Discover Andros’ hiking trails
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Medium Group
EXPLORE THE BEAUTIES IN DEPTH WITH SIX IMPORTANT HIKES
Join us to this walking adventure holiday. Hike on the ancient paths and trails and explore the hidden beauties of the island, the astonishing nature with mountainous and coastal landscapes with abandoned terraces, old stone bridges, steep rocky cliffs, springs and small gorges. Discover the very promising flora with its medicinal herbs and get familiar with the history and culture of Andros.
Let our local guides introduce you to the secrets of the islands.
Our experienced guides are fully First Aid and CPR certified.
Ferry Tickets Rafina – Andros – Rafina
• 8 night accommodation with breakfast shared in a twin/double room.
• Diverse program including six (6) guided hiking tours and various activities, as mentioned. Picnic en route.
• Experienced local guide.
• Welcome Dinner.
• Transportation to/from starting/ending hiking points.
• Meals where mentioned.
• All entry fees and necessary local transfers.
• 24 hour support on the island for any troubleshooting or advice.
• English-French speaking guide with local knowledge.
• Flight Tickets
• Other than mentioned meals/beverages.
• Travel Medical Insurance *
*Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price. You can organize travel insurance with your preferred insurance company.
Arrival day and check-in at the Hotel. Welcome drinks and Greek ’mezes’ in the evening, first meeting and some information about the program.
Discover the unique nature of the island, walk across the riverbed, visit old castle-houses, stone bridges, watermills, traditional olive presses, impressive old mansions and finally reach one of the island’s most important wetlands. Picnic.
Hike: Chora -Apikia –Chora.
Hiking tour 12 km, walking time around 5 hrs.
We walk to the abundant springs of Menites, and via an excellent footpath we pass through the settlements of Messaria, the old Byzantine center of the island and we reach the Panachrantou Monastery (alt.500m), a living historical and architectural monument. Short rest – picnic lunch.
Hike: Chora – Menites – Panachradou Monastery- Chora. From Chora (Andros Town)
Hiking tour 15 km, walking time around 5,5 hrs.
We follow the old highway from Chora to Korthi, the central agricultural and commercial artery for South-East Andros until 1950. Explore the most important structures in Dipotamata gorge, the watermills, consisting the basis of an open air eco-musuem!! Passing through the picturesque village of Kochylou we arrive at Korthi Village. Lunch.
Hike: Chora – Korthi.
Hiking tour of 11 km, walking time around 4,5hrs.
This day is free of scheduled activities. Walk around, swim, sunbathe, relax, go shopping or arrange your own tour to some of the many interesting sites of the island. Our team of guides is available and ready to help you.
A cooking workshop, a Tai-chi or Qigong class, a Yoga class, a fitness program or maybe a guided bike tour, a diving class or water sports activities may be easily arranged on site, only upon request. You could also let yourself be treated by the experienced hands of our massage therapists.
Starting from Vourkoti, an authentic rural village with the highest altitude in the Cyclades (620m), the path follows a slope that borders the northern side of the long, narrow Achla valley. It then descends to a deep river, crossing over an old stone footbridge, near the historical St. Nicolaos Monastery where we stop for visiting. The walk continues towards the North-East, above the verdant Achla valley, officially nominated as a protected area of natural beauty. Achla bay at the end of the route is a beautiful unspoiled beach with dunes and caves, where the river estuary forms a small lagoon that welcomes both migrant and resident birds. A zone of absolute protection! Rest and swim. Depending on the weather, we return to Chora by a little boat, or by jeep car, or hike back again this time up to St.Nicolaos Monastery.
Hiking Tour : Vourkoti – Achla- Ag.Nicolaos
Distance 11 km walking time around 4,5 hrs.
We starting from Batsi we will hike into the wild! The longest route in the network follows the old path, connecting South-West Andros to the central villages and Chora. With splendid views to the sea and walking on an excellent maintained old trail we will arrive in Pitrofos. A worthwhile stop takes place to the Cyclades Olive Oil Museum. Lunch at the picturesque village. After the lunch we drive back to the accommodation. Evening free.
Hiking Tour Batsi – Pitrofos Village
Distance 12 km, walking time around 4,5 hrs.
We drive to the mainland and we start our hike from the mountainous and verdant Arni village and end it in Batsi. The path runs through fertile ravines, old abandoned farmhouses, crosses the slopes of ”Arna”, meets forests of oak trees, planes, chestnut and walnut trees. With magnificent view to Remata – the village and the valley, the footpath descends towards the Katakoilos riverbed passing through its scattered settlement. Rest at the verdant square and we continue the old paved path, with beautiful view to the golf of Batsi. Free time to swim and relax before returning. Evening Free.
Hiking tour Arni – Batsi – Andros Route 11 –
Distance 9 km walking time around 3 hrs.
Transportation to the port.
Insurance: Participants should be covered by their own personal travel-health insurance prior to the trip. The personal insurance must at least cover medical expenses as well as air rescue and the cost of repatriation.
Explore Andros is not responsible for any accidents or mishaps directly or indirectly related to the tour.
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Transportation: We travel by minivan, bus Taxi, that leaves while we walk and continues to the next place where we stay for the night.
Accommodation: We stay in hotels in the main towns (all with private facilities).
The tour prices are based on double occupancy with breakfast.
Food: Every morning we have breakfast, picnic lunch en route and lunch or dinner, if included in your program. (Vegetarians are welcome on our tours. Ask for the special diet menu)
- Daypack (approx. 20 lt.)
- Trekking shoes
- Waterproof jacket
- Water bottle
- Swimming suit