It is dedicated to the Virgin, and it is the church of 'Panagia Evagelismou'.It is said that those days when the church was being constructed, there was lack of water in the area, and they have used stum from the vines mixed with earth to build it.I am not sure if this is true, but the people of the village insisted on this.Besides the area was one...more
Lofou is a village from the Byzantine period and it is surrounded by vineyards.It was one of the richest villages in Cyprus and had a lot of underground water.I went to the kafenio of the village and sat with some villagers who offered me some orange juice and I asked them about this beautiful village. I am told that after the Second World War...more
I visited the Folkloric Museum in Lofou which is the private collection of Mr. Petros, a very authentic Cypriot who loves his country, culture and tradition.He has been collecting all these items since he was very young he told me with much patience and obstinacy.A small but interesting at the same time museum, that I believe one should visit while...more
There is an Olive Mill Museum in the village of Lofou. On weekdays the museum is usually closed and opends during the weekends, but in case you are in the village on a weekday, then you can go to the Community Office and say that you wish to see it and surely somebody will offer to open it for you.For me it was the President of the village Mr....more
The countryside around Lofou is beautiful.After walking throughout the village in those honeycomb maze narrow streets, get out and walk in the countryside. I visited this village in March and the fields were full of colourful plants and trees in blossom.Just magic. The Troodos beauty is not very far from Lofou. If you have a car and you want more...more
The cuisine here at this Traditional Tavern in Lofou is the tastiest I have honestly tried for years.
The traditional interior decor is really unbelievably beautiful and Mr. Kostas Violaris is the best host ever.
The tavern is very popular and when I came here - Sunday noon the tavern was full. It is not only popular with Cypriots who come here for lunch or dinner from different parts of the island, but it is popular with tourists as well.
The restaurant remains close however during Mondays.
Favorite Dish: I have tried different dishes, and I can say that I loved them all.
One of the very best though was the stew I tried the last day of my stay.
I tried 'souvla ' also different mezedes.
Everything is fresh and well cooked.
I honestly want to return here again.
The red wine I was brought was excellent as well.
Find all the info you need for the different types of buses in Cyprus, rural taxis, etc etc through the thread below.
Get all the info from the above thread and have it photocopied and carry it along with you on the trip. I am sure you will need it.
The village of Lofou is really beautiful and it keeps the style and elegance of the past.
The custom the locals have is to come to the village during the weekends so it is full of laughter and excitement.
The majority come mostly on the weekends for lunch or dinner.
There are one or two restaurants in the village, and one such that I highly recommend is the "Lofou Tavern".
Of course during the holidays, especially during Easter when schools are closed, the villagers of the nearby Ypsonas village come back to their houses here in Lofou. There is not a single house without a lamb on the spit, a popular custom throughout the island. The courtyards and gardens are full of people, relatives and friends, who sing and dance and celebrate.
A village worth visiting believe me!
(The photos are from my trip in March 2011).
If you want to buy anything on a Monday when everything else is closed, come to the Coffee shop of the village. Of course it is a men's spot, but inside you can buy biscuits, chocolates, etc etc.I don't think anything else is open during the winter months either! It is this coffee shop only.No newspapers, or cell phone cards, but the people are...more
I visited the village of Lofou in March, and I spent 2 nights here.On Sunday the village was full of people wandering in the beautiful cobble-stone alleys, and it was full of life even on that rainy day.On Monday however the village looked like haunted. It was just me and some locals at the kafenio (cafe) of the village. Oh yes...and some workers...more
The cobble-stone alleys can be slippery especially if you try to walk early in the morning.
In some parts it is really dangerous.
Put on comfortable shoes and watch out!
The construction was completed in September 1988, and it is the largest of a network of 107 dams on the island. Water here is collected by the rivers Kouris, Limnatis and Kyros. Furthermore, water from Diarizos river is diverted to this dam, via a 14.5 km long connecting tunnel.As I am driven from the village of Lofou to Limassol,I have the chance...more
The dams are stocked with 17 species of fish. The most popular are: Trout, largemouth bass, carp, Tike perch, Roach, etc. Sixteen dams in Cyprus provide excellent fresh-water fishing opportunities throughout the year. These can be found:Lefkosia DistrictKafizes dam: 78km (48 miles), from Lefkosia. Northeast of Troodos mountain. Kalopanagiotis dam:...more
According to the revised Fisheries Law Cap, 170 of 1990, the Fisheries Regulations of 1990, Regulation12, special licenses must be obtained for those interested in angling in dams from: the Head Office of Fisheries Department in Nicosia, or from the District Offices of Fisheries Department. Licenses are personal and are issued to persons over 12...more
If you are planning to spend some days in the village of Lofou and you are not willing to spend much and eat daily at the restaurants, then I suggest you bring some food supplies from home with you.The apartment at Agrovino I was staying at, had a big refrigerator, electric cooker, and even a washing maching with detergent.more