Hiking can be made Pleasant. Watch Xenophon discuss how, in an interview with journalist Elpida Iacovidou on RIK channel on 14 Jan. 2019. Click on the link below (video in Greek). https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6491024767699812353/
Generosity was displayed in so many ways on this first outing of the club’s 10th season of excursions into the Cyprus countryside. Saturday 12 January offered not one, but two hikes near Lythrodontas; there was not a drop of rain, in a welcome respite from the heavy rainfall of these days; participating Strollers had an overflow of good humour, and extended a warm welcome to the new members; among us Luke was so generous in collecting a bagful of cartridges left behind by hunters; the walk leader recited an ancient Irish blessing for the new year to all; the rich meal at Steki Marinos that followed was highly enjoyed; our host, Marinos, baked the tastiest vasilopita we can remember; and to cap it all, there were not one, but two tokens, which translated to two gifts, for Gunnar and young George, the lucky winners, thanks to the generosity of Galatia, who offered the second gift. Compliments to Christos and Stathis for the photos. Join us on 19 Jan. at Asinou https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/adelphi-asinou-agios-theodoros-19-jan/
Best wishes for a happy 2019 to every member and friend. The Cyprus Strollers has concluded its 9th season of hiking activity. Over October-December 2018 we hiked for 36.5 hours, covering 114 km. Cumulatively from start, the hikes add up to 440 hours and the distance to 1340 km.
The Schedule for January-May 2019 is available for you to download and print at the Activities section of this website https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-schedule/. Join us on 13 January for an exciting day, including Vasilopita https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/lythrodontas-2-hikes-13-january/
Every participant in the hike on the slopes of Pipis on Saturday 22 December had a feast day; among us, a record number of dogs, which enjoyed the wonderful sunshine and the very clear sky. Compliments to Angelos for leading the outing and to Stathis for the photos. The club wishes every member and friend a joyful vacation. Come back to this website by 31 Dec. to view and print out the Activities Schedule for the new season January-May 2019.
Under optimal weather conditions – no wind, no rain, sufficient clouds, ambient temperature – a large group of Strollers executed the walk around Larnaca Salt Lake on Sunday 16 December. Once again, the club welcomed new members. The delights included the flamingoes, which some of us saw as close as possible, climbing on the watch tower; fields of sprouting wheat; the renovated 18c. aqueduct; visit to the mosque, whose story dates to the 7c. No wonder, the setting left participants with many sweet impressions. Compliments to Nana, Maria and Stathis for their photos. Join us on 22 Dec. for the final hike of 2018 https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/pipis-hills-22-dec/
It is impossible for a living soul not to fall in love with Limassol, the way Koula prepared and led the club’s stroll around the sea front of Agios Tychonas and the archaeological site of Amathous and a 5th c. chapel of St. Barbara. The weather was favourable, the spirits opened and the lunch that closed the day an experience that will linger in memory for a long time! Compliments to Marina, Margarita, Christos and Dimitris for sending photos. Join us on 16 Dec to admire the flamingos https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/larnaca-salt-lake-16-dec/
Newcomers are a regular feature at The Cyprus Strollers events. The outing to Kato Drys on Sunday 2 December surpassed every other activity, with a record turnout of new members, so much as to delay start of hiking by 15 minutes, owing to the welcoming procedure. Yiannis was a happy host in his home village. Compliments to Maria and Stathis for the photos. Join us on 8 Dec. at Agios Tychonas https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/limassol-agios-tychonas-seafront-and-amathus-8-dec/