Larnaka’s Local Authorities Innovate
A visit to Larnaka isn’t complete without exploring the region’s rural villages, and the LTB is proud of the innovation that local Municipalities and Community Councils have shown in their efforts to preserve the character and customs of their little piece of Larnaka.
In Pervolia, the construction of a vast coastal walkway is already under way and will create a pedestrian and bicycle lane, lighting, squares, view points and access paths to the beach, which are due for completion in 2016.
The Community Council of Kiti embraced its asset of having the best sea and wind conditions in the region with the creation of the island’s first and only designated beach for kitesurfing in the Softades area.
The Municipality of mountainous Lefkara has ensured its picturesque character is retained through the subsidisation of flowers and water for local residences, whilst also creating the Lefkara Handicraft Centre for lace embroidery and traditional silversmithing.
Voroklini Lake in Voroklini is one of only seven natural wetlands on the island, and the Community Council has now taken over its maintenance and preservation following the completion of a three-year restoration project.
The village of Athienou actively participates in the LTB’s Complimentary Winter Experiences Programme, with Halloumi cheese demonstrations that take place in an old cheese factory, housed in a restored mansion.
With its traditional basket making and weaving recently included on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Livadia Municipality is keeping the folkart alive with the construction of a Basketry Museum that is due to open later this year.