• Hiking excursion in Neda’s waterfalls in Peloponnese

    In the beginning of June, SAS organize a two days hiking and touristic excursion around ‘‘ Neda Gorge ’’ in Peloponnese. The hiking part of this weekend will take place along the banks of the Neda river with the ultimate target to admire the spectacular ‘‘ Neda waterfalls ’’. Distance of the footpath is 8 km approx., duration is 4 hours including sufficient stops, height differences is not more than 250 m and difficulty is considered to be of medium grade.

    The other part is a visit to some important sites of the nearby area e.g. the ‘‘ Temple of Epikourios Apollon ’’ which is called by some people the ‘‘ Acropolis of Messinia ’’, the ‘‘ Church of Agia Theodora ’’ the only chapel in the world in which 17 trees … emerges from its roof, an old ‘‘ Watermill ’’ adjacent to the Haradros stream, the springs of river Neda on the slopes of Mt. Lykaion, some other ancient sites like ‘‘ Figalia ’’ and an … epic driving through the dirt-forest roads of Mt. Tetrazi to … reduce the distance of the journey !

    Hiking boots are essential, a raincoat also for any case, as well as reliable equipment.

    Program is as follow :

    8th of June  :  Meeting point in Athens at 09:30΄ a.m., touristic part of the excursion during this day. Overnight at Andritsena provincial town.

    9th of June  :  Hiking in Neda Gorge, tourism, driving through the forest. Estimated arrival time in Athens at 21:30 ΄ p.m.

    As we could apply a car pooling system between us, please declare if you would like to use your car and serve other members ( how many people ) or if you would like to get a lift. Estimated cost is 130 € per car approximately. A 4WD is preferable, but 2WD is also o.k.

    Recommended hotel or rooms to let in order to do your booking, as well as exact meeting point will be announced later.

    For those who are interested in participating, please declare up to Saturday 1st of June 21:00 p.m. and send us 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 !!

    See you in this … unforgettable weekend !

    Georgos and Anna

  • The ancient site of VRAVRONA and the nearby wetland

    On Saturday the 18th  of May at 16:00 p.m., we ’ll meet each other for a 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 archeological 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 of the fence, at the famous temple of Artemis !

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  • Photos from our hiking in Delphi and the ancient path to Corycian Cave 07.04.2019

    14 lucky members have a ” perfect weather window ” to finish this 16 km hike after 6 h and 30′ . The rain … came just after all this !!!

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  • Delphi and the ancient path to Corycian Cave

    DOn Sunday the 7th of April SAS organize a hiking excursion in Mt. Parnassos at the foothills of which lies the famous archeological site of Delphi and from where the ancient footpath starts to lead to “Korykion Andron” where lots of unusual stalactites and stalagmites exist.

    Actually, we’ll do the hike from the … opposite direction, that means from Livadhi Arachovas to Delphi. One third of the trail is on a dirt road through a flat valley, another third is through a dense fir-forest and the last part towards Delphi is the preserved ancient footpath, dated from the … 5th century BC, with a breathtaking view over Amfisa’s Olive grove and the Corinthian Gulf !!

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  • Photos from our strolling in the historical centre of Athens 03.03.2019

    45 members had the opportunity to admire and visit some of the most beautiful buildings of the city centre

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  • Photos from SAS SKI DAY TRIP to Parnassos 01.03.2019

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  • Strolling in the historical centre of Athens

    Strolling in the historical centre of Athens

      Σχετική εικόνα                   Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για πινδαρου κοκκινος πυργος

    On Sunday the 3rd of March at 11:00΄ SAS organize an interesting walk at the heart of Athens. The stroll will begin from ‘‘ Kolonaki ’’ district, where some important Neoclassic buildings exist, then will pass along ‘‘ Panepistimiou ’’ str. and the nearby roads to notice and even visit for free important buildings of the Newer History of Greece, such as the ‘‘ Nomismatic Museum ’’ and will end at the ‘‘ Museum of the National History ’’ where will have the opportunity to visit it also for … free !
    As a total, we hope to have the time to admire at least 30 impressive buildings, we guess most of us, never have noticed in the past, even we are living in Athens for … half a century !!

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  • Photos from SAS SKI DAY TRIP in PARNASSOS 01.02.2019

    5 SAS skiers enjoyed skiing this wonderful day … !

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  • Mt. Parnitha : Why not hiking on snow ? 26.01.2019

    17 SAS members hiked in this no snowed, but full of running waters, part of Parnitha !!!

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  • Mt. Parnitha : Why not hiking on snow ?

    Mt. Parnitha : Why not hiking on snow ?

    Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για ξεροβουνι παρνηθα          Σχετική εικόνα          Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για παρνηθα χιονια

    On Saturday the 26th of January at 11.00 morning SAS organize a hike through the forested paths of the east side of Mount Parnitha.
    The hike will take 3 to 4 hours depending if there is snow on the trails ! The far east point we are going to reach is Xerovouni, one of the various peaks of the mountain at a height of 1119 m., from where the view is at least superb ! It’s level of difficulty is medium and height difference to be covered is only 150 m.

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