Andriana Folkloric Park: An Enjoyable Day Out

With the weather at a nice temperature for exploring, winter is the ideal time to discover the villages of the Larnaka region, one of which is Xylotymbou – home to the Andriana Folkloric Park.

The park showcases elements of olden-day Cyprus, and offers a great day out for all the family, thanks to its combination of interesting traditional exhibits and children’s facilities.

Visitors can learn about life on the island through its two traditional Cypriot houses – one from the 19th century and one from the 20th century, and visit the chapel of the Apostle Andreas. A black and white photographic exhibition in the monastery guesthouse illustrates the history of the island, whilst a variety of water obtaining mechanisms showcased in the park tell the story of water on the island.

For the children, there is a playground and a small farm with ostriches, goats, sheep, pigs, horses, chickens and other birds, as well as donkeys. Donkeys were an integral part of life on the island and at the park adults and children alike can feed or ride these gentle creatures.

Finally, the park offers local meals every Sunday lunchtime, enjoyed overlooking the park, and all cooked in the traditional way.

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