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FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER 2019 – 6.3KM – MENITES – MESSARIA – ALADINOU – FOROS CAVE – KOURELI – TSOUNIA BOWLING GAME

11 October @ 10:30 am 5:30 pm

A 6.3 km hike from the lush settlement of Menites, on to historic Messaria, over arched bridges, to the Foros cave at Aladinou and the picturesque settlement of Koureli.A guided tour of the Foros cave, by the Aladinou Association and a chance to play the local game “Tsounia” hosted by the Pera Chorio Association.

A bus will take hikers from the meeting point in Chora to the lush settlement of Menites, famous for its lion head springs. The hike starts with a descent alongside the lush stream and running waterfalls to reach the Byzantine capital of Andros, Messaria, with its impressive towers. We will continue downhill to the Megálou Potamoú (Great River) bed and the haunted arched stone bridge. Then, we will climb to the picturesque settlement of Alladinou, and descend to another arched bridge and continue with a climb to the Foros Cave at Aladinou. After a tour through the cave, around noon, we continue to climb to reach the scenic village of Koureli.

Around 2:30pm – A lunch of local dishes and the ancient bowling game of “Tsounia” hosted by the Pera Chorio Association

After lunch, at around 5:15pm, Festival buses will take hikers back to Batsi and Gavrio, Chora and Ormos Korthi(via Chora).

Hike: Menites-Messaria-Aladinou- Koureli
Distance: 6.3km
Difficulty: medium-difficult 

Suggested area to stay night before the hike : Menites and Chora

Suggested area to stay the night of the hike: Menites and Chora

Meeting Times and Place:

10:30am – Chora Vogiatzidis Building
(to take Festival bus to Menites )

10:45am – Menites Lions Head Spring

Departure Time and Place:

5:15pm. Special Festival Buses leave Koureli for BATSI and GAVRIO, CHORA and ORMOS KORTHI (Via CHORA)


Ticket Prices:

Hike – Free

Guided Tour of the Cave 3€
Meal of local produce and Tsounia game – 12.5€

Transport Prices :

See below for transport prices, routes and meeting points.


Hike Transport: From CHORA
to hike start and return
Return price 4.5€
Hike Transport : Start Time
10:30am Chora, Vougatzidis Building
to Menites
Hike Transport : Return time
5:15pm from Koureli to Chora

TRANSPORT TO AND FROM THE HIKE FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE ISLAND

If you are coming to CHORA from GAVRIO, BATSI or ORMOS KORTHI, you can take the REGULAR KTEL BUS.
Show your Festival ID for a reduced price. Purchase your ticket on the bus. 

At CHORA, the SPECIAL FESTIVAL BUS will take you to the Hike Start in MENITES.
At the end of the day , at the Hike End in KOURELI, Special Festival Buses will take you directly back to
Batsi, Gavrio, CHORA, and Ormos Korthi (via Chora). Times below.
Don’t forget to book the Special Festival Bus on the Registration/Booking Page!

Starting Location
/ End Location ((Transport Type)
Departure times
/ from / to
(Regular Fare) /
Festival Fare
Starting in CHORA – Meeting Point
(SPECIAL FESTIVAL BUS)
10:30am From CHORA Voigatzidis Building
to MENITES
2€
Return to CHORA
(SPECIAL FESTIVAL BUS)
5:15pm From KOURELI to CHORA 2.5€
Starting in GAVRIO & BATSI
Take the REGULAR KTEL BUS
to CHORA (PAY ON BUS)

and then take
the SPECIAL FESTIVAL BUS
9:30am From Gavrio to Chora
(1 hour duration)
9:40pm From Batsi to Chora
(50 minutes duration)
In CHORA
10:30am From CHORA Voigatzidis Building
to MENITES
(4€) / 2€



2€
Returning To
BATSI & GAVRIO FROM KOURELI
(SPECIAL FESTIVAL BUS)
5:15pm- from Koureli
to Batsi & Gavrio
4€
Startng in ORMOS KORTHI
Take the REGULAR KTEL BUS
to CHORA (PAY ON BUS)
and then take
the SPECIAL FESTIVAL BUS
8:20am – From ORMOS KORTHI
to CHORA
(1 hour duration)
10:30am From CHORA Voigatzidis Building
to MENITES
(4,5€) / 3€


2€
Returning to
ORMOS KORTHI from KOURELI
Take the SPECIAL FESTIVAL BUS
to CHORA, continuing to
ORMOS KORTHI.
5:15pm From KOURELI via CHORA to
to ORMOS KORTHI
6.5€


MEETING POINT LOCATIONS AND INFORMATION

Find details of all the Festival Meeting Points here



By participating in any activities or events at the 2nd Andros On Foot Festival you have unconditionally accepted the terms & conditions described in the links below:

Conditions for taking part in hiking

Conditions for participating in other activities of the festival


Details

Date:
11 October 2019
Time:
10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Organizers

Andros Routes
Πολιτιστικός Σύλλογος Αλαδινού
Πολιτιστικός Σύλλογος Πέρα Χωριών