Explore the history of Andros

Hiking Tour to Panachrados Monastery

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  • Petria-Old-Stone-Settlement
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Hike through the old Venetian trails

Meet your guide in the morning in Chora at Fresco Bar and get to the abundant ravines of Menites,where a small detour takes us to the springs.


This magnificent hiking trip starts from the green village and via an excellent trail under the shade of plane trees leads us to the settlement of Messaria, the old Byzantine center of the island. With our destination being the Panachrantou Monastery (alt.500m), a living historical and architectural monument (wooden carved temple 18th c, library etc), we follow the paved path, crossing the legendary arched bridge of Stichiomeni (The Haunted). After a challenging uphill for some minutes we arrive at the abandoned village of Petrias, a monument of Andros folk architecture. Upon our arrival to the monastery the hospitable monks guide us around. After a short rest and a picnic at the monastery’s yard, we will start our way back to Chora.

This time heading to Livadia and through the “Potamos” stream we reach Andros Town to end our hiking tour.

The team is very thoughtful with you. Organisation is perfect. I really recommend Trekking Andros! Don't hesitate

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Our route


Total distance: 10.57 km
Max elevation: 539 m
Min elevation: 54 m
Total climbing: 518 m
Total descent: -688 m

  • Cost:


  • Tour Duration:

    5 hours

  • Departure:


  • Starting Time:

    09.30 am

  • Hiking Route Starting Point :


  • Hiking Route Ending Point:


  • Meeting Point:

    Chora - Fresco Juice & Salad Bar at 09.15

  • Persons:


  • Pick up/Drop off:

    Upon request

Technical description

  • Andros Route Hiking Network:

  • Walking Time:

    4 hours

  • Distance:

    11 km

  • Difficulty:



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

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


Springs in Menites

The medieval stone bridge "Sticheomeni"

The Panachrados Monastery

The ruins of the abandoned stone settlement of Petria

The Megalos Potamos, river

Magnificent views


A guided hiking tour with a local naturalist leader

English, French, Italian-speaking tour leader

Snacks and water

Safety & First Aid equipment


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)
  • Please check-in 15 minutes before the tour departs. Why not come earlier and enjoy a Fresh juice at our Fresco Bar (incl. WiFi and WC)
  • 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

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