The outdoor activities group of Andreas Tsangaris organizes a two-day hiking trip to Troodos and the Xystarouda trail.
A few words about our excursion:
Our excursion will start from Nicosia and more specifically from the handicraft center. The bus route will be via the Kakopetrias-Prodromos road, with our destination being the village of Prodromos. On the first day in the region, we will do a downhill hike, crossing a wonderful scenic path between lush pine vegetation. At the end of the day, we will have our exit, for food and drinks at the Stavros tavern, while our overnight stay will take place at the Holy Monastery of Kykkos, which gives us the opportunity to stay in a monastery-type building. On the second day, we will follow the linear path Xystarouda – Agiasma – Vasiliki. Which is a demanding and tiring path but at the same time a generous one since it offers the walker a view of incomparable beauty. Two streams pass through the path, which is why the vegetation and the forest are so dense.
Each of our days separately:
The departure will take place from Nicosia, and more specifically from the handicraft center. After gathering we will head by bus to pick up the necessary ski equipment (shoes, poles, and boots) from the area. Equipped, now, with all the supplies we will need, our adventure begins. Via the Kakopetria-Prodromos road, we will end up in the village of Prodromos. After getting off the bus we will prepare for our first activity, that hiking. The route we will take will be downhill. Going down from the village of Prodromos, we will cross a wonderful picturesque path between rich pine vegetation and we will end up in the village of Lemythos. The total hiking time, including stops for rest and snacks, will be 3 hours (those who do not wish to follow the hike can sit down for a coffee in Prodromos). In the area, there will be the possibility to eat, for anyone who wishes, at the Byzantio tavern. Then we will move to the Holy Monastery of Kykkou, by bus, to arrange our luggage. After we have finished with that, and after the time has passed and it has become dark, there will be an evening out at the Stavros tavern, for a drink.
After gathering at the site of the Monastery, we will leave for the starting point of the trail Xystarouda – Agiasma – Vasiliki. There will be a stop at Satyros for coffee and breakfast. Its route is 10.5 kilometers and is characterized as difficult, which is why the very good physical condition is required. The maximum altitude is 900 meters. On the mountain tops of the path, there are several viewpoints, where we will admire panoramic images of the surrounding areas. As you descend down into the valley, the trail crosses two streams. These are "the Arkadzi of the Crack" and "the Arkadzi of the Tower". The running water from the streams creates a green landscape that is worth walking through. Algae on the rocks, streams, picturesque wooden bridges, and dense forest form an impressive and magical landscape. When we leave the starting point of the trail, there will be a stop in the middle of the route for half an hour at the Galata bakery to freshen up and we return for the end of our excursion.
40 euros per person
The price includes:
- 2 accompanying trainers (specialization in outdoor activities)
- Organization (first aid kit, wireless)
The price does not include:
- Traveling by bus
- The food. However, a special package including a drink will be arranged, the price of which will vary between 12 and 14 euros, the package is optional. Payment for the package will be made on the spot.
- The accommodation area. Our overnight stay is offered free of charge by the Holy Monastery of Kykkos
What you should bring with you:
- Bed sheets
- Face towels, body towels
- Sleeping bag or blanket for anyone who wishes (there will be blankets in the rooms)
- (The rooms will be monastery type and their configuration will be triple and quadruple)
- Warm and comfortable clothes (not cotton, if not waterproof to dry easily)
- Thick socks
- Second shirt, socks, one small towel (change)
- Plenty of snacks
- Camera (optional)
CAUTION!!! Due to limited seats, you should make your reservation in time. To confirm the reservation, the participants must deposit a deposit of 20 euros. The remaining amount will be paid on the day of the excursion. Payment of the amount is made to the following bank accounts within 4 days of your reservation. Otherwise, the booking is canceled.
Piraeus Bank IBAN: GR41 0172 2220 0052 2209 3179 693 (Payee: ANDREAS TSAGARIS)
IBAN of National Bank of Greece: GR2701102230000022300527524 (Payee: ANDREAS TSAGGARIS)
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08:00 Meeting at the craft center
10:00 Arrival at Prodromos
10:30 Approx start of the hike
13:30 Return to the starting point and eat at Byzantio Tavern (for anyone who wishes) and rest
14:30 Transfer to the Holy Monastery of Kykkos and arrange luggage
19:00 Evening out for dinner at Stavros tavern
09:00 We wake up
09:30 Transfer for coffee and breakfast in Stavros
10:30 Departure to start the hiking trail
16:00 End of hiking
16:30 Transfer to the Holy Monastery to collect our luggage
19:00 Arrival at the handicraft center and end of the excursion