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A Scenic Hike

Hike the Old Venetian Road

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Hike the “Fardia Strata” from Ano Pitrofos to Batsi

On this amazing day you will hike from the picturesque village of Pitrofos, and through the highest slopes of Palaiopolis to the cosmopolitan seaside town of Batsi. Part of the Venetian trail that connected the east to west, this old cobbled path will lead you to one of the most impressing natural sights of the island, the Palaiopoli waterfall. With splendid views to the Aegean Sea and to the submerged old port of the ancient city, you will experience one of the most beautiful walking routes of the hiking network of Andros. 

Via Ferrata Andros

Meet your guide in the morning at the starting point in Ano Pitrofos, at the Olive Oil Museum, and join one awesome hiking tour. Enjoy splendid views to the sea, reaching the high mountain of Kouvara, walk on ancient paths, listen to stories and legends from our guides,  and let us take you on a journey back in time following the old Venetian footsteps .

At the end of the tour drop off at the meeting points. 

Just perfect to discover the beautiful Island of Andros
a great experience! Moreover the walk, you discover the local way of life, the history of the island and also all the varieties of plants and wildlife.

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Our Route

  • Persons:

    min 4- max 10

  • Tour Duration:

    5 hours (walking time around 3,5 hrs)

  • Starting Time:

    08.30 am

  • Starting Point:

    Ano Pitrofos

  • Ending Point:


  • Pick up/Drop off:

    Upon request

Technical description

  • Andros Route Hiking Network:


  • Distance:

    12 km 

  • Walking Time:

    4,5 hrs (about)

  • Difficulty:



For guests from other parts of the island, pick up from their accommodation upon request.

For less than four (4) people this activity will take place upon request.


Panoramic view to the west coast and the ancient port of Palaiopolis

Exceptional cobbled path and unusual rock formations

Two small waterfalls


Experienced qualified hiking guides, English speaking

Snacks and water.

Safety & First Aids equipment.

Transfer back to the meeting point.


Gratuities (optional)

Personal expenses

Know before you go:

  • The hikes offer a moderate hike with a maximum of 3-4 hours walk. This tour requires a reasonable physical and mental health on behalf of all participants!
  • This tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
  • If you fear heights or you you have back or muscular problems should not take part in this activity
  • Children less than 7 years old are not allowed.
    Younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Necessary: long trousers, appropriate shoes and socks, hat and sunscreen, towel, swimming gear
  • Insurance: Participants should be covered by their own personal travel-health insurance prior to the trip. The personal insurance must at least cover medical expenses as well as air rescue and the cost of repatriation. One Foot Forward is not responsible for any accidents or mishaps directly or indirectly related to the tour. (See Terms & Conditions)

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