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Tavernas
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Ano Kifissia

Ano Melissia
Ag. Konstantinos (Lavrio)
Aghia Paraskevi  
Agistri
Ano Glyfada
Central Athens
Dionysos
Ekali
Elefsina
 
Fili
Glyfada   << Good value 
Halandri
Halkida
Holargos
Kalivia <<< Best meal / value
Kareas
Kefalari
Kessariani
Kifissia
Kouvaras
Krioneri   
<< Good value
Marathon area
Markopoulou
Maroussi
Melissia
Nea Filothei  
Nea Kifissia
Olympic Village  
Pallini
Papagou
Parnitha
Peania
Pendeli
Piraeus
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Psychiko (Attikou Alsous)
Rafina
Sesi
Sounio
Spata  
Stamata
Tyros
Thisio - Central Athens  
Thorikos
Varkiza
Vari (Vlahika)  
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The Bookmaker's collection
Anoixi
Aghia Paraskevi

Ano Glyfada
Ano Kifissia
Ano Melissia  (including Cemetery)  

Dionysos (Incl. German Cemetery)
Elefsina
Fili
Halkida
Ilion Park
Kareas
Kavouri
Kefalari - Mustang Stables

Kessariani
Kouvaras (Near Markopoulou)
Krioneri  
Loutsa  
Marathon Lake   

Nea Kifissia   (Camping-Swimming Pool-Jacuzzi)

Nea Kifissia (Saint Catherines School)

Old Olympic Stadium

Paiania
Paleo Psychiko  
Pallini
Parnitha
Papagou  
Pendeli (Mountain)
Politia
Porto Germano
Psychiko (Attiko Alsous)
Rafina
Rodopoli

Schinias
Sesi
Souriza's Valley (nr. Lavrio)

Spata
Syngrou Park

Tatoi (The Royal Summer Palace)
Varibobi
Varkiza Beach
Vavrona

 

 

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Tavernas previously used by the Athens Hash

Note: Ano means 'upper', Nea means 'new', Palio means old, Ag(hia) means 'saint', Platia means 'square', Leo(forous) means 'avenue', Odos means 'street'

Bookmaker's list of Tavernas

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Aegina Island

ARAGOSTA Restaurant
Leo. N.Kazandzaki 5, Paralia Avra, Aegina town
(Turn left on exiting the port. It's on the seafront)
Tel: 22970-27252
Nice & inexpensive seafood, etc.
(Nov. 2009)

Ag. Konstantinos (Lavrio)

TAVERNA SFERLA
Ag. Konstantinos (Kamariza)
(A hunter's taverna. Open evenings & weekends. Interesting decor)
Up the road opposite the Mineral Museum - now closed.
Tel: (Lavrio) 22920- 22374 & 24775
Eur. 17.00 pp on the 12th October, 2003

Aghia Paraskevi

TAVERNA MITSIKOSTAS
Idras 5, Ag. Paraskevi
Tel: 210-639-3356
Used for our annual mince pie run.
(Going North on Mesogeion, turn right into Idras immediately before the Mercedes showroom. Taverna is a few hundred metres up this road on the left).
Eur. 13.00 pp on the 22nd Dec. 2002
- SADLY this taverna has been DEMOLISHED (2003) -

TAVERNA MAGERION
Ag. Ioannoy 4,
(Platia Ag. Paraskevis)
Tel: 210-600-0078
(Just up from the square, next to the open-air cinema. Good food - more home style cooking. Cheap!)
Eur. 7.00 pp including wine/beer on the 5th October, 2003

Agistri

Plori - Fish Taverna
Agistri - Scala
Tel: 22970-91428 & -91146
(Spring 2008 - Euro 20 pp. Chicken, stuffed red peppers, zaziki, fries.... Not great value)

Ano Kifissia    (also see Kifissia)

O CHRISTOS TAVERNA
Platia Agiou Nektariou, Ano Kifissia
(On way from Kefalari/Kifissia to Melissia .. On left, next to church, 1 Km after Harilaou Trikoupi St. ends)
Tel: 210-801-9626
(Often used by the AH3 in the past & now somewhat modernised but still reasonably priced)
Euro 15.00 pp on 15 April 2007 (R1526). We sat inside. Complementary shots of raki & complimentary dessert. Very nice food. Frendly family service. 1-plate between 4 persons of: Lamb (delicious), Beefteki, Zouzoukaki, Saganaki, Fried Haloumi cheese, vegs, fries, etc. Lots of house wine & beer. We all went away full. Good place to take relatives or friends.


Ano Melissia    (also see Melissia)

TAVERNA LEFCO
Iroon Polytechniou (Northern end of street)
(adjacent to outdoor theatre, on raised level & set back)
Ano Melissia
Tel: 210-804-6295
Eur. 15.00 pp on 21 Oct. 2002 (with an excess of meat - pork kondosouvli & lamb on the spit)
Eur. 12.00 pp on 10 Nov. 2002 (with pork on the spit only)

ETHESMATOPOLEION THEODORA    (===== Use for CLEAN MONDAY when all meat tavernas are closed ====)
Platia Eleftherios 10
On the square & almost next to Saint Georges Church (and opposite the Melissia Cultural Centre)
Ano Melissia
Tel: 210-613-1824
Mob: 693-664-8805
-Close to our Kite-flying area near the Melissia cemetery-
Eur. .......? per person for full Clean Monday fish-based menu (2006)
Eur 16.00 per person for full Clean Monday fish-based menu including octopus, squid + wine/beer (19 Feb. 2007)

Magginas (meat taverna)
(Next to the Ano Melissia outdoor theatre)
Platia Ethnikis Adistasis
Ano Melissia
www.manginas.com.gr

210 609 6487
210804 6143
210 613 2010

Ano Glyfada (also see Glyfada)

TAVERNA GIANNIOTIKI GONIA
Kon. Athanatou 11, Terpsithea Glifathas
Tel: 210-961-3606
Normal taverna food
Eur 12.00 per person (Sept, 2002)

Central Athens - Marble Stadium

Marble (Kalimarmara) (Old Olympic) Stadium runs:

TAVERNA VIRINI
Arhimidous Street 11, Pagrati (Platia Plastira)
Tel: 210 - 701-2153, -701-2021
Directions: Walk -up the steep steps at the left-hand side of the stadium & then just cross the road.
Proprietor: Susan (English, very friendly) (she & her two sons run the taverna since her husband died).
Open every day from 13.00 hrs including Sundays (closed Sunday evening).   Food good.
ASK to use basement (so HHH can make noise without disturbing other guests).
NOTE: Telephone Susan just before the run with approximate numbers.
10.5 Euros pp (reduced to 10). Starters included cabbage rolls & sausage. Pork in sauce. (Feb 2003).
NOTE: Reportedly not now opening on Sundays except for special groups (Nov. 2003)

O NEOFILOS,
Amida 6, Pagrati (Plateia Proskopos)
Tel: 210-725-2251
* Used many times (Our friendly 'Grandma' runs it)
3,500 drs. per person (July, 2001)
15 Euros p.p., no meat, only sausage ...getting expensive (2002)
Eur 17 p.p. with dessert (Nov. 2003 - Marathon run)

TAVERNA MEGARITIS
Ferekithou 2 at Aratou
Pl. Plastira, Pagrati, Athens
Tel: 210-701-2155, 752-0227
Mob: 0937-468-764
-Roof Garden- (perfect for hasher group)
13.5 Euros p.p. for starters, sausages, chicken with rice (3 Nov. 2002)

Red Dress Run:

THE PLOUGHMAN (Restaurant - Pub)
Iridanou 26, Ilissia, Athens
(Near the Holiday Inn on Michalakopoulou St.)
Tel: 210-724-2002
Proprietor: Alison (RIP - 2006)
Directions: Starting at the Hilton end of Michalakopoulou, drive (northwards) up a few hundred metres and turn-right at the first parking lot on the right (convenient to park here). The Ploughman is down this street on the right, before the Church
(09/02/2003 - Red Dress Run - Euro 15.00 pp - Salads + individual choice incl. Fish & Chips + Wine)
(Cardu whiskey - Euro 7.00 ...2003)

MEZETHOPOLEIO
Meg. Alexandrou 35 & Giatrakou
Metaxourgeio,
Athens
(Near Platia Karaskaki)
Tel: 210-520-3570 & 210-520-3571
(After the theatre - 03/04/2004 )
- Owner is well know actor -
- MANY FAMOUS GREEK ACTORS EAT HERE AFTER THE THEATRES CLOSE -

Dionysos


Taverna "O Dionysos"
Leo. Dionysou (Bus stop Fournou - Bakery) (Near-ish the Sanctuary turnoff)
Dionysos
Tel: 210-621-1068
(Vomos Dionysos run - 2nd May 2004)

Ekali

Estiatorio NARKISSOS
Theseos 111, Ekali
Tel: 210-813-6830
Directions: Across the main road from the Dionysos / Nea Makri turning.
(Run 1317, 26th June, 2003)
Speciality: PENIRLI ... a food idea brought back by Greeks living in Russia.
(18 March 2007 - Euro 16 pp. Starters + Individual plates. Good food - too much to eat)

Elefsina

Trata Psarotaverna
30o Hil. Palaias Ethnikis Athinon (i.e. 30th Kilometre. Old National Road)
Korinthou, Loutropirgos.
Tel: 2960-44390   Mob: 694-51738

Fili

NEO FARAGI Taverna
Fili
Tel: 210 2411475
( Run 1556 0n 28 Oct. 2007)( Meat meal - very good value)
   

Glyfada  (also see Ano Glyfada)

OUZERI (Taverna) O Faros   [Seafood speciality]
Antheon 31 & Aretis
Ano Glyfada
Tel: 210-964-0389, 210-961-5696
Web: www.ofaros.eu
Directions: Head south on Vouliagmenis Ave. Pass Pet City on your right. Immediately after passing the City Plaza
shopping centre on your left, turn LEFT and go straight-up Antheon Street. Pass through a set of traffic lights and the eatery is on your left (on a corner).

(Run 1569 on 27 Jan. 2008 starting at the top of Antheon Street)
(Large squid stuffed with tomato & cheese, fried squid, fried cod, mussels in tomato sauce on rice - with chips, fried courgettes, very nice fava, lots of red & white wine + beer AND complementary halva - all for only Euro 12.50 each)

Halandri

Taverna Mihalis Peponis
Valaoritou 20
Halandri
Tel: 210-681-5166 & 210-684-5507
(Directions: Going North on Kifissias Avenue, turn right -after Filothei- just after the Hygia ("Health") hospital into Karella Street. Turn right at the 5th street. Pass a childrens park on your left and the taverna is then just ahead - to the left)
(Run 1358, 29 Feb. 2004 in FIlothei) ( Starters & some meat ... Cheap at Euro 10 each).


Halkida

PSISTARIA "TO LIMARAKI"
Ag. Minas
Tanagras Georgios
Tel: 22210-98220
(Directions: Cross the Old Bridge from Halkitha back to the mainland and follow the signs for the Ag. Minas Hotel)
(10th May 2009: Euro 16 pp for seafood including Octopus, Squid + plus plates of chicken. White & rose wine acidic, red OK)


Holargos

Estiatorio GALINI
Imittou 26, Holargos
TEL: 210-654-8243 & 210-654-7072

Kalivia

TAVERNA "O MOUROUZIS"    *****
B' Georgaki 2, Kalvia, Attikis
TEL: 22990-48371
www.mourouzis.gr

DIRECTIONS: Get onto the Attiki Odos in the direction of Markopoulou. Keep straight for Markopoulou (do not turn-off left for the Airport!). When the motorway ends, keep straight on the dual carriageway, in the direction for Lavrio & Sounion (passing the turnoffs for Markopoulou on your left). Keep going and you will see a turnoff for Kalivia on the right (there are two). Drive all the way into the centre of Kalivia and locate the church. The taverna (along with other tavernas) are on a sort of square not far from the church. The taverna has it's own parking lot round the back somewhere - look for Parking sign. Do note the way you came as it's easy to lose your way on the way home. To get to the Attiki Odos for Athens go back out along the road passing the church with the church on your right hand side (and a greengrocers to your left).

NOTE: If, while on the dual-carriageway, you reach the turnoff for Kouvaras on the right (which actually crosses left over the bridge) you have just gone too far. Turn off, turn left across the bridge over the dual carriageway, rejoin the main road, get in the centre lane and prepare to turn left at the sign for Kalivia.

COMMENT: The hash ate lunch there on 22nd Jan. 2006. It was the best and cheapest meat-based meal we could remember having in Athens! The brizolas, pithakia and kokoretsi were tasty, juicy & tender. Huge portions of everything! All the meat we could eat and including thick yoguhurt with quince dessert -plus- continuous red & white wine cost us 12 Euros each.

NOTE:
Starters etc. & Meat served on LARGE plates so be careful not to over order!

