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LUSH VEGETATION AND WATER ABUNDANCE

Hiking Tour through mountain ranges and verdant ravines

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Hike through old paved trails and verdant landscapes

Meet your guide in the morning and get to the verdant and mountainous village of “Arni”. On this half day hiking tour we explore the mainland of the island through fertile ravines and streams, old abandoned farm houses, small forests of oaks, planes, chestnut and walnut trees.

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The village is built on a smooth slope at an altitude of 500 meters. The area is one of the most forested on the island. The park of Kanavas is a natural beauty area with rich vegetation and running waters.

“Arvanites” settled in the area of Arne in the 14th century after the invitation of the Venetian conquerors. The old dialect remains in use in the region even today, though, it is spoken by few.

The trail crosses three consecutive hills in absolute beauty scenery and descends towards “Katakoilos” where the river passes through the scattered settlement. After a short rest and a light picnic at the shady square of the village, the route continues to Batsi. With beautiful view to the sea and to Batsi bay, a well preserved narrow trail with the typical dry stone walls, leads us to the town.

A route of great variety and wealth of rural landscapes connecting central with south Andros.

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Our Route.

  • Persons:

    min 4- max 10

  • Tour Duration:

    4 hours

  • Departure:

    Every Day upon request

  • Hiking Route Starting Point:

    Arni

  • Hiking Route Ending Point:

    Batsi

  • Transfers:

    Yes (from Batsi to the starting point)

Technical description

  • Andros Route Hiking Network:

  • Walking Time:

    3 hours

  • Distance:

    9 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 hiking tour will take place with an extra charge

Highlights:

Arni Village

Magnificent landscapes

Lush vegetation and water abundance

Katakoilos Village

Views to Batsi bay and the sea

Rich biodiversity

Inclusions:

A guided hiking tour with a local naturalist leader.

English, French, Italian-speaking tour leader.

Snacks and water.

Safety & First Aid equipment.

Τransfers to the starting point

Exclusions:

Gratuities (optional)

Pic nic (optional)

Know before you go:

  • The hikes offer a moderate hike with a maximum of 4-5 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
  • Confrimation and meeting points info upon booking

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