To Life – Persephone hike 30 Oct.

A very large group of Strollers hiked the Persephone trail on Troodos, in sunny weather, on Sunday 30 October, undeterred by the Greek myth, as told by Homer, the great poet: about Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demetra, goddess of agriculture, who was captured by Hades, ruler of the dead; Demetra fell into despair and the world entered a phase of bad crops and yields; disaster from the fields made Zeus intervene; Zeus and Hades negotiated a deal, whereby Persephone was allowed to spend 6 months on earth, these are the months of fertility, and then another 6 months in the world down below, these being autumn and winter, the seasons of poor land production. The Strollers lunch that followed the hike was a cheerful experience. Compliments to Laurent for leading this excursion and to Andrea, Koula, Alex, Marios and Ramzi for sharing their photos. Join us on 5 November along Pedieos gorge https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/pedieos-gorge-mahairas-monastery-walk-sat-5-nov/

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slopes of abandoned asbestos mine

 

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Probably the Most Youthful Hiking Club – Madari Hike 22 Oct.

The Cyprus Strollers were brimming with freshness and youthfulness once more, on the hike of Saturday 22 October on Madari, from Selladi to Doxa si o Theos and back. Not only did we feature probably the youngest Walk leader among all hiking clubs, we also had two young boys setting the pace, in front. These elements, alongside the captivating forest scenery, the long views, and the good weather conditions created a memorable experience. Furthermore, we traced the first cyclamens of the season and spotted a tree trunk undergoing peeling. The assortment of dishes at Fountoukia taverna at the end was the perfect reward every Stroller deserved. Compliments to Christos for leading, and to Lowell and Teresa for sharing their photos. Join us on 30 Oct. on the Persephone trail.

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Happy Young Strollers – Atalanti North 16 Oct.

A very large group of Young Strollers – kids, teenagers, young adults and young at heart – hiked the Atalanti North trail on Sunday 16 October, in good weather conditions, in a dense forest of black pine, and enjoyed the buffet lunch that followed. There were happy faces all around and throughout this excursion. Compliments to George for leading and to Amanda, Teresa, Christine and Alex for sharing their photos. Join us on Madari on 22 Oct. https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/madari-selladi-karamanli-doxa-si-o-theos-sat-22-oct/

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A Charming Hike – Zoumi-Stavroulia, 8 Oct.

The Zoumi-Stavroulia hike on Troodos mountain, near Prodromos village was a revelation for Strollers on Saturday 8 October: the weather conditions were optimal, the views to the Marathasa valley villages captivating, the level of exercise just right, the forest dense with black pine, golden oak and the strawberry trees, which fascinated Brian and Lucas, our two youngest members, on account of their cherry-like fruit. Compliments to Christine, Koula and Dina for their photos. Join us on 16 Oct. on the Atalanti North trail.

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What a Fantastic Day! Prodromos Dam Hike 2 Oct.

The Cyprus Strollers had an all-time record attendance for the 2 October hike near Prodromos Dam, which kicked off this 5th Season. Participants came from more than 15 nationalities, and from all ages. Strollers enjoyed the hike in a dense forest of black pine and golden oaks, as well the fantastic atmosphere created during the picnic. Compliments to Amanda, Koula, Teresa and Alex for sharing their photos. Join us on 8 October on Zoumi and Stavroulia.

Strollers all ages

Strollers all ages

What fun!

What fun!

Black Pine

Black Pine

Prodromos village

Prodromos village

Prodromos Dam

Prodromos Dam

Fantastic picnic

Fantastic picnic

Gerard le Fantastique

Gerard le Fantastique

Fantastic embrace

Fantastic embrace