Kareas

TAVERNA "O YIANNIS"
Palio Terma Karea
Tel: 210-765-2318
(9 Nov. 2003)

TAVERNA TRIADAFILLIES
Leo. Karea 73
(Turn right at bottom of monastery road and on the way down to Katahaki Ave. - on the right - next to other tavernas)
Tel: 210 766 3607
Open from mid-day
(11 March 2007. Salads + Individual plates. Rabbit stefado just Euro 7.00 . Good food, good value)
(12 April 2009. Shared dishes. Good. Euro 15.00 each person)


Kefalari

O MITHOS (Restaurant - Grill)
Kasaveti 13 (off Kefalari Square)
(Next to the Escoba bar)
Tel: 210-623-4300 - 1
Web: www.omythos.gr
(May 2004 - after the Tassis theatre. Good souvlaki, peinirli, & other dishes - cheap prices)
(NOTE: Have delivery service - call 210-808-2419 or 210-801-5455)

Kessariani

LIFE (Ee Zoee) - Seafood restaurant
Kessarianis Square (Plateia Kessarianis)
Kessariani
Tel: 210-723-4568    Fax: 210-723-7900
Directions: Head down the hill from the monasteryand after entering the town, the square is on the right (opposite the large church on the left). Find parking in the backstreets behind the square.
NOTE: Good value for seafood!!
(23/02/2003 - Starters -plus- Octopus, Squid & Giant Shrimps + white wine & beer: Euro 14.00 pp)

MEZETHOPOLEIO TO OKTO
Anagenniseos 8, Plateia Kessarianis
Kessariani
Tel: 210-721-9565
Directions as above.
(Run 1324, 14 July, 2003)

Kifissia    
(also see Ano Kifissia)

SOUVLAKIA O KYPOS... (kipos = garden)
Kifissias Ave. at Solomou (same area as Piggies)
Tel 210- 801-0124
Dishes consist of a range of tasty starters including: Saganaki, Melitsanasalata, Tsaziki, etc.
   -plus- souvlaki dishes, kokoretsi, kondosouvli + beer, nice house wine (red & white), etc.
... totally fab value (Euro 9 each ... October, 2002) (Euro 10 each ... November 2002)

(Euro 15 each ... Jan 2010 with lots of meat dishes including kokoretsi)

PIGGIES SOUVLAKIA KIFISIAS
Othonos 99, Kifissia (on the left as you drive up Kifissias, past the centre of Kifissia on the way to Ekali)
Tel: 210 801-1093
(We have visited many times)
(Red Dress Run - 13th Feb. 2005 - Euro 11.00 each -
Delicious Souvlaki in a pitta bread with mayonnaise, salad, chips, red wine & beer)

THE KANOUON KOUTOUKI
Karpathou 22, Kifissia, N. Athens
(near back of Kifissia cemetery just off Harilaou Trikoupi ..can park here).
Interesting decor & upstairs section.
Tel: 210-808-0934 .
Dishes include rabbit, cockerel, uvetsi, lamb + lots of tasty starters (incl. stuffed cabbage leaves). Desserts include yoghurt with baked apple. White (homemade) house wine delicious.
(Now under friendly Egyptian management) (Jan, 2002) (closed Sundays)

TAVERNA TO KOUTOUKI
Leo. Kifissias 308 & Kritis, Kifissia
(Going North on Kifissias Ave, pass through the center of Kifissia & it's on the right after 1/2 km or so)
(Going North on H. Trikoupi, turn left at the traffic lights with a restaurant & flower stall at the entrance to Kritis on the left - if you reach the Golden Pheonix on the right hand side of H. Trikoupi you have gone one road too far)
Tel: 210-808-0780
Excellent variety of tasty taverna foods, including plates of snails.
(we usually ask to be seated in the basement where we can make noise without disturbing others)
(15 Euro per person on 12th Jan. 2003 including Euro 1 tip p.p. Starters & sausages only, no meat)

TGI Fridays
Kolokotroni 35, Kifissia 145-62 (Near Kefalari Square).
Tel: 210-623-3947 - 8 for reservations
[Excellent food & cocktails but too expensive for hash on-in. BUT ..good for a drink -or- coffee afterwards]

ESTIATORIO SAMATANI
Ag. Trifonos & Syggrou 18, Kifissia
Tel: 210 801 5394
www.salmatanis.gr
(Restaurant, not Taverna. Real white tablecloths & real napkins)
(25 March 2007. Salad + Individual dishes. Euro 23.00 each - our most expensive to date. Food not great. RIP OFF)

Kouvaras

TAVERNA "O VASILIS"
Ag. Dimitriou 1, Kouvaras
(Just 200-300 metres from the main road to Lavrio.)
Tel: 22990-42350   Mob: 693-678-6910
(10 Euro per person on 7th March 2004.   Run 1359)

(15 Euro per person on 20 January 2008. Run 1568 including Kokoretsi & also large juicy pork chops 1 between 2 persons)

Krioneri

Taverna MANTHOU
(Centre of Krioneri village)
Krioneri, Attikis
Tel: 210-622-0574
(15 Euro per person on 26th Oct, 2003. Starters + Lamb chops (paithakia). Food OK but not quite enough)

(11 Euro pp on 24th Feb, 2008. Kokoretsi, Kondosouvli, Beefteki, starters, wine & beer + complementary yoghgurt + quince - GOOD!)

Taverna "TO HAGIATI"
(Countryside end of Krioneri village)
L. Kryoneriou 6,
Krioneri, Attikis
Tel: 210-816-1525
(10 Euro per person on 18 Jan. 2009. Starters + Kokkoretsi, Kondosouvli, Chicken, rose & white wine + beer. Meat a little dry)

Marathon area

"TAJ MAHAL" Indian Restaurant
Leoforous Marathonos 325
(About 3 Km before reaching Marathon village)
Tel: 22940-56123   Mob: 693-740-1340 (Mr. Pal Singh)
(16 Nov. 2008. Starters + 2 main courses & tons of rice + plenty of white & red wine. Stuffed!! Euro 16.00 pp)

Markopoulou

Psistaria "O Sotiris"
Mirrinoudos 45, Markopoulou
Tel: 22990-40569
(GPS position: 37 52.766 N, 023 56.035 E)
(Only 9 Euros per person on 5th February 2006. Large, juicy souvlaki in pittas with some kokoretsi, etc.)
(Only 7 Euros per person on 12th November 2006 - just open giro souvlaki, salads, chips)

Maroussi

Taverna MAMMM Souvlaki
Vor. Ipeirou & Kotzia 2
(Bottom of Syngrou Park, close to Kifissias & park wall)
(Souvlaki taverna - open 6pm-12pm)
Tel: 210-802-6803 &
Tel: 210-614-2460
(R1595, 21July 2008 - 12 Euros each - including starters)

THE BULLDOG
Pub Restaurant
215, Kifissias Ave, Maroussi Centre, 151-24 Athens
Tel: 210-614-8100
[Meet here for drinks. Darts. Opposite Syngrou Park. Close to the KAT metro station]

Krissa Gi (Golden Earth) Taverna
Ag. Konstandinou 23, Maroussi 151-24
Tel: 210 805 6666
(Just past the Jaipur Palace and opposite the Bazaar Supermarket)
(Also parking lot immediately after the Jaipur Palace. Says 5 Euro charge but nobody collected in the evening)
(Modern decor, English-speaking waiters)
[ 10 July 2008 - Goodbye meal for Brian & Lena - 19 Euro's per person. Food was left over ]

 

Melissia  (also see Ano Melissia)

Mezethopoleio To Avthaireto (The Unlicenced)
Pevkon 10, Maroussi Ktima Vorre
Tel: 210-802-9309
Good, different food - light meal - mushrooms excellent
( Euro 10.00 each 05/04/2004 - Full Moon hash)

( Euro 14.00 each 17/12/2006 - Mad Dog's Melomacarana run )

Nea Filothei

PAPPAS
Periferiakos Attikou Alsous,
Nea Filothei
Tel: 201-692-1943, Fax: 210-691-6893
Web: http://www.pappas.com.gr
(Run 1298, 26 Jan., 2003 ...... Cost: Euro 13.00 pp)

Nea Kifissia

Known to the ex-pats as "Cheap Charlies" even though owned by Kostas.
ASPASIA ZINA
Pfistaria O Kostas
Ellaion 4, Nea Kifissia (Go down H. Trikoupi. On road between the roundabout & the National Road underpass)
Tel: (210) 807-5375
(Euro 10.00 each including meat & a skinful of wine. 02 July 2004)


Olympic Village

K18 PSITOPOLEIO (Meat Taverna)
Nikolaou Kaklamanaki Street (Going south - at the very bottom end of the road, on the left)
Tel: 210-240-9950
E-mail: k18@k18.gr
Web: k18.gr
(26th April 2009. Euro 15.00 pp negotiated for more food (kokoretsi, kondosouvli, chicken, beef brizola + starters etc) & drink (red, white wine, beer) than we could manage to eat!)
NOTE: Cheap place to come for Pitta yiro souvlaki
(large K18 special for 2.00 Euro) or other food.


Pallini

PSYSTARIA tou Georgou
M. Alexandrou 33, Pallini (Coming from Stavros, take road to right when in Pallini high street)
Tel: 210-666-8363
(Euro 7.00 each including starters, meat, lots of wine & beer. 19 December 2004 - Mince Pie Run)
Tasty and OUR CHEAPEST IN 2004

Parnitha

'O ZYGOS'
Leoforos Parnithos 20th Km
(1st taverna on the left on the way down from the teleferique car park)
Tel: 210-246-4839
(Run 1419, 9th April, 2005 - starters + lamb chops + country sausage ...tasty. Euro 12.00 each)


Papagou

SEAFOOD TAVERNA GARITHOMANIA
Neapoleos & El. Venizelou, Oria (near) Agias Paraokevis & Holargos.   
TEL: 210-654-6138.   
Welcome drink of Tsipourou, Shrimps, Mussels, Sardines, Octopus, Squid, Crabmeat tasters, Carrot (Salad, Chips, etc. + very ample red & white wine + beer.  Only 4,000 drs. per head - Dec, 2001)

GALINI  TAVERNA / RESTAURANT
Ymhttoy 26, Holargos (at intersection with Eleftheriou)
210-654-8243, 210-654-7072
Good traditional food
(Run 1306, 23rd March, 2003)

THE OLD LATERNA
Diranis 1 (extension of 17th November Street - leading off Mesogian Ave.), Holargos
(near the Ano Terma Holargou)
Tel: 210-653-8524
(Run 1362, 28 March 2004)

Peania

KANAKIS GARDEN
Leo. Lavriou 76, Peania   (on the main road from Stavros to Lavrio - Opposite the Jumbo store)
TEL: 210-664-4292 and 210-664-5024,   FAX: 210-664-45024
WEB: http://www.kanakisgarden.gr
-- Free SWIMMING POOL & WATER SLIDE + Changing rooms / shower --
(Run 1325, 21st July, 2003)

Pendeli

Christos - Olympia Family Taverna
Epeipou 9 & Dexamenis 1,
Palaia Pendeli
(Continue on the Nea Makri road after the upper Pendeli platia and it's on the left shortly after the hospital junction)
Tel: 210-804-7498 & 804-7270
(Euro 10.00 per person - for starters & meat dishes -plus- pleny of wine 13th April 2008. Nice outside & inside tables with views)
EXCELLENT!

Exohiko Kendro 'O AGGELOS'
Plateia Ag. Triathos 1, Paleo Pendeli
(The upper Plateia, Pendeli - just before the Nea Makri signpost)
Tel: 210-804-2693
2,500 drs (= Euro 7.30) per person (incl. 1 pork plate) (Jan, 2001)

Estiatorio SERIFIS [ i.e. Sheriff ]
Douk. Plakentias 1, Paleo Penteli  (The lower Platia area)
Tel: 210-804-7401 & -7982
(As you come up into old Pendeli and get round the sharp left-hand bend, it is on the left)
Eur. 10 per person (starters + sausage plates) (13th Oct. 2002)
Eur. 11 per person (starters + mixed egg/bacon/sausage plates)(02 March, 2003)
- Note: Too much garlic in the food
Eur. 8.00 per person (Tzaziki, plates of chips, whole cut-up chickens, pork plates, red & white wine, beer) (09 October 2005)
- Note: Food & particularly chicken very tasty. Everyone happy. More people came when we mentioned it was cheap.
Eur. 8.00 p.p. for group of 4 (Starters, chicken & pork Giro, etc. + beer) (April 2006)

Piraeus

BO DE GA Karaoke Chinese Restaurant
17 Agiou Spyridonos Str., Piraeus
Tel: 210-411-1774 & 210-411-9619   E-mail: liem@otenet.gr

(Eur. 17.00 per head. Full Moon hash. 17th Jan. 2003) (Black Label whisky Eur. 5.00)

Directions:
-By rail & foot (about 0.8 Km ... a bit of a walk): Take 'underground' train to Piraeus, turn LEFT out of station front-entrance and walk along the harbour front. Where the road divides, pass the large FOUNTAIN (which is illuminated at night) on your left and continue along harbour front for a short distance. You will see a large church on your left (illuminated at night). Walk up the road passing up the right-hand side of the church and turn into the first small street on the right. The restaurant is a block down on the left (lights outside).

-By car: Take Syngrou down to bottom, then right to Piraeus port. When you get to T-junction at water's edge turn left. Go along shore road to 2nd set of lights & turn left. This is a street called Merarhias. Go along it for approx. 30 metres and turn left. You are now in the Restaurant Street. Park where you can. It is a very narrow street and eventually becomes a dead end.

NOTE: The hashers go there for Karaoke

Politea

TAVERNA ROUMELIOTIKO STEKI
Terma Kokkinara
Tel: 210-808-5991
Directions: Drive up Kokkinara street towards Christins restaurant, go directly across the road crossing in front of Christins -going up the small road (almost by the side of Christins)- and the Taverna is up the road on the right - just a few metres.
NOTE: The hash can start from up this road too as there is room for parking further up on the right.
(02 Jan. 2005 - Euro 14.00 each - including a shared lamb chop plate).

TAVERNA "Kokkinara"
Kokkinara 80, Politea
Tel: 210-808-8827, 210-801-8971
Nice view from balcony. Garden nice for the summer.
(23 Jan, 2005 - Euro 15.00 each including meat & quite a lot of wine - but food not good like it used to be - but still popular)

Psychiko (Attikou Alsous)

PAPPAS TAVERNA & RESTAURANT
Periferiakos Attikou Alsous, Nea Filothei, Athens
Tel: 210-692-1943 Fax: 210-691-6893
Web: www.pappas.com.gr
Directions: Going south on Kifissias Ave. filter right & then turn right at the Katehaki underpass (at the Israeli embassy). Turn sharp left at Perikou and go right at the Attiko Alsos hill (Periferiakos). Continue round the hill and the Taverna is on the right.
(26 Jan. 2003 ... local run round Attiko Alsos hill. Euro 13.00 per person. Starters only + plenty of wine)
(After Happy Hour - late evening -22/04/2004)

Rafina

TAVERNA "O MYLOS"
Leo. Fleming & Kennedy, Rafina
Tel: 0294-75500
Directions: From L. Marathonos, turn at the lights for Rafina. Not far down the road, see BP station on the right. Taverna is just after this on the right.
(Eur. 13.00 for starters + large pork steak each + generous wine/beer - on 19 Jan. 2003)

Sesi

PSAROTAVERNA "TO SESI"
Paralia Grammatikou - Sesi
Tel: 6932-210772   House Tel: 22940-61230
Directions: Follow the road signs for the Paralia (seafront) Sesi & look for the Grammatikou turnoff.
The taverna is near the end of the beachfront road.
(3rd May 2009: Euro 15 pp for seafood meal including Squid & Octopus)

Sounio

TAVERNA "ISABELLA"
About 3 Km from the Temple of Poseidon in Lavrio direction - on the Left hand side.

