Traveller’s Trail, Penteli/Daveli hike, November 2017

Join us on a relaxed nature hike, exploring the surrounding Attica mountains!

Traveller’s Trail, Penteli/Daveli hike, November 2017

10.00-14.00, 12/11/2017, Penteli/Daveli hike, November 2017

Would you like to discover some amazing favourite parts of our beloved city? Join us on a refreshing nature hike, exploring the surrounding Attica mountains!

This time, we are going to hike on the southern slopes of mount Penteli (1109m), exploring the abandoned quarries that produced the celebrated marble that created the Parthenon and similar ancient marvels. The goal will not be to reach the summit, but to visit the mysterious Daveli Cave (739m). The complex includes an ancient quarry, a small double church (St. Spyridon and St. Nicholas), an obscure abandoned military tunnel, and the cave of the infamous brigand, shrouded in UFO legends and even nuclear silo conspiracies. On the way down, we can relax for a couple of hours in the taverns and cafes of Palaia Penteli.

Starting Point: @10.00, from Ag. Triada square on Palaia Pentelli, next to the bust of the poet Kostas Krystallis
Carpool Point: @09.00, Ag. Dimitrios metro station, next to the Renault service (exit: Kalymnou). Limited places!
Trail: 6.6km/2.5hr loop, ascent 359m, easy to moderate (2/5)
Good to have: Hiking shoes, walking sticks (optional), water, hat, sunscreen, outfit according to weather conditions

Additional resources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Pentelicus
http://www.topoguide.gr/adventure.php?ul=1&a=Attiki%2FAttiki_Pendeli_short_loop (Greek)

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