How do you plan for the coming autumn? Do you think that you deserve a fresh start? Add an activity to your life, that combines meeting new people with hiking in the Cypriot countryside. Nature trails, forests, endemic plants, streams, rivers, waterfalls, geological phenomena, coastlines invite you near them. Meet the Cyprus Strollers. 12 day trips at your disposal, in the 3 months Oct.-Dec, free of charge, for all ages. Download the Schedule here https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-schedule/. The Cyprus Strollers: Hiking made Pleasant. For the 15th consecutive season.
Readers know that the founder of this Club had founded the Athens Strollers, in his years in Greece. It is with great grief that I draw the words that follow. The wildfires in the outskirts of Athens are burning down a significant ‘lung’ of the Greek capital. Tatoi is a large forest, corresponding to what Athalassa is for Nicosia, but multiple times larger. Tatoi lies just below Parnitha, the main mountain overlooking Greater Athens.
You can imagine that there exist(ed) a good number of trails, which the Athens Strollers have walked time and again. With the present fires, it feels as if one part of myself and my memories is burning down. May this catastrophe end immediately and may it be the last one. (Photo credit Yiannis Kolesidis)
Compliments to those members who could not make it for the 1st hike, yet participated in the 2nd hike, as well as the lunch which marked the conclusion of this season. Thank you to each Stroller for your kindness and loyalty, in a season with disruptions, due to the pandemic. The 29 May event took us to Madari and Pezounokremos.
It was sunny and fresh on Troodos on Saturday 22 May, which contributed to a very pleasant day out, on two trails, one new and the other a lovely circle with long views. Compliments to Anna and Antonis for the photos. Join us on SATURDAY 29 May for the finale of this season https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/selladi-pezounokremos-2-trails-30-may/ and note hiking commences at 10:00.
Can there be beauty in a small waterfall? They say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Which describes the rewards in store for the Strollers at Almyrolivado on Sunday 16 May. Compliments to Antonis for the photos. Join us on 22 May on Troodos for this season’s penultimate activity, and note we start hiking at 10:00, not at 11:00 https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kampos-livadiou-mnimata-piskopon-2-trails-22-may/
No camera can beat the lenses of our eyes. Truly, hiking in nature offers rare views, which one can admire for the few moments they last, and by the time you take out a camera, they are gone. Such was the case with the several trout we spotted swimming upstream in Kryos Potamos on Saturday 24 April. As if their sighting was not sufficient to help Strollers through the week to come, we were entertained to some more pleasures during the hike at Pouziaris. To cap it all, we enjoyed one of the best meals this club has had in its history, at JR taverna in Trimiklini. Compliments to Antonis and Anna for the photos. Join us on our next outing, when the covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
In Greek mythology Atalanti was a virgin huntress who promised to marry the man who could win a running race against her; Atalanti lost to Hippomenes when she stopped to pick up three golden apples that he dropped in her path. The party on Sunday 18 April at Atalanti trail enjoyed much, much more; summer weather, dense forest, the singing of cuckoos, in a harmonious blend of members who came back after a long absence, regulars as well as first-timers. Compliments to Anna and Yiannis for the photos. Join us on 24 April at Platres https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kryos-potamos-caledonian-waterfall-pouziaris-24-april/
The hike of 11 April from Platania to Doxa si o Theos took place on a very clear day, in superb weather; participants were cheerful and conversations flowed both during the hike, as well as at the lunch table. Compliments to Yiannis for the photos. Join us on 18 April at Atalanti https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/troodos-atalanti-4-april/
The activity was conducted, in full compliance with government restrictions, with respect to covid-19. Participants were treated to the impeccable hospitality of Koula, our walk leader. A feast of flowers on our way marked the coming of Spring. Visit https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/ to note the changes brought about to the program for April.
The activity was conducted, in full compliance with government restrictions, with respect to covid-19. Join us on 21 March at Kakokefalos https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/mandra-kampiou-kakokefalos-21-march/