Marathon Lake
(North of Athens)

Run 1683 (Sunday 7th March 2010)

Hare: Mad Dog

Photographer: Mad Dog


NOTE: Use the horizontal scroll bar (bottom of screen) to view the panoramic photos.

- T H E     T R A I L -

The lat/lon coordinates of the starting point & circle: 38° 9'49.02"N, 23°54'11.76"E     

Altitude: 258 metres above sea level

Trail cartographic Length = 3.2 km
(Note: Cartographic length does not include extra distance travelled up/down)

The trail from 1.2 km altitude


3D view from 530m altitude.
The canyon leading down from the dam is more obvious in this view.


The trail from 6.2 km altitude


Altitude profile of trail.
Note steep slopes climbed & 110 metres altitude range.


- T H E     D A M  &  L A K E -

Parking area kindly provided by the Greek National Water Company EDAP for our run.


The lake and upside of the marble dam


Downside of the dam & the marble temple

A surprising view seldom seen by visitors as it is necessary to skirt the canyon from
the north (cafe) side of the dam.
(Path starts at the earthern parking area on the opposite side of the road from the cafe -
by the KALETZI sign)


Close-up of the temple


- V I E W S  OF  T H E    C A N Y O N / V A L L E Y -

View of the canyon downside of the dam from the north (cafe) side of the dam.

Note the burnt pine trees from this summer's forest fire.


Closed access road down to the canyon floor (south side of dam)


Floor of the canyon


Sheer side of the canyon


Crossing the stream


Rocky side


Another view


Panoramic view

Panoramic view further down


Spring flowers


Prickly Bush shutting off the water supply to Athens


Panoramic view of the parking area and hash circle







To save a photo to your disk drive:
- Internet Explorer - Netscape Navigator - Opera -

(1) Right-click your mouse on the photo
(2) A menu appears
(3) Click on "Save Picture As"
(or "Save Image")
(4) Pull-down the "Save In" menu (click the down-arrow)
(5) Double-click on a disk drive letter (to choose a drive)
(6) Double click on a directory icon (if applicable)
(7) Type in a File name of your choice for the picture
(8) Click Save

To send the photo by e-mail as an attachment:
- Outlook Express -

(1) Click the "Create Mail" button to start a new e-mail
(2) Click Insert > File Attachment
(3) Pull-down the "Look In" menu (click the down arrow)
(4) Double-click on a disk drive letter (to choose the drive)
(5) Double click on a directory icon (if applicable)
(6) Click on the photo file name to highlight it
(7) Click "Attach" to attach the photo to the e-mail

                                                                        MD Feb. 2006

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