Run 1745 (Sunday 8th May 2011)
Photographer: Mad Dog
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The starting point
& circle (P): 38° 4'42.79"N, 23°50'49.20"E
Altitude: 443 metres above sea level
Trail cartographic Length = 5.03 km
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- T H E T A V E R N A -
The Vlahos Taverna in Ano Melissia
(10 euros pp for a very full meal)
- THE DIRECTIONS TO THIS HASH -
Venue: Along the back road from Kefalari to Nea Pendeli (round the base of Pendeli mountain).
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:
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.
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)
for about 800 metres and look RIGHT for a dirt track (with hash sign).
We will meet along this track (as on previous hashes).
GPS: 38° 4'47.40"N, 23°50'50.31"E
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MD Feb. 2006
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