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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 trekking follows the 10 stages of this Andros Route from south to north; we have slightly extended some of the stages for logistic reasons.
Not all stages of the Andros Route end in a village with accommodation, nor is it a linear route, as you may see in the picture above. We extended some of the stages to end at your accommodation.
It’s a tour for hikers who want to enjoy one of the finest European hiking routes.
About the walks
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!
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.
For 1 or 2 people it’s possible to spend the night of day 8 in the studio above the Olive Press Museum in Ano Pitrofos. You’ll also have a guided tour in the museum.