First we will travel to the donkey farm in the village of Skarinou. The creators of the farm scrupulously saved part of the Cypriot heritage – friendly and in- dustrious animals, which for centuries had served the inhabitants of the island with loyalty. Indeed, donkeys were the irreplaceable helpers of the Cypriots: they were transporting wine and food, they were the main mean of transport on the island for many centuries, it was donkeys who helped in the production of olive oil, turning heavy millstones, and in winemaking, trans- porting grapes from mountain yards.
Today, about 170 donkeys live on the farm, each one of them having its own name and character. Most animals are jennies, who produce milk. The milking pro- cess is carried out in a special room that meets the requirements of the EU.
There you can ride the donkeys accross the surroun- ding areas; take pictures with friendly animals and feed them. Also on the farm you will nd many interes- ting things: a wax museum, a traditional Cypriot house,
an ancient olive press, a small botanical garden, an amphitheater, one of the oldest olive trees in Cyprus and a small church of the Virgin Mary of Memila. Then we will visit the Camel Park in Mazotos. In the past, camels were also used for the transport of goods, but today they can only be found in specialized parks.
The park has many places where adults can rest and relax while children will have the opportunity to learn about nature and animals, watching deer, ostriches, goats, ponies, wallaby kangaroo, donkeys, llamas, turtles and many other animals. The most important attraction of the park are, of course, camels, which can be fed and rode. Guests can also explore the pic- turesque surroundings of the park or enjoy a safari through the countryside. This adventure is a wonder- ful experience for adults and children alike.
At the end of the trip, you will enjoy your lunch at a co- astal tavern located in the cozy shing village of Zygi.