• Next walk on 6th of June 2021!

    What is that, concerning a long time period, but starts and stops at the same day ….? !
    For those who don’t imagine the answer is:

    The winter and spring walking program 2021, due to the unexpected covid-19 story! So, the SAS has now the opportunity to organize the programmed walk along the beautiful Vravrona Bay and the adjacent wetland at the south-east coastline of Attica.

    Vravrona is one of the few remaining wetlands of Attica, an area of great ecological importance, included in the Natura 2000 network. It combines a landscape of great beauty, rich in biodiversity especially for birds, with numerous cultural elements, the most important being the archaeological site.

    This walk is a combination of seaside footpaths, dirt roads that are connected through the swamps, a lovely asphalt road and a quick glimpse, from … outside the fence, at the famous temple of Artemis!

    There are no significant height differences, just only 100 m over a hill from where the view of the coastline, the tiny islets and Artemis town is really spectacular.

    Wish you a pleasant Sunday afternoon walk!

    Georgos and Anna

    Read more here!

  • Hike to Drimona Waterfalls, Evia island

    If we dare to pass the bridge to Evia island, covid-19 is waiting for us at the other side …, so authorities still not permit the transfer from county to county. Thus we have to cancel the programmed hike of 9th of May to Drimona waterfalls unfortunately !

    See you at the next walk !

    The organizers,

    Georgos and Anna

  • SAS PROGRAM 2021

    As a present from Santa Claus, SAS program up to the beginning of this summer is as follow …

    9th of May : Drimona Waterfalls, Evia island

    6th of June : Vravrona Bay and the Wetlands

    Happy New Year 2021 !!!

    The organizers,

    Georgos and Anna

  • Hidden treasures of Plaka cancellation

    SAS organization decided to cancel the programmed walk of November the 14th. As we understand, for SAS ‘‘ lock-down ’’  means … knock out !

    Hope to see you next month …

    Georgos and Anna

  • Photos from walking in the north-east part of Tatoi estate

    44 members with a lovely baby girl and 3 very friendly dogs enjoyed this amazing walk !!!

    Enjoy the pictures at Anna Foteinou facebook site

  • WALKING IN THE NORTH-EAST PART OF TATOI ESTATE

    Hi !

    Varibobi Forest, Attica Photo from Varybobi in Athens | Greece.com
    Ανακοίνωση σχετικά με την έγκριση της Μελέτης Αποκατάστσης της Ιστορικής  Διαδρομής προς τη Λίμνη Κιθάρα | Tatoi Friends Association
    5 ιδανικά locations για πικ νικ με το παιδί σου!

    On Sunday the 18th of October, SAS hope … to organize one more day-walk in the vicinity of Tatoi park at the foot base of Mt. Parnitha.

    The whole route pass through a green lush landscape under the shadow of a virgin forest indescribable dense and there is a footpath net combined with remote dirt roads. Duration is 3 hours approx. and height difference to be covered not more than 90 m, so the difficulty grade could be considered as easy.

    As we approach the end of the route there is a recreational area where we could take our lunch on picnic tables … !

    Meeting point is outside the bakery which is at the south side of ‘ Varibopi ’ square at 09:00. Come earlier if you like to enjoy your morning coffee ! For those coming directly at the starting point there is another meeting at 09:30. This one is 750 m after passing the North ( main ) gate of Tatoi estate, where a spring exists on a by-pass of the road at right.

    There is also a bus stop at Varibopi square ( No. 503 from Kifisia at 08:30 ), but if you like to take a lift to the start point you have to declare this up to 13th and you’ll get an answer.

    If you like to participate please declare up to 16th  21:00.

    Leaders will be Georgos and Anna 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 !!

    See you there !

    Georgos and Anna

  • Photos from walking in Lavrio 20.09.2020

    ( instead of Makronisos day trip due to rough weather conditions )

    17 members took part

    Have a look on facebook Anna Foteinou page

  • OUT OF … ATTICA

    Once upon a time you were dreaming to go in a Greek island, now to go there is a dream of a … summer-night ! Despite that there is an island completely free of corona-virus and safe because it’s … uninhabited ! So, SAS organize at the 20th of September a day-trip to ‘ Makronisos ’, an island in short distance from Lavrio that belongs administratively to Cyclades, going by traditional boat ( caique ) for short walking, visiting old historical buildings from exile era and of course swimming in superb beaches ! We plan to stay 3,5 hours approx. on the island, enough time to explore it and enjoy.

    Keep in mind that there is completely no facilities in Makronisos, no tavern even no canteen, nothing !, so bring your survival kit with plenty of water.

    Ticket for the boat is 15 € round-trip plus VAT, if you like to keep the receipt as a souvenir ! This is payable on boat or at the travel agent in Lavrio.

    Please declare your participation as soon as possible and not later than the 16th 19:00 p.m. in order to organize the transportation as the number of seats on boat are limited. Also weather condition is an important point to focus as 6 beaufort and over is forbidden for sea-travel, so in this case our day-excursion will be converted to an interesting walking in the nearby National Park of Sounio where the ancient mines existed, visiting the Technological Park of the French Company of Lavrio Mines, swimming at the lovely beach of ‘ Thoriko Bay ’ and of course eating in one of the many fish taverns in Lavrio which is standard in both cases !

    Meeting point is at ‘ Roloi café ’ in Lavrio at 08:30 a.m.  Estimating arrival time back to Athens is 19:00 p.m.

    Please guarantee your participation and … double secure, as the boat travel requires a minimum number of passengers to be done.

    Leaders will be Georgos and Anna 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 !!

    See you in this unforgettable excursion !

    Georgos and Anna

  • Autumn program is as follow

    Out of  … Attica                    20/09

    Tatoi East part                       18/10

    Hidden treasures of Plaka     14/11

    Trekking on Mt. Penteli                  13/12

    The organizers,

    Georgos and Anna

  • Walking the trails in Evia island

    Now Greek islands are free zone … to travel, so SAS organize the programmed hike on Sunday the 7th of June in Evia island at the foothills of Dirfis mountain.

    The hike will take place in a forested area north of Steni village up to the ‘ EOS Chalkidas ’ refuge and way back will be from another footpath combined with a forest road. Total distance is 9 km approx. and duration 6 hours approx. including one hour stop at least at the mountain hut, height difference to be covered 600 m so the difficulty of this hike could be considered as medium.

    Meal or dinner could be taken either at the refuge, if it’s open …, or at Steni which is full of traditional taverns, under the shadow of ‘ Platanus ’ trees, we hope without waiting a long queue … cause arrival time at village will be at 16:00. Estimated arrival time in Athens at 21:00.

    Meeting point is at 08:15 in N. Erythraia on 162 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.
    As usual a car pooling system could be applied between us. Estimated cost 36 € per car approximately.

    Please declare your participation until 4th of June 21:00 and also if you have car or not and your telephone number.

    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 !!

    Hope to see you !

    Georgos and Anna