The trail





Nea Makri - Blue flag beach






The hare's down down












THE DIRECTIONS (Just for the record)

This Sunday – don’t miss the Ad Hoc beach run

Knob Goblin and her beau (i.e a boyfriend or male admirer) are coming to Greece and want to join the Athens hashers on a hash

(are they mad or rather is HE mad?),

so here we go...

Next AH3 [Athens Hash House Harriers] Hashing event:

Sunday 5th August – 11am

Run 2050-ish

Hare: Mad Dog

Venue: Paralia Marathonas – Marathon Beach, near Nea Makri

Bring your swimmers – weather will be fab !! [so the RA told me to say…]

On Inn: Beach Bar – KALOKAIRAKI [fondly known to AH3 as Scrubbeach]

You can buy lunch at the Cantina on the beach - e.g. club sandwich with chips in a box, hamburger, wraps, etc.

Available: Sun beds, umbrellas, shower; decent toilets (can use for changing)
(Note – Some 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 (and Hotel Golden Coast) 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 )

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