(15 March 2009 - LENT - Euro 18 each - Giant prawns etc. excellent meal. Hare: Black Mamba)

Spata

TAVERNA "SANTA MARIA"
Odos Elaionos, Spata, Attikis
Tel: 210-663-3052
Directions: From the Attiki Odos, after exiting at the Spata junction, as you drive in the Spata direction it is about 1/2 Km or so along the road on the left hand side (about 100 m up a side road).
(NIce atmosphere - with log fire. Long table. Not expensive if you don't order meat - else Euro 19.00 - Jan 2005)

Closed Mondays

PISTARIA "H NIKH"
D. Konstandinou 3, Spata
Tel: 210-602-5124 & 210-602- 5125, Mob: 693-602-5125
(7 Sept 2009 - Euro 13 pp for 4-types of meat dish (Chicken, Kondosouvli, Exotiko, ...+ Starters, chips, beer & red wine)

Stamata

(For run areas including Dionysos & Marathon Lake)

TAVERNA O AETOS "THE EAGLE" .....................................GOOD VALUE!!
Platia Stamatos (Stamata Square) .......Location: 38 07' 30.03'' N, 23 52' 44.06'' E
Tel: 210 621 8013 & 210 621 6271
(Eur. 12.00 p.p. - March 2006)
(Eur. 13.50 p.p. - 07 December 2008 ..R1616...Founder's Day Run......
6 Meats: Kokoretsi, Sausage, Lamb Chops, Kondosouvli, Chicken, Bifteki
Other: Saganaki, Chips, Tirokeftiri, Salad, Courgette balls, Red & White house wine )

Thisio - Central Athens

Estiatorio "Giristroula"
Platia Ag. Asomaton 9 & Adrianou, Plaka
Almost opposite the Thisio Electrico - ISAP (Metro) station entrance
Tel: 210-321-1966   or 210-321-1356
Speciality - Gyros
Eur 13.00 for more than we could eat & drink (16 April 2006 - Combined hash with the FUKHHH)

Thorikos

Taverna Theatro Gefseon (Fish taverna)
Thoriko, Lavriou
On the road to the power station, on the left, just before reaching the Ancient Theatre of Thorikos.
Tel: 22920 60289
Euro 12.50 each for all very nice tasting Cod (from dried), Squid, eggplant salad, fava, hot cheese dip, chips, 2 salads, etc.
-plus- lots of red & white wine & beer & Complementary dessert of yoghurt with quince / or honey (Run 1574 on 2nd March 2008)

Tyros (Arkadia, Peloponese)

Psitopoleio (Kostas Menis)
(On the sea front road)
Tel: 27570-41418
Economical souvlaki place

TAVERNA "Porto Fino"
Thigani Beach, Tyros
Tel: 27570-41828
(Cool, shaded balcony overlooking beach with mist sprays. Good food & reasonable prices)

 

Varkiza

Aperado Galazio
FISH TAVERNA on the beach
Tel: 965-5951
(For Blond Run - 31 October 2004 - good prices)

Vari (Vlahika)

TAVERNA "O Tasos"
Phistaria
Leo. Varis 31
Vlahika
Tel: 210-895-2445
(16 Euro pp on 15 Sept.2008. Starters + Lamb + Pithakia)

Varibobi

TAVERNA ' E THEA'
Pa. Kinonikes Ekthiloseis Aithousa   (280 Atomon)
Tel: 210-816-9623 & 210-816-9740
4,000 drs. per person (with kokoretsi) (Dec, 2001)

PANORAMA TOU AGGELOU
Leo. Katsimithiou
Tel: 210-816-9801
(Nov. 2003)

TAVERNA 'ARIS'  
(It's a new taverna on your left about 100m before you hit the turning marked by a sign for the Leonidas restaurant. I've used it before and it was popular. They will expect large numbers on Sunday so no need to book - but you may like to pass by on the way to request a table / area for around 15 people - The Bookmaker).
Tel 210-816-9647 -or- 697-447-19699
(Getting a little expensive & food not wonderful - 2006)

LEONIDAS Restaurant
Varibobi (On same road as the Tatoi estate)
Tel: 210-816-9391 & 210-816-9494
(Beware - White linen tablecloths. Food O.K. but prices a RIPOFF!!)

TO STAVRODROMI (The Crossroads)
L. Tatoiou 117, Varibobi (At the junction & opposite the large area with a building - the Pentelicon)
Tel: 210-816-9644
Mob: 694-820-8666
(For Run 1514 on 21st January 2007 : Euro 13.00 each & quite good food)

- Someone recommended the above Taverna (shack) on the same road & side as Aris but at the junction (coming from Kifissia) before you get to Aris - Inside, we found it had been modernized and was quite satisfactory....

CAFE PSITOPOLEIO " O SMINITIS"
Paraplevros Polemikou
Aerodromio Tatoiou (Dekelia) (At the the entrance to the Tatoi Airport
Tel: (213)-620-0939
Open from the morning.
Directions: On returning from the Varibobi run, bear right at the fork on the main road (by the Stavrodromi taverna). You will pass the Ariadne "Ktima" on the right. Continue past the airport. You will pass an aeroplane set up on a stand. The Taverna is shortly after this on the right - just past the Air Force main gate. The taverna has much airforce memrobilia inside.
(For run 1682 on 28th February 2010. Euro 14 each and we ordered way too much as the plates of food are large!)




Directions

Bookmaker's list of Directions (In zipped format - 195 KB): Download here

Anoixi (also called Aniksi or Anne Ick See) (Athens Northern Suburbs)

From Kifisia take Kifisias Ave northwards through Erithrea, Ekali and past Drosia.
After Lidl Supermarket (on your right just after Drosia) take the next turning right (Odos Samou) and then park in street or on wasteland in trees.

From National Road come off at junction 'Varibombi' and turn right (if coming from South) and follow road up to a traffic light T junction. Turn left and go through Ekali, Drosia etc.

(Onon will be Pizzas at Los Pinos in Drosia )


Aghia Paraskevi
(Athens Northern Suburbs)

From the South:... Go up Messogeion Ave away from Athens towards Aghia Paraskevi. About 50 metres before you reach the Aghia Paraskevi church you will come to the main square on your right, turn RIGHT off Messogeion Ave onto the square (there is a Goody's on your right) and drive anti-clockwise round the square - it's a one-way system! The church is now on your left. Turn RIGHT at the junction (HHH sign) & head up the hill along Ag. Ioannou Road past all the shops and restaurants to the top where the Deree / American College will be directly in front of you (and also Mount Hymmettos). Here turn left (HHH sign) into Gravias Road, drive about 400 metres and turn right at the sign to Aghios Ioannou Monastery. (HHH sign). Follow the road up, passing over the New Highway and keep going 'till you see a wide dirt road on the right (HHH sign). We will all meet there where there is plenty of parking space.

If you get to the Monastery then you've gone too far so turn back unless you wish to spend your day with the Nuns.

From the North:.... make your way to Aghia Paraskevi church square somehow via Halandri or Stavros flyover, then same as above but drive in reverse... Signs from Agia Paraskevi sq on Messogeion and up the hill towards Deree College.

Alternative - R1717 - 2010 - FC - Aghios Ioannou Monastery:

"Sort of behind Deree College, Agia Paraskevi"

 

Exit Attiki Odos (IMMITOS RING) at Y3, "Dimokritou"

At the exit, turn right onto Neapoleos, then first right onto Agia Pelagous

At the top of the street. left onto Gravias street.

Pass the front of Deree College, then turn right up the road onto Ymittos.

There is a "No Entry" sign with access times posted here!

We'll be somewhere up this road, but I don't remember exactly where, because it's a few years since we've run here!

 

ALTERNATIVELY (Without using the motorway): 

From Ag. Paraskevi Square (you will need to drive round the square) turn right and drive all the way up to the top of Agiou Ioannou street (you will pass all the coffee shops etc) until you face Deree College. Turn left on Gravias street & pass the front of Deree College, then turn right up the road (called Anatolikis Mesogeiou) going up to Mount Ymittos. There is a "No Entry" sign with access times posted here!

 

Several Hash signs will be up so follow these.

 

Ano Glyfada-1

From the North:

Either from the Katehaki Road, or the City Centre, get onto Leof. Vouliagmenis heading towards well ... Vouliagmeni.

Drive down Vouliagmenis past the traffic lights at City Plaza (which is on your left), but then move into the left hand lane ready to turn left at the next major set of traffic lights at the small St. Nicholas Church. (In heavy traffic you can't see this church because it is so small - in which case you should look out for a large Fujitsu building on your right before the church!) Turn left at these lights, into Riga Feraiou.

**
Continue up this road until the end, and at the traffic lights turn right into Gounari. Take your first left, after a bus stop (Porou), and then the first right into Kavalas. Continue along this road (and then up one) and in a short while you will come to a park (on the left) with an outdoor theatre. Hash starts here in the park.

Pg. 200, A3, of the Athens Road Atlas

From the South:

Head towards the City Centre, past Sklavenitis and turn right at the small
church into Riga Feraiou. Then follow the directions as above from **.


Ano Glyfada-2

A - Z road map grid: 196 E3

Coming from Athens

Get on Vouliagmenis Avenue (the major road connecting Athens and Glyfada/Voula)
Head South until you see the CITY PLAZA shopping mall on your left.
This is about 12km from Athens city centre.
Turn left at the traffic lights just after the CITY PLAZA into Antheon St.
Pass 5 streets and go straight over the traffic lights at the 6th street (Gounari St).
Carry on up Antheon heading towards the mountain (note that after a while Antheon becomes Metzobo St).
Continue along this road (Antheon/Metzobo) until the tarmac ends.
Turn right here into Papaflessa St.
About 400m down Papaflessa there is a clearing on the right - we meet here.

Coming from Voula etc

Get on Vouliagmenis Avenue heading towards Athens.
Carry on until you see the CITY PLAZA shopping mall on your right.
Turn right at the traffic lights just before the CITY PLAZA into Antheon St.
Follow directions as above.

Ano Kifissia (Athens Northern Suburbs)

From down town Athens follow Kifisias Av. northwards through Kifisia and after EKO gas station turn right onto Mouson Str; at the next traffic light turn right onto Harilaou Trikoupi and follow the signs for Melissia. Carry on along this road; follow round the sharp left hand turn onto Bakogiani Street. Keep straight (do not bear right - you may have to cut across the traffic) & after 1Km turn left onto Orfeos Str and go ahead to meet Rodou str. Hash starts here in the car park. Follow the hash signs (HHH) from Bakogiani str.

ALTERNATIVE:

For those with navigational aids (not the disease) we'll start at the intersection of Mavromichali & Skyrou streets (page 27A on my A-Z-like book) above the Kefalari area in Kifissia.

Long hand, from the south: Get to Kifissias ave. and go north (you can even start from the old, marble Olympic stadium, keep going straight north, on and on)
If you are on Attiki Odos, exit to Kifissias Ave and go North.
Stay on Kifissias Ave, bypassing Maroussi, go past the Kifissia main square (McDonalds to the right, bus station & Kifissia park to the left) for another 500m or so. Make a right on Mousson St.. It's right after an EKO petrol station and right before a BP station. (HHH signs will hopefully start there). At the first traffic lights, make a right on Char. Trikoupi. (DO NOT go straight to the mustang stables). On Char. Trikoupi (has median divider), go past the traffic lights crossing Delligianni and Philadelfeos St. (Applebee's corner), past Pentelis St.. and left on Mavromichali Street. (if on Char. Trikoupi the slight uphill turns to a downhill dip, you just passed it). Go up on Mavromichali for ~1.5km till a wide clearing to the right. We start there.

From the north: coming down Kifissias Ave (or it's extension, everything is called "El Venizelou" these days, it's hopeless) pass N.Erythraia and as soon as you're about to enter Kifissia proper make a left on Char. Trikoupi. Keep going (road curves initially) straight, past the 3 traffic lights and carry as above. First light is Mousson St.. to the right, Xenias to the left, another brilliant idea:~)

Alternatively, if coming from the National Road (Ethniki), exit on Varibobi junction, go east (Kifissia, Ekali) to the traffic lights, make a right (south) on Tatoiou St. and after 1km+ a left on Char. Trikoupi at the traffic lights. (there is a petrol station on the NE corner and the 'Siniouris' loonie hospital on the SE... save these directions, you might want to check in after the run!).
On Char. Trikoupi, cross Kifissias Ave.. and proceed as above.


