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Hiking Tour to Panachrados Monastery

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Hike through the old Venetian trails

Meet your guide in the morning in Chora and get a transfer to the abundant ravines of Menites, where a small detour takes us to the springs. 

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This magnificent hiking trip starts from the green village and via an excellent trail under the shade of plane trees leads us to the settlement of Messaria, the old Byzantine center of the island. With our destination being the Panachrantou Monastery (alt.500m), a living historical and architectural monument (wooden carved temple 18th c, library etc), we follow the paved path, crossing the legendary arched bridge of Stichiomeni (The Haunted). After a challenging uphill for some minutes we arrive at the abandoned village of Petrias, a monument of Andros folk architecture. Upon our arrival to the monastery the hospitable monks guide us around. After a short rest and a picnic at the monastery’s yard, we will start our way back to Chora.

This time heading to Livadia and through the “Potamos” stream we reach Andros Town to end our hiking tour.

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Our route

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  • Tour Duration:

    5 hours

  • Persons:

    4-10

  • Departure:

    Every Day

  • Starting Time:

    09.30 am

  • Hiking Route Starting Point :

    Menites

  • Hiking Route Ending Point:

    Chora 

  • Meeting Point:

    Chora 09.00

  • Transfers:

    Yes  (to the starting point)

Technical description

  • Andros Route Hiking Network:

  • Walking Time:

    4 hours

  • Distance:

    11 km

  • Difficulty:

    Moderate

Details:

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.

Highlights:

Springs in Menites

The medieval stone bridge “Sticheomeni”

The Panachrados Monastery

The ruins of the abandoned stone settlement of Petria

The Megalos Potamos, river

Magnificent views

Inclusions:

A guided hiking tour with a local naturalist leader

English, French, Italian-speaking tour leader

Snacks and water

Safety & First Aid equipment

Transfer 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. One Foot Forward 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
  • Meeting point will be given upon booking confirmation

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