DONKEY SAFARI FOR TASTE OF CYPRUS
For Larnaca, Ayia Napa, Protaras: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
This is the perfect way to discover and capture the original spirit of Cyprus. We leave the city behind and drive through the “Red Villages” to our special destination, the Argonaftis Animal Park, located adjacent to the “Achna” Dam.
Upon arrival, experience the meaning of true Cypriot hospitality as you sample the local firewater “zivania”, village wine, “halloumi” cheese, olives, bread and homemade sweet “sushoukko”, all traditional products of Cyprus.
As you stroll around the Park you will encounter an assemblage for diverse animals worthy of Noah’s Ark: donkeys, horses, goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs, squirrels, snakes, turtles, monkeys, dogs and several kinds of birds.
Watch our special exhibit of a man handling snakes.
A fantastic donkey ride is next, under the watchful supervision of our professional staff to ensure both comfort and safety for whole family. The donkeys will take us through some pretty countryside before we arrive at the Church of Agios Georgios “Teratsiotis” (14th- 15th Century). Relax in the tranquillity of this unique environment with refreshments and seasonal fruits.
On return to the Animal Park, enjoy a BBQ meal accompanied by home- cooked specialities with wine and zivania. Eat, drink and be merry in the traditional farmhouse where soon a show of Cypriot folk dancing and music will begin. You will not be able to resist the familiar rhythm of the Greek “syrtaki” ritual. Our team will entertain you with Cypriot, Greek & International music & dancing.
Don’t forget to collect your souvenir certificate before you leave.
VILLAGE CULTURE- DONKEY RIDING
For Limassol and Paphos: Tuesday& Saturday
This unique experience gives you the chance to explore the majestic Cypriot countryside, where you can find out all about Cyprus village culture. Our journey will take us through villages which are still holding their traditional way of life.
First stop will be at Keloredara village. Experience a bygone era in the authentic village bus, still in action today. Travelling through picturesque orange groves we make our way to the “Xeros” river valley and the Argonaftis Donkey farm where tender loving care is provided for our friendly donkeys.
Upon arrival you will be given the warmest of welcome. Sample village wine, “Zivania” and try some local delicacies such as “halloumi” cheese, olives, “sushoukko”, local oven baked bread, etc.
Meet the donkeys and enjoy the ride through the pretty countryside before we will arrive at an abandoned 14th century monastery, Panayia tou Sindi, which has been restored be UNESCO. In 1997 this restoration project was granted the prestigious EUROPA NOSTRA award and was recognised as a World Cultural Heritage monument. There we will try some seasonal fruits and enjoy the unique tranquillity of this spot.
Back to the farm, where you will enjoy a BBQ meal accompanied be homemade specialities, wine and zivania.
Soon after, you can participate in the not- to- be missed “syrtaki” ritual and then dance the night away to the sounds of our DJ with Greek and International music and dancing.
Before leaving you will be presented with a diploma to certify you have completed all the “challenges”...
OCEAN AQUARIUM AND "MAGIC DANCING WATERS"
It’s the same time entertaining and educational excursion for children and adults. Our first stop is taking place in Ocean Aquarium in Protaras, where you will see different kinds of sea and river fish and sea animals. Get into wonderful world of exotic seas and oceans! Then we will go up to the church of St. Ilias, where opens a great view on East Coast.
And after- “Magic dancing Waters”, where during having nice dinner you will watch unique in its kind, one of the most beautiful shows in the world- dance of water and light accompanied by classic and modern music.
Also you will have some spare time for having a walk through Protaras.
Drinks at the dinner are not included at the price.