workshops header

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.

workshops basket making
weaving kalathi

View all Workshops

Saturday, Dec 10
Cyprus Ancient Art
Pottery / Ceramic / Glass
Andreas Fasoulides
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 12:30 ,
14:00 - 17:00
Cultural Center
KALAVASOS
LARNAKA
Sunday, Dec 11
Making Traditional Melomakarona
Cooking classes
Georgia Piitaridou
Time of Activities:
11:30 - 14:30 ,
11:30 - 14:30
1st April
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Making Beeswax Cosmetics
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Varvara Michael
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:00 ,
16:00 - 17:00
25th Martiou
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Christmas Cake The Vegan Version
Cooking classes
Anastasia Mina
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 11:00 ,
15:00 - 16:00
25th Martiou
AGIOS THEODOROS
LARNAKA
Natural Honey Soap making
Bee/ Honey/ Beeswax
Georgia Shoshilou
Time of Activities:
09:30 - 10:30 ,
10:30 - 11:30
Ecophysis Center Vavla to KatoDrys road
VAVLA
LARNAKA
Wednesday, Dec 14
Foot Soak Salts and Scrub making
Tea and Herbs
Elsie Hadjipavli
Time of Activities:
11:00 - 12:30 ,
15:00 - 16:30
5, 1st April
KALAVASOS
LARNAKA
Sunday, Dec 18
Cyprus Ancient Art
Pottery / Ceramic / Glass
Andreas Fasoulides
Time of Activities:
10:00 - 12:30 ,
14:00 - 17:00
-
KALAVASOS
LARNAKA
1 5 6

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit sed.

Follow us on
X