Photos and web page by MD


Pre-run circle

We meet in the parking area of the Athens Observatory on Filopappou Hill


The hare Pussy Basher mis-describing his trail







The hare on one of his super-round checks





On Up



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Stopping for a group photo on Filopappou Hill with the Acropolis and Parthanon in the background


On Down





Athens University History Museum



Chicken Choker poses






The entrance to the Parthanon


The WC opposite the Parthanon entrance (Public WC's are rare in Athens)


Passing the Acropolis museum entrance

Pedestrian walkway


Heading towards Thisio


Sunday traders are out in force



Thisio metro station




Passing the Keramikos ancient cemetery


Bridge over the metro railway lines



That way!


Chicken Choker with the hash horn


Crossing back over the railway lines.

Strawberry4Skin and Mad Dog take the escalator


Meeting up with walkers Doggy Style and CU Gillian.


A group pose


Beer Stop ahead


We stop at Pussy Basher's pad for some liquid refreshment


Time for a quick chat


On Off again


Another view of the Parathanon



At the foot of Filopappou and popular for weddings





Mad Dog and Doggie Style back at the Observatory parking area




The hare's down-down



Hare with visitor


Visitors receive badges from RA Fair Cop


...stuck on their heads



Strawberry4Skin for watering the trail


Our other visitors are welcomed



Mother's Day down-downs for Wet Dream and Doggie Style



Who's for the taverna?



Heading down from the car park past the church




Cost - 15 euros pp for nice food



Pussy Basher's recording on his Garmin watch


Mad Dog's recording on his iPhone-4 Strava app.


Altitude / Elevation profile of the run





Sunday 12th May – 11am

Run 2081-ish

Hare: P*ssy Basher

Venue: Filopappou Hill – National Observatory


By Metro: Get off at Thission metro (green line) and walk right up the hill on the pedestrian road Apostolou Pavlou. Turn right towards Aghia Marina church.

To the right of the square in front of the church there's a path that goes up to the National Observatory. Meet outside the Observatory by the steps that are next to Filopappou Hill. [Map below]

By Car: Make your way to Pireos Street, central Athens. Driving south towards Piraeus, take a left turn to Thissio on Iraklion Street which turns onto Nileos.

Be careful at the top of Nileos next to loads of cafes - do not follow the road around a sharp hairpin bend (on to Akamentos), but carry on (leftish) to what looks like a pedestrian walkway (cars are allowed on this stretch) and take the second right turn. Follow this road uphill as far as it will go. Carry on for about 1km and turn right on Bikos which will take you up to the National Observatory. There are plenty of places to park there. [Map below]

GPS coordinates For Sat Navvies:

GPS 37°58'21.8"N 23°43'04.9"E


37.972734, 23.718030 (Both CORRECTED)

Lost? Challenged in any way shape or form?? Call the hare: PB 6971 833990