Vourkoti - Ag.Nicolaos Monastery - Achla Beach

  • Time: 5 hrs
  • Distance: 11 km
  • Difficulty: patousapatousapatousa
  • Persons: min 4 - max 12
  • Price: 35€ p.p.


Starting at Vourkoti village, an authentic rural village with the highest altitude in the Cyclades (620m), the path follows a slope that borders the north side of the long, narrow Achla valley. It then descends to a deep river, crossing it over an old stone footbridge, near St. Nicolaos Monastery where we will stop to pay this historical monastery a visit. The walk continues in a north easterly direction, above the verdant Achla valley, officially nominated as a protected area of natural beauty. The footpath closely follows the river, which is bordered by plane trees, almost the whole way. 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.

If the weather permits we return to Chora on a little boat , or by jeep car, or hiking back again this time up to St.Nicolaos Monastery..

Waymark No 6.

Necessary: long trousers, appropriate shoes and socks, hat and sunscreen.
The prices vary depending on the route, the number of participants and the offered services.
Included: hiking guide, snacks, water, walking stics, digital photos and a gpx file map.
NOT included: Transportation to the starting point / pick up from the termination point
Tours start between 07.00-09.00 hrs depending on the season and weather conditions.


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