Pipis hills 7 Jan. 2023

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 – Year in review

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.  

All about Fish – Governor’s 17 Dec. 2022

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/.

Women Move Mountains – Lazanias 11 Dec.

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/

Wonderful day – Kourdali 3 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/

Cape Aspro – 27 Nov.

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/

Landscape show – Xylogefyro 19 Nov.

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/  

Club pride – Kionia 13 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.

Alluring Kourtellorotsos – 5 Nov.

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/

Smooth blend of 13 Nationalities – Mnimata Piskopon 30 Oct.

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/