Lofou village and the playground, village and nature trail

Hello everybody,

In Lofou village, the streets are full of stone... yellow Cypriot stone. The streets are silent and waiting for the travelers to pass and let traces through the sounds of their steps. The village is full of history and richness, is full of beauty. People came back to rebuild those old stone houses. People came back to their roots. Now it is the time of the children to come and take it forward, to fill the village with laughs and smiles, to bring happiness and warm the cold stones. People came back and rebuilt the old playground, next to the old school and now traveler, it is your time to stop and enjoy it.

Lofou village has a nice little playground right next to the old school. It is the perfect place where you can stop your car to start let your children play for a while and then continue with a nice visit in the village. The playground is sweet, with swings and roundabout, climbing structures, and tunnels, covered with rubber tiles just finalized in 2015. Coming from Limassol you will be able to see, the sweetest sign that will guide you towards it!

You will not get bored, as Lofou is welcoming his guests with lots of nice, educational places to see, walking trails, restaurants and wine tasting.
The Folk Art Museum with the private collection of Mr. Petros  is a small but wonderful little museum for the little ones to learn about Cypriot traditions. The Olive Press Museum is located northeast of the church of the village and at a distance of approximately 300 metres. It was manufactured in Lemesos in around the end of the 19th century at "I. Kyriakides & Co Engineering workshop and Foundry". It is also a very interesting, educational place to visit.

One of the most wonderful attraction of the village besides the wonderful playground is the Nature Trail that take you to the traditional faucet of Elitji. I would recommend this trail for children starting 4 years of old that have a little bit of walking experience. It covers a distance of about a kilometer and follows a downhill course towards the traditional faucet of Elitji, where the villagers of Lofou used to get their water in older times. On the faucet, which is at the end of the route, there is an inscription dated 1842, which proves the date that the faucet was built. 

The trail is located south of a small stream which flows with water only during the winter months. Here the walker may admire various species of Cyprus flora and fauna such as tall shrubs and oaks as well as many herbs. It is the best opportunity for parents to teach and help their children recognizing the plants and trees in Cyprus.

The ‘faucet of Elitji’. The people of Lofou built a large tank of water in front of the source. The tank is decorated beautifully with big windows, from which the residents of Lofou were getting water. The whole project regarding the construction of the building was completed in 1842.
Today parents and children may go to the ‘faucet of Elitji’ either from the dirt road Lofou – Sylikou, or the walking trail that has been created recently by Lofou Community Council.

Lofou village is a place where you can have a lovely walk in a traditional Cypriot village and in the nature, eat some fresh good Cypriot food, to relax, to enjoy the tranquility, the peaceful location and to admire the wonderful view of the sea. Wish you a marvelous day with your children in Lofou!

Lots of sunny days from Izzy the Cypriot lizard !

Lofou village, Limassol District, Cyprus

JustCute by Helena

Hello everybody, 

One day you will have in your arms that little, cute and blue doll with big eyes that used to make your childhood days memorable. You will remember that day, that you were so happy, just by putting her to bed next to you. You will remember that sad day, that she was next to you when you were crying. One day you will remember the feeling of anger, which made you to throw her, on the floor. One day you will remember the smile of your mother giving you that special gift! One day you will be happy, remembering about all those special days.

A hug, a kiss, JustLove that you felt when you had your special pillow or favourite T-shirt with your name written on it and surrounded by your childhood heroes. A plane… or a train… a car… your teddy bear, that took you every night in a dream world, Just for You, because You are special. 

One day you will still have that special gift that lighted all your days and be a “witness” of your first birthday. JustCute is magic, it is your ticket to wonderland.

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The little girl will hold on that little doll. That doll will be her friend for all her life. Even if forgotten on a lost corner of the room she will watch her grow. Having wings and flying like a butterfly, out there from flower to flower, she will be waited to return.

The little boy will once hug that pillow, thinking that it was so unfair. He will always be a little prince, strong and handsome, having the entire world at his feet. He will hold on to his special pillow to remind him he was once a small boy in the arms of his mother.

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Stephanos will imagine everything on that magic pillow, dressed with his super power shirt.  Helena will lift her magic brush and will draw the yellow sword in his hands and the beautiful green frog will remain silent with his big green eyes.

Will he say “Hello” to the little girl who will decide to lift him in her hands and give him a kiss? The boy will be there. Hiding and shy, he will know that in these special moments you should always end up by kissing the girl.

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Lots of love from Izzy the Cypriot lizard!

JustCute by Helena

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