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Lush vegetation and water abundance

Hiking Tour at the watermills of Frousseoi


Explore the north of Andros

Meet your guide in the morning and get to the north of Andros. This half day hiking tour guides you on the trail of the old mill village of Frousseoi. One can be surprised by the use of water as energy in Andros, considered Cyclades is a dry and windy complex. The water mills of Andros are the clearest proof for the human ability to coexist with the natural environment and use it for their basic needs. A large number of water mills were built in the 19th century and around 1830 there were 137 in operation across the island.


Exploring with an experienced local guide, we walk through this unique ravine between Ammolohos and Palestou. Enjoy this walk along the stream where we meet ruins of watermills along, with homes that operated until the mid- 20th century and were altogether the unique mill village that served the surrounding villages. On today’s expedition we hike a small part of the stream, but enough to admire the architecture and the impressive operating system that supplied water to the water mills. Rest with a light picnic under the trees in lush vegetation, so surprising for a Cycladic island.

At the end of the hike, we go to the nearby beach of Zorgos with real blue crystal water. Swim and rest. Then we get back the meeting point.

Arianas’ knowledge about the fauna and history of the old water mills was really interesting and my daughter really enjoyed the walk stopping en route to play in the crystal clear water. We finished our walk at Zorgos beach probably the best beach I have ever been to and enjoyed a swim and picnic. A really enjoyable day.

Thank you Ariana and Trekking Andros

Simon H, Great Britain

Our Route.

  • Tour Duration:

    4 hours

  • Departure:

    Every Day

  • Persons:

    4-12

  • Starting Time:

    09.30 am

  • Hiking Route Starting Point:

    Frousseoi

  • Hiking Route Ending Point:

    Frousseoi

  • Transfers:

    Yes (to/from starting point/ending point

  • Meeting Point:

    Batsi at 08.45

    Gavrio at 09.00

Technical description

  • Andros Route Hiking Network:

  • Walking Time:

    2 hours

  • Distance:

    5 km

  • Difficulty:

    Easy

Details:

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

For less than 4 people the sightseeing tour will take place with an extra charge

Highlights:

The old stone watermills built in the 19th century

The impressive operating system

The impressive green scenery along the stream

Zorgos Beach

Inclusions:

A guided hiking tour with a local naturalist leader

English, French, Italian-speaking tour leader

Snacks and water

Safety & First Aid equipment

Transfer back to the meeting points

Exclusions:

Gratuities (optional)

Pic nic (optional)

Know before you go:

  • The hikes offer a moderate hike with a maximum of 2-3 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.
  • Necessary: long trousers, appropriate shoes and socks, hat and sunscreen.
  • 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. Trekking Andros & Outdoor Activities is not responsible for any accidents or mishaps directly or indirectly related to the tour. (See Terms & Conditions)
  • Children over 9 years old can book when accompanied by an adult.
  • Confirmation and meeting points info upon booking

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