Athinodoros Georgiou: Reviving Cypriot traditions

Athinodoros Georgiou

Bringing back Cyprus’ charming customs and trades, Cypriot craftsman, Athinodoros Georgiou is on a mission to promote the island’s folklore tradition and authentic culture.

Georgiou and his team are therefore utilising their creative talent to wow tourists with experiential demonstrations of traditional Cypriot crafts and rural occupations including grape stomping; distillation of Zivania; decorative carving mallow; chair and bottle lazing; wood carving; basketry; weaving; leather knitting; and the preparation of traditional spoon sweets.

These enthralling demonstrations allow visitors to the island to uncover the true heritage of Cyprus, while also granting them the opportunity to curate their own pieces under the guidance of these experienced craftsmen.

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Georgiou and his talented team offer Cypriot craft workshops that are ideal for team building activities for incentive groups, tourists and those wishing to delve into the world of Cypriot traditions. The workshops include tutorials of decorative carving mallow, weaving on the loom, basketry weaving, leather knitting and much more.