It is emerging as a law of hiking: when the weather is cloudy, and there is a threat of rain, the Cyprus Strollers perform a planned hike in record time. Such was the case on 14 April around Atalanti, which participants thoroughly enjoyed. We hiked fast, but felt no pressure; we even had time to catch up with our networks over a break. Compliments to Nicos for leading the day, and to Elena and Dimitris for the photos. Join us next on the penultimate hike of this season https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kampos-livadiou-mnimata-piskopon-and-kampos-livadiou-circle-sunday-22-may/
Strollers had a lovely day out at Almyrolivado (name literally translates to salty meadow) on Sunday 8 May. A stream, a mini waterfall and a pond proved very popular, in particular with the dog on the hike. A 500 years old juniper needed 4 of us to encircle it. The meal that followed was a wonderful reward. Members bid farewell to Yannis, who is returning to Greece, leaving us with fond memories. Compliments to Nicos and Yannis for the photos. Join us next at Atalanti https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/atalanti-sat-14-may/
Each new visit to Madari is a memorable experience that demands of the Stroller to allow yourself this immersion into its surrounding attractions. To admire the paeony flowers is one good reason to want to be back. The event of 30 April stood up to its promises. Compliments to Antonis for leading one leg of the hike and to Anna for the photos. Join us next at Almyrolivado https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/almyrolivado-2-hikes-sunday-8-may/
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 22 April. Reviving an old custom, we venerated the Epitaphios in 8 churches: Chrysaliniotissa, Agios Kassianos, Phaneromeni, Trypiotis, Agios Savvas, Agios Philoumenos, Agios Antonios, Agios Varnavas (Cathedral). Enjoy the photos, compliments of Nicos. Best wishes for a Happy Easter.
The outing at Pouziaris, a favourite for many, attracted on 16 April loyal as well as first-time Strollers, most from nearby Limassol. The group blended nicely; perhaps on account of the weather, perhaps affected by the many bridges we used to cross Kryos Potamos river, perhaps also by the rich exchanges at the table. Such is the appeal of this Club, that one new member attended, hours after landing at Larnaca airport. Compliments to Pitsa, Anna and Antonis for the photos. Join us next on 30 April for a 1st time experience.
This Club missed hiking at Asinou, since the scheduled activity there a year ago was canceled due to the covid lockdown. Participants thoroughly enjoyed the hike up and down Adelphi forest, as well as the warm welcome and lunch at our favourite taverna. To note, this was the 1st lunch in 2022 outdoors, by the taverna’s beautiful lawn. Compliments to Demetris, Andri and Andriana for the photos. Join us next at Platres https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kryos-potamos-pouziaris-sat-16-april/
Suddenly Spring weather descended on us at the 2 hikes of 2 April at Gerakies and the stream of Moutoullas. Surely a coincidence, attendance by university students soared; and the Club hit a record of students from 3 different universities in one event. The stream of Moutoullas proved a worthy treat, for all the sweating before. A 2nd treat was the humorous and inspired conversations which flowed freely around the lunch table. Compliments to Alena, Koula and Anna for the photos. Join us next at Asinou https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/panagia-asinou-agios-theodoros-sunday-10-april/
There was an impressive turnout of junior Club members at Platres on 27 March. The weather offered relief from the very cold spell of the previous two weeks in the cities. Consequently, all welcomed the extension of the hike (beyond plan) to reach a picnic site with a stream of water pouring down an adjacent slope, on the side. Compliments to Anna for the photos. Join us next at Gerakies https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/gerakies-and-moutoullas-sat-2-april/
The hike of 19 March at Platania took place under freezing temperatures. Nonetheless, the calibre of participants, including newcomers, was such that the entire experience was warm and cheerful. Even the strikingly red bark of the strawberry trees caught attention and sparked discussion. Compliments to Giannis for the photos. Join us next at Platres https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/platres-mesa-potamos-sunday-27-march/
Given a worrisome weather forecast, the Cyprus Strollers exercised a step by step approach to its activity at Kapedes on 13 March; each participant was suitably equipped, and the plan was to adapt prudently to conditions as they happened. The outcome was a hike completed in part under snow, in part under hail and in part in sunshine; all the same, at no instance was there a threat or storm, and the terrain was dry. As a result, members enjoyed the outing thoroughly, and this includes all first timers. The climax of the day was the superb buffet lunch, which came as a well-earned reward, and stimulated a highly intellectual conversation around the round table. Compliments to Nicos for his leadership and to Yannis and Antonis for the photos. Join us next at Platania https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/platania-agios-nicolaos-sat-19-march/