AH3 Run 1786
Google altitude: 17 metres
Trail length: 3.4 km
Dog - Wet Dream - Ferret Blower
The Anatoli Hotel
Hotel operated by Anthoula & son Phillipos.
Guests were given a hospitality drink when they arrived.
View from room 27
View of the hotel (purple-sided, far left) and it's sunbathing rocks (centre)
The sandy cove as seen from the hotel's sunbathing rocks
Hotel grounds - with oriental tents & cushions to lie on - lit up at night with (maybe 100) candles
Colourful mosquito nets and exotic oriental decor in the hotel bedrooms
Rooms with individual colour and fabric themes
Another colourful bedroom
Mannequins in oriental costumes on each landing
No touching, gentlemen please!
The hotel lobby
The lounge area with costumes on display
Another view of the lounge area
Also collections of baskets, hats, hookahs, glass goblets, etc.
Collection of darbukas or goblet drums and hookahs
Tented area outside the hotel main entrance
After arriving the hashers sat here and were served with snacks and drinks
The Run and Walk
Group photo after beer and snacks and before the welcome run and walk
S4S unaware that the walkers were fast approaching
We come to Gillys pub where S4S the hare has arranged a stop
Arriving at the pub
A (long) beer stop at Gillys pub
Coke Dealer with friend Peter
Colourful Bougainvilleas and Geraniums in the island gardens
The falsie on the quayside - Fair Cop with Thrice Nightly and Rocket Socket
With S4S's cunningly laid trail we meet up with some of the walkers again
Karaoke at Gillys pub
Gillys pub (Ag. Marina) advertisment for their karaoke nights
Rocket socket tries his luck
Fair Cop belts out the song lyrics
Flutterby and Clitoria take the microphone
Doggie Style gets with it
Clitoria and Fair Cop duet
Clitoria dances on the table
Not much space to move on
Coke Dealer and Peter watch the show
Fair Cop singing again
Strawberry4Skin looks for an escape route
Playboy2 and Flutterby (with her crutches) have a heated discussion
Clitoria adds her contribution from a distance
Last time we had a Spring Weekend in Aghia Marina was on 24-26 May 2002 (Run 1261 & 1262).
We stayed at the Panorama Hotel & had 1 meal in it's restaurant overlooking the sea..
It was The Bookmaker's 500th run & we had a coach take us out to the trail set by The Bookmaker.
(See photos etc. on this site)
Ag. Marina Ferry from Pireaus
http://www.alexcruises.com (Ferry is called the Alexandros)
The company's telephone in Pireaus is 210 482 1002 (for information & times)
(Ferry office telephone in Ag. Marina: 22970 32234 )
Buy your tickets at: Piraeus Port, Argo-Saronikos Pier, Gate E8 - Costing about 9 euros in 2012.
(Exit the Piraeus Metro station, cross the road via the bridge, turn left & walk about 250m)
The ferry takes 1 hour and 20 minutes to Ag. Marina - stopping at Souvala on the way round.
Ferry Alexandros - arrived at the Aghia Marina port from Pireaus
(It can carry motorbikes but not cars. If you have a car, take a car ferry to Aegina port and drive across the island)
Alexandros Timetable - 20th April to 31st May 2012
Alexandros Timetable - 1st June - to - 17th June 2012