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October 2018

ARCHIVE – Saturday 6 October – 6.4km – Amolochos through the Watermills of Frousei to Makrotantalos – Lunch of Local Produce

6 October 2018 @ 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: 9.45 am - Meeting point: Gavrio bakery From the meeting point we will travel by coach to the mountain village of Amolochos in Northern Andros, a village of the Cavo Doro. The hike begins by descending the overgrown valley through the scattered settlements of Amolochos with…

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ARCHIVE – Sunday 7 October – 7km – Batsi to Agios Petros – Tower visit – Lunch of Local produce

7 October 2018 @ 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: 9.45 am - at Gavrio Bakery for transport to start of the hike at Batsi Starting point for hike: 10.00  am Batsi waterfront parking Meet outside the Gavrio bakery for transport to the picturesque seaside settlement of Batsi where…

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ARCHIVE – Monday 8 October – 12km – Batsi – Plakotos Route – Aprovato – Paleopoli Archaelogical Museum – Fishermen’s Feast

8 October 2018 @ 9:30 am

  A hike of 12 km with spectacular views to the west coastline from the mountains above. The hikes travels from Batsi to Paleopolis, the ancient capital of Andros. After the hike, a guided tour of the Paleopoli Archaeological Museum and the Open Space of Paleopolis followed by a Feast of fishermen at the Paleopolis theatre. Meeting time: 9.30 am - Meeting point: Batsi, seafront parking The hike starts from the picturesque seaside village of Batsi. Taking the old paved…

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ARCHIVE – Tuesday 9 October – 5.7km – Remata – Arni – Katakilos – Lunch of local dishes

9 October 2018 @ 9:45 am

 A 5.7 km hike into the green interior of Andros followed by a lunch of local dishes Meet: 9.45 am - at transport pick-up point 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 Arni. The hike continues upward to enjoy the views towards the fertile valley of Arniopotamos and…

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ARCHIVE — Wednesday 10 October 2018 – 8Km – OLIVE OIL MUSEUM – PITROFOS – MENITES – Lunch of Local Dishes

10 October 2018 @ 9:45 am

Tour of the Olive Oil Museum followed by an 8km hike from the mountain village of Pitrofos, to the fertile Mentei valley, traversing the slopes of the central Kouvaras mountain range. Lunch of local dishes and preparation of seasonal sweets by the Menites Cultural Association. Meet : 9.45 am - Pick-up point for transport, Batsi beach front parking The hike starts from the scenic Batsi bay where a coach will leave for the mountain village of Ano Pitrofos and the…

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ARCHIVE – Thursday 11 OCTOBER – MENITES- MESSARIA- ALADINOU- FOROS CAVE- PERA CHORIO

11 October 2018 @ 9:45 am

 A 6.3 km hike from the lush settlement of Menites, on to the historic settlement of Messaria, the arched bridges, the Foros cave at Aladinos and the picturesque settlement of Kourelio. Guided tour of the Foros cave at Aladinos. Lunch of local dishes and a chance to play the local game "Chouvia" hosted by the Pera Chorio Association. Hike Meeting Time : 9:45 am. Meeting point: The Menites spring Our hike starts at the lush settlement of Menites famous…

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ARCHIVE – Friday 12 October- LIVADIA CIRCULAR HIKE – PANACHRANTOS MONASTERY- FARM VISIT & SNACK – SPECIAL FILM SCREENING OF MICRA ANGLIA

12 October 2018 @ 9:45 am

   A 6.3 Km hike from Panachrantos Castle Monastery, to the fertile valley of Livadia. Visiting and touring the Panahrantos Monastery, the Liokitra Estate and the Raptakis estate and a light snack from the Livadia Association. In the evening, a special screening of the film "Little England" by Andros Cinema Society Meeting Time : 9:45 am. -Meeting Point for transport to start of hike: Chora, Voyiatzidis building The hike starts with a transfer by coach to the impressive Panachrantos…

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ARCHIVE – Saturday 13th October – CHORA – GALIA BEACH – STENIES – APATOURIA – APOIKIA

13 October 2018 @ 9:45 am

 Morning tour of the Archaeological Museum followed by an afternoon hike of 6km from Chora via Gialia beach and the Apoikia valley and Stenies. Guided tour of Agia Irini Monastery. Lunch with local cuisine and dance hosted by the Associations, residents, and professionals of Apoikia Meting Time morning Museum Tour : 9.20am - meeting Point : Chora Archeological Museum Meeting Time afternoon hike : 16.00  - Meeting Point : Chora, Nibourio beach car park The hike starts along the…

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ARCHIVE — Sunday 14 October 2018 – EVENING HIKE – AGIOS NIKOLAOS MONASTERY-ACHLA BRIDGE/RIVER – VOURKOTI

