• Day excursion to the past

    On Sunday the 2nd of October SAS organize a mini-excursion to some ancient sites of Attica and not only …

    We’ll visit Amfiarion, an important ancient dream oracle and healing place just outside of Kalamos village, stop for refreshment at café ‘Barca’ right on the … wave at Skala Oropou and then we’ll visit the site where Iphigenias’ sacrifice took place during the Trojan War and the nearby temple of Artemis Avlidos.

    The end is at Paralia Avlidos in one of the many fish taverns !

    A 45 minutes stroll is also included in the route.

    Meeting point is at ‘Everest’ café on 162 Tatoiou str. N. Erithrea at 09.45΄ a.m.

    If you like to participate, please declare up to 29th of September.

    If someone does not have a car and require a lift please declare it as soon as possible.

    Leader will be Georgos and Anna Foteinos, e-mail geoplanf@otenet.gr   Emergency phone 6945 386255.

    Caution : Due to the upcoming WWIII … SAS program is announcing step by step!

    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 there !

    Georgos and Anna

  • Botanical gardens

    On Sunday the 5th of June, SAS organize an interesting walk in the Athens Julia and Alexander Diomedes Botanical Gardens in Chaidari, located at the west side of Athens, 8 km from city center.

    Extended at an area of  1860 stremata ( 186 hectares ), this is not only country’s biggest but also Southeastern Europe’s largest botanical garden. There are at least 500 plant species along the footpaths as well as a Pine forest that gives opportunity for a very easy walk duration of which would be 2 hours approxim. The nearby Dafni Monastery is worth visiting after the stroll.

    Meeting point is at Garden Café, 403 Iera Odos just after passing the entrance of botanical garden. At the same Café we could take our lunch or meal (mezedes) after the walk…!

    All of us we have to issue individually an electronic ticket, free of charge, through the website : www.diomedes-bg.uoa.gr/εισιτήριο→ , but because of strict regulations from park’s administration and limited number of visitors at summer season, entrance is prohibited for more than 10 people at the same moment !. So the following method will be applied :

    As you are processing to issue your electronic ticket declare time of arrival. according to the first letter of your surname as follow :
    A  to H            10:15’
    I    to M           10:05’
    N  to  R           09:55’
    S  to  Z            09:45’
    Couples are allowed to declare any of the two names.

    Start time of the walk is 10:30’.

    Declare at SAS and additionally issue your ticket not later than 1st  of June.

    Leader 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 !!

    Good luck !

    Georgos and Anna

  • Penteli ‘ Eagle’s look ’

    On Sunday the 17th of April at 10:00΄  SAS organize one more hiking on Penteli Mountain. This time we’ll reachthe pick ‘ Pergari ’ at an altitude of 1.108 m. from where there is a 360 panorama view.

    Duration of the hike is 4 hours at least, height difference to ascent is 600 m, total distance to be covered 10 km approx., so the grade of difficulty could considered as ‘‘ medium ’’.

    Meeting point is at Pentathlon café, right on the Palaia Penteli square, 500 m. after Monasteri of Penteli.

    If you like to participate please declare up to 15th.

    Leader will be Georgos Foteinos, e-mail geoplanf@otenet.gr   Emergency phone 6945 386255.

    Caution : Due to Coronavirus and vaccination era … SAS program is announcing step by step!

    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 there !

    Georgos and Anna

  • Penteli ‘North Face’

    On Sunday the 20th of March SAS organize hiking at Penteli Mountain from the side of ‘Dionysos’ area which is densily forested and also touristy interested because    the path passes from the ‘Old Dionysos quarry sculpted landscape’, the ‘slide for marble stones’ ( Katrakila ) and the two picturesque chapels ‘St. Loukas’ and ‘St. Nikitas’.

    Duration of the hike is 3 hours approximately, height difference to ascent is 320 m, total distance to be covered 9 km approx., so the grade of difficulty could considered as ‘‘ easy ’’.

    Meeting point is at 09:50΄on Dionysos Avenue at café ‘ Safe House’.

    If you like to participate please declare up to 18th.

    Leader will be Georgos Foteinos, e-mail geoplanf@otenet.gr   Emergency phone 6945 386255.

