• 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

  • Photos from strolling along the Saronic Promenade II 09.05.2020

    11 SAS members participated in this lovely calm walk along the beach under the sunny Attica heaven !!!

    Pictures here

  • Strolling along Saronic Promenade II

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    They told us … that coronavirus has gone now and that will visit us again in October ! So, we are free … for the time being … and thus we decided once again to organize the programmed walk on Saturday the 9th of May at 11:00 a.m.
    The stroll will start from Agios Kosmas and finishes at Voula. We’ll pass from several beaches and marinas walking always on a serpent pavement almost parallel to the Saronic Bay and having as a company the breeze of the sea with or without coronavirus …
    At the end point, 300 m. away, there are three options to recover from the walk, Roll & Roll souvlaki, ΒΕΝΕΤΗ bakery and patisserie FRESH all take away on the street … !

    Distance is around 7 to 8 km and duration 2,5 hours approx.
    Probably we’ll organize two groups of ten people each. So the participations will be limited to twenty !
    Return will take place by ‘‘ TRAM ’’ from Voula, so this time doesn’t matter if you ‘ll forget your head torch but is very important not to forget your mask .. !
    Meeting point will be announced later.
    Please declare up to Friday 8th  of May 10:00 a.m.
    Leaders will be Georgos Foteinos and Panagiotis Polalis, 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 soon !

    Georgos and Anna

  • Photos from Varibopi waterfall and the west side of Tatoi estate walk

    We’d like to inform you that Gregory Maras and his wife Bettina is the … lucky pair that will participate in this walk, they declared first of all on Tuesday 2020-03-31 at 00:16. Unfortunately for all the others we can’t accept the declaration of participation due to the well-known reasons. This we can do is to re-organize this beautiful walk in the near future if we are still … alive !

    Apologize for the situation
    Georgos and Anna

  • HIKING in TATOI … despite the CORONAVIRUS … !!

    The ‘ Varibopi’ waterfall continues to flow …, the west side of Tatoi estate is full of green lush at the time, the nature in this area is unbelievable magic and makes us to forget all the information coming from Media … !
    So we decided to organize on 4th of April at 10:30 a.m. the programmed walk in alignment with the government’s instructions, that means two groups of … two persons with one leader for each group ! Distance between the two persons will be the official two meters and between the two groups 100 meters … ! communicated to each other by walkie-talkie !
    The hike which will take place in an extremely dense footpath net up to ‘ Kithara ’ spring could be considered as easy, height difference is only 160 m, duration will be 2,5 hours approx. and the whole route is under the shadow of a virgin forest!
    Meeting point will be announced later.
    This time we’ ll not spend money in a … tavern, we could have a nice picnic somewhere in the forest !
    Don’t forget to issue the appropriate personal permit or send a SMS to the authorities ( reason no. 6 ).
    Unfortunately as we all have understood number of participants is limited, totally two members, so we have to give priority to the first two persons that will declare up to 2nd of April 22:00. Don’t lose this great opportunity to escape from your apartment !

    CAUTION : As soon as we know the two participants, all of you will get an answer.
    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 soon!
    Georgos and Anna

  • Athens National Garden and the hidden treasures of Plaka

    33 SAS members enjoyed this lovely ” green ” walk and discovered the hidden treasures of Plaka !!!

  • Athens National Garden and the hidden treasures of Plaka

    On Saturday the 7th of March at 12:00΄, SAS organize an easy stroll in the historic centre of Athens. The walk will begin from ‘‘ the National Garden ’’ that was created in 1836 and for some years was the royal garden adjacent to the former Palace, now the Greek Parliament. In Plaka district will have the opportunity to notice some famous buildings of the past, like ‘‘ Benizelos Mansion ’’, poet Seferis’ house, the ‘‘ first University ’’ of Greece, some picturesque churches and many others. The stroll will end at the unique ‘‘ Anafiotika ’’ where will … try to find the best ‘‘ mezedopoleio ’’ to take our meal !

    During this stroll we’ll see also the … perhaps well-known to everyone, Acropolis !

    Duration for the whole walk including stops is 2,5 h approx. It is obvious that anyone who likes to shorten his walk, can … escape at any point of the route.

    No hiking boots required …, no …

    Meeting point is at ‘‘ To kafenedaki tou kipou ’’ on 4 Hrodou Attikou str.

    For those who are interested in participating, please declare up to 5th March 22:00 p.m.

    Leaders will be Anna and 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 !!

    See you soon!

    Georgos and Anna

  • Photos from hiking in snowed Mt. Parnitha 11.01.2020

    8 SAS members had this memorable day !!!

    Click here to have a look

  • Yes, there is snow on Mt. Parnitha !

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    On the 11th of January SAS organize a hiking on the snowed footpaths of Mount Parnitha. Due to the extreme weather conditions of last days, snow will be in parts as deep as 50cm to 70cm at the north face, so this walk is recommended only for experienced hikers ! The route will be around ‘‘ Orneo ’’ peak, alt.1.350 m or at lower level depending on the last news.

    The hike will take 3 hours approximately and height difference to be covered is only 170 m ! Despite that the level of difficulty is hard.

    Due to the rough condition of this hike, waterproof ( Gor-tex if possible ) hiking boots, spats ( to prevent water getting inside the boots ) and raincoat are highly recommended as well as poles and reliable equipment generally. For any case don’t forget also your head-torch …!

    After the end of the hike we would have probably the opportunity to take lunch or meal at “ Bafi ” Mountain Hut.

    Meeting point is at ‘‘ Aristotelous ’’ square in Thrakomakedones at 09:20 a.m. at the ‘‘ Periptero to Steki ’’ in order to go up to the mountain by cars and probably to serve some members who will come by bus No. 504 from Kifisia metro station, but they have specially to declare that.

    For those who are interested in participating, please declare up to 10th  10:00 a.m. 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 !!

    See you soon !

    Georgos and Anna

  • WINTER-SPRING 2020

    As a New Year’s present from Santa Claus, SAS Winter and Spring 2020 program is as follow :

    11/01          Yes, there is snow on Mt. Parnitha !

    February     Ski day-trip. Dates according to weather conditions

    07/03          Athens National Garden and the hidden treasures of Plaka

    04/04          Varibopi waterfall … and the west side of Tatoi estate

    09/05          Strolling along Saronic Promenade II

    07/06          Walking the trails and swimming in Evia island

    Hope to see you in all the walks !

    The organizers,
    Georgos and Anna