Animal Park Achna Village
After the great success of the Donkey Farm - Kelokedara in Pafos, we had many suggestions from tour operators to provide the same concept of excursion in the East cost. In 2006 a new location for Donkeys has been created at the ARGONAFTIS Animal Park - Achna . Therefore we had to provide more new shelter & Veterinary care for the Cyprus Donkey in its natural environment as well as to set up a Healthy Breeding program which will allow us to experience very often new deliveries. Shelter & preventive medical treatment is given for more than 50 Donkeys.
The Animal Park at Achna village is located in the area of "Red Villages" up on a hill right by the side of the Achna Dam - reservoir, with a magnificent view of the lake. 15' min drive from Ayia Napa & Protaras. Facilities are mend to fit in with the natural environment. Stone and wood are the main materials and can accommodate 250 people for lunch or dinner.
The "Donkey Safari for a Taste of Cyprus" excursion. Combining a meeting with real Cyprus countryside, Donkey ride, fun, adventure, good food, unexpected entertainment, we wish to compose an exceptional & memorable experience in Cyprus.
On arrival at the park guests will sample many of locally produced delicacies such as "halloumi" cheese, "sushukko", village bread, olives & cucumber as well as they will enjoy a welcome glass of local wine and a shot of the famous local distilled liquid "Zivania".
Take a tour around the Park & Meet our friendly Donkeys and the other domestic animals such us, Horses, Cyprus Bull, Goats, Ships, Pigs, rabbits, squirrels, snakes, turtles, Ostriches, monkeys & several kind of birds that enjoy shelter at the Animal Park.
A demonstration and a safety briefing will take place about how to ride & control the Cyprus Donkey. Each rider will be assessed according to his/her weight & will be given the right donkey. Then we will start our ride through country tracks to the 14th century church, dedicated to Agios Georgios "Teratsiotis". Seasonal fruit & water will be offered.
We come back from the church on the Donkeys for a Cyprus Traditional Dinner. After dinner ends the entertainment program begins with Greek, Cypriot & International music & dancing, including the famous "sirtaki" (have to join in!). The evening goes on with some Latin and English music before turning back to some slow and romantic music where you can dance the night away under the stars. A final "sirtaki" will be the last dance.
A diploma will be handed out to every participant who completed all the ‘tests': zivania drinking, sirtaki dancing, donkey riding, etc. The best souvenir and proof that you have been initiated in the Cyprus village culture and to have captured the original spirit of the island.
Events for Incentive groups:
What a better way to spend an active day by combining a meeting with team building events and loads of fun!!! Let yourself free and enjoy the Cyprus countryside with a variety of activities, from structural games to theme nights and unusual dinning events. Blend culture, history and the wilderness and let us build for you some of the most exciting and creative motivation events. Whatever you interests are, we can capture it, design it and make it reality. The activities include, to name but a few, archery, donkey riding, giant puzzles, traditional games, treasure hunts, agricultural events and much more!!!