    Caution : Due to Coronavirus and vaccination era … SAS program is announcing step by step!

    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 all !

    Georgos and Anna

  • Daveli’s cave in Mt. Parnitha … one more effort !

    This hike will take place on 13th of February at 09:30΄.

    The description of the walk is exactly the same as was in the e-mail of  10th of  December which was cancelled due to rough condition and is as follow :

    The hiking extends at the far east side of Parnitha mountain,mainly around Daveli cave with the opportunity to descend with a rope …, absolutely optional, into the cave itself !

    Duration of the whole activity will be 4,5 hours approximately, total distance to be covered 10 km with a height difference of 250 m, so the grade of difficulty will be ‘‘ easy ’’.

    This time the meeting point will be only at Plateia Varibopi at the Bakery. There is also a bus No. 503 departing from Kifisia at 09:00΄.

    If you like to participate please declare up to 11th.

    Leader will be Georgos Foteinos, e-mail geoplanf@otenet.gr   Emergency phone 6945 386255.

    Caution : Due to Coronavirus and vaccination era … SAS program is announcing step by step!

    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 !!

    Hoping to approach the starting point without snow chains … !

    Georgos and Anna

  • Hiking at the remaining … green part of Mt. Parnitha

    On Sunday the 19th of December SAS organize a hiking at the far east side of Parnitha mountain. The hike will take place around Daveli cave with the opportunity to descend with a rope …, absolutely optional into the cave itself !

    Duration of the whole activity will be 4,5 hours approximately, total distance to be covered 10 km with a height difference of 250 m, so the grade of difficulty will be ‘‘ easy ’’.

    Main meeting point is at Varibopi square at 09:30’ outside of the ‘ lonely ’ traditional bakery. There is a bus No. 503 departing from Kifisia at 09:00’. For those going directly to the starting point of the trail, meeting point is at 10:00’ further up, some 8.2 Km from Varibopi village, on the main asphalt road ‘‘ Agios Merkourios street ’’ where two taverns exist ( LAMPROS and TO CHANI ) on the right and exactly 0.5 Km further more at a parking place on the left in front of a dirt road, the second one !

    If you like to participate please declare up to 17th.

    Leader will be Georgos Foteinos, e-mail geoplanf@otenet.gr   Emergency phone 6945 386255.

    Caution : Due to Coronavirus and vaccination era … SAS program is announcing step by step!

    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 for a pleasant last hike of this year !!

    Georgos and Anna

  • HIKING ON PENTELI MOUNTAIN

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    The west face of Mt. Penteli is still green …, so SAS organize a hiking on Sunday the 21st  of November at 10:00 a.m. Starting point is from Politia, most remoting point is Monastery of Agios Panteleimon at an altitude of 760 m from where the view is superb, and back from another footpath.

    Duration is 3,5 hours approx., total distance to be covered is 9,5 km and height difference is only … 430m.! So this is an easy hike.

    Meeting point is exactly at the corner of Balaoriti and Aristoteli street near Politia square.

    No comments for café or tavern happening …

    If you like to participate please declare up to 19th.

    Leader will be Georgos Foteinos, e-mail geoplanf@otenet.gr   Emergency phone 6945 386255.

    Caution : Due to Coronavirus and vaccination era … SAS program is announcing step by step!

    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

  • HIKING ON HYMITTOS MOUNTAIN

    Except Tatoi forest … there are still too many walking opportunities around Athens. So, on Sunday the 10th of October SAS organize a hiking to the highest peak of Hymittos, called Evzonas, at an altitude of 1.026 m. From there the view of Athens, the Saronic Bay and the nearby islands is indescribable superb !

    Duration of the hike is 4 hours approx., height difference to be covered is 650 m., so the difficulty is considered as medium.

    Meeting point is at ‘‘ Anapsiktirio  tis  Kalopoulas ’’  at 09:45΄a.m.

    If you like to participate please declare up to 8th.

    Leader will be Georgos Foteinos, e-mail geoplanf@otenet.gr   Emergency phone 6945 386255.

    Caution : Due to Coronavirus and vaccination era … SAS program is announcing step by step!

    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

  • 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