Hiking Tour Dipotamata Valey & Upper Castle

  • Time: 4,5 hrs
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Difficulty: patousapatousapatousa
  • Persons: min 2
  • Price: from 40€ p.p.

Description

Explore this spectacular natural area
Hiking Tour Dipotamata Valley & Upper Castle

This is definitely  the most popular route of the hiking network.
Explore this spectacular natural area with our guides and learn about the culture, fauna & flora, take some incredible photos and feel a sense of achievement when you've climbed to the top of the “Upper Castle”.
This half day hiking tour is an unforgettable experience in the ecological rich area of the south, where nature is in perfect harmony with mankind and the past is still surprisingly present.
Starting from Chora,we follow the old road leading to Korthi, connecting the two old medieval castles of the island and was the central agricultural and commercial artery for south-eastern Andros until 1950. Following a well preserved stoned path we will make our first stop at Sineti Village to visit the Folklore Museum  and rest.
After a short rest we will continue towards the entrance of the valley via the main road.
Dipotamata is a small river of extreme natural beauty, about 7 km, crossing a long valley of environmental interest. The natural environment is unspoiled, shelter to a variety of animals and birds and the most important structures of the area are the 22 watermills which survived in the entire gorge. Our trail continues  to the Upper Castle which offers the most breathtaking views of the island. It is situated on an imposing plateau north, at an altitude of 600 meters. The high mountains of the area are steep and give the impression that the rocks spring up at the top. It was the largest medieval city of Andros, but signs of fortification from the Byzantine period have also been found.
Our hike will continue to the traditional seamen's village Kochylou with an excellent view to Korthi Bay, where we will rest with a coffee or refreshment to the old local “kafeneio” of the village.
Then, via a downhill cobbled footpath we will end in  (Yialos) Korthi Bay.
Don’t forget to bring your swimming suit. A refreshing dive is always the best after a long hike !
Lastly, our hiking tour will finish with a drive back to Chora, where our trip ends at the meeting point.
A route of great variety and wealth of rural landscapes connecting central with south Andros.  

Highlights :
•    The picturesque villages
•    The famous Dipotamata ravine and valley with the numerous impressive water mills
•    The arched bridge
•    Upper  medieval  castle
•    Impressive Views
•    Korthi Bay
•    “Grias Pidima” Beach

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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