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October 2019

Saturday 5 October 2019 – 6.4km – Amolochos through the Watermills of Frousei to Makrotantalos – Lunch of Local Produce

5 October @ 9:45 am
οικισμός Αμολόχου- μυλοχώρι Φρουσαίων, Γαύριο, φούρνοι
Andros, Ελλάδα
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A beautiful 6km hike through a valley of ruined watermills followed by a lunch local cuisine and local produce from northern Andros provided by the Association and the local community of Makrotantalos. Meeting time: 10:15 am - Meeting point: Gavrio bakery From the meeting point, we will travel by coach to the mountain village of Amolochos in Northern Andros.  The hike begins by descending the overgrown valley through the scattered settlements of Amolochos with old stone houses and olive trees. At…

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Sunday 6 October 2019 – 12km – Batsi – Plakotos Route – Aprovato – Paleopoli – Fishermen’s Feast

6 October @ 9:30 am

A hike of 12 km with spectacular views to the west coastline from the mountains above. The hike travels from Batsi to Paleopolis, the ancient capital of Andros. At the end of the hike a  fishermen's at Paleopolis. For those wanting something less demanding, there will be an opportunity to leave the hike and take transport to Paleopolis around the half way point. Meeting times: 10:00 am -  Gavrio Bakery for transport to Batsi seafront parking. 10:15 am -  Batsi,…

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Monday 7 October 2019 – 7km – Batsi to Agios Petros – Tower visit – Lunch of Local produce

7 October @ 9:45 am

  A hike from Batsi to the Agia Kastro Monastery and on to Agios Petros ancient tower. A guided tour of this Hellenistic period tower followed by a feast at Agios Petros spring hosted by the Agios Petros Cultural Association Meet: 10 am - at Gavrio Bakery for transport to start of the hike at Batsi Starting point for hike: 10.15  am Batsi waterfront parking Meet outside the Gavrio bakery for transport to the picturesque seaside settlement of Batsi where…

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Tuesday 8 October – 5.7km – Remata – Arni – Katakilos – Lunch of local dishes

8 October @ 9:45 am

A 5.7 km hike into the green interior of Andros followed by a lunch of local dishes in Katakilos Meet: 10 am  at Batsi seafront parking Hike start point : Remata - river bed by the bridge Following a coach transfer from Batsi, the hike starts in the forested area of Remata and Arni, passing along the river and streams of the alpine-like interior of Andros. The hike continues upward to enjoy the views towards the fertile valley of Arni and on…

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Wednesday 9 October – Hike Free Day

9 October @ 9:45 am

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Thursday 10 October 2019 – 4.8km – Apikia – Katakalei – Vourkoti – Lunch of local dishes

10 October @ 9:45 am

A 4.8 km hike with stunning views in Central Andros from Apikia through the mountain village of Katakalei to the highest settlement in Andros, Vourkoti, where a lunch will be served. Meet : 10:15 am Meeting point: Chora We travel by bus from Chora to the starting point of our walk in Apikia with its famous springs. We start uphill through wooded slopes to the small quaint village of Katakalei where we can enjoy stunning views of the valley and…

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Friday 11 October 2019 – 6.3km – Menites – Messaria – Aladinou – Foros Cave – Koureli – Tsouvia bowling game

11 October @ 9:45 am

A 6.3 km hike from the lush settlement of Menites, on to the historic settlement of Messaria, over arched bridges, to the Foros cave at Aladinos and the picturesque settlement of Kourei. Guided tour of the Foros cave at Aladinos. Lunch of local dishes and a chance to play the local game "Tsouvia" hosted by the Pera Chorio Association. Meeting Time : 10:15 am. Meeting point: Chora A bus will take hikers from the meeting point in Chora to the…

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Saturday 12 October 2019 – 5 km – Circular hike in Arni – Lunch of local produce

12 October @ 3:30 pm

A 5 km circular hike in the central mountainous area of Andros, through the lush green interior the Arni area ending with a lunch of local produce in Arni village. Meeting time: 10:15 am Chora and Gavrio - 10:30 Batsi Meeting points: Gavrio Bakery - Chora - Batsi seafront parking  Buses will leave from both Gavrio (calling at Batsi) and Chora to the start of the hike in the morning and return to these locations in the evening. The hike…

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Sunday 13 October 2019 – 6.3km – Visit to Panachrantos Monastery – Livadia – Chora

