Our day will begin with morning drive to the village of Lefkara, which is famous for handmade lace known as ‘Lefkaritika’, and also its silverware. It is said that Leonardo Da Vinci visited the village and bought an altar cloth here which he donated to the Milan Cathedral.
Travelling through pine-covered mountains, we reach Santa (Ayia) Thekla Monastery, a Nunnery founded by Santa (Ayia) Eleni (mother of Emperor Constantine). We will have a chance to wash our faces in the Holy Spring Water, said to help prevent eye and skin illnesses.
Next stop will be at Meniko village where we will visit the church of St Kyprianos dating from the 13th Century. There you will have the opportunity to embrace the icon or to venerate the relics of the saint and ask for healing. On request the priest will recite a prayer for the suspension of any spell put on you. The prayer will protect you against the evil eye, evil words and envy. You will also be able to wash your hands and face in the holy water that gushes forth next to the church.
After we will go to see the only one divided Capital in the world, ‘Lefkosia’, situated in the centre of the Island, is the ideal City for you to find your holiday bargains! Driving along the Green Line, the capital’s dividing borderline and proceed to the picturesque old quarter of “Laiki Yitonia” where, you will have time for lunch and a stroll around the charming winding alleys lined with numerous traditional houses, shops and galleries.
Our tour continues to Larnaca where we will visit St. Lazarus church, located in the heart of the old city.
The church dates back from the 9th century and is one of the oldest in Cyprus. There you can see the tomb of the saint who lived in Kition after his resurrection by Christ.
You will have chance to spend some time browsing around the shops in the old town.