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SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER 2019 – 8.9KM – BATSI – PLAKOTOS ROUTE – APROVATO – KOUTSI BEACH – FISHERMEN’S FEAST AT PALEOPOLIS – GUIDED TOUR OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM & A VISIT TO THE ANCIENT ACROPOLIS

6 October @ 10:30 am 7:00 pm

A hike of 8.9 km with spectacular views to the west coastline from the mountains above. The hike travels from Batsi to Koutsi beach  followed by a  fishermen’s feast at Paleopolis the ancient capital of Andros. After the meal there will be a guided visit of the Paleopolis Archaelogical Museum and a visit to the Ancient Acropolis of Paleopolis

The hike starts from the picturesque seaside village of Batsi. Taking the old paved “Plakotos route” to the foothills of the central Kouvara mountain range, we will enjoy the spectacular views towards the western coastline. From there to the delightful rural settlement of Ano Aprovato where we descend to the un-spoilt Koutsi beach.  At the beach, there will be an opportunity to swim for those who want to. After a stop at the beach, we will return to the road above where a bus will take us to the terraced village of Paleopolis, the ancient capital of the island for 1000 years,the capital of the island in antiquity, ending in the open theater next to the Archaeological Museum.

Lunch of local dishes, prepared by the Paleopolis Association, begins around 15:00pm.

At the end of the meal, at around 17:00pm, there will be a tour of the Paleopolis Archaeological museum & a short visit at the Ancient Acropolis of Paleopolis

At the end of the tour at around 19:00pm special Festival bus will be available to take hikers back to Batsi and Gavrio. For those that wish to return to Chora or Ormos Korthi the regular KTEL bus passes from Paleopolis around 19.50′. Check all available transport options below.

Hike: Batsi-Aprovato-Koutsi Beach
Distance: 8.9km
Difficulty: medium-difficult

Meeting Time and Place:

10:30am BATSI seafront parking

Departure Time and Place:

7:00pm Paleopolis, Archaeology Museum


Event Prices:

Hike – Free

Lunch of local produce – 12.5€

Transport Prices:

See below for transport prices, routes and meeting points.


Hike Transport 
Single Price 2€
Hike Transport – during the day
Festival transport will bring you
from the hike end in Aprovatou
to the lunch in Paleopolis and then
from Paleopolis to the Ancient Acropolis.


TRANSPORT TO AND FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE ISLAND

If you are coming from GAVRIO, CHORA, ORMOS KORTHI to join the hike start at BATSI, you can use the REGULAR KTEL BUS service. PLEASE PURCHASE A TICKET ON THE BUS .
Show your FESTIVAL ID to get the reduced fare.

At the end of the hike and meal in Paleopolis the SPECIAL FESTIVAL BUS will take you back to Batsi and Gavrio.
Don’t forget to book this on the Registration&Booking Form.

! If you wish to return at the end of the hike and meal from Paleopolis to Chora or Ormos Korthi, you can use the REGULAR KTEL BUS service. The bus is expected to go through Paleopolis around 19.50′. PLEASE PURCHASE A TICKET ON THE BUS. Show your FESTIVAL ID to get the reduced fare.

Direction
/Location 

REGULAR KTEL BUS
Times
(Regular Fare/
Festival Fare
From GAVRIO
(REGULAR KTEL BUS)
Pay on Bus
10:00am. GAVRIO to BATSI
(15 minutes duration)
2€ – 1€
Return to
GAVRIO
(SPECIAL
FESTIVAL BUS)
7:00pm. PALEOPOLIS to BATSI & GAVRIO2€
From CHORA
(REGULAR KTEL BUS)
Pay on Bus
8:20am. CHORA to BATSI
(45 minutes duration)
4€ – 2€
Returning to
CHORA
(REGULAR KTEL BUS)
Pay on Bus
7:40pm. BATSI to CHORA 4€ -2€
From ORMOS
KORTHI
(REGULAR KTEL BUS)
Pay on Bus
8:20am. ORMOS KORTHI to BATSI
(1 hour duration)
4,5€ – 3€
Return to
ORMOS KORTHI
(REGULAR KTEL BUS)
Pay on Bus
7:40pm. BATSI to CHORA
(Take CHORA bus and
change at STAVROPEDA)
4,5€ – 3€

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:
6 October 2019
Time:
10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Organizers

Andros Routes
Πολιτιστικός Σύλλογος Παλαιόπολης