Hiking Tour from East to West

  • Time: 4 hrs
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Difficulty: patousapatousapatousa
  • Persons: min 2
  • Price: 40€ (min 2 persons)

Description

Enjoy a fascinating journey through the old trails
Hiking Tour from East to West

Let us take you on a journey back in time

On this guided hiking tour visit the Castle Monastery Panachrados and its fortress architecture. Experience the magnificent scenery of the ancient settlement of Zagora, explore the wooded landscapes and admire magnificent views as you walk along old cobbled trails.
Meet your guide in the morning at the hiking starting point, or get a transfer from one of the meeting points in Andros Town or Batsi Town.
The exciting hiking tour starts from the Monastery, where the monks will introduce you to the history of this impressive stone building and its spirituality.
Your hike begins through one of the major routes crossing the Mountain Gerakonas connecting the east to the west coast. The beautiful rural landscape unfolds in front of you the agricultural character of the old times, while you experience magnificent views to the country villages Pitrofos, Menites Lamyra and the capital of the island Chora
Among the uniquely beautiful trail, overgrown with oak and mediterranean maple trees your naturalist guide will introduce you to the magnificent herbal world of Andros.
You will arrive to the the chapel of Ag. Triada in Stavropaida, next to Gavrio-Korthi main road and then you will start to head south. The downhill trail, follows a dry stream for the most part to reach the chapel of. St. Georgios,. Your route ends at a hill peninsula with the impressive remains of city walls, houses, streets and the temple of the settlement of Zagora dating from Geometric period. The area has been nominated as a zone of absolute protection against modern interventions. Admire the view to the Archipelago!!! After a short rest, you will walk for another 1,5 klm to reach the main road where your hiking tour will end.

Highlights:
• Panachrados Monastery
• Exceptional cobbled path and unusual rock formations
• Wooded Trail
• Amazing Views
• Zagora Ancient Settlement

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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