Hiking Tour to Palaiopoli - Pitrofos
- Time: 4 hrs
- Distance: 13 km
- Persons: min 2
- Price: from 40€ (min 2 persons)
Experience natural adventures in the hinterland treasures of Andros
Enjoy a unique hiking tour
Discover ancient paths, visit the Olive Oil Museum, taste local dishes
Join one of the most interesting hikes of Andros with splendid views to the sea, reaching the high mountain of Kouvara. Listen to stories and legends from our guides with a deep local knowledge and Let us take you on a journey back in time following the old Venetian footsteps.
Manmade works of art by stone, harmonious to the environment.
With this exciting half day hiking experience you will follow the old path which connected south west Andros to the central villages and Chora, the so-called “Ample Way” (Fardia Strata) Starting from Batsi with panoramic view to the west coast we are heading to Paleopolis for a first stop. The route crosses steep mountain slopes with holy-oak, wild olives and seasonal crops. The shady stoned-path, which has a wonderful view of the sea, passes springs, stone water tanks, old farmhouses, unusual rock formations and two waterfalls, flowing down the steep hills of Kouvara, impressively appearing through the dense plantation of Paleopolis. The main route then turns north-east, passing above the Melida watermills and leading towards Ano Pitrofos through a rocky landscape. A worthwhile stop will take part for visiting the Cyclades’ Olive Museum, a renovated olive press. Our route continues through the picturesque village of Pitrofos to end at the local tavern “Tou Zozef” with special dishes of Andros.
Just perfect to discover the beautiful Island of Andros
a great experience ! Moreover the walk, you discover the local way of life, the history of the island and also all the varieties of plants and wildlife. Leslie, France
• Panoramic view to the west coast and the ancient port of Palaiopolis
• Steep mountain slopes with holy-oak, wild olives and seasonal crops
• Exceptional cobbled path and unusual rock formations
• Palaiopoli waterfalls
• Watermills of Melida
• Visit to the Olive Oil Museum
• Taste the dishes of Andros at “Tou Zozef”
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.