Melios Zoo - A happy experience in Nicosia

This is the best Zoo in Cyprus can be found in Nicosia! Kids Fun in Cyprus believe that this should be the best choice for your children especially if they are babies, toddlers or small children. We could also say that this is one of the most beautiful places to celebrate your kids birthday in outdoor in Nicosia. So do not hesitate to choose to go and spend a wonderful day with your kids, seeing the animals and playing at their outdoor playground.

Melios Zoo is in Nicosia and the entrance price is only 3 Euro for adults and 2 euro for children. These are the best prices for a zoo in Cyprus.  They are open  up to 19:00 so that makes it easy for a nice experience in the evening starting with 16:00 as they have plenty of shadow also.
What did we see?

Being in Cyprus we saw lots of birds of all kinds. From parrots of all shapes, colors and noises to hens, roosters, pigeons, canary, lovebirds, eagles, hawks, parakeets, finches. Then there are the waterfowls like: swans, gooses, ducks, teals, pintails of all sorts. Between the big animals you can meet: llamas, all sorts of cows, dears, goats, kangaroo and hyena. The rest of the animals I will let you discover them.
What it is very good at this zoo is: it is not too long in order to become a very tiring walk, the animals can be seen very easy by the small children, and there are not gaps between the animals, that make this place to be very entertaining and relaxing to visit.

For the end I kept this secret: the zoo has a beautiful playground. It is simply gorgeous. Plenty of swings for the toddlers, slides, tunnels, roundabouts the playground is one of the main attraction at Melios Zoo. The best choice to sit and relax under the shadow trees and watch the children playing.

You can find at the entrance a Pet Shop with lots of birds (all types of parrots and parakeets of all colors) and other small animals for sale in case that you decided to buy one for your children, do not forget to stop.
Once again a very pleasant surprise and a happy experience!

Opening hours:
Tuesday – Sunday
Winter: 09:00 – 19:00
Summer: 09:00 – 19:00
Entrance fee:
Adults: 3 euro
Children: 2 euro
Phone no: + 357 22 835 920
+ 357 99 418 406
Ayioi Trimithias
2671 Nicosia
Web page: www.

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Where the faires are dancing? ... Troodos Botanical Garden

A visit at the Troodos Botanical Garden will fill your soul with lots of positive energy. A marvelous place situated on Troodos Road at more then 1400 m altitude is welcoming all kids and parents who dreams spending an inspiring day out in the fresh air. A walk in a garden surrounded by flowers, birds and a magnificent view will bring you close together, will make your hearts filled with the tranquility that we sometimes need to pass a difficult time. It is a place, for everybody, from babies (as strollers are welcomed too) up to every grandparent that will be happy to speak about plants and history and will make the day spent at the Botanical Garden a beautiful one.

Troodos Botanical Garden "A.G. Leventis" is located in the Troodos National Forest Park within the boundaries of the old Amiantos asbestos mine by the site of the "Karvounas" – Troodos road. The area is included in the "Natura 2000" network of protected areas in Cyprus.
The view point will let you admire a spectacular view to the mountains and the Amiantos mine as well towards Troodos, Madari, Papoutsa peaks up to Amathus, Limassol and Akrotiri seashores. The permanent telescope is free and provides a more detailed and interesting observation.

Take your time to notice the small bird houses up in the trees, to read all the details you will find on your way about plants and trees.
There is a small pond full with frogs, small fish that will make the delight of every child. The small paths. will guide you between the plants and trees, towards the little dwarfs house, as I would like to name it – the visitor center.

A beautiful stone house, where, you will be able to find lots of interesting information about Troodos flora. A documentary film (15 min) about this is presented on request in the presentation room in Greek or English languages with or without subtitles. The Herbarium provides the opportunity to visitors trough the use of stereoscopes and other equipment to study in detail a great variety of fresh or dry plant material and get any in formation they need further from the specialized library. There is also a small shop where you can find souvenirs and books.

The most interesting and also most beautiful part of the Garden is the Educational Yard which contains five large original tables made out of wood and very large tires. The yard can be used by everybody, schools and kindergartens must reserve it in advance and offers a nice environment for various kids activities: like coloring, painting or even reading some books about the plants in the garden.

Troodos Botanical Garden is a open place for your soul," is a garden for every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant then ever again". Take your chance, and you search the fairies, that were left there dancing!

Troodos Botanical Garden
"A.G. Leventis"

Free Entry
Opening hours of the visitors center:
Monday – Friday : 09:00 – 14:00
Holidays and weekends: 09:00 – 16:00
Address: Located in the Troodos National Forest Park within the boundaries of the old Amiantos asbestos mine by the site of the "Karvounas" – Troodos road.
Phone no: +357 25 550 091

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