• 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 !!!

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  • Yes, there is snow on Mt. Parnitha !

    Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για παρνηθα χιονια 2017

    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

  • Photos from hiking in the unknown side of Parnitha 15.12.2019

    15 SAS hikers after 6 hours ! covering 14 km ! through muddy trails ! finally discovered the unknown side of Parnitha !!!

    Watch foggy pictures by clicking here

  • The unknown side of Parnitha

    On Sunday the 15th of December, according to the Autumnprogramme, SAS organize a hiking experience through the less known forested paths of the north face of Mount Parnitha.

    The hike will take 5 hours approx. including sufficient breaks, height difference to be covered is 370 m., so the difficulty of this … walk would be considered as medium. The area we are going to hike is around ‘‘ Limiko plateau ’’ and ‘‘ Saloniki ’’, not this one in the Northern Greece … ! We’ll also visit the ancient tower of Limiko and the picturesque St. George chapel.

    Hiking boots, trekking poles, raincoat and reliable equipment generally are always highly recommended. For any case don’t forget also your head-torch !

    After the end of the hike we would have the opportunity to take meal at “ Flabouri ” Mountain Hut.

    Meeting point is on the mountain in ‘‘ Mola recreation area ’’ just in front of St. Peter chapel, 3.3 km after the turn-off to ‘‘ Bafi refuge ’’ at 10:30 a.m. where is a lot of space to park our cars.

    There will be also another meeting point at ‘‘Aristotelous ’’square in Thrakomakedones at 09:40 a.m. at the ‘‘ Periptero to Steki ’’ in order to go up to the mountain as a convoy 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 13th  20:00 p.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 up there … !

    Georgos and Anna

  • Photos from SCHINIAS National Park and Reserve walk 16.11.2019

    44 SAS members ( some of them new entry members ) participated in this very interesting natural … walk !!!

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  • SCHINIAS National Park and Reserve

    Κίνδυνος πυρκαγιάς: Απαγορεύεται η κυκλοφορία οχημάτων και η παραμονή εκδρομέων στο Εθνικό Πάρκο Σχινιά - Μαραθώνα
    Σχετική εικόνα
    Σχετική εικόνα

    On Saturday the 16th of November at 11:00 a.m., SAS organize a relax … walking in Schinias’ National Park and the surroundings. 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 is called locally ‘‘ Dasos Koukounarias ’’.

    At the end of the forest extends the adjacent wetlands with rich birdlife and reptiles … ! a copy of a jungle in a Mediterranean country !! Duration of this walk will be 3,5 hours approximately, total distance to be covered will be 11 km again .. approximately and because the terrain is completely flat, the difficulty could be considered as low !

    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 bar ’’, 210 Posidonos avenue, where we could take a … slow-drinking morning coffee under the shadow of Palm trees and the sounds of jazz music … !

    As you drive on Souliou avenue, turn right on Schinias avenue at the traffic light ( there is also a sign for the Olympic Rowing Complex ), then drive for 2 km and just before the left bend where other traffic lights are, turn right then continue only for 100 meters, U-turn to the left and immediately after 30 meters turn right at the sign ‘‘ Moraitis beach ’’. There is a safe park here.

    Unexpectedly, there is also a bus line from Athens ( Platia Egyptou, Pedion Areos ) to Schinias but is a long journey, maybe half the duration of the walk !

    If you are interested in participating, please declare up to 14th  22:00. Leaders will be Georgos and Anna Foteinou, 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 !!

    Wish you a nice Saturday walk !

    Georgos and Anna

  • Photos from our walk to Athens Riviera_Vouliagmeni Lake & surroundings 20.10.19

    50 SAS members admired the view of the Lake and the Bay from the hill with the best Attica weather !!!

    Have a look at the pictures here