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Get Familiar with Andros’ naval tradition, Explore Pythara Waterfalls

Half Day Hiking Tour

Our Route.

The tour starts between 08:00 and 09:00 am* (depending on weather conditions). For guests from other parts of the island, pick up from their accommodation upon request

Hiking Tour Duration around 4hours

This Half Day Hiking Tour is one of the best ways to get familiar with the rich naval tradition and history of the island, while you walk through picturesque settlements of Cycladic minimalism and neoclassical nobility. Experience the unique nature of the island as you hike through verdant landscapes and plentiful water springs.

  • Estimated budget:

    from 25€

  • Hiking route:

    Chora – Apoikia – Pythara Waterfalls – Chora

  • Distance:

    10 km  -450 m  +305 m

  • Walking time:

    3,5 hours

  • Difficulty level:


  • Availability:

    Daily Departures

  • Starting Time:

    Between 08.00 and 09.00 am
    (depending on weather conditions)

  • Meeting Point:

    Explore Andros Meeting Poing (pedestrian street Chora)

  • Pick up/Drop off:

    Upon request


Wetland at Giala Beach

The “Fabrica , Ebeirikos watermill

The stone bridge “Leontos” (Lion’s)

The Bistis-Mouvelas Tower

The Agadaki’s Tower (Apatouria)

Pythara Waterfall

Sariza Spring

The villages Stenies, Apoikia

The hike starts from Chora, following the coast of Neiborio and continues via the narrow uphill path to Gialia Beach, where the river forms a unique natural environment. The route crosses the riverbed and after a while the path leads up to “Fabrica” Ebeirikos Watermill, an interesting derelict factory, which gave life to the area before the second world war, producing pasta using a large watermill, and later a mechanized steam mill. The footpath follows the river, crosses the Leontos bridge and after a few challenging uphill steps we arrive at the impressive Bistis-Mouvelas Tower, dated from the 17th century, in Stenies Village.

Our hike follows a stepped path, across lush landscapes of oaks, olive and walnut trees, along the river,

to reach  Apikia Village and the famous Sariza Spring. We continue hiking, this time to Pythara waterfalls, where we will stop for a while to rest and relax with the sound of the water. For our way back, this time we will descend via a different excellent cobbled path and we will enjoy the magnificent view to the capital city and the Venetian Castle and the Lighthouse “Tourlitis’

Andros Route Hiking Network


The hiking starts/ends at Explore Andros Meeting Point in Chora.

This tour requires a reasonable physical and mental health on behalf of all participants!

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