14 October 2018

 In the morning, a visit to the exhibition of contemporary art of the Kydonieos Foundation as well as to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chora is recommended.  In the afternoon, a 5km afternoon hike descending from the Agios Nikolaos Monastery to the lush riverbed and arched bridge of the Achla river and then ascending to the highest mountain village of Andros, Vourkoti. Finally, a lovely lunch, provided by the Vourkoti Association including the local speciality "fourtalia" (local omelette…

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ARCHIVE – Monday 15 October – DIPOTAMATA –A TOUR OF THE EPANO KASTRO CASTLE – KOCHILOU – KORTHI BAY & LOCAL SNACKS BY KOCHILOU CULTRURAL ASSOCIATION

15 October 2018 @ 9:45 am

 A hike through the valley of Dipotamata, with its many watermills, passing the plateau of the Venetian Castle , Epano Kastro, through the picturesque settlements of Kochilou and Rogo and finishing in the beautiful Bay of Korthi. Hiking meeting time: 9.45am Meeting point: Chora, Vogiatzidi building From the meeting point, we will be transported by coach to the start of the famous Dipotamata ravine. We will descend through an impressive cobbled path down to the riverbed with its arched…

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ARCHIVE – Tuesday 16 OCTOBER – EXO VOUNI – MESA VOUNI – GIANISEO – LARDIA – ORMOS KORTHI

16 October 2018 @ 9:45 am

 Display this map on a full screen 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. Hike Meeting Time: 9:45 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…

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ARCHIVE — Wednesday 17 October 2018 – AIDONIA – PISO MERIA – TROMARCHIA MONASTERY

17 October 2018 @ 9:45 am

 A 7.1 km hike from the foot of the Rachi mountain range and the picturesque settlement of Aidonia, through the villages of Korthi, Ammonakliou, Nionas and Piso Meria, ending at the Tromarchia Monastery. Meeting time: 9.45 am Meeting point: Korthi Bay, seafront roundabout at the town entrance From the meeting point there is coach transport to the picturesque settlement of Aidonia with its impressive tower houses. Our walk starts at the spring - the only spring with marble washing…

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ARCHIVE – Thursday 18 OCTOBER 2018 – KAPPARIA CIRCULAR ROUTE & FEAST AT KAPPARIA

18 October 2018 @ 9:45 am

Display the map in an enlarged format 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 time: 9.45 am Meeting point: Korthi Bay, roundabout at the seafront town entrance From the meeting point coach transport takes us to the picturesque settlement of Kapparia where our hike begins. We will descend into the village of Mousionas , with its impressive well-built stone houses –…

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ARCHIVE – Sunday 21 OCTOBER – 8.8km – MAINTENANCE HIKE BATSI – KATAKILOS – ARNI

21 October 2018 @ 3:30 pm

 Click for Large Map An 8.8 km Path Maintenance hike from the west coast and Batsi to the central Andros mountain and the Arni valley followed by a "Wine Festival" with local cuisine provided by the Arni Association. Meeting time: 9.45 am  Meeting point: Batsi waterfront parking At the start of the hike we cross the scenic seaside settlement of Batsi  to the ancient wide paved path known as the Plakotos Route and turn towards Katakilos.  We pass through…

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Tuesday 23 OCTOBER – MOUNTAIN RIDGE OF VOURKOTI – VOURKOTI – KATAKALAIOI – APIKIA

23 October 2018 @ 9:45 am

 ( click here to see an enlarged map) A 5.5 km hike in Central Andros. Guided tour of Agia Irini Monastery. Lunch with local products. Meeting time: 9.45 am - Meeting & Walking point: Batsi waterfront parking We travel by bus from the picturesque town of Batsi to the starting point of our walk over the mountain ridge of the Vourkoti area. Our hike takes us downhill towards the mountain village of Vourkoti. We walk along the riverbed of the…

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ARCHIVE – Thursday 25 OCTOBER – 6.4km – TROMARCHIA CIRCULAR ROUTE & LUNCH OF LOCAL PRODUCE

25 October 2018 @ 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. CLICK HERE to see a full screen map of the hike Meeting time: 9.45 am - 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…

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ARCHIVE — Friday 26 October 2018 – 8km – ORMOS KORTHI – KOCHYLOU – EPANO KASTRO – DIPOTAMATA – SYNETI FOLKLORE MUSEUM

26 October 2018 @ 9:45 am

 An 8 km hike in South Andros from Korthi Bay through Kochylou, the Epano Kastro (Upper Castle) and the valley of Dipotamata. A tour of the Upper Castle and at the end of the hike a visit to the Syneti Folk Museum with refreshments of local produce in Syneti. CLICK HERE to see the hike on a full screen map Meeting time: 9.45 am  Meeting point: Korthi Bay, seafront roundabout at the entrance to town The hike starts from the…

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ARCHIVE – SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER – 6km -CHORA – YPSILOS – LAMIRA – MENITES.

