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Scala and its Craftsmen

The Guided Tour (City Route) of ‘Scala and its Craftsmen’ explores the area around Larnaka (Larnaca) Fort and the church of Agios Lazaros, which...

Cyprus Handicraft Centre – Lefkosia (Nicosia)

The Cyprus Handicraft Centre is an outlet for producing and selling traditional folk art and crafts. Visitors can see the artisans engaged in the...

Traditional Handicrafts in Cyprus

Handicrafts are practised in individual villages where the traditional methods have been handed down from generation to generation, as well as at the island’s...

Basketry

Basket-making is one of the oldest handicrafts and has been going on for generations without any significant changes. Cyprus' natural resources always provide suitable raw...

Pottery

Pottery-making in Cyprus is an old craft, going as far as back as the Neolithic Age. The fame of the island's pottery and pitharia...

Phyti weaving

The origins of Phyti weaving are lost. It has evolved through time, having undergone changes brought about by the history of the island. Geometric...

Lefkara Lace

Lefkara lace, perhaps the best known Cypriot traditional embroidery, enjoys a worldwide reputation. It has evolved through the ages, having undergone changes brought about...

Chrysaliniotissa Crafts Centre

This complex of eight workshops is situated near Chysaliniotissa Church, the oldest Byzantine church in Nicosia. The workshops nestle around a central courtyard, in...

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Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...