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TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER 2019 – 5.5KM – APIKIA -PITHARA WATERFALL – KATAKALEI – VOURKOTI – FEAST OF FOURTALIA PROVIDED BY THE VOURKOTI ASSOCIATION

15 October @ 10:30 am 6:00 pm

A 5.5 km hike with stunning views. From the wooded village of Apikia and Pithara waterfalls through the mountain village of Katakalei to the highest settlement in Andros, Vourkoti, where a “Fourtalia Feast ” lunch will be served followed by a visit to the Agia Irini Monastery

We will travel by bus from Chora to the starting point of our hike in Apikia with its famous springs. The hike starts with a small detour to the Pithara waterfalls. From there we continue through Apikia village and then climb uphill through wooded slopes to the small quaint village of Katakalei, where we take in the stunning views of the valley and the eastern coastline. After a short break in Katakalei, with coffee/tea and a snack served at the Hiker’s Hut, we continue upwards, then down and upwards again to arrive at the mountain village of Vourkoti, the highest in Andros.  On our way, we will cross the Achla river, the largest river in Andros, over the old stone bridge.

A lunch of local dishes will be served in Vourkoti at around 14:45

At the end of the hike we reach the old Vourkoti school, where the Village Association will be waiting for us with local cuisine!

At the end of the meal, around 4:45pm, transport is arranged to Agia Irini Monastery for a short tour of the monastery – three 3 exhibition spaces, dedicated to the flora, geology of Andros and Greek musical instruments &of writing materials. Around 5:45pm return to Chora.


Hike:  Apikia – Pithara waterfalls – Katakalei – Vourkoti
Distance : 5,5km,
Difficulty : Medium-Difficult

Meeting Times and Meeting Points:

10:30am – Chora, Nimborio seafront parking

10:45am – Apikia village square – hiking start point

Departure Time and Place:

4:45pm Vourkoti – departure by bus after meal to Agia Irini Monastery

5:45pm Agia Irini Monastery to Chora


Event Prices:

Hike -Free

Tour of Agia Irini Monastery and exhibition rooms – free

Lunch of local dishes – Fourtalia Feast – 15€

Transport Prices:

See below for transport prices, routes and meeting points.



Hike Transport
From Chora to the hike start
and return to Chora at the end of
the day’s events
Return Price 6.5€
Outward journey.
10:30 am – Chora Nimborio Meeting Point
to Apiki
Return journey
4:45 pm – Vourkoti to Agia Irini Monastery
5:45 pm – Agia Irini Monastery to Chora

Transport to and from Chora from other parts of the island

In the morning you can get to the Chora Nimborio Meeting Point from other parts of the island (Gavrio,Batsi and Korthi) by using the regular local KTEL bus service.
Show your Festival ID for a reduced fare. Purchase your ticket on the bus.

At the end of the day after the return from the hike/meal/tour to Chora, special Festival BUS transport will be available to take you back from Chora to Korthi, Batsi and Gavrio. Don’t forget to book the SPECIAL FESTIVAL BUS on the Registration/Booking Page.

Your Starting Location
/required End Location 
(Transport Type)
Departure Time
From/To
(Regular Fare)/
Festival Fare
Starting From
GAVRIO
(REGULAR KTEL BUS)
Pay on Bus
9:30am – From Gavrio
to Chora
(1 hour duration) 
(4€) / 2€
Returning to
GAVRIO
(SPECIAL 
FESTIVAL BUS)
6:00pm – from Chora
to Gavrio
4€
Starting From
Batsi
(REGULAR KTEL BUS)
Pay on Bus
9:40am – From Batsi
to Chora
(50 minutes duration)
(4€) / 2€
Returning to
BATSI
(SPECIAL 
FESTIVAL BUS)
6:00pm – from Chora
to Batsi
4€
Starting From
ORMOS KORTHI
(REGULAR KTEL BUS)
Pay on Bus
8:20am – From Ormos Korthi
to Chora 
(duration 1 hour)
(4.5€) / 3€
Returning to
ORMOS KORTHI
(SPECIAL 
FESTIVAL BUS)
6:00pm – From Chora
to Ormos Korthi
4.5€

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 taking part in other activities of the festival


Details

Date:
15 October 2019
Time:
10:30 am – 6:00 pm
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Organizers

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