Penteli hike and Davelis cave
On Saturday the 3rd of March SAS organize an easy hike in Mt. Penteli south side.
The footpath starts from Palea Penteli and follows a straight on direction through bushes’ areas up to a point where cave (spilia) of the famous bandit Davelis is and the impressive double chapel of St. Nicolaos and St. Spiridon exist, carved on the rocks. At this height of 700 m., we will pass also from the ancient and more recent quarries from where some of the Acropolis marbles where taken, as well as one of the most popular climbing sites in Attica because of the very steep and… vertical rock walls.
Hiking boots, trekking poles, raincoat and reliable equipment generally are always highly recommended. For exploration of the cave (not more than 5 minutes) don’t forget also your head-torch!
Duration of the whole hike is 3,5 hours approximately including stops and admirations of the unique views of the Athens’ basin and the Saronic bay, height differences to be covered is 300 m. and as a difficulty grade is ‘easy’, but keep in mind that is a ‘hike’ not a walk in the town…!
Meeting point is in front of ‘Moni Pentelis’ (Kimisi Theotokou) where also a parking area exist across it and where… taverna ‘Telis’ will be a choice to have our midday meal!
For those who are interested in participating, please declare up to 1st March 10:00 p.m.
Leaders 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 soon!
Georgos and Anna