Ano Melissia

Melissia Cemetery

Venue: Melissia Cemetery Road

We meet on the road leading to the Melissia Cemetery
(GPS users - we meet at: 38 04.168 North, 023 50.685 East.
Google Earth: 38 04.168 N, 023 50.685 E)

DIRECTIONS:

Coming up Kifissias Avenue from the city centre:

Head North on Kifissias Avenue until you come to Maroussi (Spot a large Gilli Diet building on your left).
500m after you pass a left fork into Maroussi centre, look out for a large Germanos building on your left.
Take the right turn at the traffic lights (signposted for Melissia) immediately opposite this building.
If you pass the Shell petrol station in 50m on your right you have missed the turning!
Follow this road (Odos Pentelis) for a couple of Km (there is a sharp bend over a bridge after the first Km).
As you enter Melissia you will see a AB supermarket on your left opposite a bakery on your right.
Get in the right-hand lane NOW & slow down & quickly read the next 3-lines!
Almost immediately after the AB supermarket you will see a BP petrol station on your left.
You need to go left (up the hill) after the BP petrol station but a left turn into 25 Martiou is not allowed.
So just after the AB, turn RIGHT, go round the square and then go across Odos Pentelis.
You are now on 25 Martiou (and going up a hill).
(Hint: From now just keep going on this road until you see the sign pointing left & uphill to the Melissia Cemetery).
After about 800 metres you come to a major junction with traffic lights.
Go straight over - you are now on 17 November and will see shops either side.
Keep going straight ahead on 17 November (even though most traffic will go left).
(You will pass a large square and Saint George's church on your right).
17 November now becomes Ag Ioannou and after 500 metres meets Terpsitheas** Turn right at Terpsitheas and then look out for the signs for the Melissia Cemetery (Nekrotafeio Melission).
If you need help, ask for the Magginas Taverna or Plateia Ethniki Antistaseos which are close by.
We are meeting on the road leading to the Melissia Cemetery.

Coming from Kifissia...
Get on Harilaou Trikoupi in Kifissia / Kefalari.
At the South end of Harilaou Trikoupi, follow all the traffic LEFT towards Melissia.
After 500 metres all the traffic turns right and immediately left.
(you pass a garden centre on your right opposite the Vergina bakery on your left).
After 1km you reach a busy junction (this is Ano Melissia).
Most traffic turns right here - but you turn LEFT (towards the large square & Saint George's church).
You are now on 17 November street which becomes Ag Ioannou.
Follow directions as above**
(Hint: Now just keep going on this road until you see the sign pointing left & uphill to the Melissia Cemetery).

NOTE: Hash signs to be posted near the cemetery road.

Ano Melissia - Saint George's church & Platia Eleftherios

GPS: 38° 03' 40.69" N, 23° 50' 12.65" E

Coming up Kifissias Avenue from the city centre:
Head North on Kifissias Avenue until you come to Maroussi
(Spot a large Gilli Diet building on your left).
500m after you pass a left fork into Maroussi centre, look out for a Germanos Store on your left.
Take the right turn at the traffic lights (signposted for Melissia) immediately opposite this building.
If you pass the Shell petrol station in 50m on your right you have missed the turning!
Follow this road (Odos Pentelis) for a couple of Km
(there is a sharp bend over a bridge after the first Km).
As you enter Melissia you will see a AB supermarket on your left opposite a bakery on your right.
Get in the right-hand lane NOW & slow down & quickly read the next 3-lines!
Almost immediately after the AB supermarket you will see a BP petrol station on your left.
You need to go left (up the hill) after the BP petrol station but a left turn into 25 Martiou is not allowed.
So just after the AB, turn RIGHT, go round the square and then go across Odos Pentelis.
You are now on 25 Martiou (and going up a hill).
(Hint: From now just keep going on this road until St. George's Church and the square on your right.) 
After about 800 metres you come to a major junction with traffic lights.
Go straight over - you are now on 17 November and will see shops either side.
Keep going straight ahead on 17 November (even though most traffic will go left).
You will now see a large square (Platia Eleftherios) and Saint George's church on your right.
Park somewhere around the square. 

Coming from Kifissia...
Get on Harilaou Trikoupi in Kifissia / Kefalari.
At the South end of Harilaou Trikoupi, follow all the traffic LEFT towards Melissia.
After 500 metres all the traffic turns right and immediately left.
(you pass a garden centre on your right opposite the Vergina bakery on your left).
After 1km you reach a busy junction (this is Ano Melissia).
Most traffic turns right here - but you turn LEFT towards the large square...
(Platia Eleftherios) & Saint George's church.
You are now on 17 November street.
Park somewhere around the square. 
 

 

Ano Melissia - Open Air Theatre (Rev 2011)

DIRECTIONS:
Ano Melissia - Open Air Theatre - At the Northern end of Iroon Polytechniou Street. (Next to the famous (?) Mageenas Taverna)

From the South:
Follow Kifissias Ave northwards towards Maroussi and at the Maroussi square & Germanos building on the left, turn RIGHT for Melissia, (see small sign for Melissia in Greek). Carry on up this road (Odos Pendelis ...changing to Democratias further up) until you come to a hairpin bend. After the bend, ski shop (right) and kiosk (left) continue on up until you see a large BP petrol station on your left (just before you enter the centre of Melissia). You need to turn LEFT here but you can't (legally). You must turn Right and go round the grass island (as the sign indicates) in order to turn left. Continue on up the hill (this is 25th March street), passing the Amelia Fleming hospital on your right and continue STRAIGHT on, through the traffic lights at the cross roads (when green!).

Continued Directions for all routes >>>>>

Continue straight and pass the big Eleftherias square (Ano Melissia) on your right and then St. George's church on your right (Note: the road has now become 17th November street).

After passing the church just continue on this road (after a while it will curve to the right) and shortly you will come to the taverna area (you will see a bus stop on the left). Park around here or turn right and go down and park around or behind the Theatre / playground area.

From Kifissia / Ekali / Politia etc:

Come the back way on Harilaou Trikoupi street towards Ano Melissia, passing Kefalari square on your right. Continue on straight, then round the Left, Right and Left bends and continue straight again (sign posted for Melissia, Stavros, Airport, etc). When you arrive at the (usually busy) T-junction in Ano Melissia, turn LEFT onto 17th November street (NOTE: At this junction, most of the traffic will be turning right). Now see Continued Directions ABOVE.



Dionysos (Athens Northern Suburbs)

Go northwards up Kifissias Ave. Continue past Kifissia / Erythrea / Ekali for 5km and turn RIGHT at the road signposted to Nea Makri / Dionysos. Hash signs start from here.


Vomos Dionysos
(Means the altar of Dionysos - the village area near the Sanctuary of Dionysos)

1. Take Kifissias Ave. to north through Ekali until you come to the right turn to Dionysos which is the road to Nea Makri (from the Kifissia MacDonalds it is 5.8 miles to this turn)

2. Travel East on the road through Dionysos towards Nea Makri travelling a total of 4.7 Km. Just after passing a soccer field and tennis court on your left there will be a left turn to Vomos Dionysos, which is the same direction to the Sanctuary of Dionysos. Take this left turn.

3. Travel a total of 1.2 Km to the end of the paved road, passing the Sanctuary of Dionysos, and passing through the village of Vomos Dionysos to the dead end at the basket ball court just beyond the village church.

4. At the dead end, take the dirt road on the left for ~ 0.5 Km to the start of the Hash.

Post Hash Taverna: Taverna Dionysos - adjacent to the soccer field and tennis courts ~ 0.5 Km before the left turn towards Vomos Dionysos, on the main highway, east of Dionysos.


Dionysos (German Cemetery)
(Athens Northern Suburbs)

Coming from Athens Centre...
Go up Kifissia Avenue and through Kifissia.
Continue 3Km or so and pass through Nea Erithrea.
Continue for another 5Km or so..
You will see signs directing you right to Nea Makri.
Take this road (Leof Dionysous) as if going to Nea Makri.
After a few km you will pass some basketball courts on your left.
Keep going past the "Anthropos" fish taverna on your left.
Continue past the "Dionysous Drugstore" on your right.
1 km later you pass the Dionysous Taverna on your left.
Keep going for 2-3km - the road becomes windy.
Look out for a sign for the German Cemetery.
(small blue sign in Greek & German).
The sign will direct you down a small road to the left.
Follow this for 1km or so and you will come to the German Cemetery.

Coming from Halandri, Vrilissia, Melissia, Maroussi, etc
Get on Leof. Pendelis (the road which goes up to Pendeli Village)
Ignore signs left to Nea Pendeli on the road up to Pendeli
Eventually you come to (Paleio) Pendeli village
Follow the road through the village.
(do not take the first few turnings to the right)
Eventually you will come to a large open area
(many tavernas here - particularly on the far side)
Look for a road (Skoufou) to the right signposted to Nea Makri
Follow this road out of the village
You are now on the mountain road to Aghios Petros (and Nea Makri)
Continue (for about 8.5 km) until you reach the road junction at the Panorama Taverna.
Turn left at the junction onto Leoforos Dionysou-Neas-Makris (in the direction of Dionysos)
Continue for about 3.0 km
Look out for a sign for the German Cemetery (small blue sign in Greek & German).
        -or / and - a HHH sign.

The sign will direct you down a small road to the right.
Follow this for 1.2 km or so and you will come to the German Cemetery.

Elefsina

Get on the Attiki Odos or Ethniki Odos towards Korinth;
Attiki Odos: Proceed along Attiki Odos until you see the Thiva / Elefsina
exit - exit here, turn left to Elefsina (turn right in case you want to go to Thiva);
Follow directions from **
Ethniki Odos: On the Ethniki Odos pass the Elefsina exit;
Pass the Magoula exit;
You will go under one bridge;
Exit at Elefsina / Thiva (on the bridge) & turn left;
** Continue ~1km and you see a sign Megara / Korinthos - turn right at the AVIN gas station, at the roundabout;
Continue along this road (Old national road) ~2km, turn your head left and you will see Captain Sumo's ship (grey color, inconspicuous) at Lamda shipyards, just remember to keep the other eye on the road;
After about another 2km you'll arrive at a crossing - go straight;
Climb the hill and continue another ~2-3km and turn right at the first tunnel leading under the Ethniki Odos;
The road makes a curve to the left at a plain just after the tunnel. Park there.

Those who'll arrive by bus - there is the Megara bus that starts from Thisio metro station and ask to go to the Elefsina shipyard (Nafpiggy in greek). The trip takes ~ 45minutes and departure is once or twice an hour, cost 1,5EUR
The metro stops only northbound (at present due to station construction), so those arriving from north can either alight at Monastiraki and walk to Thisio or go to Petralona to change trains.

When arriving the Elefsina Nafpiggy, call the hare and you'll be picked up, if you're a latecomer - walk the rest 5k's to the start and arrive for the circle.


Fili

Get on the Attiki Odos heading towards Elefsina
Pass the National Road exit (signposted Lamia/Piraeus
Take Attiki Odos exit No 6 (signposted Filis Av./ Ano Liosa)
Follow the signs to Fili
After 500m you meet a roundabout, keep straight on
The road you are now on is "Odos Filis"
After 5 Km you come to Fili vilage.
Go through the village and turn right at the sign "Moni Ag. Kiprianou" (Careful, easy to miss & there are still buildings)
We meet 300m after this turning
Hash signs start from Attiki Odos exit 6


Halkida

Location #2 (10 May 2009)

Take the N1/E75 National Road as if going to Lamia
Pass through 2 sets of tolls (€ 2.75 each)
After the second toll exit the National Road and follow directions to Halkida
Drive straight through Vathy (2 sets of traffic lights)
After about 5km there is a choice between the old and new bridges for Halkida
Choose the new (high) bridge which is straight on
Go over this (high) bridge and take the first exit on the right.
Do NOT U-turn & go under bridge but take the road to right going along by the sea.
Follow hash signs from here
 
NB: It takes around 1 hour from Athens to reach the meeting point at Halkida

Ilion Park

We meet at the Ilion Park car park in Nea Philadelphia (next to Carrefour)
 
(GPS users - we meet at: 38 02.30.07 North, 23.43.33.87 East. )

Get on the Attiki Odos heading towards Elefsina
Take Exit-7 (Aharnes / Leof. Dimokratias)
At first traffic light (approx. 100m) turn left onto Leoforos Dimokratias
Keep going along this road. After 3 km you will see a car park on the right (just before a big Carrefour supermarket).
Park in this car park.



Kareas

Venue: Kareas  (The St. John Monastery parking area)

GPS coordinates:    37°56'32.23"N, 23°46'39.32"E

Directions to the start:


From the North
Drive down Kifissias Ave, get into the sliproad on the right so as not to go under the Katehaki underpass.
Turn left over the Katehaki underpass next to the Israeli embassy.
Keep straight and you cross Messoghion Ave and continue on Katehaki ave. towards Mount Immitos.
Keep going past the turn off to Kesseriani Monastery on the right, and continue as below.

Else -
Get on the Attiki Odos and the Hymmetos ring road
Follow the ring road to the end and you are on Katehaki
(the road which goes from Messoghion Ave across Mount Hymmetos to Glyfada)

Keep going past the turn off to Kesseriani Monastery
Keep going for a km past a turn signposted "Pangrati Vyronas"
Just before the top of the hill (the end of Katechaki) turn LEFT into Kareas
This junction has traffic lights - you need to be in the left lane
After 200m the road bears to the right and 100m later to the left
Keep on this main road as it winds up through Kareas
(The road is called Leof. Agiou Ioannou Karea)
You pass restaurants, a supermarket etc.
At the end of a long straight stretch the road curves to the left and then right
You reach a point where there are trees (no buildings) on your left
Almost immediately turn into a road on the left (after 100m of trees)
There are two tavernas here - "O Ioannis" and "Ta Asteria"
Drive past these two tavernas and park at the top of this road.
NB: As the small car park at the very top of this road gets very crowded -
it might be wiser to park on the road just before/below the car park.

Coming from the South
Follow the signs for Olympic Stadium or Messoghion Ave which take you onto Katehaki
At the top of the hill, housing finishes on your left and there is a clear view of Athens
This is the start of Katehaki - the link between the South and Messoghion Ave.
Just after this (and 3 garages) turn right immediately into Kareas
This road is called Leof. Agiou Ioannou (page 163 of the Athens A-Z)
Follow directions as above

 

Kavouri (near Glyfada)

From the centre of town go down Leoforous Vouliagameni till the very end traffic lights, turn left onto the coast road towards Vouliagameni (Hash signs HHH start from here)
** Straight on over next traffic lights (which is the way to the new airport via Vari if you turned left here).
***** Keep going on coast road dual carriageway passing sign to Kavouri on right as this leads to the little beach. We want the bigger beach at the end - as far away as we can get from the crowds. At second traffic lights turn right, there is a Shell garage on the other side of the dual carriageway, & a large palm tree in middle of road. Go straight on to next Palm tree which will be on your left, as far as you can get down along the coast, the sea will be on your right.

