- Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
- Persons: min 4 - max 12
- Price: 750€
- Price: 750€
Hiking in Andros can be very rewarding as the plethora of springs creates an amazing scenery of green valleys and waterfalls, which make is stand out comparing to the other Cycladic Islands. A large number of hikes, many of which are still paved in the traditional manner, cover the coastline and the mountains. They travel over stone bridges, meet old watermills, lead to traditional villages and small churches typical of the Greek countryside, picturesque monasteries and secluded beaches.
Join us to this walking adventure holiday. Hiking on the ancient paths and trails we will 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... We will discover the very promising flora with its medicinal herbs and of course we will get familiar with the history and culture of Andros.
1st Day: Arrival day and check-in at the Hotel. Welcome drinks and Greek 'mezes' in the evening, first meeting with a little talk about the program
2nd Day :Hike : Chora -Apikia -Chora 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. Pic nic. Hiking tour 12 km, walking time around 5hrs.
3d Day : Hike : Chora - Menites - Panachradou Monastery- Chora From Andros Townn 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 hitorical and architectural monument. A short rest – picnic lunch. Hiking tour 15 km, walking time around 3,5 hrs.
4th day : Hike : Chora - Korthi We follow the old highway from Chora to Korthi which was the central agricultural and commercial artery for south-eastern Andros until 1950. Explore the most important structures in Dipotamata gorge, the watermills, constituting the basis of an open air eco-musuem!! Passing through the picturesque village of Kochylou we arrive at Korthi Village. Lunch .Hiking tour of 10klm walking time around 4,5hrs
5th day : This day is free from scheduled activities. You may spend it any way you like. Walk around on your own, swim, sunbathe, relax, go shopping or arrange your own tour to some of the many interesting sites of the island. Our team of guides will be available for you, if you decide to ask for their help in any way. A cooking workshop, a Taichi 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 your request. You could also let yourself be treated by the experienced hands of our massage therapists.
6th day : Hike : Batsi - Pitrofos Hiking into the wild! Man made works of art by stone, harmonious to the environment. The longest route in the network follows the old path which connected south west Andros to the central villages and Chora A worthwhile stop will take place for a visit to Dimitris Chelmis renovated olive press. Lunch at the picturesque village of Pitrofos, a gastronomic travel with Katerina Remoundou in the special dishes of island! Evening Free. Hiking tour 12km, walking time arouond 4hrs.
7th day Departure Day