Short escapes: Golden Donkeys Farm
Last week we visited a few villages near Larnaca. On our way to Skarinou, the heart of Cyprus, we came over the Golden Donkeys Farm. A lovely place, just perfect for a short escape from the city, with your family and kids.
For me the entrance it was very friendly , funny and representative , I like it very much. We’ve been welcomed by three funny donkey statues.
The main focus of the farm as you can guess, are the donkeys, they have around 170 donkeys, each of them with their own name. The best thing is that you can touch them, feed them, play and also take photos with them. I think, children and not only, would be excited about those beautiful, friendly and cute animals. For me it was a great opportunity to remind about my childhood moments when my friends and I were walking around the hills and playing with the donkeys.
Besides the donkeys farm, there are other interesting things to see. I was impressed about the big olive mill that is placed in the middle of the farm. Now I had the opportunity to become acquainted with the old traditions of olive oil production. If you will go there during harvest, starting from October till January, you will have the chance to participate in the first stage of olive oil production.
Also I was surprised to find out that one of the oldest olive trees that exists in Cyprus, it’s there in their farm. It is really big and still has olives from which they produce extra virgin oil.
If you want to find more about their traditions, you can visit the Wax Museum, where some episodes of life in the Cypriot villages are recreated, like the process of Making Halloumi, wine, Zivania(traditional drink).
If you want to spend a beautiful day surrounded by nature, animals and traditions in a safe and well organised environment, perfect for kids , you can chose Golden Donkey Farm. They have also a restaurant where you can have lunch, so the food will not be a problem.
Also you can spend some time on the outdoor terrace with a good frappe and donkey milk ‘ice cream, as we did . At the end you can stop a little bit through the souvenir shop where you can find some specific products like soap with donkey milk, Donkey Milk Liqueur, Cypriots olives.
Don’t hesitate to visit this beautiful place whether if you want to have some quality time with your family , or if you want to go back thru time and remember about your childhood , or if you only want a short escape.
- Phone: +357 99 620 736
- Address: Skarinou village