Sunday 11.00 am
18th September 2016

Marathon Beach


Run 1961


Trail length

 6.2 km


Mad Dog

Starting location:

38.1057416° N, 23.9787861° E


Photos & web page: Mad Dog



The Trail



Before the run

Group photo taken by Fair Cop

Left-to-Right: Nasal Ninga, Queen of Hearts, Cabrio-Laid, Doggie Style, Mad Dog, Rim Job, Wet Dream


The Run and Walk

Runners and walkers passing the Golden Beach Hotel


A loop into the dry grass


The walkers - Doggy Style and Cabrio-laid


A loop through the wood with Fair Cop at the rear



A 40 foot sea container. What is it doing in the wood?


Queen of Hearts and Nasal Ninga catch up with the pack


Hare Mad Dog on his check


Excercise time on the Nea Makri seafront






The falsie at the end of the breakwater at Nea Makri




>>>>>>> Looking back to shore and the Nea Makri Marina. SCROLL RIGHT to see the PANORAMIC VIEW round to Marathon Beach and finally Schinias >>>>>>>>


>>>>>>> Enlarged Panoramic view >>>>>>


Rim Job stopped to buy an ice cream at the Kiosk (Periptero) at the Marina and is just catching us up


All that's left of Rim Job's ice cream





The Circle

It's one day away from "Talk Like A Pirate Day" or TLAPD and it's time for some pirate jokes


Fair Cop puts on his special Pirate T-shirt


GM Mad Dog reads out some suitably corny jokes


And then gets his hare's down-down





The Beach


RA Fair Cop and Hash Cash Wet Dream settle down for a relaxing afternoon at the beach. - as do the other hashers.



The directions to the hash - for the record


Next AH3 Hashing event:

Sunday 18th September – 11am

Run: 1961

Hare: Mad Dog

Venue: Paralia Marathonas [Marathon Beach], near Nea Makri

Beach: Kalokairaki Beach – also fondly known to AH3 as Scrubbitch

On Inn: Picnic on the beach

Bring: Swimming cozzies, sun block, and a picnic lunch

(you can also buy lunch at the Cantina on beach - e.g. club sandwich with chips in a box, etc.)

Available: Sun beds, umbrellas, shower; decent toilets (can use for changing)
(Note - Facilities free but they hope you will buy something from the Cantina)



Starting from Marathonos Avenue - at the junction with Leof. Dionisou mountain road in Nea Makri

(See below for directions to get to this junction with Marathonos Ave.)

Continue north along Marathonos Avenue in the direction of Marathon for 1.9 km (You will pass the brown sign for the Sanctuary of the Egyptian Gods on your right and then an AVIN petrol station on your left).

Turn RIGHT at the sign for PARALIA MARATHONOS into Fidippidou street

(There are traffic lights and a small slip road here. CAREFUL Don't miss this turning!!).

Continue along this street for 550 metres (it has a left-hand bend after 220 metres)

Turn RIGHT at the narrow Alamanas Street (easy to miss, so go slow)

(At this turning there is a sign saying "Kalokairaki")

Continue down Alamanas Street for 470 metres and turn left through the gateway into the parking area.

We meet somewhere in this large car park.



(A) Coming from Halandri / Vrilissia / Melissia:
Get on Leoforos Pendelis (the road which goes up from Vrilissia to Pendeli Village)
Ignore signs left to NEA Pendeli on the road up to Pendeli
Eventually you come to (Paleio) Pendeli village
Follow the road through the village.
(Do not take the first few turnings to the right)
Eventually you will come to a large open area
(many tavernas here - particularly on the far side)
Look for a road (Skoufou) to the right signposted to Nea Makri
Follow this road out of the village
As you leave Pendeli you pass a sign on your left for the Christos-Olympia taverna (light blue-green with picture of mountains)
You are now on the mountain road to Aghios Petros.

The road will rise in elevation for a few km then start to fall as the sea comes into view.
After a few more km and some sharp bends you will come to a T-junction.

Turn right towards Nea Makri and the sea.
Immediately you will pass the Panorama restaurant on your right.
Continue to the bottom of the hill.
You arrive at Marathonos Avenue at the T-junction & traffic lights at Nea Makri.

(B) Coming from the centre of Athens:
Take Kifissias Ave. northwards through Kifissia, Erythrea, Ekali, etc.
Turn right after Ekali at the signpost for Dionysos / Nea Makri.
Continue up and over the mountain and then descend down the other side to the bottom.
You arrive at Marathonos Avenue at the T-junction & traffic lights at Nea Makri.

For Sat Navvies: 38° 06' 20.67" N, 23° 58' 43.63" E (or 38.1057416° N, 23.9787861° E )

(you can paste this into the Google search window to get an instant map)

IF LOST - YOU ARE LOST - either go home or call the hare: Mad Dog on 693-251-1339