Pano Lefkara – world-famous laces in Cyprus

Pano Lefkara Cyprus
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Have you ever heard about Pano Lefkara in Cyprus? It is a charming town away from the tourist hustle and bustle. What’s so interesting here? Hand-made laces, which was entered on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists.

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Pano Lefkara – the city of lace, embroidery and silver

At Pano Lefkara, on every corner you will meet old ladies who patiently embroider napkins and tablecloths from morning to evening. For hundreds of years, mothers have been passing embroidery skills to their daughters.

Pano Lefkara handmade laces

Finished products are sold in small local shops. Making a single handicraft is very time-consuming, so don’t be deluded – most of the products on the shelves are factory-made. These handmade ones are marked with a special sign and definitely more expensive.

Pano Lefkara UNESCO

The local shopkeepers would certainly tell you more about Pano Lefkara’s tradition. They strongly encourage you to buy something, and at the same time tell interesting stories from their lives. We met, for example, a retired Cypriot footballer. He showe us his old photos and sports trophies.

Pano Lefkara what to buy

Pano Lefkara is also famous for the production of traditional silver jewelry. There are quite a lot of jewelry sites, so enthusiasts of trinkets will surely find something for themselves.

Pano Lefkara silver jewelry

What especially captivated us in the lace town is the total slow-life that prevails there. Absolutely no one is in a hurry here. Even the ubiquitous cats in Cyprus seem even lazier in this place. We got lost for a few hours among narrow cobbled streets with small cafes. You have to see it all!

Pano Lefkara slow lifePano Lefkara streets

Pano Lefkara – how to get?

  • Car. You can get to Pano Lefkara on your own only by car. The town is situated in the southeastern part of the Troodos Mountains. It is 35 km from Larnaca, 75 km from Ayia Napa and 45 km from Nicosia.
  • Bus. Another option is an organized trip. You can book it in advance online or at your local travel office.

Pano Lefkara small shopsPano Lefkara shops

Pano Lefkara – prices

Of course, you can visit the town for free.

Pano Lefkara view

Pano Lefkara – tips

  • We also encourage you to visit the free Folk Art Museum or the Church of the Holy Cross.

Pano Lefkara museumPano Lefkara church

Pano Lefkara – worth it?

  • Patrix – 10/10. An absolutely charming place. You can really calm down here. It is beautiful and atmospheric. Huge contrast to touristic places. And if you like silver jewelry, take a lot of money – you won’t be able to stop yourself from shopping.
  • Wiolczix – 9/10. A charming town with great traditions, narrow streets and smiling residents. Beautifully situated. We felt the real Cyprus here. (The only drawback for too intrusive persuasion to buy.)

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