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THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER 2019 – A SHORT VISIT TO THE BYZANTINE CHURCH OF AGIOS IOANNIS & A 7KM HIKE FROM AIDONIA-PISO MERIA-TROMARCHIA MONASTERY & LUNCH OF LOCAL DISHES

17 October @ 10:30 am 4:30 pm


A short visit to the Byzantine church of Agios Ioannis Theologos followed by a 7km hike in South Andros from the Aidonia village through the foothills of the Rachi mountain range to Piso Meria and to the Tromarchia Monastery. Lunch of Local dishes.

The day starts with a coach transfer from the meeting point in Ormos Korthi to the Byzantine church of Agios Ioannis Theologos in Korthi village. Then another coach transfer to the starting point of the route to Aidonia beautiful marble springs. We cross the beautiful village of Aidonia with the tower houses and after crossing the skewed bridge, a remarkable folk art work, we continue through the picturesque villages of Korthi, Amonakleiou, Nionas, and the area of Piso Meria to the Tromarchia Monastery. The view towards the west coast is breathtaking.

At the end of the hike, at around 2:30pm, in the ancient Monastery courtyard, lunch of local produce, by the Parents Association of Piso Meria school.

At around 4:30pm, after the meal, Special Festival buses will run back to Ormos Korthi, Chora, Batsi and Gavrio.

Hike : Aidonia-Amonakleiou-Nionas-Piso Meria-Tromarchia Monastery, 
Distance : 7km
Difficulty: medium-difficult

Meeting Times & Places:

10:30am : Ormos Korthi, roundabout by seafront at entrance to town

10:40am : Korthi village, for a visit to Agios Ioannis Theologos church (for the bus to the hike)

11:10am: Aidonia village at the spring (for the start of the hike)

Departure Times & Places:

4:30pm Tromarchia Monastery (see below for return transport options)


Activity Prices:

Hike – Free

Visit to Agios Ioannis Theologos church – free

Lunch of local produce – 11€

Transport Prices:

See below for transport prices, routes and meeting points.


Hike Transport
From and to the Ormos Korthi Meeting Point

Price
10.30am – Ormos Korthi, seaside roundabout –
to the church of Agios Ioannis Theologos and then Aidonia
2€
4:30pm – From Tromarchia Monastery back to Ormos Korthi3€
If you are planning to travel to and from the hike
Gavrio, Batsi or Chora by bus, you need to pre-book and
purchase the outward journey from Ormos Korthi
(as your morning bus will come to link with the hike transport).
For the return journey to these places select an option below.


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

Below are the details of SPECIAL FESTIVAL BUS transport to and from CHORA, BATSI and GAVRIO to Ormos Korthi, to link up with the start of the hike and returning from Tromarchia Monastery after the meal at the end of the hike. Don’t forget to book your ticket on these services on our Registration & Booking page.

Location/
Direction
Departure time/ from / toPrice
From Batsi &
Gavrio
(SPECIAL FESTIVAL BUS)
9:20am from Gavrio
to Ormos Korthi
(Duration 1 hour 10 mins)
9:30am from Batsi
to Ormos Korthi
(Duration 1 hour)
4.5€
To Batsi &
Gavrio
(SPECIAL 
FESTIVAL BUS)
4:30pm
from Tromarchia Monastery
to Gavrio & Batsi
4.5€
From
Chora
(SPECIAL 
FESTIVAL BUS)
9:40am from Chora
to Ormos Korthi
(Duration 1 hour)
4€
To
Chora and Ormos Korthi
(SPECIAL 
FESTIVAL BUS)

4.30 from Tromarchia Monastery
and then

5:00pm from Ormos Korthi
to Chora
3€


4€

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:
17 October 2019
Time:
10:30 am – 4:30 pm
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