April 2005

GeoCaching - Mont Parnes 1

I stayed in my boss's house during a business visit to Athens in April. I soon discovered that he is very interested in GeoCaching, and since he has a 4x4 Jeep, I suggested that we go "hunting" for Mont Parnes 1 the coming Saturday. This cache is hidden in the mountains just outside of Athens and it took us a while and a few detours to find the correct road, but in the end it was totally worth it! We drove up to a few hundred meters from the cache after which we had to climb a steep hill to reach the cache. The cache itself was quite easily found. On the way back, we stopped for dinner at the Restaurant Elatos (38 06.411N 023 44.169E 249m). Next time, I would also like to try the cable car (for which the entrance to the parking is at 38 08.228N 023 44.381E 503m) going up the mountain. What an excellent day it was in such a fantastic environment!

2005 April 23 Saturday [Photo 1]
View
View from a viewpoint on the way to Aghia Trias Parnithos.
Athens-area, Greece (38 08.579N 023 43.725E 800m)

2005 April 23 Saturday [Photo 2]
Church
We're on top of the hill and only a few meters from the small church and the cache.
Athens-area, Greece (around 38 09.096N 023 40.589E)

2005 April 23 Saturday [Photo 3]
Church
The church, with a bell closeby.
Athens-area, Greece (around 38 09.096N 023 40.589E)

2005 April 23 Saturday [Photo 4]
Tony
Tony spotted the cache first. Here he is with his treasure.
Athens-area, Greece (38 09.096N 023 40.589E)

2005 April 23 Saturday [Photo 5]
Albert
Albert with Mont Parnes 1.
Athens-area, Greece (around 38 09.096N 023 40.589E)

2005 April 23 Saturday [Photo 6]
Content
The contents of the cache. We took some tissues and left a keyring from South Africa.
Our complete log-entry:
This is very stunning. We weren't sure if we were on the right path, but we stuck with it and found it at 15:23. Great Experience. Tony SD.
Found this together with Tony, my boss. Fantastic area and drive out here in his Jeep. Thanx! In: South Africa keyring, Out: Tissue albertvanbiljon
Athens-area, Greece (38 09.096N 023 40.589E)

2005 April 23 Saturday [Photo 7]
Hiding
We leave the cache safely-hidden.
Athens-area, Greece (38 09.096N 023 40.589E)

2005 April 23 Saturday [Photo 8]
Bushes
From the cache there is a steep drop into the bushes. Fortunately, this isn't the way we needed to go!
Athens-area, Greece (38 09.096N 023 40.589E)

2005 April 23 Saturday [Photo 9]
Tony
The view from the hill, with Tony and the mountains in the background.
Athens-area, Greece (around 38 09.096N 023 40.589E)

2005 April 23 Saturday [Photo 10]
Albert
Albert with the mountains in the background.
Athens-area, Greece (around 38 09.096N 023 40.589E)

2005 April 23 Saturday [Photo 11]
Mountains
That one is even higher!
Athens-area, Greece (around 38 09.096N 023 40.589E)

2005 April 23 Saturday [Photo 12]
Vegetation
Vegetation on the hill.
Athens-area, Greece (around 38 09.096N 023 40.589E)

2005 April 23 Saturday [Photo 13]
Fruit
Perhaps there is something more hidden inside?
Athens-area, Greece (around 38 09.096N 023 40.589E)

2005 April 23 Saturday [Photo 14]
Jeep
Tony's Jeep where he parked it before we set off on foot.
Athens-area, Greece (38 08.969N 023 40.358E 687m)

2005 April 23 Saturday [Photo 15]
Pad
The roads are not suitable for a normal vehicle, however, a 4x4 is ideal.
Athens-area, Greece (38 08.969N 023 40.358E 687m)

Last updated: Friday 29 July 2005
Webmaster: Albert van Biljon