The very large gathering of Strollers at Galata and Kakopetria, two popular villages, opened up and took in a sequence of experiences; from a thorough description of the iconography of two 16 c. churches on the Unesco heritage list, to the mesmerizing rich flow of river Clarios, and the rewarding meal. Compliments to Elena for sharing her photos. Join us next here https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/cape-greco-konnos-bay-4-feb/
Aided by the forecast of no rain, everybody enjoyed the hike around Mandra Kampiou, in a pine forest, crossing streams, stopping at ruins and chatting. There were Strollers of all ages, regulars and newcomers, and many nationalities. Compliments to Antonis for leading the day, and to Anna for the photos. Join us next here https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/galata-cultural-romantic-stroll-29-jan/
They say luck accompanies those who dare. The weather odds were negative on 14 January, yet a good number of Strollers chose to hike for a full 3 hours and climb up to Aetomoutti (Greek for summit of eagles): as if by miracle, there was light rain only for a few minutes, then fog. The reward was the rich meal and the sharing of the Club’s Vasilopita, which came with 3 prizes, for the 3 lucky winners. Compliments to all participants, for the unparalleled spirit of camaraderie, adeptly summarized by Martin with these words: ‘there is no such thing as bad weather, there is only inappropriate clothing’. Compliments to Lydia and Janet for contributing the prizes. Compliments to Anna, Christos, Maria and Janet for the photos. Join us next here https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/mandra-kampiou-circle-21-jan/
The first walk of 2023 to start off Cyprus Strollers season 18 was a gentle return to hiking after the Christmas and New Year’s break.
The large group of hikers bore the well-known Strollers signature: multiple nationalities, all ages. In perfect weather, we walked along wide trails with the hills of Larnaca in the distance on the one side and pine forests on the other, mixing beautiful views with easy conversation as veteran Strollers got to know newcomers.
As always, the day’s outing ended with a generous spread of Cyprus meze favourites for all taste preferences, before members shared their thoughts about the joys, benefits and privileges of experiencing nature and enjoying such an abundant meal in good company.
Compliments to Dina for this summary and to Anna for the photos. Join us on 14 Jan. to share the Club’s Vasilopita https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/lythrodontas-2-hikes-saturday-14-january-2023/
2022 saw a record number of views and visitors to this website: 33921 and 9824 respectively, exceeding the previous record figures in pre-covid-19 2019. Let us hope that there will be no other surge of covid-19 in the year dawning. As the Club commences its 18th season on 7 January 2023, we invite you to take pride in our hiking accomplishments, since start: in 253 events, we hiked for more than 800 hours, and covered over 2500 km. There are 20 activities in store over January-May 2023. We start at Pipis hills https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/pipis-hills-saturday-7-jan-2023/ and continue with Lythrodontas https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/lythrodontas-2-hikes-saturday-14-january-2023/, which will feature our Vasilopita feast. Best wishes to you and your loved ones for a Good New Year.
The hike along the coast of Governor’s on 17 December turned into a vivid exchange of participants’ impressions on the topic of fish; ranging from childhood memories to eating preferences to fish in the movies. Lunch was a great treat of fish and seafood, which added sparkle to the mood of diners. Compliments to Antonis for the photos. Best wishes to all for the holiday period. Join us on 7 January as we commence the January – May 2023 season https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/pipis-hills-saturday-7-jan-2023/.
The Club celebrated the International Mountain Day (11 Dec.) during today’s activity, which involved a power hike to Lazanias and Fikardou. Over a sumptuous buffet lunch, the theme of this year’s Day, Women Move Mountains was discussed from various angles. All participants contributed, with the end result being that everyone went back feeling enriched. Interactions such as this elevate The Cyprus Strollers to the Club of Personalities. Compliments to Antonis for leading the event and to Anna for the photos. Join us this Saturday for the season finale https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/governors-coastal-walk-17-dec/
It appears that many ingredients worked in perfection on 3 Dec., on the hike to Kourdali; the uncommon territory, off the beaten track, the temperature, the cloudy sky, the wonderful group of Strollers, our adaptation to the degree of difficulty of the trail, and the meal. Compliments to Eleni, Pitsa, Elena and Andreas for the photos. Join us on 11 Dec. at Mahairas https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/mahairas-lazanias-fikardou-11-dec/
The Club’s 250th hike took place at the gorgeous Cape Aspro in Pissouri. A coastal excursion, thus different than usual, which left all participants delighted. This unique hike is dedicated to our Club’s leader, Xenophon, going through a difficult moment for which he couldn’t participate. Join us next here https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kourdali-spilia-3-dec/
The forecast of no rain drew a very large participation for the Xylogefyro hike on 19 Nov. Strollers marveled at the landscape, which offered uncommon nature views and a flowing stream. Compliments to Nicos for leading the day, and to Elena, Anna and Nana for the photos. Join us for the Club’s 250th excursion on 27 Nov. https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/pissouri-cape-aspro-27-nov/