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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 - 5:30 pm
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 - 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 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 - 5:30 pm

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 - 5:00 pm

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 – Boat Trip to the protected island of Yiaros – Guided tour from WWF scientists – swimming and snorkeling – lunch

9 October @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit the island of Yiaros by boat. Take a walk to explore this historic exile site. A presentation by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) scientists on Yiaros’s rich biodiversity and their research findings. Take a sea swim in a protected area. A snack & a drink on board and return to Andros. From the Batsi Seafront Parking Meeting Point, we stroll to Batsi Port. There we board the boat for the trip to the historic site of Yiaros, once a place…

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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 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

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 - 5:30 pm

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 - 11:15 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 - 6:00 pm

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 - 6:30 pm

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 - 4:00 pm

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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WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER – A day dedictated to Chora. Museum Visits – A celebration with food and music by the Chora Women’s Association and Local Business Association – Showing of the film “LITTLE ENGLAND”

16 October @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am

The day is dedicated to the Chora area In the morning : Walk through the streets of Chora Tour of the Archaeological Museum of Chora Visit the permanent collection at the Andros Museum of Contemporary Art In the afternoon: A celebration with food, music and dance by the Chora Women's Association and Local Business Association At 19.30 : Screening of Panteli Voulgaris's film "Little England" based on the novel about Andros by Ioannis Karystiannis. The screening is free of charge…

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

17 October @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am

A short visit at the Byzantine church of Agios Ioannis Theologos followed by a 7 km 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. Meeting times:  10:30 : Ormos Korthi, roundabout at the entrance to town. 10:40 : Visit at the Byzantine church of Agios Ioannis Theologos 11.10 : Aidonia village springs-beginning of the hike The day starts with a…

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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 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 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. Meeting times: 9:45 am Korthi, Roundabout by sea front 10:15 am Chora, Voyiatzidis building Hikers can join this…

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

19 October @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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: 10.30 a.m.  - 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 reach…

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Sunday 20 OCTOBER 2019 – 4.5 KM – Kapparia Circular Route and feast at Kapparia

20 October @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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: 9:20 am - Gavrio, bakery stores 9:30 am - Batsi, seafront parking 9:40 am - Chora, Vogiatzidis estate 10:10 am - Korthi Bay, the roundabout at the seafront town entrance 10:20 am - Kapparia, Bakellas cafe and cake shop. Hikers can join this hike coming from Gavrio, Batsi, Chora or Ormos…

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