From the south follow directions from **

From the north take the Attica Odos towards the airport, then take the exit to Koropi but shortly turn left towards Vari & Glyfada (signposted). Go along the long dual carriageway & through Vari (be careful it can be busy) to the end traffic lights & turn left into the coast road, then follow directions from ****

Kefalari - Mustang Stables (Athens Northern Suburbs)

Coming from the South.
Go northwards up Kifissias Avenue & continue through Kifissia.
After 2-3 Km you come to Nea Erithrea.
Pass an AB supermarket and a cinema on your right.
At the next traffic lights (Shell garage) turn RIGHT.
You are now on Harilaou Trikoupi.
At the second set of lights turn LEFT.
This road is Xenias - keep going - the riding stables are at the end of Xenias.

Coming from Melissia, Stavros etc...
Xenias is the second turning on your right after the Semiramis hotel on Harilaou Trikoupi.
The riding stables are at the end of Xenias.

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Kessariani (Eastern Athens - Mount Immitos)

Coming from the North.
-Get on to Katechaki, (the road leading from Messoghion Ave over Mount Hymetos towards the old Athens airport)
-Look out on your right for the turn off to Kessariani Monastery.

Coming from the South.
-Follow the road signs for Olympic Stadium or Messoghion Ave via Katechaki (the road leading to Messoghion Ave over Mount Hymettos). At the top of the hill, housing finishes and there is a clear view of Athens. This is the start of Katechaki. Keep on this road and look out on your left after Kareas and take the turn off to Kessariani Monastery.

NEW DIRECTIONS TO KESSIRIANI (Using the Attiki Odos):

Coming from the North:

The quickest way is by the Attiki Odos and the new Hymmetos ring road

Follow the ring road to the very end and you are on Katechaki Ave.

NB: Follow the final sign for Kessariani & Kareas Ave NOT Katechaki
Look out for a small sign to the RIGHT to Kessariani Monastery

Turn off on this slip road RIGHT and almost immediately turn LEFT
You will now pass UNDER the Katechaki highway.
Follow this road (continues to the Monastery) for about 100m and you will see us there on the left.

[ ALTERNATE START: Follow this road for about 1km and you pass the Monastery
Keep going - 200 metres later there is a fork
Take the option RIGHT and you will see a parking space after 50m]

Coming from the South eg Voula, Glyfada:

Get on Katechaki as if going towards Messoghion Avenue
Note you cannot turn off to Kessariani direct.
So pass the turning on your right for Kareas
Pass the next turning on your left for Byronas
Pass the next junction (more traffic lights)
Get in the left hand lane (still on Katechaki)
At the next light there is a turning left signposted to Kessariani Monastery
Turn left off Katechaki here
You will come to a cemetery on your right and a major junction
Turn RIGHT here at the lights
This road takes you under Katechaki and up to the Monastery
(follow directions as above)

Coming from Central Athens:

a) Get on Leof. Ethniki Antistaseos
This road takes you through the Kessariani municipality
& then up to the Monastery itself

OR (simpler but longer)
go to Katechaki Metro station on Messoghion Ave
Turn right & follow directions as above

OR (simpler still)
take a taxi to the Monastery

NOTE
If there is a fire warning there may be the possibility that the road will be blocked by the fire brigade. Hopefully we will have persuaded them to allow us to park just past the road block.


Kouvaras (Near Markopoulou)

Venue #1

Coming via Attiki Odos

Get on the Attiki Odos heading South (i.e. towards the Airport)
At Junction 20 do NOT take the exit for the airport
Instead keep going straight ahead towards Markopolou
You will pass the "Happy Dog Pet Shop on your right
You also pass a Tyrokameio on your right (Cheese Emporium)
You then reach Markopolou itself - just keep going
(2 sets of lights close together and a LIDL supermarket on your right)
About 6km after you've passed the LIDL you will see a Minerals enthusiasts store on the right
Some 7km after you've passed the LIDL you will see a bridge ahead
Do NOT go under the bridge but take the slip road (right) to exit (signposted Kouvaras)*
Then turn left to cross the bridge over the road you came on +
You will soon reach the village of Kouvaras
Follow the road as it winds through the village
(at the far end of the village the road bears left at a fork)
When you leave the village you are now on the road to Porto Rafti
We meet at about 5km down this road
The meeting point is near the monastery of Metaphorphosis Sotiris
* Signs start from here

Coming from Glyfada, Voula, Vari etc.

Get on the Vari-Koropi Road as if heading towards the airport
Pass through Koropi still heading for the airport
At a junction (traffic lights) follow the sign (RIGHT) for Markopoulou
You should now be on the Lavrion Road
Follow directions as above


Note: Use Taverna "O Vasilis" (details in Taverna section) which is on the road indicated by a +

-OR-

Newer directions
to same location:

Take the Attiki Odos as if going to the Airport
Follow the signs to Markopoulou
ie do NOT take the turn off right to the airport
Continue along this road towards Markopoulou (& Lavrion)
You pass a Tyrokameio on your right (Cheese Emporium)
As you approach Markopoulou there are 2 sets of lights
Do NOT take the first set or the second set 200 meters later
Keep going towards Lavrion and pass a LIDL on your right
About 1km later there is a junction with traffic lights
(signposted for the Olympic Equestrian Centre & Racetrack)
Turn left here as if going to the Equestrian Centre or racetrack
Cross over one junction
About 1 or 2 km down this dual carriageway is a 2nd junction
(this is where a small road crosses the road to the racetrack)
Turn RIGHT here and continue along this small road
3-4 km or so later you come to a stop sign
Take the (very sharp) left turn left here as if going to Porto Rafti
We meet about 2.5km down here on the right
This is near the Metamorphosis Sotiris Monastery

Coming from the South (eg Glyfada, Vari, Voula etc)
Take the Vari-Koropi-Markopoulou Road
ie turn right at Koropi for Markopoulou
You come to the junction on the Lavrion Rd
Turn right here and follow directions as above

Venue #2

NOTE: This location is past the Merenda riding stables

Take the Attiki Odos as if going to the Airport
Follow the signs to Markopoulou
ie do NOT take the turn off right to the airport
Continue along this road towards Markopoulou (& Lavrion)
You pass "The Happy Dog" pet shop on your right
You also pass a Tyrokameio (Cheese Emporium)
As you approach Markopoulou there are 2 sets of lights
Do NOT take the first set
But take the second set 200 meters later
50 - 100m Down this road take a turning to the right
This is clearly signposted (orange sign) for the Equestrian Centre
From here keep following the orange signs to the Equestrian Centre
You will pass the Olympic Centre and new Race Track on your left
Keep going along this road DO NOT take any turns left for the Equestrian Centre.
At one point the road is not surfaced for some 500m - keep going
We meet on the left 1km or so after this unsurfaced section

Coming from the South (eg Glyfada, Vari, Voula etc)
Take the Vari-Koropi-Markopoulou Road
ie turn right at Koropi for Markopoulou
You come to the junction on the Lavrion Rd
Go straight over and follow directions as above


Krioneri

HASH START #1

Coming from the city centre h
eading North on Kifissias Avenue:

Continue straight through Kifissia, Nea Erithrea, Ekali, etc. and keeping going straight on this main road. The road changes name a number of times but don't worry.

(Kifissias Ave. > El. Venizelou Ave. > Thiseous Ave. > Marathonos Ave. > Krioneriou Ave. ).

Eventually the road bears left and shortly you will meet the National Road at the Ag. Stefanos/ Krioneri junction. Just before you reach the on-ramp (don't get onto this!), filter-off to the right and pass UNDER the National Road and follow the main road to Krioneri village.

- Pass through the village of Krioneri following the main road. Continue out of the village and the road turns to a dirt road and heads towards the hills. Notice a small road on your left (leading to a little church) but continue straight and shortly after you will see a picnic table in a clearing on your left. We meet here (our usual spot). There is limited parking here so you may have to park before this point.

Going north on National Road (Ethniki Odos):

Go past the Varibobi turn off, or if you are entering the National Road there, keep going until you notice the next turn off (5km approx.) for Ag. Stefanos and Krioneri. Take slip road off (Right) and then turn left under the National Road (Ethniki Odos). Continue through Krioneri village as above.



HASH START #2

Going north on National Road (Ethniki Odos):
Go pass the Varibobi turn off, or if you are getting onto the National Road there, keep going until you notice the next turn off (5km approx) for Ag. Stefanos and Krioneri. Take slip road off (R), and then turn left under the National Road (Ethniki Odos).

- Following HHH signs go into the villiage of Krioneri following the main road. Continue out of the village and 2-3 km into the hills you will find the Start.

Coming up Kifissias Avenue:
Continue straight through Kifissia, Ekali, etc and keeping straight eventually you will meet the National Road
at the Ag. Stefanos/ Krioneri junction. Just before you reach the on-ramp (don't get onto this!), filter-off to the right and pass UNDER the National Road and follow the main road to Krioneri (as above).

HASH START #3

Get on the National Road (Ethniki Odos) as if going to Lamia
Continue North past the exits for Kifissia (traffic lights) and Varimbobi
(flyover).
Turn off at the next exit North of Varimbobi
(This is signposted for Aghios Stefanos and Krioneri)
At the end of the exit slip road, turn LEFT (signposted to Krioneri)
Follow this road for 2-3km and you come to Krioneri village***
Follow the windy road THROUGH the village and out the other side
500m after you leave Krioneri you pass a farmhouse on your right. We meet
along this road.
*** Hash signs from here.


Loutsa

From Attiki Odos, exit 18 (Peania Spata) , head for Spata.. There’s a roundabout in Spata, you want to turn right, for Artemis. Up the hill, along the high street, and through the traffic lights into open country.  Follow this road for several km, past the back gate of the airport, through the outskirts of Loutsa, and down to the coast. When you reach the sea, turn right at the lights.  Follow this road , past SPAR and another couple of kilometres. You are looking for the REVOIL petrol station on your left. From the garage, about 400m , a couple of bends, a few shops and then  scrubland on your right. Turn sharp left before the bicycle shop (PODHLATA GT DYNO), and head toward the sea.  Hash signs from here..

 

Avoiding Attiki Odos? 

Coming out of Athens on Mesogeion, immediately after passing under the Attiki Odos , take the right turn to Spata. Follow the signage all the way into Spata, , where there are signs for Artemis/Loutsa. From there, follow directions as above.

 

From the South

Get into Markopolou, and head for Porto Rafti. As you leave Markopolou, pass Champion, then look for a dangerous looking turning on the left, just before the brow of the hill.  Turn left, and follow this road for several km , past the 90 degree right , a couple of fruit stalls, keep left at any forks, and it will bring you into the back of Loutsa, past the Club Med / Mare Nostrum.  Keep to the main road,   pass the bars and clubs, several sharp bends,  over a small stream, and look out for a petrol station on your right. Shortly after this garage, find the bicycle shop (PODHLATA GT DYNO) on your left, and turn sharp right at the next turn. Hash signs from here..

 

By Bus/Metro –

Metro to Nomismatokopeio then a number 304 to Artemis. Bus stop is Vravronas 6, which is right outside the bicycle shop. Walk back until you see the hash signs. You’ll need to catch the 9.15 at Nomismatokopeio.

 

If you need to ask directions, ask for “Stasi 6, Vravronas” or phone Fair Cop on 693 209 6555

 

 

***Important***

It will take you at least 30 minutes from Mesogeion , 20 minutes from the Attiki  Odos exit , or at least 15 from the centre of Markopoulo.


Marathon Lake
(North of Athens)

Coming from Athens Centre..
Go up Kifissia Avenue and through Kifissia,
Continue 3km or so and pass through Nea Erithrea,
Continue for another 5km or so..
Ignore the signs directing you right to Nea Makri -
(DO NOT TURN HERE or you'll miss us completely)
Continue on for another few km to Anoixi,
You will pass a Sklavenites Supermarket on your left -
A km or so after this you will pass a SHELL petrol station on your LEFT.
(It used to be BP and then an EP petrol station)
About 200 metres after this SHELL petrol station you turn RIGHT (Large signpost says Marathonos).
The signs do not say Marathon Lake but this is the correct way.
(NOTE: If you pass a BP petrol station on your RIGHT you have gone too far & if you exit Anoixi you have gone way too far)
This road takes you through Aghios Stefanos village and on to Marathon Lake & the dam.

LOCATION 1: As you head towards Marathon Lake the meeting point is about 500m BEFORE the lake on the RIGHT.

LOCATION 2: As you get near to the dam you will see a wall and fenced parking area on the right that has a large blue pipe-sculpture (shaped like a man with arms hanging down). Park in here or alternatively (if full) just outside on the road, or in the earthern area immediately past this parking area.

Directions from Location 2 to the Eagle Tavena, Stamata: Head back towards Ag. Stefanos. In 3.3 Km notice a Ag. Triada sign on the right. Slow down and in about 100 metres turn left at the Stamata sign. Keep straight on this road and in 3 km reach Stamata square. The Eagle taverna is on the left as you enter the square.

LOCATION 3: About 3-4 Km after you leave Ag. Stefanos there is a turning to the LEFT.
(There is a small sign saying Aghia Triada..... Location of turning: 38 09' 02.72'' N, 23 53' 10.45'' )
Go down this unmade road for about 600m and we meet at the church of Aghia Triada.... Location: 38 09' 26.62'' N, 23 53' 09.94''
(if you reach the dam (fragma) you have missed the Ag. Triada church turning from the main road. Turn round and drive 3.5 km back)

Getting to the Eagle Taverna in Stamata: Drive back up this unmade road until you meet the main road. Turn right and turn LEFT after just 300m (signposted Stamata). Drive straight for 5 Km and reach Stamata Plateia (see church and car park). The taverna is in the Plateia.



