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Greece

1.9 km (1.2 miles) S of Rafína, Attikí, Greece
Approx. altitude: 46 m (150 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 156°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the east #3: View to the south #4: View to the west #5: View towards the Aegean Sea #6: GPS screen

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  38°N 24°E (visit #6)  

#1: View to the north of where we parked and walked.

(visited by David Mower and Eric Freestone)

08-Aug-2011 -- My wife and I rode with friends to get to this confluence point. We were able to drive to within 49 meters, but the wives didn't get out to walk to the point, so they are not listed as visitors.

Eric and I found all zeroes under the branches of a pistachio tree at about 1825 hours. There was evidence of a drip irrigation system on the ground, which was soft and very dry.

The grass and weeds surrounding the trees were brown and also very dry. It was a hot day, temperature about 32 degrees at the point. The Aegean Sea was visible to the east. The point is between the cities of Artemis and Rafina. It was a bit of an adventure getting there because of the difference in the spelling of Rafina in English (Rafina) and Greek (Ραφίνα). At times we missed the name on the road signs. But we learned, which is good.

This was a first-time confluence visit for Eric. He was quite excited. This was my first-ever confluence in the Eastern Hemisphere, so I was quite excited, too. We didn't see any changes in flora, fauna or human impact from those mentioned in prior reports.

We drove down to a beach which was very nice and filled with people enjoying the sun, the sand, the water and the nice sea breeze.

Thanks for getting us out!


 All pictures
#1: View to the north of where we parked and walked.
#2: View to the east
#3: View to the south
#4: View to the west
#5: View towards the Aegean Sea
#6: GPS screen
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