• Mt. Parnitha : Why not hiking on snow ? 26.01.2019

    17 SAS members hiked in this no snowed, but full of running waters, part of Parnitha !!!

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  • Mt. Parnitha : Why not hiking on snow ?

    Mt. Parnitha : Why not hiking on snow ?

    Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για ξεροβουνι παρνηθα          Σχετική εικόνα          Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για παρνηθα χιονια

    On Saturday the 26th of January at 11.00 morning SAS organize a hike through the forested paths of the east side of Mount Parnitha.
    The hike will take 3 to 4 hours depending if there is snow on the trails ! The far east point we are going to reach is Xerovouni, one of the various peaks of the mountain at a height of 1119 m., from where the view is at least superb ! It’s level of difficulty is medium and height difference to be covered is only 150 m.

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  • WINTER AND SPRING SAS PROGRAMME 2019

    WINTER  AND  SPRING  SAS  PROGRAMME  2019

    26 January          Mt. Parnitha : Why not hiking on snow ?

    03 March             Strolling in the historical centre of Athens

    07 April                Delfoi and the ancient path to Korykeion Adro Cave

    18 May                 The ancient site of Vraona and the nearby wetlands

    08-09 June          Hiking excursion in Neda’s waterfalls in Peloponnese

  • WALKING ON LYCABETUS HILL AND STROLLING AROUND KOLONAKI 26.12.2018

    15 SAS walkers enjoyed the Boxing Day on Lycabetus Hill !

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  • WALKING ON LYCABETUS HILL AND STROLLING AROUND KOLONAKI

    WALKING ON LYCABETUS HILL  AND  STROLLING AROUND KOLONAKI

    Σχετική εικόνα   Σχετική εικόνα    Σχετική εικόνα    Σχετική εικόνα

    On Wednesday the 26th of December ( Boxing Day ) SAS organize an easy walk through the various footpaths of Lycabetus Hill, with the … breathtaking view of the whole basin of Athens, while after descending, a stroll through the narrow streets of the elegant district of Kolonaki, will complete the day.
    During this stroll we will have the opportunity to notice some important Neoclassic buildings, from the 19th century, even one from the 10th … century ! We never … forget to visit, after all these, an eatery which probably will be the ‘‘ Kalamaki Kolonaki ’’ on ‘ Ploutarchou ’ str.

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  • Photos from our strolling in MARATHON promenade 24.11.2018

    31 people took part in this pleasant and instructive walk after the dancing session !!

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  • STROLLING along MARATHON PROMENADE

    STROLLING  along  MARATHON  PROMENADEΣχετική εικόναOn Saturday the 24th of November SAS organize a slow going … walk along the Marathon Promenade with the view of the picturesque bay, while having the opportunity to visit some important monuments like the temple of the Egyptian Gods and the Tumulus of Marathon.
    Except the above, an unexpected … surpise is waiting for us at Ruca Cafe, a Mexican style decorated place where we could have our … morning coffee, and where a member of SAS, the Chilian Natalia Soto Canales will initiate us to Latin dancing with the echos of the appropriate music, escorted by some or … all of us with similar skills !!

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  • Photos from our hiking in the footpaths of IKARIA island 19_23.10.2018

    Nine SAS participants enjoyed an unforgetable hiking experience in the … wildness landscape of Ikaria island !

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  • Photos from our hiking in Olympus, the mountain of Gods, 22-25.09.2018

    How lucky we were, the 4 of us, with this excellent weather and visibility … !!! One of us conquered the roof of Greece, Mytikas, 2.918 m.

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  • FOOTPATHS OF IKARIA ISLAND

    FOOTPATHS  OF  IKARIA  ISLAND

    We ’d like to announce that SAS organize a 4-days hiking – excursion, starting on Friday the 19th of October till Monday the 22nd, in the … seldom visited Ikaria, the island where the clock is … unknown to people, result of which is to wake up in the … afternoon and sleep in the morning !! a method to live a century … at least !!!

    There, will take place three hikes : First on Saturday noon on Mt. Atheras, highest in the island, from Mavrato village to Karavostamo, a clear and wide path from where we’ll enjoy the endless panoramas in all directions, as well as the impressive ridge towards Mt. Melissa. Duration is 4 hours approximately and total distance to be covered is 8 km. Height difference is 340 m. ascent and 740 m. … descent !

    Second hike on Sunday morning, it is obvious that we don’t follow locals’ itinerary …, on south side of Pounta peak from the tiny village of Vaoni to St. Dimitrios churh, that passes through the small villages of Tsapatato and Vardarades and offers spectacular views of the Aegean. Duration of this hike is also 4 hours approx. and height difference 580 m. ascent or … descent, we’ll decide there !!

    Last hike, a short one, is on Monday … late morning either from Kampos village to the region of Raches where is the monastery of Theoktistis ( 2 hours ) or around the gorge of river Chalari, a natural reserve of grade importance with dense and varied vegetation ( 2,5 hours ), it depends from some factors.

    All the above routes are in one way direction, so to go to the starting point and return to our base, moving by shared taxis is necessary ( 6 times ). Estimated cost per person for the taxi … we don’t know ! we guess 40 € approx.

    Generally speaking the three 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.

    Analytical schedule and accurate meeting points will be announced later but as a possible departure from Piraeus is on Friday 07:35΄ and from Ikaria on Monday at 17:25΄.

    All the bookings for the ship or air tickets as well as the overnights in Agios Kirikos or Evdilos town, or wherever you prefer, would be arranged by your own. It is obvious that everyone could extend or shorten this hiking excursion to whatever.

    Suggested hotel or rooms to let in the island, 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 13th of October 18:00 p.m. with your intension for the various transportation ways and duration of his stay. If somebody intends to carry his car and could serve us in the island, please declare also.

    Due to the unpredictable changes of the ferries schedules, program is subject to change even 15 days prior to departure !

    Leader will be Georgos Foteinos, e-mail geoplanf@otenet.gr 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