Arts & Crafts by the Lake, Restolake, Oroklini


Monthly Craft Fayre
It’s always lovely to meet people who have a passion for their work or hobbies.  Sharon, Liz & Anne arrange a monthly Arts & Crafts Fayre for themselves and many other creative people, to exhibit their own handmade or handcrafted gifts, and like me, everyone is so excited about these events!!

Like Minded People
The idea is that they wanted to create a unique fayre allowing them to present their handmade or handcrafted items in an environment of like-minded people and the location is perfect, Restolake Restaurant in Oroklini, Larnaca, aka the hub of Cyprus.  It’s next to the lake, home to the winter’s migrating Flamingos, in lush green surroundings, partly indoors and partly undercover and adjacent to the bar and restaurant, that sells really good food!

A large number of Crafters attend the fayre with products that include Wood Crafts, Candles, Mosaics, Cotton Bags, Patchwork, Glass Artists,  Knitwear, Bijoux Jewellery, Pebble Art, Greeting Cards, Quilts, Beeswax products, Crochet items and much much more.

The fayre is normally held on the second Sunday of every month, but is subject to change occasionally if it clashes with religious or annual events … so follow us to keep in touch!

Location, Location
Restolake has been the home of Oroklini Craft Group for the past three years.  There’s also a children’s play area, with Bouncy Castles and things to keep the kids occupied while you do a little bartering.  The Restaurant offers an ‘All You Can Eat Brunch’ each month for only €7.  You can also try a little bird watching from the lookout tower, a dream in the winter months as it’s the home of the hundreds of Pink Flamingos who hibernate here for the winter catch of Salt Lake Shrimps …

Charity Stalls
Every month there is space for a local charity to attend free of charge and hold a Raffle or Tombola in order to raise money for their charity!

Team Work
This really is a lovely initiative by local, ex-pat and international artists and crafters from all over the world and a lovely way to spend a family day out doing a little shopping and bartering and I hope you’ll go along to give them some support!

The Christmas Fayre at Restolake is on Sunday 17th November 2019 from 10 am ’til 3 pm and this year includes Live Entertainment, Face Painting, A Live Snowman, Brunch and Lunch Buffets and much much more … Something for all the family!

Open All Year
Usually Second Sunday Every Month
10 am ’til 2.00 pm
Christmas Fayre: 10 am ‘til 3 pm

You’ll find them next to the lake, just off Junction 58 of the A3, or off the Larnaca to Dhekelia Road, by the Fire Station towards Oroklini …  There’s a huge car park and toilets with disabled and baby changing facilities, oh and its dog-friendly too …

An affair with original fayre, in bazaar style!

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