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Andros is the most northern island of the Cyclades. It is the wettest and therefore the greenest island of the Cyclades. All year long you’ll encounter waterfalls and streams. There are wonderful arched bridges and elegant pidgeon towers.
On October of 2015 the European Ramblers Association ERA certified thé Andros Route (100 km length) as Leading Quality Trail/Best of Europe. Our walks follow as much as possible of this Andros Route.
About the walks
This is a mini-trekking taking in 4 locations. Every day the hike ends at the overnight accommodation. Sometimes a taxi will take you to the start of the walk.
We made a 9-day program, because in that way we could include the walks we personally value the very best. Should your time be limited, you may choose yourself which walks you want to leave out. Should you have more time, than you may make more walks from every accommodation and/or add some extra free time.
The net walking time is between 3 and 6 hours (excluding breaks). There are wonderful views, alternately green and rocky, lots of small streams and a rich flora! Some walks can be shortened or extended.
The routes follow partly ‘stenès’, (paved) paths between low walls, partly dirt roads and sometimes narrow paths. The paths are in good condition and excellently marked. There may be loose stones though and some parts may be steep.
We thus recommend you to start the tour well trained and prepared with well worn-in ankle-high walking boots.
It’s a tour for active people that desire peace and nature and want to enjoy one of the finest European hiking routes.