(North-West of Athens)

Run 1773 (Sunday 12th February 2012)

Hare: Mountain Goat

Photographer: Mad Dog +

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The starting point & circle (P):   38° 6.997'N, 23° 58.660'E

Altitude: 8 metres above sea level

Trail cartographic Length = 5.7 km



Our meeting point ...

The Tumulus (a mound of earth and stones over a grave) of the Athenian warriors from the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC

The the walk from the Tumulus at Marathon down the coast to the Sanctuary of the Egyptian Gods in Nea Makri and back


As seen from 10 km up


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A lucky lull in the rain gives Fair Cop a chance to read out Mountain Goat's blurb about the Sanctuary


We set off with our umbrellas and spot this little model windmill in a garden we were passing


Heading in the direction of the sea (sort of)


Unusual garden entrance


We pass summer homes and small farms on our way


We reach the sea as the heavans open up and its umbrella time


Large piles of seaweed have been washed up during the winter storms


Mad Dog & Doggy Style trying to keep dry under their umbrella


Mountain Goat poses in the rain


On On to the Sanctuary of the Egyptian Gods


Information board about the Sanctuary from the Ministry of Culture


Plan view of the sanctuary and baths


Plan view of the sanctuary showing the square design and the 4 entrances, each with steps
(See Buddhist Mandalas and temples as a comparison)

Tibetan Mandala - 15th Cent.


We pass the Archaeologists huts located inside the fence


Although officially closed to the public, we find a hole in the fence on the back side


Fair Cop takes the camera while Mad Dog sees the ladies through the fence


It's a bit of a step down on the other side of the fence


One of the 4 entrances to the sanctuary

The sanctuary was originally on an island and built by the famous Herodus Atticus.

The ancient Greeks worshipped some of the Egyptian gods along with their own gods.


Entering the sanctuary


The raised altar in the centre of the sanctuary


Another entrance to the sanctuary


One of the reproduction statues


The Roman baths adjacent to the sanctuary where worshippers could purify themselves


Close-up showing construction details


View showing the extensive ruins - administration buildings, storerooms, etc.


The drowned rats club


Cheerful despite the conditions


Fine entrance to a villa along the seafront on our return


Returning to Marathon


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The Hare's down-down


RA Fair Cop gets a DIO for allowing rain during a hash


Formosa Flyer and Mountain Goat


Down down down


Rocket Socket and OTIS

(They made us some hash beer cozies)


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The Taj Mahal restaurant on Marathonos Avenue - next to the turnoff for the Tumulus





Group photos taken for us by the owner







Not cheap at 20 euros per person






To save a photo to your disk drive:
- Internet Explorer - Netscape Navigator - Opera -

(1) Right-click your mouse on the photo
(2) A menu appears
(3) Click on "Save Picture As"
(or "Save Image")
(4) Pull-down the "Save In" menu (click the down-arrow)
(5) Double-click on a disk drive letter (to choose a drive)
(6) Double click on a directory icon (if applicable)
(7) Type in a File name of your choice for the picture
(8) Click Save

To send the photo by e-mail as an attachment:
- Outlook Express -

(1) Click the "Create Mail" button to start a new e-mail
(2) Click Insert > File Attachment
(3) Pull-down the "Look In" menu (click the down arrow)
(4) Double-click on a disk drive letter (to choose the drive)
(5) Double click on a directory icon (if applicable)
(6) Click on the photo file name to highlight it
(7) Click "Attach" to attach the photo to the e-mail

                                                                        MD Feb. 2006

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