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/
People join the Cyprus Strollers for all sorts of reasons, astutely summarized by Lydia with these words: ‘I am not here for the exercise, I visit the gym for my exercise’. Wondering what you may be missing? Talk with the cheerful participants for the long hike at Kionia on 13 November. Or join us next on 19 Nov. https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/pedoulas-xylogefyro-19-nov/ and experience a Club with emphasis on culture. Compliments to Antonis for leading the day and to Photini and Nana for the photos.
Could it be the allure of the odd name? Or the fact that Kourtellorotsos stands between two churches on the Unesco World heritage list? Its popularity drew a very large gathering of Strollers, who hiked under sun and then clouds, admired long views, the first cyclamen of the season and held spirited conversations. Compliments to Antonis for his caring leadership and to Anna and Nana for the photos. Join us on 13 Nov. at Kionia https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kionia-prophitis-elias-13-nov/
In a world filled with division, the spirit of conviviality displayed by the large gathering of Strollers, people of 13 nationalities, including, once more, newcomers, at Platania on 30 October, is exemplary, setting this Club apart. Compliments to Nana and Demetris for the photos. Join us next at Kourtellorotsos https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/panagia-araka-kourtellorotsos-option-for-stavros-5-nov/
The path to Zoumi and Stavroulia we hiked on 22 October is among the prettiest on this island, with a dense forest of black pine; and the shade and clouds above created a fantastic outing for a large gathering of Strollers, incl. newcomers. The conversations were sparkling, and climaxed over lunch to themes that help one pass a better week ahead, until our next event on 30 Oct. https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/platania-mnimata-piskopon-30-oct/. Compliments to Elena, Anna and Andriana for the photos.
The 12 km outing at Platania – Doxa si on 16 October was at times chilly, at another spell windy, and all the way rainy. But within just a few hours, all that was forgotten, and what remained was the magical autumn landscape, in its splendid red colours, the vineyards, the positive vibes among participants, and the interesting conversations over lunch. Definitely a hike to remember. Compliments to Dina for this commentary. Join us on 22 Oct. at Prodromos https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/prodromos-zoumi-stavroulia-22-oct/
Perhaps it is no coincidence that the hike that took place in autumn weather, at last, came on 8 Oct. on Troodos; the myth of Persephone, after all, helps explain seasonal change. The cheerful gathering of Cyprus Strollers enjoyed the scenery, the varied flora (we even spotted the first crocus flowers), and a well-deserved gargantuan lunch. Compliments to Nicos for leading the day and to Elena and Andriana for the photos. Join us on 16 Oct. at Platania https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/platania-kyperounda-doxa-si-16-oct/
There was a marvelous display of honesty on 2 October at Artemis trail, high on Troodos; one of us forgot his pair of hiking poles leaning on a tree, at the hike start; 3 hours later, the poles were lying there, intact!
A large gathering of Cyprus Strollers, of 10 different nationalities, and all age groups (we had Elementary school kids, High school kids, University student, young couples and on) welcomed season number 17, in high spirits. Join us on 8 Oct. at Troodos https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/troodos-persephone-extended-8-oct/