Discover the watermills village

Hiking Tour from Frousseoi to Gavrio

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  • Frousseoi-Valley-Andros-Route-14-Cyclades
  • Frousseoi-Stream-Andros
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  • Stone-Building-Frousseoi-Valley-Andros

An extremely diverse scenery

Meet your guide in the morning and get to the north of Andros. This half day hiking tour guides you on the trail of the old mill village of Frousseoi. One can be surprised by the use of water as energy in Andros, considered Cyclades is a dry and windy complex. The water mills of Andros are the clearest proof for the human ability to coexist with the natural environment and use it for their basic needs. A large number of water mills were built in the 19th century and around 1830 there were 137 in operation across the island.

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Exploring with an experienced local guide, we walk through this unique ravine between Ammolohos and Palestou. Enjoy this walk along the stream where we meet ruins of watermills along, with homes that operated until the mid- 20th century and were altogether the unique mill village that served the surrounding villages.

On this long hiking tour you admire not only the impressive stone buildings along the stream but also the varied scenery as we continue to Amolochos. The village was the largest of NorthernAndros during the Ottoman domination. Crossing the high slopes of Gavrio and with magnificent view to the port and the sea, our hiking tour ends at Gavrio.

It was great fun walking in the countryside and the information you gave us was so interesting! Definitely we will come back

Ana, Norway

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Our Route.

Total distance: 13.11 km
Max elevation: 655 m
Min elevation: 28 m
Total climbing: 606 m
Total descent: -882 m

  • Cost:

    40€

  • Tour Duration:

    6 hours

  • Departure:

    Upon Request

  • Starting Time:

    09.00 am

  • Hikinh Route Starting Point :

    Frousseoi

  • Hiking Route Ending Point:

    Gavrio

  • Transfers:

    Yes (to Starting Point)

  • Meeting Point:

    Gavrio at 08.30

  • Persons:

    4-16

  • Pick up/Drop off:

    Upon request

Technical description

  • Andros Route Hiking Network:

     

  • Walking Time:

    5 hours

  • Distance:

    13 km

  • Difficulty:

    Difficult

Details:

For guests from other parts of the island, pick up from their accommodation upon request.

For less than three (3) people the sightseeing tour will take place upon request.

Highlights:

The old stone watermills built in the 19th century

The impressive operating system

The impressive green scenery along the stream

Stone bridges and small churches

Giannoulis Tower in Amolochos

Beautiful views to the sea and the port

Inclusions:

A guided hiking tour with a local naturalist leader

English French Italian-speaking  tour leader

Snacks and water

Safety & First Aid  equipment

Exclusions:

Gratuities (optional)

Pic nic (optional)

Know before you go:

  • The hikes offer a moderate hike with a maximum of 4-5 hours walk. This tour requires a reasonable physical and mental health on behalf of all participants!
  • This tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
  • Necessary: long trousers, appropriate shoes and socks, hat and sunscreen.
  • Insurance: Participants should be covered by their own personal travel-health insurance prior to the trip. The personal insurance must at least cover medical expenses as well as air rescue and the cost of repatriation. Trekking Andros & Outdoor Activities and Explore Andros are not responsible for any accidents or mishaps directly or indirectly related to the tour. (See Terms & Conditions)
  • Children over 9 years old can book when accompanied by an adult.

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Contact us

  • Address

    Ormos Korthiou, Andros
    Cyclades, 84502, Greece

  • EOT

    1166E60000900501

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