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Hiking in Saint Amvrosios, Kyrenia (Antiphonitis)

Hiking in Saint Amvrosios, Kyrenia (Antiphonitis)

Date/Time: 
27 November 2021/ 07:00
Duration: 
11 hours
Difficulty: 
Level 1
Overview

The office of outdoor activities and sports tourism, Salonica View, organizes a hike in Agios Ambrosios of Kyrenia (Antiphonitis).

 

A few words about Saint Amvrosios:

Agios Amvrosios is located in the northern part of Cyprus, 24 kilometers east of Kyrenia. In this area with its picturesque landscape, olives, locusts, cereals and livestock plants were cultivated before the invasion. The carob-olive-grain co-cultivation was particularly developed. The village was known for growing apricots. The village took its name from Saint Amvrosios of Cyprus to which the village church was dedicated.

 

Holy Monastery of Antiphoniti:

In a beautiful location surrounded by forest and with an excellent view to the sea, near Saint Amvrosios in the province of Kyrenia, there is the monastery of Antiphonitis. It is not known exactly where the temple is dedicated to, as there are no written testimonies about it. Some Byzantine scholars speak of the temple of the Antiphon Christ, since as it is well-known, many icons present Christ as the "Antiphon". However, the prevailing opinion, which also prevails among the faithful, states that it is dedicated to the Archangel Michael, as according to a tradition in the specific temple, Brigadier General Michael objected.

 

A few words about our trip:

Our route will start from Nicosia and we will head to the roadblock of Agios Dometios. We will pass through our occupied villages Mia Milia, Epiho, Petra Digeni and Kiados and we will reach Saint Amvrosios of Kyrenia. The route we will hike is 3 hours. The enchanting location of the village between mountain and sea, its transport position between the western and eastern province of Kyrenia and its proximity to the Byzantine monastery of Antiphonitis, make the view enchanting. At the end of the hike we will pass by the village of Saint Amvrosios. We will enter the coastal road where on our right we will see the sea and on the left the mountain range of Pentadaktylos. We will follow a western route to Kyrenia. There we will have two hours of free time. From Kyrenia we will take the main highway that leads to Nicosia and the free areas.

 

Route features:

Length: 6km (until the finish)

Time: 3 hours

Degree of difficulty: 1-2

*** Relatively good physical condition is required.

 

Detailed program:

07:00 - Departure from Kofinou

07:30 - Departure from Nicosia (south stand GSP)

07:50 - Departure from the roadblock of Agios Dometios

09:30 - Arrival at Agios Ambrosios of Kyrenia

10:00 - Start of the hike (Answer)

13:00 - End of the hike

14:00 - Visit to Kyrenia

16:00 - Departure for return to Nicosia

17:45 - Possible arrival time in Agios Dometios

18:10 - Possible arrival time at the GSP

18:30 - Possible arrival time in Kofinou

 

Participation cost (per person):

18 euros (hiking and transportation)

 

The price includes:

1. Escort and organization
2. Gymnasts specializing in outdoor activities
3. Transfer by bus from Nicosia with return
4. 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)

 

 

 

1.Good sneakers or mountaineers (if you have them)

2.Mountaineering pants or leggings

3.Second blouse, socks, a small towel (change)

4.Snack and Water

5. Backpack

6. Raincoat (necessarily)

7. Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen

8. Tissues

9. Camera (optional)

10. Rapid test in printed form and in English or vaccination card

11. ID card

 

Note 1. When you click to make a reservation, indicate in the message the departure point you select.

 

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 everyone gets paid. In case of cancellation by the participants, 7 days or a few days before the date of the event, the money is non-refundable.


Note 4. Photographic material is shared on our page and on social media after each event. By participating in a Salonica View event, you also agree to the sharing of photos. Otherwise, as you inform us.

 

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