Nea Kifissia (Camping)

DIRECTIONS:

Go along the National Road (Ethniki Odos) and take the Kifissia turn off (at the Pines Hotel) in the Ekali / Kifissia direction. Go round the roundabout and so turn left (9 O'clock) and then go under the underpass under the National Road (Ethniki Odos). Continued below **

From N. Erithrea, turn off KIFISSIAS at H. Trikoupi, and go down towards N. Road. Pass Kamikazi and keep going down. At the big round about go straight over and then drive under the underpass - Continued below **

From the centre, drive up Kifissias Ave. and pass through the centre of Kifissia. Pass the cinema on the right and seeing the Shell petrol station on the right, turn left at the traffic lights into H. Trikoupi (for the National Road or Ethniki Odos). Keep straight (with slight deviations) until you come to the roundabout (which is just before the National Road). Go straight across the roundabout and pass UNDER the National Road. Continued below **

** Continue (past the start of a previous run venue on the left) ...Down Ermionis until you get to Dimitsanas - turn RIGHT (following the Camping Kifissia sign) and go to the end of the road & turn RIGHT into Potamis (the Campsite is right there). Find the start of the run 50 metres along that road (Potamis) on the left.

NOTE FOR HARES: Work your way to the left of the road (the Campsite side) and eventually find the (steep) way down into the wooded valley. There is a stream in the valley with many interesting crossings. You will also come across a PAINTBALL RANGE in the valley. Campsite is fun for overnight hash.


CAMPSITE NOTE
: As of June 2004:

- All-day use of the large swimming pool & Jacuzzi costs E 7.00. There are sun loungers, umbrellas, a snack bar, and a lovely view of a green wooded valley. No need to camp.

- Overnight camping (good, clean facilities) costs E 4.00 + use of pool costs E 7.00 (Total: E 11.00)

You MUST bring identification (passport, ID, Photo ID driving licence) and register for both Camping AND for just Swimming.

Swimming Pool closes at 8.00 pm. Register for camping by 7.00 pm.

Camping "Nea Kifissia" details:

ADDRESS: Potamou 60 & Dimitsanas, Adames, N. Kifissia, GR 145-64
Tel: (210) 807-5579 - 6205646    Fax: (210) 807-5579   Web: www.compulink.gr / campinggreece
Owner: Katerina Komianithou


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Directions (Ermionis Street, Nea Kifissia)

Go along the National Road (Ethniki Odos) and take the Kifissia turn off (at the Pines Hotel) in the Ekali / Kifissia direction. Go round the roundabout and so turn left (9 O'clock) and then go under the underpass under the National Road (Ethniki Odos).
Continued below **

From N. Erithrea, turn off KIFISSIAS at H. Trikoupi, and go down towards National Road. Pass Kamikazi and keep going down. At the big roundabout go straight over and then drive under the underpass -
Continued below **

From the centre, drive up Kifissias Ave. and pass through the centre of Kifissia. Pass the cinema on the right and seeing the Shell petrol station on the right, turn left at the traffic lights into H. Trikoupi (for the National Road or Ethniki Odos). Keep straight (with slight deviations) until you come to the roundabout (which is just before the National Road). Go straight across the roundabout and pass UNDER the National Road.
Continued below **

** Continue ...After crossing under the National Road keep driving straight along Ermionis Street and after 0,5 Km, on left there is an open area that will be the ON IN.

Download Map showing Ermionis Street

 

Nea Kifissia (Saint Catherines School)

Directions:

*** Coming from city centre through town...

Go up Kifissias Avenue, pass Maroussi and Kifissia, continue on to Erithrea. After AB Supermarket and Asteria Cinema on your right turn LEFT at the
traffic lights (on to Harilaou Trikoupi St) and carry on straight down this road and straight through the next set of traffic lights. Carry on until you
come to a junction. Straight ahead and slightly left you will see some traffic lights . DO NOT turn RIGHT at the lights as this takes you to the
National road - go straight over the lights and continue (onto Aharnon Street) for approximately 1.5 Km (passing tavernas & then a garden centre on your right). You will go round a right-hand bend (with a road blending in from your left). St Catherines School is about 150m on your right after this junction

Coming up the National Road

Turn right at the junction for Kifissias (ie the traffic lights IMMEDIATELY after the Pines Hotel)
At the first roundabout turn right into Elaion St.
Continue until the traffic lights and turn right at this junction.
Continue for about 2km till end of Lyra St when it joins Axarnon St.
Feed right into Axarnon St.
St Catherines is 150m on your right after this junction.


Old Olympic Stadium (Kalimarmaro) (Central Athens)

Meet in the usual place - to the left side of the Stadium when facing the main entrance.

Parking can normally be found along the side of the Stadium or around the bottom of the National Gardens.

Those coming by Metro can alight at Syntagma and make an easy 10-minute walk - cutting through the bottom of the National Gardens to the Stadium .

Paiania

Take the Attiki Odos rd towards the airport.take the Paiania (spelt Peania sometimes ) Exit.
Turn Right at top of exit towards Paiania not Spata. Keep straight
When you get to the traffic lights, which will have a shell garage on your left. Keep straight follow ALL green signs for Spiti Toy Volei House of Volee ( translated )
This will take about ten minutes.
You will see us parked at the top when you turn left at the T Junction at top of the hill, this road is called ANAPAYSEOS there are no road signs which is the main road to the cemetery. You will see a few hash signs from here.
(It is nice & green here for a run in the woods)

Coming from the centre of Athens (up Mesogian Avenue) turn right at the Stavros junction onto Leof. Lavrio and continue in the Lavrio direction. Then continue past the Jumbo store & 2 mins after, turn right (there is a large no 114 outside a paint shop on the right). There is a very smart interior design shop here called Bissos on the corner & opposite there are also green signs for Spiti Toy Volei from here & a 'no right turn sign' for trucks also.


NOTE: The On-In is a taverna called Kanikas gardens which is exactly opposite the large Jumbo store on Leof. Lavrio, five mins past the AB supermarket (driving in the Stavros direction). It has dining tables around a swimming pool. It opens till late. It is only ten mins from the run & easy to find. Web site: www.kanakisgarden.gr

Paleo Psychiko (North-Central Athens)

RUN DESCRIPTION -This run will take us around part of the pleasant suburb of Paleo Psychiko and into the nearby foothills.

Directions from North- drive down Kiffisias Avenue through the works at Psychiko keeping in the right lane, merging to the right prior to the Katahaki underpass. Turn right at the Israeli Embassy then immediately turn right again. Follow this road up a short hill to the second intersection where we will start from a small park.

Directions from South- drive up Kiffisias Avenue through the lights at Panormou intersection (Mercedes Benz dealer on right hand corner) keeping in the right lane. Merge right prior to Katahaki underpass but keep in the left lane as this will tak! e you over the underpass. Continue past the Israeli Embassy (on the right) then turn right immediately after the embassy as per above directions.

Paleo Psychiko (Attiko Alsous) (North-Central Athens)

Directions from North- drive down Kiffisias Avenue through the new underpass at Psychiko keeping in the right lane, merging to the right prior to the Katahaki underpass. Turn right at the Israeli Embassy and drive 400meters to the top of Mouson, taking the left fork.You are now on Perrikou. Continue on to the third set of lights and turn right which is Karpenisioti. Drive along here passing several tavernas on the right side and then take the next left. We will be a few hundred meters or so up on the left hand side in the car park..


Directions from South- drive up Kiffisias Avenue through the lights at Panormou intersection (Mercedes Benz dealer on right hand corner) keeping in the right lane. Merge right prior to Katahaki underpass but keep in the left lane as this will take you over the underpass. Continue past the Israeli Embassy (on the right) and on up Mouson as per above directions.

Pallini

 ** Annual Mince Pie Run  **

Bring some mince pies or other festive sweets if you wish..........

Directions for the Mince Pie run on Sunday below (plus map attached) - also on the web

The meeting place will be at the Ellino Germaniki School, Pallini.

Get onto Mesogeion Ave - the main road from Athens towards Rafina.
Go through Pallini towards Rafina
About 2 kilometres from Pallini, turn right at the 2nd set of two lights
(These are within 20 meters of each other)
It is signed towards the Attiki Odos / Hymettos Periferiakos
Also signed to Campion and Ellino Germaniki Schools.
There is an Anthi Fyta shop on the corner.
This is a dual carriageway.
Approx 200 meters along at the next set of lights turn left
The meeting will be in the car park on the left about 30 metres.

Parnitha (North-West of Athens)

*** Coming from the city centre through town...

Go up (Northwards) on Kifissias Avenue, pass Maroussi and Kifissia, continue on to Erithrea. After AB Supermarket and Asteria Cinema on your right, turn LEFT at the traffic lights (immediately before the petrol station on the right) on to Harilaou Trikoupi Street. You should see a sign for Korinthos (i.e. Corinth) and later, signs for the National Road.

Carry on straight down this road and straight through the next set of traffic lights. Carry on until you come to a junction and bear RIGHT just before the traffic lights onto ELAION St. - continue along here until you come to a ROUNDABOUT.

Go around and take the 3rd exit onto ILISION St (Kastelorizo restaurant is on your right hand side). Continue along as far as the National Road traffic lights.

Go straight over the National Road (ETHNIKI ODOS - The main Athens-Lamia highway) and head towards Parnitha.

[NOTE: THE NATIONAL ROAD CROSSING IS NOW BLOCKED. YOU MUST TAKE THE SECOND EXIT ON THE ROUNDABOUT AND DRIVE UNDER THE NATIONAL ROAD, THEN TURN LEFT
AND FOLLOW THE NATIONAL ROAD SOUTH UNTIL YOU REACH THE ORIGINAL ROAD THAT CROSSED THE NATIONAL ROAD]

[NOTE: Road works are now in progress to improve the road to Parnitha, so the normal way may be blocked. Follow the road to ACHARNES for several Km. At one point you will go over a crossroads with traffic lights]

You will pass the Vomos live music club on your right. Some way further on you will be directed to turn RIGHT (notice 18km to Parnitha sign & large yellow/brown furniture store on your right & the Trapeza Attikis facing you at this turn. Remember this turn for your return journey else you may get lost). Continue on through the extensive restaurant area and up the mountain road. Turn into the Teleferique car park and find us......

*** Coming Northwards up the National Road...

(There are currently roadworks on the National Rd but hopefully the following directions will still get you up to Parnitha)

Before the Pines Hotel take a RIGHT off the National road at the junction signed Metamophosis / Parnitha, continue up this road and follow signs for Parnitha. Continue on somewhat as above ().

ALTERNATELY: Exit left at the Metamorphasi Intersection (bridge) and keep straight on this road - which will eventually arrive in Parnitha.


PARNITHA AIRPORT (Where the Boing 707 is located) (Alternative run start - with easy access to THE GORGE)

After passing through the Taverna area, in a while there will be Honey-sellers stalls AND the 16th Bus Stop on the left (well before the Teleferique car park). Turn left here and enter the woods along the earth track (OK for saloon cars). Soon see a fence on the right and then the aircraft will come into view. Turn right at the end of the fence and drive for the parking area beyond the aircraft.


Papagou (North-East Athens)

Venue: Parking lot on the way to the Monastery of Ag. John the Theologou (Ioannoy Thelogoy) Papagou.
(NOTE: This is not the AH3's traditional starting point. Used for the Immitos Mountain Challenge run)

From the south:
Follow Mesogeion exactly 3 kms north from Athens Tower.
Here you pass a hospital on your right hand side and thereafter the Ministry of Defence "Pentagono", on your left hand side. Get immediately into the right hand lane (the SLIP ROAD) after the bus-only stop/station and at the second traffic light turn right into Xantippou. Follow this one-way street for 1,7 kms till you meet a one- way drive sign and turn right. Take the first on the left again and continue up Anastasiou St for 0,5 km (This is the road to the monastery). Hash starts at the second parking lot on your right-hand side.

From the north:
Go south (at least to the Pentagon), turn back up Mesogeion (north), get immediately into the right-hand lane and follow the directions above.



Pendeli (Athens Northern Suburbs)

(Directions thanks to Bookmaker)

Coming from Athens
Get on Leof Pendelis (the road which goes up to Pendeli Village)
Ignore signs left to NEA Pendeli on the road up to Pendeli
Eventually you come to (Paleio) Pendeli village
Follow the road through the village.
(do not take the first few turnings to the right)
Eventually you will come to a large open area
(many tavernas here - particularly on the far side)
Look for a road (Skoufou) to the right signposted to Nea Makri
Follow this road out of the village
As you leave Pendeli you pass a sign on your left for the
Christos-Olympia taverna
(light blue-green with pic of mountains)
You are now on the mountain road to Aghios Petros (The Panorama restaurant)
Zero your odometer and follow the road for (insert here) km

Coming from Ekali etc
Take the Dionysous - Nea Makri Road
Pass the Dionysous Taverna, German Cemetery etc
Turn right at Aghios Petros (The Panorama restaurant)
Zero your odometer and follow the road for (insert here) km

Coming from along the coast road
At Nea Makri take the road signposted to Dionysous
Go up this road for several Km
You come to Aghios Petros (& the Panorama restaurant)
At this junction take the road LEFT
Zero your odometer and follow the road for (insert here) km


...Slightly modified directions:

Coming from Athens
Get on Leof Pendelis (the road which goes up to Pendeli Village)
Ignore signs left to NEA Pendeli on the road up to Pendeli
Eventually you come to (Paleio) Pendeli village
Follow the road through the village.
(do not take the first few turnings to the right)
Eventually you will come to a large open area
(many tavernas here - particularly on the far side)
Look for a road (Skoufou) to the right signposted to Nea Makri
Follow this road out of the village
As you leave Pendeli you pass a sign on your left for the 
Christos-Olympia taverna
(light blue-green with pic of mountains)
You are now on the mountain road to Aghios Petros (The Panorama restaurant)
Look out for a HHH sign
If you reach the Panorama restaurant you have gone way too far.


Coming from Ekali etc
Take the Dionysous - Nea Makri Road
Pass the Dionysous Taverna, German Cemetery etc 
Turn right at Aghios Petros (The Panorama restaurant)
Look out for HHH sign along the mountain road to Pendeli village
If you reach the Paleio Pendeli platia you have gone too far.


