A Merry Party – Kornos 21 Dec.

Our excursion in the fields of Kornos on Saturday 21 December offered a merry time to all, adults, minors and dogs; even one domestic dog in the area, which so much liked our jolly mood, that it joined along for much of the hike. Given this atmosphere, the walk leader added the unscheduled gift of the visit to the old double-arched bridge, by somewhat extending the length of the hike. Lunch was a splendid reward, with extraordinary dishes that delighted all. Compliments to Stathis for the photos. Best wishes to all readers for a joyful holiday. Be back on 12 January 2020.


And Not a Drop of Rain – Salt Lake 15 Dec.

A brave team of Strollers tackled the threat of rain on Sunday 15 December appropriately equipped, and hiked round Larnaca’s Salt Lake. The rewards were plenty: the flamingos, the ducks, some sunshine, and not a drop of rain. Lunch was a well deserved fish and seafood meal, accompanied by white wine. Compliments to George for the photos. Join us on 21 Dec. for the final activity of 2019 https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kornos-21-dec/

A New Starting Point for the Hike of 15 Dec.

Alert! The area of Kamares is vulnerable to flooding, and has been affected by the continuous rain of the past few days. Consequently the starting point for the hike round the Larnaca Salt Lake of 15 December is moved. Driving instructions follow: Get to the main junction between Leoforos Lemesou/ Limassol Avenue and Leoforos Athalassas. Zero your odometer at this junction. Drive along the Nicosia-Limassol motorway, heading towards Larnaca. At the 34.6 km reading, you reach a major roundabout. Ignore the exit to the right, which leads to the airport. Ignore the exit to the left, which leads to Dhekelia and Agia Napa. Zero your odometer and continue straight, towards Larnaca city. You pass several traffic lights (at the 1.4, 3.1, 4.8 km readings), going straight. At the 4.8 km reading you pass a church on your left. The next traffic lights come at the 5.4 km reading, where you see the Larnaca Fire Station on your left. Go straight here. At the next traffic lights turn right into 1st April street. Drive along and choose the left bend at the Y-junction (the right bend looks a side road). This road reaches a roundabout; take the 2nd exit at the roundabout (a sign indicates the trail) and park your car on the side.

Modern Limassol and Ancient Amathus – 7 Dec.

Only the calendar would tell it was winter on Saturday 7 December, when a very large gathering of Strollers, many dressed in short sleeves, walked along the eastern coast of Limassol and climbed up to the archaeological site of Amathus. Participants were rewarded by a gourmet fish lunch. Compliments to Koula for leading this activity and to Stathis, Nicoletta, Antonis and Panayiotis for the photos. Join us on 15 Dec. to visit the flamingoes https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/larnaca-salt-lake-15-dec/

Good-Fellowship on Kykkos – 1 Dec.

There were thrills galore on the outing to Kykkos on Sunday 1 December; the hikers reached a stream, in surroundings worthy of the National Geographic; discovered a rare specimen of Cyprus truffle mushrooms; had humorous moments and views of the wonderful palette of autumn colours; and were rewarded for the strenuous climbing by a rich lunch at Old Cinema. Compliments to George for leading this event and to Nana, Katie, Antonis and Stathis for the photos. Join us on 7 Dec. in Limassol https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/limassol-agios-tychonas-seafront-7-dec/