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On Foot Holidays - Andros

On Foot Holidays - Andros

On Foot Holidays - Andros Overview

A self-guided hike on the verdant Cycladic island of Andros, single centre.

Green heaven in the Northern Cyclades

Andros is one of the islands in the northern Cyclades which tends to be overlooked by the traveller; for a walker this should be remedied, as the well signposted old mule tracks and surprisingly verdant landscapes of the island make for an excellent walking environment.

In this our second Cycladic route (the other being Naxos and Amorgos), you are based in the old Venetian capital of Chora, unspoilt and authentically Greek, yet beautifully preserved too. Not for you the crowds of the resort of Batsi; instead the quiet beaches and hills of the south eastern part of the island, all within easy reach of your accommodation.

For this route we make use of local buses to take you to the start of each walk (or back from the end); where these fail, our local driver Stelios and his son Dimitris will be on hand to fill in the gaps. And always at hand, the knowledgeable Ariana, who will brief you on the best way to spend your days. We offer not just one but two cross-island walks (for the hardy), one starting at Batsi and the other at the archaeological (Geometric period) site of Zagora, and taking in the monastery of Panachradou on the way back to Chora. Three other shorter walks take you to parts closer to Chora, notably to the eminently swimmable beaches of Korthi and Gialia.

This island route is offered from April to November, though we suspect your walking will be limited by the heat in July and August, and your swimming and relaxation likewise increased.

Five and four night versions of this holiday are also available. See the On Foot Holidays website for details of prices and dates.

On Foot Holidays website - Andros

Reviews of this holiday

On Foot Holidays - Andros by Happy walker, 29 Apr 2022
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The organisation of the holiday was exceptional. The accommodation, and taxi service worked very well. The routes were well ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Andros by Janice, 12 Oct 2021
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Six day walking holiday based in Chora on Andros, a two hour ferry ride from Athens. Spectacular scenery, very well marked ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Andros by JD Sneem, 1 Dec 2019
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We had a fantastic five days of self-guided walking on the island of Andros. For a small island, it is quite varied and ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Andros by Lyn, 11 Oct 2019
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Very enjoyable - away from it all walking with great accommodation read more

On Foot Holidays - Andros by Awesome Andros, 2 Sep 2019
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My husband and I had a week on the island of Andros in July. Our first hiking holiday in Greece. Travelling from Athens ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Andros by Max, 29 May 2017
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A superb holiday - excellent organisation, loveky place and lovely people read more

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On Foot Holidays - Andros by Happy walker, 29 Apr 2022
Traveller rating:

The organisation of the holiday was exceptional. The accommodation, and taxi service worked very well. The routes were well ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Andros by Janice, 12 Oct 2021
Traveller rating:

Six day walking holiday based in Chora on Andros, a two hour ferry ride from Athens. Spectacular scenery, very well marked ... read more