27 October 2018 @ 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. CLICK HERE to see the hike on a full screen map Meeting time: 9.45 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…

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ARCHIVE — SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER 2018 – 5km – LIVADIA CIRCULAR ROUTE

28 October 2018 @ 9:45 am

   A 5 km hike on the lush circular Livadia route. Tour & snack at Liokitra Estate in Livadia.. CLICK HERE  for a full screen map of the hike Meeting time: 9.45 am - Meeting point: Chora, Vogiatzidis building From Chora we will walk through the Livadia neighbourhood, past manicured estates surrounded by elegent high walls and under the arched bridge to the river bed of the Megalo river. The circular route returns to Chora via Pera Chorio .…

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October 2019

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

5 October @ 10:15 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 Makrotantalo. 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 – 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 @ 10:15 am

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 Meeting times: 10:30 am -  Batsi, seafront parking for the start of the hike. The hike starts from the picturesque seaside…

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

7 October @ 10:15 am

A 7km Hike from Batsi to the Agia Kastro Monastery and on to Agios Petros ancient tower.  A feast at Agios Petros spring hosted by the Agios Petros Cultural Association followed by aguided tour of this Hellenistic period tower. Meeting times: 10:30 am -  Batsi, seafront parking for the start of the hike. Meet outside the Gavrio bakery for transport to the picturesque seaside settlement of Batsi where the hike starts from the large carpark on the waterfront. The first…

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Tuesday 8 October 2019 – 5.7km – Remata – Arni – Katakilos – Lunch of local dishes

8 October @ 10:15 am

A 5.7 km hike into the green interior of Andros followed by a lunch of local dishes in Katakilos Meeting Times: 10:30 am at Batsi seafront parking 10:50 at Remata at the bridge by the river bed 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…

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Wednesday 9 October – Hike Free Day

9 October @ 9:45 am

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Thursday 10 October 2019 – 5.5km – Apikia – Coffee in Katakalei – Vourkoti – Lunch of local dishes – Tour of Agia Irini Monastery

10 October @ 10:15 am

A 5.5 km hike with stunning views. From the wooded village of Apikia and Pytharia waterfalls through the mountain village of Katakalei to the highest settlement in Andros, Vourkoti, where a lunch will be served and then a visit to the Agia Irini Monastery. Meeting Times: 10:30am - Nimborio Port/Beach Parking for bus to Apikia 10:45am - Apikia square We will travel by bus from Chora to the starting point of our hike in Apikia with its famous springs. The…

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

11 October @ 10:15 am

A 6.3 km hike from the lush settlement of Menites, on to historic Messaria, over arched bridges, to the Foros cave at Aladinou and the picturesque settlement of Koureli. Guided tour of the Foros cave at Aladinou. Lunch of local dishes and a chance to play the local game "Tsounia" hosted by the Pera Chorio Association. Meeting Times : 10:30 am. 10:30 am - Chora Vogiatzidis Building near the Police Station for a bus to Menites 10:45 am - Menites…

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Saturday 12 October 2019 – 4.8 km – Circular hike in Arni – Lunch of local produce

12 October @ 10:15 am

A 4.8 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 times: 10:15 am - Chora, Nimborio Port/Beach Parking 10:15 am - Gavrio Bakery 10:30 am - Batsi seafront parking 11 am - Arni church 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…

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

13 October @ 10:15 am

A 6.3 km hike from the Panachrantos Monastery, through the fertile valley of Livadia for a meal of Local Dishes at and then back to Chora Meeting Times : 10:30am 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. We then pass successive intersections with other hiking routes before crossing…

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Monday 14 October 2019 – 9.4km – Vourkoti to St. Nikolaos Monastery- Fiesta near Achla Beach

14 October @ 9:30 am

A 9.4km hike from the mountainous settlement of Vourkoti taking the arched bridge over the Achla river to the St. Nikolaos Monastery for a short visit and then to Achla beach for a swim and a Fiesta of local dishes, music and dancing. A shorter hike of 4.2km is possible by joining at St Nikolaos monastery.  Meeting Times: 9:30 am - Chora, Nimbourio port/beach car park 10:00 am - Vourkoti, outside Vrachos Restaurant 11:30 am - Chora, Nimbourio port/beach car park…

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

15 October @ 10:15 am

A 6 km hike from Chora through the scenic hamlets of Ypsilos, Lamira, Mesa Vourio and Menites. Appetizers and traditonal dishes at the Menites Association community centre. Meeting time: 10:30 am  Chora, Vogiatzidis building The hike starts from the capital of Andros, Chora, then heads for the Louria river ascending to the picturesque Ypsilou village. We will walk along beautiful lanes through Lamira and Mesa Vouni, past neat houses with lovely gardens and springs. Then we walk along a wooded section…

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