There was a flood of young people and people of other ages visiting the churches of Nicosia Within-the-Walls during the afternoon of Good Friday 26 April. Reviving an old custom, we venerated the Epitaphios in 9 churches. In order of visit Chrysaliniotissa, Agios Kassianos, Phaneromeni, Agios Eleftherios, Trypiotis, Agios Savvas, Agios Philoumenos, Agios Antonios, Agios Ioannis (Cathedral). Chrysanthemums, white and purple, were the prevailing flowers used for decoration, and then roses. Enjoy the photos. Best wishes for a Happy Easter.
The beauty of spring, green fields, flowers and flowing streams created a nice setting for the hike of 20 April near Klirou. Compliments to Ian for leading and to Stathis for the photos. Join us on 5 May on Troodos https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/troodos-persephone-5-may/
The turnout at Platres on Sunday 14 April was impressive, because so many Strollers fancied a hike to a waterfall, along a river, in a forest, offering charming views from high up to a picturesque village that inspires poets and romantics, followed by a delicious lunch that catered to the needs of vegetarians and vegans. Compliments to Stathis for the photos. Join us on 20 April at Kykkos https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kykkos-xistarouda-20-april/
We hiked a new trail on Saturday 6 April; it was discovered by Koula and wonderfully led by Britt and Dimitris; we climbed mount Zalakas overlooking Trimiklini, passed orchards, admired flowers incl. orchids and enjoyed splendid 360 views. Lunch came as a well-deserved reward, and the meal included surprise treats for non-meat eaters and vegans. Compliments to Stella and Stathis for their photos. Join us on 14 April at Platres https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kryos-potamos-pouziaris-14-april/
A brave group of Strollers defied once more all adverse weather warnings; and climbed above Germasogeia on 31 March, to enjoy the views of an overfilled dam; the weather rewarded us with only spells of light rain, which did not subtract at all from our pleasure. We also welcomed new members and shared our spirited conversations over lunch. Compliments to George for taking over as leader in place of incapacitated Ian, and to Maria, Thalis and Stathis for sending photos. Join us on 6 April at Trimiklini https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/trimiklini-zalakas-6-april/
The Cyprus Strollers recorded the largest attendance ever, at Cape Greco on Saturday 23 March. We extend a warm thank you to each participant, and a special thank you to our student members. Compliments to George for leading the outing and to Stathis for the photos. Join us on 31 March at Kyparissia https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kyparissia-nature-trail-31-march/
Our excursion in the forest above Kapedes on Sunday 17 March produced a broad and inspired exchange of ideas and contributions from many Strollers, in celebration of the International Day of Forests (on 21 March). It was particularly touching to hear the poem recited by 12 year old Samruddhi, in English as well as in Greek, wonderfully on target, given this year’s theme of ‘Forests and Education’
A forest is a place, where peace is found in the flowers.
Where violence is lost in the air.
Where love is found in the leaves.
Where hatred is lost in the roots.
A forest is a place where a soul can forget about the world, and live its life.
Compliments to Koula, Nana, Maria and Stathis for sharing their photos. Join us on 23 March at Cape Greco https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/cape-greco-konnos-bay-23-march/