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Argonaftis Tours - Kelokedara Donkey Farm

| Kelokedara Village, Paphos, Cyprus
+357 99 667388
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Funny and authentic

On a Monday we decided to visit this donkey farm. The road to this farm was very exciting because... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kausandra
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Budapest, Hungary
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Fun Night Out!

We were a party of English and Russians. Picked up at the supermarket near the Callisto hotel. Mini... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Annoyed381
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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"Donkey Safari & Village Culture Night" Excursion Running from Limassol & Paphos Discover Traditional Cypriot Country Life. The journey unfolds through quaint villages and picturesque orange groves to the 'Xeros' river valley, near the village of Kelokedara, which is the perfect place for nature lovers. Located beside the river is the 'Argonaftis Donkey 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 traditional 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. Whilst enjoying this feast of flavours and sensations, you can stroll around the stone buildings and visit the small Museum of Agricultural Art, where you can learn how Cypriots originally used to make wine, Zivania and olive oil many years ago. A fantastic donkey ride through the peaceful countryside is next, under the watchful supervision of our professional staff to ensure both your comfort and safety. The ride will take you to the abandoned 14th Century Monastery, 'Panayia tou Sindi', which has been expertly restored by UNESCO. In 1997 this project was granted the prestigious EUROPA NOSTRA award and was recognised as a World Cultural Heritage monument. During this stop, there is time to enjoy the tranquillity of area, along with some seasonal fruit. A unique opportunity to experience a bygone era is also available with special rides on an authentic Bedford 'village bus' that is still in action to this day. Back on the farm, a delicious BBQ meal awaits you, complete with home-cooked specialities, all to be washed down with wine, Zivania and juice for the children. When you have had your fill, our dance team will perform 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. Before leaving the donkey farm you will be presented with a diploma to certify you have completed all the 'challenges' and will leave having experienced the real countryside of Cyprus, original hospitality, fun, adventure, excellent food and authentic island entertainment. Activities for Children •Petting zoo of animals including baby donkeys, dogs, chickens, rabbits, tortoises, lambs and goats under the supervision of qualified representatives of the farm. •Animation, games, dance class and face painting. Donkey Safari & Village Culture Night Excursion from Limassol & Paphos Schedule Departure from Paphos: 16.30, Departure from Limassol: 15.40 (Photo stop at Aphrodite's Rock) Arrival at donkey farm - Food tasting, museum visit, tour of grounds, pet domestic animals: 17.15 Donkey riding demonstration - Safety briefing: 18.00 Donkey ride: 18.20 Arrival at Sindi Monastery: 18.50 Fruit/refreshments: 19.10 Departure from the monastery: 19.20 Return to farm: 19.45 Dinner: 20.00 Folklore show: 20.45 Syrtaki and free dance programme 21.10 Diplomas: 22.10 Last Syrtaki dance: 22.15 Departure from the farm: 22.25 Arrival of coaches to Paphos: 23.10 Arrival of coaches to Limassol: 23.30
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| Kelokedara Village, Paphos, Cyprus
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a Monday we decided to visit this donkey farm. The road to this farm was very exciting because there are very simple roads through the mountains, better to travel by a Jeep...but the nature is really nice! When we arrived to the donkey farm,...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We were a party of English and Russians. Picked up at the supermarket near the Callisto hotel. Mini bus was air-conditioned with seat belts. Long drive, during which the guide gave information, most of which I couldn't understand, because my Russian is poor, but it...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Very funny. Lovely donkeys) Very interesting journey for kids and even for parents (if you are rider)

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Be aware when you book this excursion. We were told you get to ride the donkeys to and from the monastery through orange groves and the village. This is wrong- you get to go one way or the other and no sign of the village...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

I was picked up from my hotel entrance at 4pm as arrange in a minibus that had no working aircon on the hottest day so far this year 1 Jul 2017. The driver and Rep clearly had no clue as to how to get to...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

It was a very long journey to get there with a bus full of just Russians. But the guide. Who I don't know her name was brilliant. We arrived to some local delicacies which were very tasty. We then met the donkeys and took a...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

THIS PLACE IS A MUST . It is worth every euro, an evening of Fun , Food, and Dancing for all ages Yes it is out of the way, Yes it is more for the Russians as their Tour guide organises it for them. We...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Middle of no wear and on a RD that looks like a walking path-=I like RDs like that] others may not... but if you like donkeys as my girls do..worth a drive

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Reviewed 2 December 2016

This was the dream of our children to ride donkeys. We paid (as we were told to pay) for four donkeys but they tried to put our children (10-12 years old) with us on same donkey. I protested and got own donkeys to my kids....More

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Nice place, food, drink, dance. Kyriakos is very special person, very friendly.We laugh, felt like home and had a very nice day. Thank you all. Kyriakos, Giorgis. for the good time we had with you. Michail , Anna-Maria.

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Response from Alexandra V | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure... I think about 50 euro for adult and 30 for child all include.
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