Lefkara (Kato)

The art of needlework (embroidery) developed as also in the neighbouring village of Pano Lefkara, reaching to very high levels

Kato (Lower) Lefkara is a village of the Larnaka district and it is located about 34 kilometres south-west of the city of Larnaka.The community is built on an average altitude of 480 metres. The terrain is hilly and the altitude in the north-east of the settlement reaches up to 417 metres ("Shinokefalos" hilltop). The landscape is fragmented by the rivers Syrkatis and Argaki, and of St. Minas, all tributaries of the Pentaschoinos river.

The art of needlework (embroidery) developed in Kato Lefkara, as also in the neighbouring village of Pano Lefkara, reaching to very high levels. A large variety of "lefkaritika" embroideries is manufactured, which are characterised by the affluence and the diversity of their designs.






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