(East of the International airport)

9th June 2013

AH3 Run 1831

Hare: Fair Cop
Photos: Captain Sumo
+ Mad Dog

Web page: Mad Dog

24° 1'38.18"E


Google elevation:
10 metres

Trail length: 8.3 km


The Trail



Before the run



The Run

The slow runners were taken up to the top of the hill by car & started here.






















The Circle











The Swimmers




The Taverna





The directions to the hash - for the record

From the North:
Take the Attiki Odos toward Markopoulo, pass the turning for the Airport and follow the signs for Markopoulo. There are three sets of traffic lights allowing left turns...take the third set and turn left, then continue as ** below.

From the South:
From Glyfada, through Vari, to Koropi. Turn right and right again toward Markopoulo. At the traffic lights in Markopoulo, you want to go straight across, then continue as ** below.

** From the lights:
Markopoulo has a difficult one way system!
Pass the "South Park" cafe on the left, and at the next junction  there is a petrol station on the opposite corner. Turn left here. Follow this road, across the lights, until you reach the "No Entry" sign. Turn right because you have to.

Follow this road to the T-Junction, with a café opposite, and turn left. You are now on the road out of Markopoulou, heading for Porto Rafti.

Pass "Toys Planet" on the right and the Sex Shop (home deliveries available!) on the left. At the traffic island, turn left towards Artemis.

Follow the Artemis road through the back country for about 6km, then take the right fork at the junction, signposted for Xamolia. Follow this road past the Vravron sanctuary and museum, over the hill, and down into Xamolia. Turn left toward the sea, and follow the road through the village, with the sea on your left. We meet along this road.

IF THAT SOUNDS DIFFICULT...Take this easier way:
Drive from Melissia or Vrilissia to Stavros junction. Turn left onto Mesogion (the Pallini direction). Soon get into the Right Hand lane and turn right for Spata (see Spata sign). Follow Spata signs until you spot signs for Artemis (old name for Loutsa) & follow these to Loutsa.

Come past Fair Cop's house in Loutsa (the road along the sea front) and keep going for 4km, pass the hotel, then turn left to Xamolia.

It will take you at least 35 minutes from Mesogeion,  or at least 20 from the Airport