The office of outdoor activities and sports tourism Salonica View organizes an excursion and hiking in Fikardou - Gourri - Kambi.
A few words about our trip:
Our route will start from Nicosia and we will head to the village of Fikardou. After walking in the village we will reach the church and from there we will start our hike. Our journey will take about 1.5 hours and we will reach the point "Theas" and back again. Then we will board our bus and make a stop in the village of Gourri for coffee. Immediately after we will board our bus again for our final destination which is the village of Kambi. There we will hike for about 30 minutes from the natural path "Aidonia", where we will pass through the wooden treehouse located in the village. In the end, we will reach the tavern "Potamos" where we will enjoy a rich meal.
A few words about the village of Fikardou:
Fikardou is a village located in the District of Nicosia. The name of the village derives from the name of a medieval prominent family that lived on the island, with the surname Fikardos, of which the most famous member was the noble Thomas Fikardos. Today the village is almost deserted and was declared an ancient monument in 1978, while in 1987 it was awarded the Europa Nostra Prize. The village has been carefully preserved, in order to preserve the houses of the 18th century which are characterized by remarkable wood carvings and folk architecture. Two of them - the House of Katsinioros and the House of Achilles Dimitris - now belong to the Department of Antiquities and have been converted into museums. These present the elements of rural and rural life of previous years.
Starting point: Fikardou Church
Length: 5 kilometers
Time: 1.5 hours
Degree of difficulty: 1
Points of interest:
Our hiking trail offers panoramic views of the surrounding area and Nicosia. It is also rich in flora, fauna, and the lush forest dominates all over the area.
Fikardo Agricultural Museum:
Abandoned in the early 19th century, the village of Fikardou has been declared an ancient monument and has been carefully restored to preserve 18th-century houses with remarkable carpentry and traditional architecture. Two out of three houses have been converted into museums containing agricultural tools and other items related to rural life.
Kambi Tree House: (nature path "Aidonia")
In Kambi of Farmakas, there is a beautiful treehouse, at the place where "the plane tree of Karpi jia of Fanous" is located. It is a treehouse built around a large tree that is close to the river. The young inhabitants of the area had once built, with wood, a small house on the tree. Over time, the treehouse was destroyed and with the help of some EU funds, the Village Youth Center, and the Overseas Association, the path was created, while the current treehouse was renovated. Also, apart from the impressive treehouse, the (only ten minutes) route that will lead you there is beautiful, which consists of paths and bridges!
07:30 - Departure from Kofinou
08:00 - Departure from Nicosia (south stand GSP)
09:00 - Arrival in the village of Fikardou
09:30 - Start of hiking
11:30 - End of hiking
12:00 - Stop in the village of Gourri for rest
13:00 - Departure for the village of Kambi
13:30 - Visit the treehouse Kambi and walk in the natural path Aidonia
14:00 - Arrival at the tavern Potamos
16:00 - Departure for return to Nicosia
18:00 - Return to Nicosia
Participation cost (per person):
Package 1: 10 euros (excursion, hiking, and organization)
Package 2: 18 euros (excursion, hiking, transportation, and organization)
Package 3: 22 euros (excursion, hiking, food, and organization)
Package 4: 30 euros (excursion, hiking, transportation, food, and organization)
The price includes:
Escort and organization
Gymnasts specializing in outdoor activities
Depending on the package (transfer by bus from Nicosia with return)
First aid box
CAUTION!!! Payment of the entire amount is made to the following bank accounts within 4 days after your booking. Otherwise, the reservation is canceled.
• BANK OF CYPRUS: CY95 0020 0195 0000 3570 3249 2261 or through the quick pay bank of Cyprus service at 99251074 (Payee: Andreas Tsangaris)
• HELLENIC BANK LTD: CY44 0050 0347 0003 4710 F293 4801 (Payee: Andreas Tsangaris)
You must have with you:
Good sneakers or mountaineering (if you have any)
Mountaineering pants or leggings
Second blouse, socks, a small towel (change)
Snack and Water
Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
Trekking Pole (optional)
Note 1. When you click to make a reservation, state in the message the package you choose.
Note 2. For the best operation of the event and for safety reasons, participants must comply with the instructions of the escorts.
Note 3. In case of cancellation of the event due to bad weather conditions, the trip is postponed to another date. Participants who are unable to attend on this date will receive a refund. However, if the weather conditions still do not allow the event to take place, the event is permanently canceled and a refund is given to everyone. In case of cancellation by the participants, 7 days or less before the date of the event, the money is non-refundable
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