Coming from along the coast road
At Nea Makri take the road signposted to Dionysous
Go up this road for several Km
You come to Aghios Petros (& the Panorama restaurant)
At this junction take the road LEFT
Look out for a HHH sign along the mountain road to Pendeli village
If you reach the Paleio Pendeli platia you have gone too far.

 

Kite Flying Area

Directions to the Kite Flying area - the large parking area on Mt. Pendeli

GPS:   38° 3.673' N,  23° 53.711' E  (Or alternatively 38° 03' 40.38" N,  23° 53' 42.66" E )

Coming from Athens:

Get on Leoforos Pendelis
(the road which comes from Halandri, passes through Vrilissia and goes on up to Pendeli Village)
Ignore signs left to NEA Pendeli on the road up to Pendeli
Eventually you come to (Paleio) Pendeli village
Follow the road through the village.
(do not take the first few turnings to the right)
Eventually you will come to a large open area
(many tavernas here - particularly on the far side)
Look for a road (Skoufou) to the right signposted to Nea Makri
Follow this road out of the village
You are now on the mountain road to Aghios Petros (and Nea Makri)
Continue for 3.5 km, until you reach a high point and you see a large parking area on your right.
We meet here.
If you start going downhill (and even reach the Panorama restaurant at Aghios Petros) you have gone way too far.

Coming from Ekali etc:

Take the Dionysos - Nea Makri Road
Pass the Dionysos Taverna, German Cemetery etc
Turn right at Aghios Petros (The Panorama restaurant)
You are now on the mountain road leading to Paleio Pendeli village
Continue for 5.5 km, until you reach a high point and you see a large parking area on your left.
We meet here.

Coming from along the coast road:

At Nea Makri take the road signposted to Dionysos
Go up this road for several Km
You come to Aghios Petros & the Panorama restaurant
At this junction take the road LEFT
You are now on the mountain road leading to Paleio Pendeli village.
Continue for 5.5 km, until you reach a high point and you see a large parking area on your right.
We meet here.

 

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Other Venue - Mount Pendeli:
Along the back road from Kefalari to Nea Pendeli (round the base of Pendeli mountain):

GPS: 38° 4'47.40"N, 23°50'50.31"E

From the southern suburbs of Athens:

Drive North up Kifissias Avenue, through Maroussi, past the KAT hospital turning and through Kifissia Centre to Nea Erythrea. As you approach Nea Erythrea, there is an AB store on your right and about 200m later a set of traffic lights (and after, a Shell petrol station on the right). Turn right at the traffic lights into Harilaou Trikoupi street.

Follow this road for about 1.5km and turn left at the third set of traffic lights into Xenias street. (If you pass the pink and green Semiramis Hotel on the left, you have gone too far.)

Head up Xenias street for 1.15 km and after the end of the houses turn left onto Sporadon street (cross roads) which is the back road to Nea Pendeli.

Follow this back road for 1.5 km and look for a hash sign pointing up a dirt track on the LEFT.
We will meet along this track (as on previous hashes).

An alternate venue may be at 2.4 km on the right (with a hash sign) if there has been heavy rain and we find the dirt road is too muddy for cars.

If you reach the junction on the left (at 2.5 km) leading up the mountain to the Monastery (you will see a sign saying "Ag. Padelimona monastery - 3 Km" ) you have gone TOO FAR!

From the northern suburbs of Athens:

Get to Melissia high street going north & pass through the main shopping area.
Continue up through Melissia high street & come to a busy junction.
(Note an Alpha Bank on the left and a Eurobank on the right).
Go straight ahead (a slight left & right turn required) for Nea Pendeli (Do not bear right for Vrilissia).
Reset your Odometer (Kilometres) to zero at this junction.
CONTINUE:
0.0 Melissia junction
(Note - in about 100 metres you pass the Melissia Post Office on your right)
0.5 Take RIGHT lane at the division in the road - so continuing straight & keep straight on
2.2 Pendeli mountain looms ahead
2.6 Turn LEFT at junction with stop sign (and proceed up short steep hill section) & keep straight
3.0 Road narrows, then sharp left-hand bend.
3.4 Road levels out. View of pine trees on mountainside.
4.1 Pass under pylon cables.
4.2 Pass the turning to the right going up the mountain road and signposted "Ag. Padelimona monastery - 3 Km"

In 40 - 50 metres look left for a possible alternative venue (with hash sign).

Continue for about 800 metres and look RIGHT for a dirt track (with hash sign).
We will meet along this track (as on previous hashes).

 

Politia (Athens Northern Suburbs)

Venue #1
North on Kifissias Avenue past the main shopping area in Kifissia.
Turn RIGHT at the BP station onto MOUSON.
Stay on MOUSON into Politia (MOUSON turns into KOKKINARA).
Follow KOKKINARA to CHRISTIN'S restaurant intersection and turn LEFT.
Follow PANAGIAS ELEUTHEROTRIAS up the hill and park at the PARK.

Venue #2
Politia/Kefalari
From South:
Come through Kifissia and take right onto H. Trikoupi at N. Eritrea intersection.
Come back down Trikoupi until you get to first traffic light. Take left on Kokkinara (towards Politea). Go all way up Kokkinara to the end. Christin's restaurant will be in front of you. Take a right. Come down hill steep hill. At bottom of this hill take right turn and park by dirt football pitch.

From North:
Follow directions from N. Eritrea intersection.


Porto Germeno

Direction Map

Directions to Porto Germeno
Get on the Attiki Odos and head for Elefsina
Take the exit for Elefsina
At the T junction turn right (signposted Thiva & Mandra)
ZERO your ODOMETER here (0km)
Pass a FOURNOS (bakery) on your left with large car park (11km)
Pass a sign "PaleoKoundouro Ends" (11.5km)
You come to a sign left for Porto Germeno (13km) [Small hotel sign]
This is a shorter, scenic & windy road to PG (not good if dark)
So from here there are 2 ways to Porto Germano (PG)...

Daytime route: (shorter and more scenic + up into hills)
Turn left at this turning (13km)
You pass a large monastery (?) on your left (15km)
Continue along this road until you reach a T junction (29km)
Turn left here - signposted for Porto Germeno
You come to signs for Psatha & Porto Germeno (33km)
(take the road for PG of course)
As you come into PG you come to a fork
Keep left and follow the sign for the Egosthenia Hotel (37km)

If dark: (longer but better road)
Do not turn left at this turning - continue straight on (13km)
Continue past signs for Pournari (19km) and Inoi (22km)
You reach a turning signposted left for Vilia (Bilia) (26km)
There is a small chapel on your left & a blue cross lit up
Turn left here towards Vilia
Take the bypass road round the village of Vilia (30km)
After 10km you pass a turning on your left (40km)
Continue until you get to signs for Psatha & Porto Germeno (44km)
(take the road for PG of course)
As you come into PG you come to a fork
Keep left and follow the sign for the Egosthenia Hotel (48km)

Rafina (North-East of Athens)

Find your way onto Marathonas Avenue (a continuation of Mesogian Avenue Northwards, after the Stavros bridge). Continue for many kilometres, then turn at the 'Rafina Lights' towards Rafina (R from the South, L from the North). Go down here for approx 1.8km and take the left turn, Eirhinis St, after the BP garage (on the right). Signs start here. Basically follow Eirhinis through its twists and turns and get on to 'Kaboundou' where after 500m you will find the parking area - which overlooks the sea.
NOTE: Concrete steps lead to the beach. Nice swimming beach for the summer.

Rodopoli (Athens Northern Suburbs)

Go north on Kifissias Ave towards Ekali.
From Ekali, you'll turn right and take the Dionysos road (towards Nea Makri).
Continue on up approximately 2.1 miles (that's 3.3 km) until you come to the Anthropos Taverna (a traditional white taverna on your left). There are traffic lights here - turn left just before the taverna and go several km. After winding through some turns and bends, eventually you come to a small crossroads with a STOP sign. Turn right here (Agios Ioannou). Carry on straight, passing a stone church on your right. From the taverna turn off, it's about 1.4 miles (2.25 km) to the starting place which will be on the right-hand side of the road.


Schinias

Directions: the Schinias Olympic Canal run
The meeting point is at schinias near the Olympic rowing canal.

Method 1 (easy / scenic / moron / waste of petrol route):-
Go northwards up Kifisias Ave, continue past Kifisia / Erythrea / Ekali for
5km and turn RIGHT at the road signposted to Nea Makri. Keep on this road,
continue past Dionysos and past the German Cemetery. A few km after this you
will reach the Cafeteria PANORAMA at Agios Petros. *Continue right doooooown
the mountain and turn LEFT at the traffic lights at the bottom (opposite the
big church at Nea Makri junction). Carry on along here & turn right at the
big supermarket towards Schinias, then **.

Method 2 (shorter / mensa candidate route):-
Coming from Athens centre, take Leoforos Pendelis which leads you to Pendeli
village. From Pendeli take the road which goes across the mountain to Nea
Makri, at some point this road meets with the PANORAMA Cafeteria at Agios
Petros then * and **.

** When you approach the area of Schinias follow the yellow signs to the
Olympic rowing center, do not turn at the last sign right ( which leads to a
road under construction ending up at the beach of schinias) carry on
straight, after about 800m there is yellow sign saying 'Oikodomikos...."
turn right and follow the HHH signs.

Sesi

(ΣΕΣΙ)

Coming via National road (Ethniki odos)

Get on the National Road heading North towards Lamia.
Take the exit AFTER Varimbobi (signposted Aghios Stefanos).
Continue on this road for 1.3km.
Look carefully - you will go over a railway line.
Just after you cross the railway line turn left.
You are now on the road to Aghios Stefanos and Marathon lake
Follow directions as below

Coming from Athens Centre:

Go up Kifissia Avenue and through Kifissia
Continue 3km or so and pass through Nea Erithrea
Continue for another 5km or so.
You will see signs directing you right to Nea Makri.
Keep straight on and continue for another few Km to Anoix.i
You will pass a Sklavenites Supermarket on your left.
1 km or after this you will pass an EP or SHELL (?) petrol station on your left.
500 metres after the petrol station you turn RIGHT (Signposted for Marathon Lake).
This road takes you to Aghios Stefanos and then Marathon Lake.

Cross the Marathon lake marble dam and after 1 km there is a signpost for Gramatiko - Sesi.   Turn left.

Following this road for 5 km, arrive in Gramatiko village.
Before the square (plateia) of the village turn left in a narrow road  and after >50m turn right (not the first turn right). 
Keep driving in this uphill road, for 700,  when  you"ll meet a a signpost for Sesi (ΣΕΣΙ) turn left.

Keep on this road for about 7km.

The end of this road  will be the meeting point next to the beach.

GPS Coordinates:
38.14. 46.50  N
23.59. 55.40   E



Souriza's Valley - Lavrio (South of Athens)

In the Sounio National Park - close to the village of Ag. Konstantinos (or Kamariza), near Lavrio

The journey will take not less than 1-hour from Athens. Be sure you have enough petrol.
 
From the North:
It's really easy. Good roads. Straight, straight, straight. towards Lavrio... Till the end bit.
- Get onto the Attiki Odos heading towards Markopoulo (and the airport).
- Where the motorway splits off for the El. Venizelos airport to the right (Exit 20), keep straight on for Markopoulo.
   (RESET YOUR ODOMETER TO ZERO HERE)
- At 2.0 Km Exit Attiki Odos.
- At 4.0 Km Markopoulo junction - do NOT turn left into Markopoulo; go straight following the Keratea signs.
- Enjoy the new dual carriageway through the hills and most of the way to Lavrio....
- At 9.5 Km Little sign says Lavrio (reassurance)
- At 14.9 Km do NOT turn right for Keratea village, keep straight on the dual carriageway.
- At 17.3 Km notice Giant Concrete Statues on the right.
- At 25.7 Km notice Wind Farm Generators on the hills on the left side.
- At 30.5 Km notice Power Station and the Sea on the left side.
- Enter a roundabout and take the first exit (do not take second exit for the Port - Limarni)
- At 31.5 Km enter the Avenue of Palms
- At 32.0 Km TURN RIGHT at the traffic lights into Odos Kamarizas - half way along the Avenue of Palms
(signposted Ag. Konstandinos) .
- Drive up through the old village towards the hill.
- At 32.5 Km spot Ag. Konstandinos 5 Km sign and follow (Notice old mining complex on the right).
- After a short distance continuing up hill, notice Hamish's Satellite Dishes on the right.
- The road winds up the hill. Near the top of the hill a sign on the right says Ag. Konstandinos. Now slow down.
- At 35.5 Km come to crossroads at Ag. Konstantinos (CAREFUL YOU DON'T MISS THIS) and TURN LEFT
(there is a brown "Ancient Mine Workshop" sign pointing the way)
- The road along here needs repair. Enjoy views of hills & sea to the left.
- At 39.1 Km TURN LEFT at the (white) Ag. Triada church (set back from the road) and park near the church.
 
 
From the South
It's easy too...
-Drive along the coastal road towards Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon.
-Pass the turnoff to the right for Sounio and the temple.
- In about 1 Km of winding road you will see a little Police Station on the RIGHT,
almost immediately followed by a longish dark-green fence and gate.
-Almost immediately after this you will see a Taverna on the LEFT (with a hanging bright-yellow heart-shaped sign).
-Slow down NOW and turn LEFT at the blue sign saying Ag. Konstandinos and underneath (Kamariza) and underneath this MINERAL MUSEUM (in English). Also brown sign saying "Agrilaza Ancient Quarries". CAREFUL, this turn is on a sharp bend.
- You will go up a winding lane through houses, then up through the hillsides on a badly made road. Enjoy the views.
- 5.6 Km after the Mineral Museum sign, turn RIGHT and park near the white Ag. Triada church.
 
