SCHINIAS and CYNOSOURA PENINSULA,
the ultimate landscape at the north-east coastline of Attica
On Saturday the 13th of May at 11:00 a.m., we ’ll meet for a relax … stroll in Schinias’ National Park. The walk will take place through a dense Pine forest on a sandy path-net ( fortunately not … thick at all ), parallel to the seashore, the only forest in Attica with stone pines, which called locally ‘‘ Dasos Koukounarias’’.
At the end of the forest extends the Cynosoura Peninsula with the strangest shape of land we’ll have ever seen. It’s like the tail of a lizard that tries to escape from the dip waters or it looks like a snake that is ready to … dip into the blue crystal waters !! From the highest point, 92 m … above sea level, there is a unique view to the surrounding coasts and islets. Drakonera hill is high above the peninsula across it. Will not … visit this last hill ! Duration of this walk will be 3,5 hours approximately, total distance covered will be 11 km again … approximately and because the terrain is mostly flat with no significant height differences, the difficulty could be considered as medium !
Taverna ‘‘ The Paradise ’’ is waiting for us, 15 minutes before the end of the walk for a real … heavenly meal !
Meeting point is at ‘‘ Moraitis beach club ’’, 210 Posidonos avenue, where we could take a … slow-drinking morning coffee under the shadow of Palm trees and the sounds of Olivios’ jazz music … !
As you drive on Souliou avenue, turn right on Schinias avenue at the traffic light ( there is also a sign for the Row Olympic 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 12th 10:00 a.m.. Leaders will be Georgos and Anna Foteinou, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ’.
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 stroll !
Georgos and Anna