On weekend the 21st of October SAS organize a hiking mini-excursion in the beautiful Tinos, the Cycladic island of the marble craftsmen and the dovecotes with their elaborate facades.
There, will take place two hikes: First on Saturday afternoon on Mt. Tsiknias from Falatados village to Livada bay, the most wooded ( with oaks ) part of the island and back from the gravel road which connects a different footpath. Duration is 5 hours approximately and total distance to be covered is 12 km. The path from the starting point is always descending towards the sea, the height difference up again is 380 m., but if some like to avoid the ascend, will have the option to call a taxi… from Falatados ( maybe it’ s 15 € for 4 people ).
Second hike on Sunday morning from Tinos city to Ktikados village, an easy ascent with a height difference of 250 m and then an easy … descent with a superb view to Syros and other Cycladic islands where finally we reach the touristic seaside village of Kionia and return to Tinos, it’s a 30 minutes on tarmac road. Total duration of this hike is 4 hours approximately and total distance to be covered 9 km. One more option for those who likes to shorten … the hike to a maximum of 6,5 km is to return from Kionia by taxi, 5 Euro ? … will see !
Both routes are, in parts, on very well maintained paved footpaths, with large plaques of schist, which usually run between dry stonewalling and adorned with well-tended fountains and well-built stone bridges and some other parts are on … goat tracks !
According to the above referred, the difficulty of the two hikes could be considered as easy !
Hiking boots are essential, a raincoat also and a head torch for any case as well as reliable equipment.

Schedule and meeting points will be as follow :
Saturday 21/10 at 07:00 a.m. in Rafina port in front of ticket offices to catch the 07:30 Fast Ferries Andros, despite we go to … Tinos, which arrives at 11:05 ( another option is the Super Ferry II which departs at 07:50 and arrives at 11:35.
At 12:15 in front of St Nicolas church at Tinos port in order to catch taxis ( we could share the cost of … 15 € ! ) for Falatados village where is the final meeting point for today at Bar ‘‘Life ’’ for a midday coffee before start hiking at 13:30.
Dinner could be taken at one of the two traditional tavernas that exist at this village at 19:00. Later … back to Tinos city by the same way ( shared taxis ).

Sunday 22/10 at 09:30 in front of the famous church of Our Lady of Tinos ( Evangelistria ) where the starting point of the footpath is. Estimated arrival time back to Tinos city at 13:30.
Departure time is at 16:35 for Super Ferry and 16:00 for Fast Ferries Andros.
Arrival time at Rafina is at 20:25 ( or 20:00 ).

All the bookings for the ship-tickets as well as the overnight in Tinos city, or wherever you prefer, would be arranged by your own. It is obvious that everyone could extend his hiking excursion to Friday afternoon ( departure from Rafina 17:10 and 17:30 ) or whenever.
Suggested hotel or Rooms to let in Tinos city, in order to be concentrated in one place, will be given later. No reason to be in a hurry this period of time !
If you are interested in participating, please declare up to 17th of October 10:00 a.m. with your intension for the various meeting points. If somebody intends to carry his car and could serve us in the island, please declare also.

Leader will be Georgos Foteinos, e-mail Emergency phone 6945 386255.

Important notice : Keep in mind that if you participate in an Athens Strollers and Hikers walk or hike, you do so for your fun and your pleasure at one hand but entirely at your own risk at the other. The Athens Strollers and Hikers is an internet social club and neither the organizers nor the leader are responsible for the safety of those taking part. For more information about that please refer to the ‘ Declaration of Tyrol ’.

Difficulty grades
Easy walks :                1,5– 2 hrs                    and height differences up to 100 m
Medium walks :            2 – 3 hrs                      and height differences up to 200 m
Hard walks :                 3 – 4 hrs                      and height differences up to 400 m
Easy hikes :                 3 – 5 hrs                      and height differences up to 500 m
Medium hikes :             5 – 7 hrs                      and height differences up to 750 m
Hard hikes :                  7 hrs and up                and height differences 750 m and up

Invitation : Anyone who likes to lead a future walk or hike please announce to us by e-mail referring to the place and the time he intends to take over this activity.

Deletion : Anybody who doesn’t like to receive anymore the invitations about our activities for any reason, please declare us his desire !!

Wish you a wonderful hiking excursion !
Georgos and Anna