13 October @ 9:45 am

A 6.3 km hike from the Panachrantos Monastery, through the fertile valley of Livadia to Chora Meeting Time : 10:15 am. Meeting Point : Chora, Voyiatzidis building The hike starts with a transfer by coach to the impressive Panachrantos Monastery. After visiting the Monastery, the hike descends, giving wonderful views of Chora and the Messaria Valley, to the riverbed of the Livadia River. It then passes successive intersections with other hiking routes before crossing the riverbed of the Megálou Potamoú…

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Monday 14 October 2019 – 6km – St. Irini Monastery, Apikia, – St. Nikolaos Monastery – Achla beach – Lunch of Local Produce

14 October @ 9:45 am

A 6km hike that starts with a guided tour of St. Irini Monastery and then moves by bus to St. Nikolaos Monastery for a walk to Achla beach for a swim and a meal of  local produce.   Meeting Time : 10:15 am Meeting Point : Chora, Nibourio beach car park From Chora a  coach transport will take you by coach to the renovated Monastery of Saint Irini to visit the impressive church with marble icons as well as the…

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Tuesday 15 October 2019 – 6km -Chora – Ypsilos – Lamira – Menites.

15 October @ 9:45 am

A 6 km from Chora through the scenic hamlets of Ypsilos, Lamira, Mesa Vourio and Menites. Appetizers and a  hog roast at the Menites Association community centre. Meeting time: 10:15 am Meeting point: Chora, Vogiatzidis building The hike starts from the capital of Andros, Chora, then heads for the Lourio river ascending to the picturesque Ypsilos village. It follows a section of the route along beautiful lanes through Lamira and Mesa Vouni, past neat houses with lovely gardens and springs. Then…

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Wednesday 16 Οctober – Hike Free Day

16 October @ 9:45 am

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Thursday 17 OCTOBER 2019 – 6.4km – TROMARCHIA CIRCULAR ROUTE & LUNCH OF LOCAL PRODUCE

17 October @ 9:45 am

A 6.4 km hike in South Andros through the foothills of the Rachi mountain range from Piso Meria to the Tromarchia Monastery. Local dishes. Meeting time:11am Meeting point : Ormos Korthi, roundabout at the entrance to town. The day starts with a coach transfer from the meeting point in Ormos Korthi to the Tromarchia Monastery. After a short visit to the Monastery, the hike starts, walking north, enjoying the amazing views to the west of the island.  We pass through…

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Saturday 19 October 2019 – Exo Vouni – Mesa Vouni – Gianseo – Lardia – Ormos Korthi

18 October @ 9:45 am

A 6.2 km hike from the foothills of Gerakonas to Korthi Bay, crossing the picturesque villages of Exo Vouni and Mesa Vouni, through Gianiseo and Rogo. Meeting Time 11 a.m. Meeting point: Ormos Korthi – the roundabout at the entrance of the town From the meeting point, coach transport takes us to the village of Exo Vouni where the hike begins. Leaving this picturesque setting, we will head towards Mesa Vouni with its beautiful springs, ravines and shady woods to…

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Saturday 19 October 2019 – Exo Vouni – Mesa Vouni – Gianseo – Lardia – Ormos Korthi

19 October @ 9:45 am

    A 6.2 km hike from the foothills of Gerakonas to Korthi Bay, crossing the picturesque villages of Exo Vouni and Mesa Vouni, through Gianiseo and Rogo. Meeting Time 11 a.m. Meeting point: Ormos Korthi – the roundabout at the entrance of the town From the meeting point, coach transport takes us to the village of Exo Vouni where the hike begins. Leaving this picturesque setting, we will head towards Mesa Vouni with its beautiful springs, ravines and shady…

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Sunday 20 OCTOBER 2019 – Kapparia Circular Route and feast at Kapparia

20 October @ 9:45 am

  A 4.5 km hike along the lush wooded Kapparia Circular Route. A festival at Kapparia featuring local dishes and entertainment provided by the Kapparia Association Meeting times and Places: 10:15am - Gavrio, Bakery 11am - Korthi Bay, the roundabout at the seafront town entrance Hikers can join this hike in Gavrio or Korthi. A bus will leave Gavrio at 10:15 picking up any Korthio based hikers at 11am and proceed to the start of the hike at Kapparia. From…

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