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7 days guided hiking tour

Explore North West Andros

Walk , explore, experience Andros in Cyclades

The vibrant colours, the crystal clear springs, the little streams, the rich vegetation and the mountainous terrain is just one small hint for this 7-day walking holidays adventure on Andros in Cyclades. A selection of the most important routes located in the North West part of the island is ready to be explored! Yet one day would be dedicated to the capital city and the most important museums.
Let our local nature lovers guides to introduce you to the flora and fauna as well as history and culture of the greenest island in 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 with your group leader, where you will discuss the program and your personal needs. 

Day 2: Froussei Valley

You start your first walking tour in the very north of Andros walking through a unique ravine between Ammolohos and Palestou. Along the stream, you will meet ruins of watermills with homes that operated until the mid- 20th century.  At the end of the hike, we will drive to the nearby beach of Zorgos with its blue crystal water. Swim, rest, and have a light lunch at the seaside tavern. We drive back to the accommodation. Evening Free. 

Distance 6 km (Froussei Valley) walking time around 3 hrs. 

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Day 3: From the highest mountain to the sea

Today you will get a transfer to Arni Village where you will start your hiking day. One of the most beautiful routes of the network because of its diversity and the continuous landscape change. 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 with rich vegetation and running waters. 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 a beautiful view of the sea and to Batsi bay, a well-preserved narrow trail with the typical dry stone walls leads you to the town. Evening Free

Distance 11km (Arni – Batsi) Walking time around 3, 5 hrs walking

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Day 4: To the capital city : Andros Town

Today we drive to the east for visiting the capital city and the surroundings. First, we will start with a short hike and walk across the riverbed, visit the old castle-house “Mouvela”, the Leontos stone bridge, the Ebeirikos watermill, a traditional olive press, quite a few impressive old mansions and finally reach one of the island’s most important wetlands. Picnic on the route. 

At the end of our walking tour, we will have the opportunity to visit the historical center and the museums of the town. Possible early dinner before returning back to Batsi. 

Distance 6 km, walking time around 2 hrs.

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Day 5: Unspoiled Beaches

Today we drive to the mountainous village of Remata where our hiking adventure will start. The location 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 and dry, as you descend the trail towards the beautiful unspoiled beach of Lefka. Time to rest, swim and have a light picnic.  We continue our 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.

Distance 12 km (Remata – Lefka Beach – Ateni) walking time around 4hrs.


Day 6: From Central to West

Today, first we visit the Olive Oil Museum at Ano Pitrofos.  From there we will start our amazing walking adventure via the old Venetian trail which connects the east to the northwest. The route crosses steep mountain slopes with holy oak, wild olives, and seasonal crops. It 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.  Your hiking day tour ends in Batsi. Pic nic on the route or light lunch at a local tavern. Evening Free. 

Distance 13km – walking time around 4,5 hrs

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Day 7: Departure Day

Depending on the time you will get a transfer to the port. 


  • Duration

    7 days / 6 nights

  • Overnight

    Batsi Town

  • Persons

    min 2 – max 10

  • Departure Dates

    Any time between March – November

  • Trip Type

    Guided walking holidays (This holiday can turn into a Self-Guided mode)

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

  • Highlights

    Experience 5  guided hikes with a nature lover guide

    Diverse landscapes 

    Walk on the ancient trail on a Greek Island in Cyclades

    Guided walk in the historical center of the capital city

    Olive Oil Museum

    Traditional cuisine welcome dinner

  • Included services

    • Ferry Tickets Rafina – Andros – Rafina
    • 6 night accommodation with breakfast shared in a twin/double room.
    • 5 guided walking tours 
    • Guided walk to the historical center, Olive Oil Museum entrance
    • 5 Picnic on route
    • Welcome dinner
    • All necessary local transfers.
    • 24 hour support on the island for any troubleshooting or advice.
    • English-French-Italian speaking guide with local knowledge.
  • Not included

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

    * Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price. You can organize travel insurance with your preferred insurance company.

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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