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Monasteries of Andros - Half Day Tour

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Overview

Visit the monasteries of Andros and experience the spirituality and mystical atmosphere. Meet the local monks and hear interesting stories of the past!

1st stop: St. Nicholas monastery. Founded during the 11th century AC at an isolated hillside below the road to Vourkoti village. It played a significant role to the Greek revolution of 1821 against the Ottomans, having a hidden school teaching the greek language (reading/writting) to many people. The monastery’s printing press printed some of the important scripts that were spread among the country during the efforts of liberating the country. Worth to mention the silver-embroidered holly icon of St.Nicholas, handcrafted by Leontia nun

2nd stop: Santa Marina monastery. Founded back in 1325AC at a hidden and isolated hill opposite the village of Apikia. The well-respected holy icon of Santa Marina is kept well for years in this monastery, with hundreds of people from around the world visiting the monastery to pray and pay respect to her.

3rd stop: Panachrantos monastery, the oldest monastery of the entire Aegean Sea, not only the Cyclades group of islands. Founded in 961AC by the General of the Byzantine forces Nikiforos Fokas, who helped the local community build this monastery. Located at an approx. altitude of 650m from the sea surface it gives a great opportunity also to have a spectacular view of the whole bay of Chora town and its surroundings. Worth seeing the holy icon of the Virgin Mary, which is the main reason for building the place, and the holy scull of St. Panteleimon, which was transferred from Constantinople (Istanbul) to the monastery in 1745AC.

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The tour officially starts in Fresco, located at the pedestrian street of Andros. However, you have the option to meet at any other spot on the island, just let us know prior.

All our activities take place daily, you just have to book your spot at least 5 hours in advance.

If we are forced to cancel an activity because of extreme weather conditions, you have the option to change date or switch activity or cancel and receive a refund.

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Additional Information

✓ Pick Up & Drop Off from hotel

✓ Transportation with VIP Mercedes Minivan

✓ Exclusive English or Greek speaking guide

✓ Snacks & Water

Fresco Juice & Salad Bar on Pedestrian Street of Andros

 

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult during their visit.

 

Cancelation Policy

100% refund if you cancel your reservation up to 24 hours prior to the start time of the tour.

Unused features are non-refundable. No-shows forfeit the entire payment.

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