Good Friday Stroll – 9 Epitaphios in Old Nicosia

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.

Agios Kassianos

Agios Philoumenos

Chrysaliniotissa

Phaneromeni

Agios Ioannis

Agios Antonios

To Escape the Heavy Rainfall in Nicosia, Strollers Hiked at Prodromos Dam – 21 Oct.

Sunday 21 October will be remembered as a day of irony. Many chose to stay behind in Nicosia, for fear of possible rain on Troodos. Yet, the two dozens of brave Strollers at Prodromos dam enjoyed a wonderful day out, at an altitude of 1500 m, and not a drop of rain! At same time, the capital was experiencing a heavy downpour with fierce winds. A lucky day for the club, no more, of course. The rewards were plenty for participants who carried along their rainwear, and had a second set of clothes in their car boot, should they be needed. The dam had quite a lot of water, the pines and other trees were resplendent, the buffet lunch delicious. Compliments to Francine, who commented on the new gabion, at a spot where the slope was experiencing soil erosion, and to Taline and Stathis for the photos. Join us on 27 Oct. at Spilia https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kourdali-spilia-27-oct/

Good Friday Stroll: 8 Epitaphios in Old Nicosia

A custom from our childhood years came to being on Good Friday (6 April), when an impromptu stroll was conducted around Nicosia Within-the-Walls. During the afternoon, and before the start of the evening church service, we visited 8 Orthodox churches and venerated their Epitaphios. Let the photos do the talking. Best wishes for a Happy Easter. P.S. Regrettably no photo from Chrysaliniotissa, which is ironic because we thought had the prettiest decoration.

Agios Kassianos

Agios Ioannis

Agios Antonios

Agios Philoumenos

Agios Savvas

Phaneromeni

Trypiotis

Good Friday Stroll: 7+2 Epitaphios in Old Nicosia

A custom from our childhood years came to being on Good Friday (14 April), when an impromptu stroll was conducted around Nicosia Within-the-Walls. During the afternoon, and before the start of the evening church service, we visited 7 Orthodox churches, the Maronite church and the Catholic church of the Holy Cross, and venerated their Epitaphios. Let the photos do the talking. Best wishes for a Happy Easter.

Agios Antonios

Agios Ioannis

Agios Kassianos

Chrysaliniotissa

Agios Savvas

Trypiotis

Phaneromeni

Caraffa Bastion

Maronite

Holy Cross

Stroll back in History – Nicosia all 11 Bastions 17 Dec.

Season 5 of The Cyprus Strollers was concluded with a large turnout despite the drizzly weather on Saturday 17 December. We strolled back in history along all 11 bastions of the medieval walls of Nicosia. Compliments to Koula for the photos. We wish you a very merry Christmas time.

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A Relaxing Stroll in Athalassa Park, 30 Jan.

The good weather drew a large group of Strollers, some for the first time, to the stroll in Athalassa park, in the outskirts of Nicosia, on Saturday 30 January. Compliments to Gerard for leading this outing. Join us on 7 Feb. at Galata.

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Walk leader with his two Assistants

Walk leader with his two Assistants

Happy New Year to all Strollers!

Best wishes to you, for health, joy and prosperity in 2016. The Cyprus Strollers have uploaded the Schedule for the new season January – May 2016, which you are invited to visit and download. We have scheduled 20 activities for the 5 months, of which 10 are to new destinations. Visit also the Activities Description section and download a complete set of instructions for any excursion that you select.