Mt. Kallidromo : the Nightmare’s … footpath !
On Sunday the 20th of May SAS organize a hiking excursion in ‘‘ Thermopiles ’’ area which is near Lamia, in order to follow the ‘‘ Efialtis ’’ trail on Mount Kallidromo.
The footpath is famous because is this, through which a traitor of the Greek part with the name ‘‘ Efialtis ’’, that means nightmare … in English, led the Persian army behind the three hundred Spartans soldiers of ‘‘ Leonidas ’’, who were fighting against thousands of the enemy and were holding the narrow passage of ‘‘ Thermopiles ’’ closed to them.
Total duration of the hike is 6 hours approx., distance to be covered 14 km, and what a happiness height difference is only 300 m ascent and 950 m … descent !
Difficulty degree of this hike considered to be medium.
Hiking boots, trekking poles, raincoat and reliable equipment generally are always highly recommended. For any case don’t forget also your head-torch !
Meeting point is at 08:15 a.m. in N. Erythraia, on Tatoiou str. just 100 meters before the Varibopi motorway junction and the traffic lights, as we come from Kifisia, where an EVEREST café exists at right. There, you’ll find also a car park.
Starting point of the trail is at Moni Damastas, so another meeting point would be there at 10:30 a.m. for those coming independently. Estimated arrival time back at Athens is at 22:00.
For those who are interested in participating, please declare up to Wednesday 16th of May 10:00 a.m. and send us your telephone numbers.
As we could apply a car pooling system between us, please also declare if you would like to use your car and serve other members ( how many people ) or if you would like to get a lift. Estimated cost 80 € per car approximately.
Leader will be Georgos Foteinos, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ’.
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 !!
See you in this historical hike !
Georgos and Anna