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 !

Where:
Lofou village, Limassol District, Cyprus









3 comments:

  1. I am a school teacher from Paphos and I would like to bring my Year 1 class of 16 children aged 6 years old to the nature trail and see the museum and artwork in Lofou village. Are there any toilets and facilities the children can access to wash their hands before eating their packed lunch? If this is possible then I can arrange the visit. Thank you Mrs Wellden

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    1. Hi Mrs Wellden, Thank you for your message! At the end of the pathway where the traditional faucet of Elitj is there are benches and water fountain. So you could stay there. In case you visit the playground (next to the old school) there is no water there. I advise you to contact the City Hall in Lofou Phone no: 25470020 to check when you can visit the museum! If you have any more questions please send us an e-mail! Regards

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  2. I am a school teacher from Paphos and I would like to bring my Year 1 class of 16 children aged 6 years old to the nature trail and see the museum and artwork in Lofou village. Are there any toilets and facilities the children can access to wash their hands before eating their packed lunch? If this is possible then I can arrange the visit. Thank you Mrs Wellden

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