Donkeysland

In order to find the financial resources to ensure our ability to offer our donkeys – and those in need – a better life, the Center created Donkeysland, an alternative entertainment and training site dedicated to donkeys.

Its purpose is to introduce this unknown and unappreciated animal to people, especially the children, to highlight this animal’s special charismas and amazing nature and to build a new consciousness on communication, respect, cooperation and coexistence of us with them.

Opening Hours & Admissions

Donkeysland – the farm of the Hellenic Donkey Center – welcomes you and introduces you to its protected donkeys. The visits are designed for kids and adults.

Opening hours – October / November 2022

Saturdays & Sundays: 10.00 – 19.00
Programs in english can take place upon request.
Last program begins 40′ before closing time.
Our donkeys have their lunch at 14.00 – 15.00, so they rest and do not participate in the programs.
You can stay in the farm, but the programs start again at 15.30.

Contact phone: +306944 616160

All actions take place outdoors.

The programs for getting acquainted with donkeys and participating in their care start every ~20′ and their duration is about 40′.
No reservation required. You will join a group that starts close to your time of arrival.
Before and after your program, you can walk around, get to know all other animals that we host, use the seating areas to enjoy your coffee or picnic in the beautiful nature.
There is no canteen on site, but we offer filter coffee and juice, free of charge.

Admission

Adults & children older than 3yrs: 6.00 €
Children under 3yrs & disabled: 3.00 €
Families of 4: 20.00 € (large families 5.00 € / person)

 

  • As part of your safe participation in our activities, the tours are carried out in small groups.
  • The use of a mask is optional
  • You should sanitize your hands before touching the animals or their equipment.
Contact phone: +306944 616160

Donkeyland is a place of cooperation, recreation, awareness, education and healing.

With experiential programs for youngs and adults that include information, participation in the daily care and education of donkeys, games with them, walks on the paths of the area (walking next to them) and search for relevant references in mythology, folklore, religion and literature, in Donkeysland we try to inspire respect and love for donkeys as well as to give this animal the place it deserves next to today’s man.

An important part of our action concerns people with disabilities, but also all cases of people in need of support: children, adults or the elderly.

The donkey method from the acquired beneficial and the appearance required for myself, I must use in self-esteem and balance. In Europe, over the years, I approach estates and icons at Donkey Sanctuary, requiring “onotherapy” (asinotherapy) or “donkey support”(donkey assisted therapy) which consists of either ground support and empowerment through contact and cooperation with a donkey, or occupational therapy / physiotherapy / skills development / psychological empowerment or animal back (something similar to therapeutic riding). The donkey is considered an ideal animal for this use, due to its affordable size, its very patient, calm and tender character and its mild reactions.

Having seen how important and immediate its results are for people with disabilities, with our appropriate specialized partners, we apply this treatment method in our area.
At the same time, as the population of the species has declined alarmingly, this is also a way to secure its future, acquiring a new role in modern society. This time, however, respecting his needs and peculiarities.

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