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Discover ancient paths, visit the olive oil museum, taste local dishes

Hiking Tour to Palaiopoli Waterfalls and Pitrofos

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Manmade works of art by stone, harmonious to the environment

Meet your guide in the morning at your meeting point in Batsi and join one of the most interesting hikes of Andros with splendid view to the sea, reaching the high mountain of Kouvara. Listen to stories and legends from our guides with a deep local knowledge and let us take you on a journey back in time following the old Venetian footsteps.


With this exciting half day hiking experience we follow the old path which connected south west Andros to the central villages and Chora, the so-called “Ample Way” (Fardia Strata). Starting from Batsi with panoramic view to the west coast we head to Paleopolis for a first stop. The route crosses steep mountain slopes with holy-oak, wild olives and seasonal crops. The shady stoned-path, which has a wonderful view of the sea, passes springs, stone water tanks, old farmhouses, unusual rock formations and two waterfalls, flowing down the steep hills of Kouvara, impressively appearing through the dense plantation of Paleopolis. The main route then turns north-east, passing above the Melida watermills and leading towards Ano Pitrofos through a rocky landscape. We make a worthwhile stop to visit the Cyclades’ Olive Museum, a renovated olive press. Our route continues through the picturesque village of Pitrofos to end at the local tavern “Tou Zozef” with special dishes of Andros.

*If you wish to hike less then choose to start from Ano Aprovato, and experience a 9km walk.  Meet the rest of the group in front of the “Balcony of the Aegean” restaurant. Check for details on your BOOK NOW form.

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.

Leslie, France


Our Route.

  • Cost:


  • Tour Duration:

    6 hours

  • Persons:


  • Departure:

    upon request

  • Starting Time:

    08.30 am

  • Hiking Route Starting Point:

    Batsi or Ano Aprovato

  • Hiking Route Ending Point:


  • Transfers:

    Yes : from the ending point to the meeting point.

  • Meeting Point:

    Batsi at 08.30

    *Ano Aprovato 10.30

Technical description

  • Andros Route Hiking Network:

  • Walking Time:

    4,5-5hrs / 3hrs

  • Distance:

    13 km or 9km

  • Difficulty:



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

For less than four (4) people the hiking tour will take place with an extra charge


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

Steep mountain slopes with holy-oak, wild olives and seasonal crops

Exceptional cobbled path and unusual rock formations

Palaiopoli waterfalls

Watermills of Melida

Visit to the Olive Oil Museum

Taste the dishes of Andros at “Tou Zozef”


A guided hiking tour with a local naturalist leader.

English, French, Italian-speaking tour leader.

Visit Olive Oil Museum.

Snacks and water.


Safety & First Aid equipment.

Transfer back to the meeting point.


Gratuities (optional)

Know before you go:

  • The hikes offer a moderate hike with a maximum of 4-5 hours walk. This tour requires 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. One Foot Forward is not responsible for any accidents or mishaps directly or indirectly related to the tour. (See Terms & Conditions)
  • Children over 12 years old can book when accompanied by an adult.
  • Confirmation and meeting points info will be received at the time of booking

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