The Athens Strollers were set up (under the original name SAS) by Nigel Copage in October 2000. In October 2009, Nigel moved to the Peloponnese and Xenophon Hasapis took over as Organizer. In December 2012 Xenophon moved to Cyprus and Hetty Schuppert took over. Since she moved to the Netherlands in 2017, Anna and Georgos Foteinou took over the organization and are currently organizing the walks.
There is an activity practically every month, on a Saturday OR a Sunday.
The Athens Strollers walks are led by a range of members. Offers are always very welcome from anyone willing to organize a walk. If you lead a walk, contact Anna Foteinou to set a date and make further arrangements.
The list of venues visited includes Tatoi, Penteli, Parnitha, Kryoneri, Ymittos, Dionysos, Fili, Kareas, Kouvaras, Kessariani, Marathon Lake, Philopappou Hill, Stamata, Varibombi, Lykavitos, Haidari and Sounion. Most walks require only a short drive outside the city.
Several members do not have cars and therefore have problems getting to the venue. If you can offer a lift from the North (e.g. the Kifissia metro station), from the South (e.g. Leoforos Poseidonos, the principal seaside avenue going past Glyfada and Voula) or from Athens centre, please send an e-mail to Anna – offers of lifts are very much appreciated.
After the walk, members visit a nearby taverna. No charge is made for taking part in the walk itself, but those going to the taverna share the bill. Every effort is being made to keep the bill to reasonable levels (up to 15 euro each).
Information for each walk is usually sent out by e-mail a few days in advance of the walk. This includes directions and a map (where possible) to the start.
Last minute announcements are made by e-mail AND by posts on the home page of this website.
You are strongly advised to print out the instructions to the starting point of the walk and follow directions as supplied. It is important that where you are asked to zero your odometer, you do so. In case your car is not equipped with an odometer, all you need do is use a pen to make a note of your kilometers reading at the point you are asked to zero, and add kilometers from there on, as indicated. Following these simple guidelines helps you protect yourself, from getting lost or being late while on the road, when the walk leader can do very little to help you.
To find out about our next walk, the safest way is to visit https://www.athens-strollers.gr regularly and check the section “Activities Schedule” and the section “Activities Descriptions”.