Can you touch heritage with your hands? In the Lefkara village on the island of Cyprus you can! Leftkara lace making is a tradition brought to Cyprus in the 15th century. Today, its been designated as an item of endangered cultural heritage by UNESCO. Lefkara Handicraft Centre teaches the lace-making tradition to ensure its continued for generations to come. Let BCD give you the back story and local perspectives on Cyprus' cultural heritage before you travel!
Visiting Cyprus? Spend an evening with the locals of village of Geriskipou, where traditional Greek folk dances are performed by the young children! Meet dance teachers Mario Yioua and Charios Pazaros, who explain the meaning behind the traditional dances that are still loved by all generations. Let BCD show you where local traditions are a part of daily life in Cyprus before you travel!
Travel to Paphos in Cyprus, a treasure trove of ancient art and archaeology, recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage site. Paphos has over 2,000 years of history and features Roman villas, Byzantine Monasteries, the Temple of Aphrodite, and the Neophytos monastery with spectacular ancient Orthodox Christian iconography. Let BCD introduce you to Cyprus' culture before you travel!
Meet archaeologist and former director of Cyprus Department of Antiquities, Sophocles Hadjisavvas through BCD's insightful interview. Let him share with you the highlights of the nation's 11,000 years of history. Immerse yourself in Cyprus' heritage through his expert eyes! Learn how Sophocles solved the mystery of the monoliths and why Cyprus is called the "El Dorado"of Antiquity.
Can a UNESCO World Heritage site be off-the-beaten-path? Enjoy the peace & tranquility of the ten painted churches of the Troodos Mountains in Cyprus! The village of Pedoulas is home to the Church of the Archangel Michael, rich with ancient iconographic murals. At nearby Kykkos Monastery, meet Father Benidiktos, and learn about a day in the life of a a young monk. Let BCD's in-depth coverage offer you a unique encounter with Cyrpus' cultural and heritage before you travel!
Explore Cyprus' icon painting tradition! Meet icon artist and painter, Myrianthi Constantinidou. Discover the family traditions and cultural heritage that provides divine inspiration for Myrianthi's icon painting. Let BCD offer you a unique encounter with Cyprus' cultural and heritage before you travel!