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Hiking & Adventure Jeep holidays

Let our local guides introduce you to the secrets of the islands

Walk and drive off the beaten track. Explore Andros island in a different way! With this adventure holiday you will discover hidden locations, admire breathtaking landscapes, relax on secret beaches, stroll through fascinating villages… We take you to “secret” places and explain you everything there is to know about the history, the agriculture and religion of the Greeks living on this island, while you are experience the most authentic cuisine of Cyclades.

Our experienced guides are fully First Aid and CPR certified.

Day by Day

Day 1

Arrival day and check-in at the hotel. Welcome drinks and Greek ‘mezes’ in the evening, first meeting and some information about the program.

Day 2: Explore the hinterland

In the morning we will drive to the mountainous are of Arni, exploring the dense forested area. From there we will start our walk through fertile ravines, old abandoned farmhouses, crossing the slopes as we meet small forests of oak trees, planes, chestnut and walnut trees, in an altitude of 500 m. At Katakoilos village we will stop for a light lunch and then we will continue the beautiful trail to end in Batsi Town.  Evening free

Hiking tour of 9 km, (Arni – Batsi) walking time around 3,5 hrs.

Day 3: Off road to Achla beach and to Andros Town

Today we will drive to the highlights of the Natura areas of the island at the eastern side of Andros, where a rare and protected wetland lies at Achla beach. A light hike to discover the area. Time for swimming and sunbathing and enjoying picnic by the river. Then, we will drive to the capital Andros Town, where we will spend some time to explore and visit the museums. Optional early dinner in the town. We will drive back to Batsi. 

Drive of 50 km – Walking tour of 2 km, walking time around 1 hr.

Day 4: Walk the mountains, visit the Olive Oil Museum, taste local dishes

Today you will experience one of the most interesting hikes of Andros with splendid view to the sea, reaching the high mountain of Kouvara. We will follow part of  the old trail which connected south west Andros to the central villages and Chora, the so-called “Ample Way” (Fardia Strata). The route crosses steep mountain slopes with holy-oak, wild olives and seasonal crops. The shady stoned-trail, 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 the mountain, 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 will 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. Transfer back to Batsi. Evening free

Hiking tour of 9 km ( Ano Aprovato – Pitrofos) walking time around 4 hrs.

Day 5: Froussei Valley, Zorgos beach and off road.

Today we will follow the small country roads and tracks to discover the hidden landscapes and villages of North Andros. Our first stop will be the millers’ village of Froussei. The adventure continues with a 40-minute walk along a ravine of unparalleled beauty.  You will be surprised with the derelict watermills and stone houses that were still open half-way through the 20th century, including the unique mill village in Andros that served the villages in the area around it. After your hike your guide will drive you for a swim to Zorgos beach, at the edge of one of the island’s wetlands. Enough time to swim, lay back, relax and enjoy some free time on the beach. Our trip continues on an off-road course along fairly even dirt roads crossing the mountainous region of North Andros and stops for a refreshing dive at one of the dozens beaches situated at the bottom of steep cliffs that we meet on the way. Before returning back the option of a generous and delicious meal at Kossis Farm awaits those who would wish to try local meat dishes. Drive of 35 km in an asphalt and track road.  Evening Free

Walking tour of 2 km, walking time 1 hr.

Day 6: Lefka wetland

Today we drive to the mountainous village of Remata where our hiking adventure will start. The location of the village Remata is one of the greenest on the island with rich vegetation, running water from the river of Arni. In the green stream you will meet old farmhouses, stoned grape mills, threshing floors .The scenery changes and gets wild with dense low vegetation, as you descend the path towards the beautiful unspoiled beach of Lefka crossing the river surrounded by reeds. Time to rest, swim and have a light picnic. You will continue your hike towards the north coastline, walking on an impressive strange rocky terrain “embroidered¨ by the saltiness and the north wind to end at Ateni Beach with a fresh swim and rest at the beach! You will get a drive back to Batsi and your evening is free of activities.

Hiking tour of 10 km (Remata – Lefka Beach – Ateni) walking time around 3,5 hrs.

Day 7: Departure Day

Depending on your departure time you will get a transfer to the port

  • Price

    from 1.250 €

  • Duration

    7 days / 6 nights

  • Persons

    2 – 8

  • Departure Dates

    Any time between March – November

  • Overnight

    Batsi Town

  • Trip Type

    Guided Walking and driving off road holiday 

  • Difficulty


  • Highlights

    Adventurous journey through the hidden corners of Andros

    Stunning views

    Enjoyable hiking day trips

    Leisure time to swim, relax & explore

    Tasty lunch with a variety of authentic Greek specialties

    Visit  Cyclade’s Olive Museum

  • Included services

    • 6 night accommodation with breakfast
    • Ferry tickets to / from Andros- Rafina
    • Diverse program including guided walking tours
    • Off Road drives and various activities
    • All meals and picnics as mentioned
    • All entry fees and necessary local transfers
    • 24 hour support on the island for any troubleshooting or advise
    • English-French-Italian speaking guide with local knowledge
  • Not included

    • Other than mentioned meals/beverages
    • Travel Medical Insurance
    • Athens Airport Transfers (upon request)

Trip Details

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)

Transportation: We travel by private cars, taxis or minivan. 

Accommodation: We stay in family run hotels or studio/apartments in the main towns (all with private facilities).The tour prices are based on double occupancy with breakfast.

Food: Every morning we have breakfast and picnic lunch on route. Then dinner, if included in the program. (Vegetarians are welcome on our tours. Ask for the special diet menu)

Group Size: 2-10 participants.

The walking tours offer a moderate level of difficulty with a maximum of 4 hours walk per day. Participants should be in good physical condition with a little experience.

Things you need to bring :

  • Daypack (approx. 20 lt.)
  • Trekking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Fleece
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimming suit

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