Mount Pendeli

(Northern Athens)

2nd February 2014

AH3 Run 1856

Hare: Rim Job
Photos: Captain Sumo + MD

Web page: Mad Dog

38° 4'31.79"N


Google elevation: 494 metres

Trail length: 5.1 km


The Trail

The parking area + circle


Rim Job's trail (laid counterclockwise) (from 1.9 km up)


View from 6.9 km up


Altitude profile of the trail

Before the run

Shivering hashers - About 8 degrees celcius and a very strong wind


A hasher reaches into Captain Sumo's "hash bar" for some more 'warming' Tsiporo


The Run


Teeny Boner followed by the hare Rim Job





The Circle

Fair Cop & Mad Dog for watering the trail last week


Rocket Socket


Heavy Breather


Fair Cop's hat had blown off in the wind


Fair Cop's DIO


Teeny Boner in SHORTS!


Coke Dealer with Mountain Goat



The Taverna

The Serifis in Paleo Pendeli

Just 10 euros a head for suckling pig, roast chicken, chips, starters, and beer / rose wine


The directions to the hash - for the record


Venue: Back road to Nea Penteli



>From the southern suburbs of Athens:


Drive North up Kifissias Avenue, through Marousi, 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 continues as Agiou Panteleimonas street and is the back road to Nea Pendeli.


Follow this back road for 2.5 km until you reach a junction with a road on the left leading up the mountain to the Monastery (you will see a brown sign saying "Ag. Padelimona monastery  3 Km"  and a yellow sign saying Dimos Kifissia).

Do not take this left turn but just park on the right side of the main road as the hash starts from here.


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.




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  (about) 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 Stop when you see a turning to the right going up the mountain road and signposted  "Ag. Padelimona monastery - 3 Km". Also yellow Dimos Kifissia.

Do not take this right turn but just park on the left side of the main road as the hash starts from here.


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