On December the 26th at 12:00΄ SAS organize a festive stroll around the streets of Kifisia, the main reason of which is to admire the old Towers, Mansions ( Arhontika in Greek language ) and some neoclassic buildings that represent the … ‘‘ Belle époque ’’ of this wonderful suburb of Athens ! Most of these preserved ‘‘ Villas ’’ were built at the end of the … 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th ,as country houses of some rich people of the … past !

    The whole walk will take us as long as 2,5 hours approximately, actually divided in two parts of the now existing town, the commercial district and the residential area ‘‘ Strofili ’’, no hiking boots required .… no poles .. no … only our desire to come !

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  • photos of Hiking in Mt.Parnitha-Kopsi 02.12.2017

    In this trekking 21 persons took part ! 7 mountaineers ( group A ) and 14 hikers ( group B ).

    Have a look at the pictures here



  • SCHINIAS, Cynosoura peninsula and the wetlands

    SCHINIAS, Cynosoura peninsula and the wetlands

    On Saturday the 11th of November at 11:00 a.m., SAS organize a combination of walk and relax … hiking in Schinias’ National Park. The walk will take place through a dense Pine forest on a sandy path-net, thick in parts, parallel to the seashore, the only forest in Attica with stone pines, which called locally ‘‘ Dasos Koukounarias ’’.

    At the end of the forest extends the Cynosoura Peninsula with the strangest shape of land we’ll have ever seen. It’s like the tail of a lizard that tries to escape from the dip waters or it looks like a snake that is ready to … dip into the blue crystal waters !! From the highest point, 92 m … above sea level, there is a unique view to the surrounding coasts and islets. Drakonera hill is high above the peninsula across it. Will not … visit this last hill ! Duration of this walk will be 4 hours approximately, total distance covered will be 12 km again approximately and because the terrain is mostly flat with no significant height differences, the difficulty could be considered as medium !

    Taverna ‘‘ The Paradise ’’ is waiting for us, 20 minutes before the end of the walk for a real … heavenly meal !

    Meeting point is at ‘‘ Moraitis beach club ’’, 210 Posidonos avenue, where we could take a … slow-drinking morning coffee under the shadow of Palm trees and the sounds of Alexandros’ jazz music … !

    Big surprise : We are happy to announce that something unusually pleasant will take place in this walk. Evangelia Marougka, a recently registered member of SAS, will help us … double to relax, introducing us in the Sensorial Movement method Danis Bois, just before the beginning, also during the walk and why not after the big meal .. !

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  • Hiking  in  Mt. Parnitha

    Hiking  in  Mt. Parnitha


    On Saturday the 2nd of December, SAS organize a … double trekking from different sides of the mountain, that means an extremely … easy walk to reach Flabouri refuge and another way, the most difficult hiking and … climbing route to conquere Flabouraki summit ( 1.074 m. ) , which is called in Greek “ Kopsi ” !
    For this reason, the participants will be divided in two groups.
    Group A will ascend by … “ teleferique ” ( free of charge ) to the Regency Casino … and from there with empty pockets …it’s a light … and easy, 2 to 2,5 hours, walk with only 100 m. differential height, to the Flabouri mountain hut.
    Group B will start ascending from 2, Verias’ str. sharp bend and after passing a terrain full of huge stones, rocks and almost vertical rocky walls ( o.k. we shall by-pass the latest ) we’ll arrive at Flabouri at the same time with group A … !!  Total differential height to be covered is 640 m.
    At the refuge we can take a light meal and rest for one hour at least and the two groups united from then on in one team will descend from another hiking path of medium difficulty, it’s duration is 1.45΄, in order to join our lovely … cars !
    Estimated arrival time : 16:45΄.
    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 10:30΄ at Plateia Thrakomakedones where the ‘‘ periptero to steki ’’ is situated, from where will drive as a convoy 4΄ further up to different directions, splitted in the two groups. At this meeting point there is also a bus stop for number 504 but in this case you must already have to arrange with another member of SAS for further up by car !
    For those who are interested in participating, please declare up to 30th 10:00 p.m. referring their intension to follow Group A or B, despite they can change mind even last … moment in front of the ‘‘ periptero ’’… !
    Leaders will be Georgos and Anna Foteinos, e-mail geoplanf@otenet.gr Emergency phone 6945 386255.

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  • Photos from our walk in Schinias, Cynosoura peninsula and the wetlands 11.11.2017

    48 happy smily faces participated in this amazing, from any point of view, walk !!!

    The day ended up with a drink at the oldest pub in Athens, at N. Erythraia … !

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  • Photos from our hiking excursion in the footpaths of Tinos island 21-22.10.2017

    24 lucky people participated in this amazing weekend !!!

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  • Urgent II for Tinos footpaths

    According to the, urgent I information about footpaths of Tinos, previous e-mail where we noticed, “ Always check until last time ferry’s schedule ! ”, oh … yes the Sunday evening ferry from Tinos to Rafina … converted suddenly to an … afternoon, at 14:30, ferry, so the hike to Ktikados on Sunday will start one hour earlier at 08:30 a.m. and yes … we’ ll use the option to get a taxi from Kionia to Tinos city and save 30 minutes more.
    Estimated arrival time at port by this way is 12:00, so it’s enough time left for a quick meal .. !

    Best regards,
    The organizers
    Georgos and Anna


  • Urgent information about footpaths of Tinos

    Athos Studio is the accommodation we suggest, in which most of us will stay Saturday night or the whole weekend ! It’s situated between port and Evagelistria church and prices are as follow :

    Saturday night only         35 € per double or single
    Weekend ( two nights )   50 € per double or single

    Tel. : 22830 24702
    Mob. : 698 75 87 676
    : 22830 24702
    e-mail : info@athostudio.gr
    Address : Aghiou Charalampou square Tinos city

    When you book, you could refer that you are member of Athens Strollers and Hikers group so you get maybe … the above price !
    We also recommend to book in advance boat tickets.

    Some of SAS group will embark, the organizers Georgos and Anna are two of them !, on the Friday evening ferry which departs at 17:30 from Rafina, so another meeting point is added to the various others and this is 16:50 in front of ticket office.
    Always check until last time ferry’s schedule !

    Please declare your intension to stay at Athos studio as well as your mobile number for emergency communication when in the island.

    See you all there !
    Georgos and Anna



    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 !

    For more information click here

  • Photos from our walk at Tatoi South side on 23.09.2017

    Visit facebook  here and have a look at our first walk

    35 people and 2 dogs took part this lovely day !!!