Sunday 5th January 2014
Hare: Rear Entry
GPS: 38° 4'5.70"N, 23°48'34.83"E
Satellite images of the trail
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THE RUN & WALK
The Vasilopita Party
generously hosted by
Rear Entry and Spy Shagger
THE HISTORY - This age old tradition commenced in the fourth century, when Saint Basil the Great, who was a bishop, wanted to distribute money to the poor in his Diocese. He wanted to preserve their dignity, so as not to look like charity, he commissioned some women to bake sweetened bread, in which he arranged to place gold coins. Thus the families in cutting the bread to nourish themselves, were pleasantly surprised to find the coins.
THE MAN - St. Basil was a Bishop of Caesarea, Cappadocia (Asia Minor) and was born four years after the First Ecumenical Council held in the year 325 A.D. He was the first person in history to establish an orphanage for young children.
HASHERS - Our hashers, mindful of the tradition, just enjoy eating the cake after working up an appetite running or walking.
Directions to the hash (just for the record)
FROM THE SOUTH:
Coming from Athens go up Kifisias Avenue.
Go through / past Marousi.
Pass the Syngrou Park on your right. Continue on up for 300m or so in the right lane. At the 2nd traffic light the road is forked [see attached map], so bear right at the fork and then turn left at the next corner onto Nikotsara street. Pass under the flyover and the 1st road on your left is Dariotou but as this is a no-entry keep straight and turn left on the next corner and then again left onto Lambraki str. Park your car there – hash will start from the pavement on the left
FROM THE NORTH:
Going southwards on Kifissias Avenue.
Go through/past Kifissia and after Cinemax Cyta cinema complex in Zirinio turn right onto Lambraki street. After 100m you'll meet us on the pavement.