastry "Lokoumades
Cooking classes
Women Association of Rural Larnaca
Time of Activities:
11:30 - 12:30 ,
16:00 - 17:00
1 April 7730
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Pottery in nature
Pottery / Ceramic / Glass
Sonia Tserkezou
Time of Activities:
09:30 - 11:30 ,
15:00 - 17:00
Assias 3
LYTHRODONTAS
LEFKOSIA
Polymer clay earings
Jewelry / Silversmith
Katerina Manoulou
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 12:00 ,
14:00 - 16:00
Sente handicraft shop P.Code 7714
KATO DRYS
LARNAKA
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