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FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER 2019 – 5.5KM + 2KM – CHORA – SYNETI FOKLORE MUSEUM- DIPOTAMATA – A TOUR OF OF THE UPPER CASTLE (KASTRO) – KOCHYLOU FOR MEAL OF LOCAL PRODUCE

18 October 2019 @ 10:30 am 5:00 pm

A hike of 5.5km + 2Km. The first part from Chora to Syneti for a visit to the Folklore Museum. Then the second part from Dipotamata, through the valley with its many watermills, weather permitting, a detour (2Km) to the plateau of the Venetian Castle, Epano Kastro, and from there on to the picturesque settlement of Kochylou for a meal of  local dishes.

From Chora, we descend towards Paraporti bay and then on an undulating route over the hills with lovely views to the east coast over Lidi beach. Following this, we will arrive at the tarmac road where a bus will be waiting to take us down to the hamlet of Syneti for a visit to the local folklore museum and a snack. From Syneti a bus will transport us over the short section of the main road to the entrance to Dipotamata valley where we will walk down the impressive cobbled path down to the riverbed with its arched bridge and stunning watermill ruins, enjoying the rugged landscape. We start to ascend towards the area of the Pano Kastro and if weather permits, the hike includes a 2 km detour to the Venetian Castle, Epano Kastro, to tour this archaeological site with magnificent views over the rural landscape of Korthi.  The hike continues to the picturesque settlement of Kochylou.

At around 3.00pm a meal will be provided in Kochylou by the local Kochylou Cultural Association

Return by bus to Chora and Ormos Korthi by bus at around 4pm

Hike: Dipotamata-Upper Kastro-Kochillos-Rogos-Ormos Korthi
Distance : 5.5km + 2 km,
Difficulty : medium-difficult

Meeting Times & Places:

10:30am – Chora, Vogiatzidis Building

Departure Time & Place:

5:00pm – See below for transport at the end of the hike and meal from Kochylou


Prices of Activities:

Hike – Free

Tour of the Upper castle – Free

Lunch of local produce – 11.5€

Τranport Prices:

See below for transport prices, routes and meeting points.


Hike Transport
1€
From Syneti Foklore Museum to the
second part of the hike at Dipotamata
This hike is in 2 sections with a bus
journey between them. If you want to
complete the full hike you need to
pre-book your place on the bus on our
Registration & Booking pages

Transport to and from the hike from other parts of the island

Outward Travel in the Morning
From Gavrio & Batsi the local regular KTEL bus will reach Chora in time for the hike start. Registered Festival Members will get a 50% discount on the fare by showing their ID badge. Fares should be paid on the bus.

From Ormos Korthi a Special Festival Bus will run to reach Chora in time for the start of the hike. If you need transport from Ormos Korthi, this must be booked in advance on our Registration and Booking pages.

Return Travel at the end of the meal at Kochylou
Special Festival Buses will run to Ormos Korthi, Chora, Gavrio & Batsi.
Travel on Special Festival Buses needs to be booked in advance on our Registration & Booking pages.

Location/
Direction/
Service Type
Departure time/ from / to Regular Fare / 
Festival Fare
From Gavrio & Batsi
(Regular KTEL
bus service)
9:30am – from Gavrio
to Chora
(duration 1 hour)
9:40am – from Batsi
to Chora
(duration 50 minutes)
4€ / 2€
Return to
Gavrio & Batsi
(Special
Festival Bus)
5:00pm – from Kochylou
to Batsi & Gavrio
(via Ormos Korthi)
6.5€
Return to
Chora
(Special
Festival Bus)
5:00pm.- from Kochylou
to Chora
3€
From Ormos Korthi
(Special
Festival Bus )
9:45am
from Ormos Korthi
to Chora
(duration 1 hour)
4€
Return to
Ormos Korthi
(Special
Festival Bus)
5:00pm- from Kochylou
to Ormos ~Korthi
2€

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:
18 October
Time:
10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Organizers

Andros Routes
Andros Routes
Kochilou Cultural Association