Food Technology Study trips to Cyprus

Curriculum Themes

International culinary traditions

Economic impacts of food

Daily intake recommendations

Food safety principals

Food groups

Why Cyprus?

Cyprus offers a multitude of culinary and cultural experiences, which are rarely replicated anywhere else in the world. It is a unique location for a mix of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Cuisine. Its location also facilitates the production of unique foods such as figs, beans, chickpeas, olives etc and have been grown here since records began. Cypriot foods are all produced locally so the country is filled with lots of farms and factories producing cheese, sweets and wines.

Позовите к экранам родителей: рубрика сад-огород. В апреле отходит клубника, уступая место винограду и инжиру. Фрукты можно найти в любом супермаркете. Хорошие – на рынке и во фрутариях. Торгуйтесь, показывайте на мятые помидоры, говорите, что у вас на Ставрополье такие и коровам не дадут. В следующую секунду любой киприот принесёт вам ящик самых лучших овощей. Есть ещё один способ: хвалите товар и продавца. И в следующую секунду любой киприот принесёт вам ящик самых лучших овощей. // April is the end for strawberry season. Grape and figs are signs of May and June. Attempts to bargain are welcome. Ode to quality and the seller – also the way to the best veggies and fruits. #showcyprus #cyprus #market #cyprusfood #season #кипр #жизньнакипре #едаялюблютебя

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‘If it isn’t fresh, we don’t want it.’

This local motto shows how fresh food is at the heart of this amazing country and is a passion of the locals. With a country full of local produce farms, it is the perfect destination to learn about international culinary traditions as well as seeing the economic impact of the food sector of any place.

What to do on a food technology study trip to Cyprus?

There are a huge number of activities for students to explore in Cyprus. Here we have just a few excursions we can include in a bespoke itinerary.

The students and teachers have a unique opportunity to encounter this unique and infamous part of nature. Pupils can participate in numerous activities including a tour of the farm, collecting eggs from the hen house, collecting herbs, feeding the donkeys as well as forming a deeper understanding of the usefulness of the Donkey to people’s life in the old days. Within a short walk, students can see the Donkey Museum, and the Donkeys’ shoe maker or have a beautiful lunch in the farm’s restaurant.

A lovely day for a donkey ride…:!!!! #spring @goldendonkeys

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Passing through the sovereign base of Episkopi, look down upon the most famous landmark in Cyprus – “Aphrodite’s Rock”, the birthplace of the Goddess of Love & Beauty. Next stop at Geroskipou village where you can visit a family run Cyprus Delights factory. Students will have the chance to see the production, tour the factory and ask the manager questions about production and local life
Students will have a cookery lesson at a family hotel, where the hotel chef will teach students how to make a local dish. They will then get to enjoy the food they have cooked.

In addition, you can also fill your days with the following

      • Visit to a goat farm to learn about how halloumi is made
      • Visit Paphos Archaeological park
      • Visit Limassol market
      • Cooking lesson at Navarria hotel



Example Itineraries

Our educational travel experts have spent considerable time crafting a selection of ready-made itineraries for your Food technology study trip to Cyprus, which you will find below. However, we can also create a bespoke and unique itinerary to meet the educational needs of your group.

DAY1 Explore the local town followed by cooking lesson in Platres
DAY2 Visit Limassol market followed by cookery lesson at Navarria hotel
DAY3 Visit goat farm followed by donkey farm. Meze evening.
DAY4 Paphos tour and Paphos archaeological park.

Getting there

There are direct flights from most UK airports to Paphos or Larnaca airports with Thomas Cook, EasyJet, Jet2, Ryanair and TUI. Coach transfers will be provided whilst in Cyprus.

Where to Stay

Hotel Navarria, Limassol
A 3* hotel situated in the ideal location for our excursions. All rooms have air con, a telephone and Wi-Fi. There is also a lot of entertainment for students at the hotel, including a swimming pool, a tennis court, table tennis and billiards.

When to Visit Cyprus?

Cyprus is a year-round destination; however peak summer can be extremely hot (although produces amazing fruit) which may put some visitors off. Autumn is the busiest time of year as it is when the olive harvest begins. No meat is eaten during Lent, so Easter time may be a good time to go if students are wanting to try new foods such as local vegetables or Spanakopita (traditional spinach pie).

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