The ethnic journey unfolds through quaint villages and picturesque orange groves to the Xeros river val- ley. Located beside the river is the authentic farm - a haven for the Cyprus donkey that has been created for these gentle creatures to live and reproduce, under veterinary supervision and care. The farm itself also serves as an open museum of folk art and rural life on the island. Upon arrival you will be given the warmest of welcomes and can then sample various traditio- nal products; pure and straight from Cyprus’ natural bounty. Taste village wine, the spirit Zivania, the sweet dessert wine Commandaria, carob syrup and honey, and try some local delicacies such as Halloumi cheese, olives, local oven bread, loukoumia sweets and other delights.
A fantastic donkey ride through the peaceful countryside is next on the agenda. The ride will take you to the once abandoned XIV Century Monastery of ‘Panayia tou Sinti’, which has been restored by UNESCO. A unique opportunity to experience a bygone era is also available with special rides on an authentic Bed- ford ‘village bus’ that is still in action to this day. Back on the farm, a delicious BBQ meal awaits you, com- plete with home-cooked specialities, all to be was- hed down with wine, zivania and juice for the children. When you have had your ll, our dance team will per- form a show of Cypriot folk dancing and music, as well as international music. You can sit back and enjoy the entertainment, or join in the folk dances, including the ‘Syrtaki’ ritual.