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Scenic views to the Aegean Sea

Via Ferrata Climbing & Rappel

Enjoy scenic views next to the biggest waterfall in the Cyclades.

Get your adrenaline high as you climb up the ridge of Palaiopoli, scramble the via-ferrata along the cliff and experience scenic views over the coast.
This amazing day you will explore the Cycladic landscape in a different way. Palaiopolis is located in the west side of Andros, a very well protected area by the mountain range Petalo, with lush vegetation and two impressive, for the Cycladic scenery, waterfalls. The city was the capital of the island during the Classic Period.

The hiking route

Get a transfer from the meeting point to Palaiopoli. Meet you guide and start an easy walk of 700m to reach the crag. The instructor/guide will provide you all the necessary equipment for climbing and give you all type of instructions. Even those with no previous experience can enjoy this exciting activity!

The ridge scrambling is a via-ferrata, where steel handholds and footholds give extra safety and ease. While you are rock climbing on an Aegean Island you will have splendid views to the sea and the neighbored islands.

After some 100 meter , and while you climb next to the Cycladic waterfall, the route will take you to the one of the most beautiful hiking routes of the Andros. Andros Route 9. The old Venetian road, with the admirable dry stone walls.

Enjoy some time at the top, admire the view and the surrounding, refresh at the stream’s basins and have a picnic. For you way back this time you will have an exhilarating rappel next to the waterfall. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, whatever the difficulty grade is, climbers will be rewarded with fabulous views on an Aegean Island.

This is a family friendly activity for children over 12 years old with an adventurous ascent.

At the end of the tour drop off at the meeting points.

Technical description

  • Start at:

    320m (above sea level)

  • Finish at:

    480m (above sea level)

  • Route Length:


  • Altitude Difference:


  • Walking Distance:

    700m (to the crag field)

  • Difficulty/Grade:


  • Cost:


  • Departure:

    Upon request one week before your desired date

  • Persons:

    min 4- 6 max

  • Tour Duration:

    3 – 4 hours 

  • Starting Time:


  • Starting Point:


  • Ending Point:


  • Meeting Points:

    We meet in Gavrio, Batsi or Chora if you need a transfer to the activity’s starting point

  • Transfers:

    From the meeting points to the starting point

  • Pick up/Drop off:

    Upon request


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

For less than four (4) people this activity will take place upon request.


Experience Via Ferrata and Rock Climbing next to the bigest waterfall in the Cyclades

Enjoy scenic views to the west coast and the ancient port of Palaiopolis

Have pic nic at the top of the ridge

Enjoy an exhilarating rappel 

Instruction, coaching by experienced climbers instructors


Experienced qualified climbing instructors, english speaking

All necessary climbing gear and safety equipment is included on your activity

Pic nic and water

Safety & First Aids equipment

Experienced qualified hiking guides and climbing instructors

All necessary climbing gear and safety equipment is included on your activity

Snacks and water.

Safety & First Aids equipment.

All activity transfers


Gratuities (optional)

Personal expenses

Know before you go:

  • This activity requires a reasonable physical and mental health on behalf of all participants!
  • You have to be fit and active, have good endurance, good balance and coordination You must be able to walk and climb over uneven and rocky surfaces and terrains
  • This activity is not suitable for people with walking difficulties, fear of heights, back, neck, joint or muscular problems.
  • Children less than 13 years old are not allowed.
    Younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Necessary: long trousers, appropriate shoes and socks, hat and sunscreen, towel, swimming gear
  • 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)

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