AGIOS STEFANOS - Railway Station
Sunday 2nd February 2020
Run No. 2106
Photos: Jack of Trumps, Just Alex, Mad Dog
Bag Lady arrived by train
Hashers gather for the hare's briefing
Just Alex explains the joys of his trail.
Kudos for a new hashing location.
It's a bit long he says
"Is there much uphill" asks Fiery Twat (or something along those lines)
The walkers also get a briefing
And they are away!
Chalk checks and arrows on the roads and pavements
The urban trail quickly turns into...
One runner (no names) embarks on some botanical research on the way
Photos of the front runners at the first viewpoint
Arriving at a ridge with panoramic views on both sides >>>> SCROLL RIGHT >>>>
View from the other side of the road >>>> SCROLL RIGHT >>>>
All the runners pose for a group photo taken using the camera on a stand and it's self-timer.
Pity the dried grass got in the way.
Another attempt got it right
Heading down into the Marathon Lake valley
Runners meet up with the walkers
Fiery is excited by an early Sping flower she hash seen
It's down there she says
We head on down the path to see this flower.
Tender Vittles gives encouragement to our visitor from London who is about to skirt a puddle.
Our visitor fearlessly photographs the flower
Runners and walkers pose for a group photo
Off they go again
Sevi poses by a brook
Over the bridge and back to the station
Heading along the platform to the hashers parked cars
Jacket Off arrives back carrying his jacket which he has taken off
Oxymoron arrives at the hash just in time for the Circle
The hashers circle-up to see the hare receive his down-down
Oxymoron looks on in amusement
Doggie Style with son-in-law Tender Vittles and grandson Sevi
Hare Just Alex has his trail rated by the runners and walkers
Doggie Style and CU Kiki
Jacket Off for watering the trail
Joined by Mad Dog for photographing him
Fiery Twat emphasises some point or other
Jack of Trumps is back from not going anywhere
Hashing visitor from the London hash is welcomed
Clitoria interviews and checks-out a virgin hasher
Rear Entry (haberdasher) calls in the hare to give him his virgin hare t-shirt
Just Alex with his new t-shirt
Oxymoron gets a DIO for arriving just for the circle (as usual). It's good to see him!
How's registration for the Island Weekend going?
Clitoria asks everyone in the circle "Have you registered for Corfu?"
Jacket Off advertises his upcoming hash
How many are going to the taverna? Just Alex counts the hands.
(Called Lovely Greece)
Platia Anixeos in Anoixi, N. Athens
View of Platia Anixeos
Inside the taverna (a bit blurry due to low lighting)
Novel wall decorations
We are entertained by a bouzouki band
Taverna business card
Nice food. Cost per person: 14 euros
Location of the taverna at Platia Anixeos in Anoixi
Agios Stefanos and Anoixi
Trail recording from Jack of Trumps Garmin watch
Trail recording from Mad Dog's apple watch
Trail recording from Mad Dog's iPhone SE Strava app
The trail (Google Earth) showing Marathon Lake at the top (the lake could be seen while on the run)
The trail (Google Earth) showing it's northerly location with respect to central Athens
DIRECTIONS TO THIS HASH
02nd February 2020 @ 11am aka 11.00hrs
Hare: C U Alex
Venue: Agios Stefanos [Northern Suburbs] at the parking lot opposite the railway station
On Inn: ?
FROM NORTHERN ATHENS, METROPOLITAN AREA, BY CAR
Take Kifisias almost all the way to the North (Kifisias, Venizelou, Thisseos, Marathonos, Chelmou; same avenue, different name) past Kifissia, Nea Erythraia, Ekali, Drosia, Anixi. Once in Chelmou, turn right to Iroon Politechniou--just after the bridge above the railroad; if you see the BP station on your right you've gone too far! Go past Galaxias super market and you will find the parking lot on your right after about 150 m.
OTHER PLACES IN ATHENS, BY CAR
Take the Ethniki (national road) northwards towards Lamia. Take the right exit to Agios Stefanos, it is the next one after Erythraia. Stay on the right and keep going on Kryoneriou avenue, which will become Chelmou as it turns right after the big Sklavenitis super market. Once in Chelmou, turn left to Iroon Politechniou--after the BP station on your left; if you pass the bridge above the railroad you've gone too far! Go past Galaxias super market and you will find the parking lot on your right after about 150 m.
CENTRE, BY TRAIN
From Larissa Station (served by metro line 2), you can take the train to Chalkida departing at 10:51 and be in Agios Stefanos just in time (11:15). Walk over the bridge to the parking lot on the other side of the railroad. Do let us know when your train actually departs from Larissa Station!
/ NORTHERN SUBURBS BY BUS
You can take bus 509, 535 or 535A from Kifissia and northwards and get off at Plateia Agiou Stefanou. Cross the street to the railway station and then walk over the bridge to the parking lot on the other side of the railroad. Check http://telematics.oasa.gr in advance, as buses are (even) more sparse on Sundays!
GPS 38°08'25.6"N 23°51'32.2"E -OR- 38.140455, 23.858941
PLUS CODE 4VR5+5H Agios Stefanos LINK https://goo.gl/maps/tdtDRpk1DPNBh2Qb8
Lost? Directionally Challenged?? GPS not working or you dont know even what it is? Just plain stupid???
Hare: C U Alex 6977 445666