Vavla, Bee Heaven - Educational Tours for children by Ecophysis

Hello everybody,

If you feel that your children are ready for an unforgettable experience then it is time to get into your protective gear and meet the challenge! The only, unique tour where you will have the chance to meet a Real Queen – is brought to you by Ecophysis with their special trip created for all Kids in Cyprus “Beecome A Beekeeper For A Day”. There are plenty of things to do and learn in Vavla and Kids Fun in Cyprus has all the details to keep your interest at very high levels!

Ecophysis offers various educational programs and outdoor activities suitable for children starting 3 years old, teenagers and adults, kindergartens and schools tours. Their main tours are “Beecome a Beekeeper for A Day” and “Eco Tour – Trekking or Collection of wild greens and herbs”. Besides these tours children or adults alike can enjoy as well the Candle Making Workshop and Local Products Tasting.

Beecome a Beekeeper for a Day” it is already a successful adventure for all small guests and also for the Chief of the bees Mr. Costas Stylianou who got the taste of the honey from his godfather during the 1990s, but admits that there have been many improvements in beekeeping practices since then. He promised that his passion will become ours as well, after we will find out about how to spot the Bee Queen and the Drones, observe the Bee Workers during their work, browse through his Honey and Pollen storerooms, see the eggs insight the cells and learn how important organization is for the welfare of these social insects as taking care of these little insects is not that easy likes it seems to be.
Every season, the Bee Heaven in Vavla brings new and different excitement activities at the hives so you have to be prepared to visit them more than once! If it is August… it is Honey harvesting; March&April - New swamps making; Beeswax isolation in September; Raw honey bottling from September to November; Creation of new frames for the hives in winter months!

You will definitely walk away with a better understanding of the importance of honey bees and why their survival is so important, and see firsthand why bees aren’t near as scary as many of us think!
The Eco Tours – Trekking or Collection of wild greens and herbs will be taking you on a different route. Getting away from the Beee’ Buzzzzzz sounds on the quiet protected area of Lefkara-Kato Drys. You will love the amazing scenery of the beautiful trek, you will be able to observe birds, trough professional binoculars. Every season will bring you different species to see and of course completely different scenery. This trekking tour is suitable for children starting 10 years old with a wild passion for nature, mountains and birds. Ecophysis will be there to help them with the stories and knowledge about the most amazing and interesting facts!

The Collection of wild greens and herbs has already proved to captivate the entire life of Mrs. Georgia Shoshilou, The Director of G.S ECOPHYSIS LTD.  Can this captivate yours as well? Her favorite hobbies as a child were outdoor picnics and searching for wild mushrooms in the fields with friends and family. At the age of eighteen, she decided to study Biological Science at University of Patras  –  Greece, and afterwards she specialized in Wildlife, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health at the University of Edinburgh - Scotland. It seems already easier but will you be able to recognize carobs, acerola fruits, terebinth fruits for crunchy pies, wild small pears or juicy strawberry tree fruits? Most probably with her help you will end up with your entire lesson learned! This Tour is recommended for school age children starting 10 years old.

Candle Making Workshop will introduce to all children the marvelous world of the Natural Beeswax aroma candles. Forget all about the synthetic and toxic smell of the supermarket products and check how you can make your own candle made of natural ingredients. These candles are made from 100% pure beeswax, without any chemicals, ecological and nontoxic! They can purify the air, they are hypo allergic and help people with seasonal allergies or asthma. These candles have a pleasant natural smell from honey and the nectar of flowers and melt slower than the common candles without any smoke.

It is a workshop were kids will learn something new, different and parents will enjoy the benefits of their results!

The Local Products Tasting Picnic in Vavla is an outdoor experience that should not be missed either by people living in Cyprus or by tourists. An opportunity to get back to nature, to forget about the unhealthy eating style in the city and to give to your children a lesson! A treat with simple natural products for a healthy life: local products such as honey with goat-sheep anari cheese, halloumi cheese with tomatoes, village bread with olive oil and herbs of their production, green and black olives, fresh seasonal fruits, lemonade, Cyprus coffee and herbal tea.

Call Ecophysis and tell them your wish! Do you want a combined tour or a special choice of activities that can meet all your dreams – they will be ready to satisfy them!

A day of fun for all children filled with educational activities, a day of learning, a day to experience Vavla’s unique treasures!

Lots of sunny days from Izzy the Cypriot Lizard!

Ecophysis Tours
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-17:00
Address: 7713 Vavla, Larnaka, Cyprus, P.O Box 46096, 7700 Lefkara
Contacts: Mrs. Georgia Shoshilou 00357 99171405, Mrs Nayia Hadjidaniel 00357 96373013, Mr. Costas Stylianou 00357 99529992
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Prices: Public Bee Tours: €20/adult and €12/child under the age of 12. Public Eco Tours: €12/adult and €8/child under the age of 12. Discount offered for families and groups of more than 3 people. For private tours the price depends on the activities you are interested in and the number of people attending. 
How to book: Contact us for an offer for a private tour and check on the internet for our monthly public tours or find more information here:

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Birthday Party: The theme party includes:
Visit to the hives with a beekeeper's suit for every child.
Interactive games about the bees and their products (handicrafts, treasure hunt, board games, and experiential activities)
Documentary about the life of the bees
Kids presentation about the life of the bees and their products
Story telling about the bee community
Birthday invitations to give to your guests
All the necessary equipment for food/sweets/cake (buffet tables, chairs, disposable plates, disposable forks/knives/spoons, napkins)
Water/refreshments/juice/instant coffee
Gift voucher of €2 for every kid companion for "VAVLA" products during the birthday party
First Aid kit (trained First Aid personnel)
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