Lefkara – an iconic gem in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Lefkara is located on the southern side of Cyprus and is steeped in Greek and Venetian history. Reputed to have been visited by Leonardo da Vinci in 1481 to purchase the famous ‘Lefkaritiki’ lace of Lefkara this beautiful village continues to inspire artists with it’s amazing views, natural beauty and architecture.
Lefkara has retained its character, with old, cobbled streets, signs of artisan traditions around every corner and the close proximity of exquisite orthodox churches and chapels. It is not uncommon to find groups of women who sit in the narrow village streets working on their fine embroidery, as they have for centuries. It was ‘Lefkaritiki’ that allowed the village to prosper during the turn of the century and explains the presence of colonial inspired villas adding further richness to it’s architectural heritage.
For artists, regardless of ability, Lefkara and nearby ‘plein-air’ locations, offers unlimited scope and inspiration. Within minutes of exploring the cobbled lanes you will be surrounded by the mountains and foothills, ancient chapels, vineyards yards and olive groves. And not forgetting the stunning legacy of the ancient Greek, Romans and Venetians , you will have the opportunity to explore and capture stunning archeology in Cyprus set against the backdrop of the fabulous Mediterranean sea.