Step by step guide to participating in the Festival…!

Its simple… just follow the steps below

From the 3d of October registrations and bookings for Hikes & Events will CLOSE 3 DAYS BEFORE the Hike & Event takes place. For example, on 10th October you will only be able to register but keep in mind that you will only be able to book Hikes & Events taking place on and after 13th October.

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    Select your dates

    The festival lasts 23 days. Stay for as many days as you like, come and go as you please, its up to you.

    Take a look at the event calendar showing each day’s hike and event at the link here, select which days suit you

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    Choose WHERE you will stay

    There are two options:

    Α. Stay in the areas we recommend in the description of each day’s activities in the Festival’s events calendar (Under the heading Suggested Areas For Overnight Stay at the bottom of each Event page). These areas differ from day to day as they follow the  location of the next day’s hike and related event. Essentially, they are the wider areas of Gavrio, Agios Petros, Batsi, Aprovato, Menites, Chora, Apoikia and Korthi. For each hike and event, the festival organisation has arranged transport from a convenient place near to the start of the hike and to return to after the events (village feasts, guided tours etc.) For example, Gavrio and the surrounding area is proposed for Overnight Stays on 6th and 7th October, while on 8th and 9th October the Batsi area is proposed and the Menites area on 10th October.

    For more information about which are the recommended areas to stay day by day, go here

    Β. You may stay outside the recommended areas if you like, but you need to make sure you have arranged transport to reach the start points and return for those hikes/events you want to attend.

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    Sign up for the Festival!

    Complete your registration for the Festival by completing the online form here

    The registration fee is € 15 per person, € 12 per person for groups of over 10 people, and € 10 per person for families with more than 3 members. When you arrive in Andros, you will receive the Festival Kit which includes:

    a. Festival id that you will show at each event you attend (for each type of registration, 1 per person)

    b. Material bag with the Festival logo (1 per person)

    c. Map of Andros (1 per person for groups and individual subscriptions and 1 map per family subscription)

    dAndros Routes gifts  – Andros Routes & Soap by Eleni pencil and badge (1 per person)

    Please note that participation in all hikes and archaeological tours are free of charge, while there will be a nominal fee for the events and village meals organised by the Cultural Associations and others groups.

    Please note, if you register as a group or family then all events selected will be booked for the whole group or family.  For example, if you register as a group of 12 people and are interested in events on each day from 6-10 October then the booking (and charge) will be for 12 people for each event booked. If individuals of your group want to split across different events then you should register each member as an individual.

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    Choose your accommodation

    You are certainly free to stay in any accommodation you like!  However, there are several businesses on the island who support our project by participating in our  Andros Routes – Hiking Friendly Partner scheme.

    Many of these partners have responded to our request to offer special prices for the Festival members. You can see their offers by region of Andros by clicking here. By supporting them you are indirectly supporting us.

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    Book your ferry tickets

    The two main ferry companies serving Andros are supporting the Festival and during the Festival they are offering discounts of 30% to anyone travelling on the Rafina – Andros – Tinos – Mykonos route. Discounts are also available on Ferries from other islands. For the latest on discounts CLICK HERE

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    Book the Festival events and hikes!

    Choose and book the Festival hikes/events that interest you. Reservations must be made for each component(hike/transport/event) of the days you are interested in, whether it is free of charge or not. All hikes are free of charge.

    If you have registered with the Festival as a group or family, then you will need to book each event you want to attend for all members of the group or family. If your group wants to split the members across different events and hikes then each member of the group or family should register as an individual.

    CLICK HERE to book Hikes and Events.

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    When you arrive on Andros

    We will make sure there is a festival kit delivered to the place you have indicated you will stay on your first night.

    If we don’t have information on where you will be staying on your first night, or if you have a home in Andros, you will be able to collect the Festival kit with your individual ID from the Festival’s central locations in the Gavrio, Batsi , Chora, Ormos Korthi. After you Register

    Check the latest announcement on the delivery of the Festival kits & Festival ID’s here

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    Participate in the Hikes and Events of the festival

    Once you have registered for the Festival and booked the events and hikes you want to go to, just show up at the meeting points described in the Hike & Event Pages of our website and on the Festival smartphone app.

We are looking forward to welcome you!