Lefkara is a picturesque village known for its lace, the famous “lefkaritika” lace, and for its silverware.
Legend has it that Leonardo da Vinci himself came here and bought an altar cloth of the traditional lace, which he donated to the Cathedral of Milan. The village maintains its traditional architecture with its picturesque stone houses. In the village one can visit the Museum of Folk Art Embroidery & Silversmithing, the Wax Museum, the Church of the Holy Cross and the Chapel of the Archangel Michael.
The Church of the Holy Cross is situated in Pano (upper) Lefkara. It has a beautiful 18th century icon-stand and a unique silver 13th century cross.
The Church the Archangel Michael, in Kato (lower) Lefkara, is a single-aisled domed church with wall paintings dating from the 12th and 15th centuries.
Museum of Folk Art, Embroidery & Silversmithing
The Museum of Folk Art, Embroidery and Silversmithing is housed in the restored Patsalos residence. Exhibits include examples of traditional Lefkara lace.
Courtesy of the CTO