Tourists in the seaside town of Larnaca can now enjoy a whole array of great activities for free during the winter season, in a programme that kicked-off at the beginning of November and will continue through until April 30th.

Organised by the Larnaca Tourism board, the CTO and other local authorities, the programme can be enjoyed by any tourist staying at licenced hotels, apartments and agro-tourism establishments. Providing real insight into what Cyprus is all about beyond seaside fun, the initiative is one that encourages tourists to get out of the confines of their hotels to really make the most of local traditions while taking in sites that are part of the island’s history and culture!

 

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Every week begins with a Monday morning bird-watching and basket weaving session at Voroklini Lake (one of the few natural wetlands in Cyprus).

On Tuesdays, visitors to the island can enjoy a full day out at the unique Mazotos Camel Park which is particularly fun for children who’ll get to enjoy camel rides and more, while Wednesdays are all about exploring Larnaca town with a walking tour giving insight into some of its most important sites with a professional tour guide. The tour will provide a fascinating insight into the history, development, traditions, culture and architecture of this great city.

 

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Thursdays are all about tradition with a trip to Athienou for a visit to the Kallinikeio Museum and the restored flour mill, along with some halloumi making at the restored Father Kallinikos Stavrovouniotis House.

 

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credit: Larnaca Tourism Board

On Fridays, tourists can take part in a guided tour of local workshops to watch local craftsmen busy at work. The tour includes visits to inspiring pottery workshops for a real taste of tradition.

Saturdays give tourists the chance to enjoy a second excursion to the to the picturesque villages of Lefkara, Kato Drys and Skarinou (only for those staying at selected hotels listed here.

 

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Starting off with a tour capturing the rich history of the picturesque village of Lefkara, visitors will catch a glimpse of women making handmade lace, while in Kato Drys, they’ll be a wine tasting session at Ktima Christoudia winery, followed by a visit to Ktima Georgiadi in Skarinou to watch traditional product demonstrations while given the chance to taste authentic Cypriot flavours.

 

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credit: Larnaca Tourism Board

Click here to download the full weekly programme of 2016/17.

Cover photo credit: Larnaca Tourism Board

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