 
(Ag. Trianda Church) GPS/GOOGLE EARTH: 37°41' 46.75" N, 24° 01' 4.72" E
 

Spata

Motorway (toll) route...
Get on the Attiki Odos (airport road)
Take the exit for Rafina
Follow this road for several kilometres
After a while the Attiki Odos ends but continue
Eventually you come to traffic lights - turn RIGHT here
Follow this windy road and pass the entrance to the zoo
When you approach Spata you come to traffic lights - turn LEFT
About 1km later you come to another set of traffic lights
Turn LEFT at these lights
About 75m later turn RIGHT (signposted for Pirelli tyres)
About 75m later turn LEFT (signposted for GoKarts)
We will meet 2-3km down this road

Non-toll route....
Get on Messoghion Avenue heading East (towards Rafina)
Keep going through Aghia Paraskevi still heading East
Go under the new underpass as Stavros
400m after the underpass look for a road on the right (sign to Spata)
Turn right and follow the road for about 8km
As you enter Spata you see a Spar/Beropoulos supermarket on your left
Turn left immediately before the supermarket
You pass a LIDL on your right and just after there are traffic lights
Go straight over these traffic lights
About 1km later you come to another set of traffic lights
Turn LEFT at these lights
About 75m later turn RIGHT (signposted for Pirelli tyres)
About 75m later turn LEFT (signposted for GoKarts)
We will meet 2-3km down this road


NB: The Taverna will be "O Dimitris" Souvlaki - see map

 

Syngrou Park - Maroussi (Athens Northern Suburbs)

Driving
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FROM THE SOUTH:
Coming from Athens go up Kifissias Avenue.
Go through / past Maroussi.
Pass the Bulldog pub and a cinema complex on your left.
Syngrou Park is now on your right. Continue on up in the right hand lane for 1/2 km or so. At the traffic light junction for the KAT hospital turn RIGHT into the Syngrou Park car park (look for the HHH sign at the entrance to the car park). If you overshoot there is another entrance in about 150 metres (now blocked-2005).

NOTE: If you pass the Neoset building on your right and start to enter Kifissia you have gone passed the car-park entrances. With heavy traffic you may have to turn around at the Kifissia park / bus station (Get in the left-hand lane).

FROM THE NORTH:
Going southwards on Kifissias Avenue.
Go through/past Kifissia.
Get into the left-hand traffic lane & then turn left at the KAT traffic lights (look for a HHH sign here) - directly into the Syngrou Park car park entrance.

NOTE: If you reach the Bulldog pub & cinema complex on you right-hand side you have gone too far. Turn round here, as there are traffic lights, else you may end-up in Maroussi.

By Metro/ Electrico
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Take the Piraeus - Kifissia line and get off at the KAT (hospital) station. Once out of the station, walk up the road at right angles to the railway tracks in the direction of the KAT hospital. You will immediately pass the Venetis store on your right. Keep straight and in 450 metres you reach Kifissias Ave. Immediately across the road is the Syngrou car park entrance.

Meet in the upper section of the car park <<<

Syngrou Park - NOT Kifissias Ave entrance

<><> Coming from Town:

Take Kifisias Ave northwards. When you have nearly reached Marousi you pass the big Carrefour / Mediamarkt (left), pass over the Attiki Odos and then pass by the big OTE building (left); further along you will see Pet City on your right.
Approx 1 k further on take the RIGHT turn for Melissia.
**you are now on Odos Pentelis.
- Carry on along here for about 150m until the first traffic lights.
- Here turn left onto Andrea Syngrou street and carry on to the end of this road.
- At the T junction turn left - we meet along here.
 
<><> Coming from the North:

Pass the Bulldog pub (traffic light), Ceramics shop, petrol station, keep going, pass Multirama shop, Germanos shop (traffic light) and then a park (square) - all on your right hand side.
- After the next traffic light take the first turn right (Floias St), then first right again (Salaminos St) and then first right again (Papaflessa St) ie you've gone 3/4 around the block and are facing Kifisias Ave again...
- You should now be at the traffic lights on Papaflessa St. facing Kifisias Ave. so that you can turn left on to Kifisias Ave going northwards the way you've just come - ie back towards Kifissia;
- At the first traffic light on Kifisias Ave take the RIGHT turn for Melissia.
Now follow above directions from **
 
<><> Coming from the South or via Attiki Odos:

Take Attiki Odos exit 11 and then veer right straight onto Kifissias Ave.
Carry on Northwards past big OTE building (on your left) and approx 1.5ks further on take the RIGHT turn for Melissia.
Now follow above directions from **

 

Tatoi (The Royal Summer Palace & grounds) (North-West of Athens)

Until recently, members of the public were prevented from entering the King's Estate. But following the compulsory purchase of the land in 2002 it is now possible (& allowed) to explore the extensive grounds.

To see:
-Various outbuildings, stables etc .
-Summer Palace & surrounding buildings (guesthouses, etc).
-The swimming pool next to the Palace.
-The drives on the Estate - this area is heavily forested and very scenic.
-The site where members of the Royal family are buried.

Coming via Attiki Odos and/or National Road:

Take the Attiki Odos to the National Road & head North towards Lamia
Keep going to the Varimbobi exit on the National Road
(This is the first junction North of the Kifissia exit & traffic lights)
Cross the National Road on the flyover
You immediately pass a BIAMEX factory on your right
For 1 or 2km the road is very windy.
It then straightens out for 5km or so.
At the end of this long straight stretch the road bears to the right
(another road joins it here from the left)   [NOTE: On return journey be sure to take the left branch here].
Bear right and after 600 metres or so there is a turning to the left
This is the second main turning on the left (follow the sign for the Thea taverna).
Several tavernas are signposted here including Leonidas, Panorama
Almost immediately you pass the Leonidas taverna on your right
About 2 km later you pass the Thea and Panorama tavernas on your right
Some 2 or 3km later there is a large clearing on your left. [ We meet at this clearing ].


After about a further 1/2 Km, on the right, you will see a yellow & black barred-gate with stop signs at either side and a blue & white guard box. This is one entrance to the Royal Estate. Walkers are allowed into the estate but are not being actively encouraged. So you must climb through a hole in the fence. (March, 2003)

Coming from North or Central Athens:

Continue along Kiffissias Avenue through Kiffissia and Nea Erithrea
About 700m after Nea Erithrea you come to the Jumbo toy shop on your left.
After a short distance, take the turning left at the traffic lights signposted to National Road/Lamia (careful-easy to miss!).
Follow this road down (Ag Saranta).
Cross the National Road on the Flyover (follow signs to Varimbobi).
Follow directions as above

Now that the Attiki Odos road links up with the National Road,
journey times are much faster for anyone coming from
Voula, Vari, Koropi, Aghia Paraskevi, Pallini etc
Travelling time from the Airport to the start point in Varimbobi is about 45 minutes.

Varibobi

HASH START #1

Coming via Attiki Odos and/or National Road

Take the Attiki Odos to the National Road & head North towards Lamia. Keep
going to the Varibobi exit on the National Road
(This is the first junction North of the Kifissia (traffic light) junction
After you turn off - go left & cross the National Road on the flyover
You immediately pass a BIAMEX factory on your right.
For 1 or 2km the road is very windy.
It then straightens out for 5km or so.
At the end of this long straight stretch the road bears to the right
(another road joins it here from the left)
Bear right and after 600 metres or so there is a turning to the left
This is the second or third main turning on the left
(look for a large dark red sign high on the left for Leonidias taverna)
Several tavernas are signposted here including Leonidas, Panorama tou
Angelos.
Almost immediately you pass the Leonidas taverna on your right
About 2 km later you pass the Thea and Panorama tavernas on your right
Some 2 or 3km later there is a large clearing on your left
We meet at this clearing - turn left off the road and park here.

Coming from North or Central Athens:

Continue along Kiffissias Avenue through Kiffissia and Nea Erithrea
About 700m after Nea Erithrea you come to a kiosk & then a line of shops, both on your left
Take the turning left at these traffic lights signposted to National Road/Lamia
Follow this road down (Ag Saranta)
Cross the National Road on the Flyover (follow signs to Varibobi)
Follow directions as above

HASH START #2

Coming via Attiki Odos and/or National Road

Take the Attiki Odos to the National Road & head North towards Lamia
Keep going to the Varimbobi exit on the National Road
(This is the first junction North of the Kifissia exit)
Exit here and turn left to cross the National Road on the flyover
You immediately pass a BIANEX factory on your right
For 1 or 2km the road is very windy.
It then straightens out for 5km or so
At the end of this long straight stretch the road bears to the right
(another road joins it here from the left)
Bear right and after 500 metres you pass the Aris Taverna on our left
Keep going straight on do NOT turn left
The road becomes potholed - keep going for about 3km
We meet near the yellow gate at the end of this road

Coming from the centre via Kifissias Avenue

Continue along Kiffissias Avenue through Kiffissia and Nea Erithrea
About 700m after Nea Erithrea you come to a kiosk & then a line of shops, both on your left
Take the turning left at these traffic lights signposted to National Road/Lamia
Follow this road down (Ag Saranta)
Cross the National Road on the Flyover (follow signs to Varimbobi)
Follow directions as above

HASH START #3

Coming via Attiki Odos and/or National Road

Take the Attiki Odos to the National Road & head North towards Lamia
Keep going to the Varibobi exit on the National Road
(This is the first junction North of the Kifissia exit)
Exit here and turn left to cross the National Road on the flyover
You immediately pass a BIANEX factory on your right
For 1 or 2km the road is very windy.
It then straightens out for 5km or so (look for HHH signs along this road.)
(Park on the small road joining from the left)
At the end of this long straight stretch the road bears to the right
(another road joins it here from the left)
If you reach the end of this straight stretch without finding the signs: turn around, drive backwards, look more carefully!

We meet at a clearing on the side of the road.

Coming from Kifissia, Maroussi etc

Continue along Kifissias Avenue through Kifissia and Nea Erithrea
About 700m after Nea Erithrea
you come to a kiosk & then a line of shops, both on your left
Take the turning left at these traffic lights signposted to National Road/Lamia
Follow this road down (Ag Saranta)
Cross the National Road on the Flyover (follow signs to Varibobi)

Follow directions as above


Varkiza Beach
(Athens Southern Suburbs)

From the junction of Vouliagminis and Poseidonis Avenues near Voula carry on along shore road (Poseidonis Avenues) for 7.5 kms until you reach Varkiza. Go through the first 2 traffic lights but at the third set (on outskirt of town) turn right
(Hash signs HHH start here ) Beach is only 0.5 kms along this road so very
easy to find.

Vavrona (Far North-East of Athens)
        Download Vavrona Map

(Directions thanks to The Bookmaker)

Coming from Kifissia, Athens centre etc etc

Get on the new Attiko Odos heading towards the airport. 3 or 4km after the Spata/Peania junction there is an exit right for the airport

DO NOT take this exit - instead continue straight, following the sign for Markopoulo Heading towards Markopoulu you pass the "Happy Dog" pet shop on your right

You will then pass a pink building on your right "TYROKAMEIO" As you approach Markopoulo you come to 2 sets of traffic lights 200m apart

Turn left at the SECOND set of lights* (There will be a truck selling wicker furniture at this junction)

Now zero your odometer - accumulated distances in Km given from here (0.0) After 200m turn left at a Dracoil garage (0.2)

Continue for 400m until the end of this road (0.6) Turn right into Char. Nikolao and continue for 800m until you come to a major road (1.4)

Turn left here (signposted for Porto Messogea & Vravrona) You will pass a Champion supermarket on your right

As you drive out of the built up area look for a road on your left (2.9) There is a small sign for Vravrona at this junction and also a garden centre.

Continue along this windy road to Vravrona - you will pass the La Paz bar (7.1) Some 1.7 km later the road goes left but you take the road straight ahead (8.6)

here there is a fruit stall & then several partly collapsed signs one for "Chamolia" As you enter this road there is a small sign saying that this is Vravrona

Continue past the "Temple of Artemis" on your left (if you can spot it in the trees) Keep on this road and some 2.6km later you will come to the sea (11.2)

There is a periptero here - your very last chance to buy fags. Turn right and drive along the sea - we will be somewhere along this road

* hash signs from here

Coming from Voula/Glyfada etc

Take the road that links Vari with Koropi As you approach Koropi turn right as if going to the airport

Immediately (100m later) turn RIGHT for Markopoulou As you approach Markopoulou you hit the Lavrio road

You are now at the major junction asterisked above* Go straight over and follow directions as above


Directions to Hasher's Pads

Hamish Mc Tavish, Esq.'s Pad

Get onto Vouliagmenis Avenue (in the Voula direction) and pass the Alpha Beta MegaStore on your right. You will almost immediately pass under a small bridge and then pass a set of traffic lights (don't forget to stop if they are red). Exactly one kilometre after these lights turn RIGHT (it's the first right turn you can make anyway) and continue down this street until you pass the second bus stop on your right. Turn immediately RIGHT after the second bus stop and continue to the end of this road. Hamish's pad is at No. 1, LYKOURGOU street (on your right).


Useful Information

Ordering a meal for the hasher's at a taverna

The trick to keeping the bill reasonable is to order lots of starters and little or no meat. If you order paidakia or brizoles (or whatever) the bill will double. If anyone asks you to order meat, explain this and try to dissuade them.

Divide the number of people by 4 (and round down). Then order this quantity of each starter they have with extra chips and maybe one round of sausage (loukaniko).

For example, with 18 people order:

4 Greek salads, 4 tzatziki, 4 tyropitas, 4 saganaki, 4 loukaniko, 4 kolokothakia, 4 melitsanasalata, 4 gigantes etc. etc and 6 plates of chips. Plus loads of beers, barrel wine & softies.

I have used this system countless times and it always works - last Saturday we had a feast with enormous quantities of wine and it came to 12 Euros a head.

Hope this helps,

The Bookmaker


Ice - where to buy it

Vassilopoulos (A+B) supermarkets have ice (at around EUR 1.3 / 2.5kg)

Some garages (notably Shell) also have ice (EUR 2.0 a bag)

The Venetis chain of pastry shops often have ice machines outside.