There was a great turnout of Strollers, which included a cheerful group of university students, on Saturday 26 March. The hike from Platania to Doxa si o Theos was strenuous, but participants tackled it with the best of attitudes. Compliments to Laurent for leading this outing and to Koula for the photos. Join us on 3 April at Konnos bay.
A large and varied group of Strollers, of all ages and from 10 different nationalities gathered on Sunday 20 March; hiking involved the visit to a cave and the conquering of two summits, offering rare 360 degree views, on the south slopes of Mahairas; our accomplishment went well beyond, and peaked with a gourmet picnic, the epitomy of generosity of so many Strollers. Compliments to Alex, Koula, Marina and Gerard for the photos. Join us at Platania on 26 March.
There was so much to enjoy on the hike from Stavros Agiasmati to Panagia Araka, in Pitsilia, on Saturday 12 March. The 2 churches, on the World Heritage list; the lovely trail in dense forest of pine trees, golden oak, mediterranean hawthorn and other trees; the abundance of beautiful shrubs and flowers; the outstanding long views at villages across, over a large section of the path; the spring weather. A rich meal at Fountoukia taverna in Saranti was a well-deserved reward for the Strollers, at the end. Join us on 20 March on Mahairas.
So many elements combined on Sunday 6 March to turn a plain hike along dirt roads in the fields of Delikipos, into a memorable experience: a feast of lavenders in bloom, the rare sighting of orchids, a double-arched old bridge, and the croaking of a choir of male frogs in a pond! Add to these the joyful conversations of the Strollers, and the picnic of a rich assortment of food, and you have an outing worth repeating. Compliments to Alex for the photos. Join us on 12 March at Pitsilia.