Andros Hiking Tour
Andros Hiking Tour

Andros Hiking Tour

9 days

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Explore tiny Andros island on a Greek hiking adventure

Andros island is waiting to be discovered on foot! The island has a network of old trails running across the island, leading to secret quays, hidden monasteries, beautiful agricultural land, and a handful of hamlets, each with individual charm. Spend 9 memorable days choosing your routes to explore this gem in the middle of the Aegean Sea.

During the tour, you’ll stay in four distinct villages, all of which will add to your experience of Andros. Some seaside towns and some in the mountains allow you to experience both sides of this island. And from each of the towns, trails offering epic views through valleys and mountains will fill your days. Then, return to your hotel to indulge in Greek cuisine to refuel from your daily adventures. This tour is a gem!

Highlights of the Andros Hiking Tour

Explore a stunning Greek island by foot.
Hike along old mule paths through cypress forests and terraced farms.
Visit ancient monasteries built into the cliffs of Andros.
Savour hearty breakfasts on shaded terraces overlooking iconic Greek views.

Prices

From $475USD
9 days
Difficulty
Self-Guided
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Andros Hiking Tour

Andros Hiking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Athens

You’ll arrive at the airport in Athens and a taxi driver will meet you to take you to the port. Take a 2-hour ferry ride across the Aegean Sea to reach Andros Island, and then you’ll hop on a local bus to get to Ormos Korthiou.

At your hotel, a welcome package will be waiting for you with gloves and a small pruner to help out with trail maintenance during your trip if you wish.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Ormos Korthiou
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Walk to the Monastery Tromarchion

After breakfast, head for the cliffs on the west coast. Walk along quiet, well-trodden paths, hiking through rural hamlets and saying hello to the locals. The views will open up and your efforts will be rewarded with sweeping panoramic vistas.

Take a breather at the impressive monastery before returning to Ormos Korthiou.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Ormos Korthiou
Distance: 3 hours, 8km, 130m of ascent, 260m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Trek to Andros Chora

Wake up and get ready to leave Ormos Korthiou behind. You’ll set off along a stony inland path filled with hidden villages and old watermills. You’ll cross through agricultural lands and hike along a mountain ridge to reach a wide valley. Andros Chora will come into view before you make the descent and locate your guesthouse for the night.
Overnight Location: Guesthouse in Andros Chora
Distance: Short: 5 hours, 14km, 530m of ascent, 530m of descent
Long: 6 hours, 15km, 700m of ascent, 700m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Andros Chora Circuit

Rise and shine next to Nimborio Beach and choose your route today as you enjoy breakfast. Both routes lead to enchanting villages through old cypress growth and along stony paths. Check the guidebook provided for all the details on today’s options.
Overnight Location: Guesthouse in Andros Chora
Distance: Short: 4 hours, 9km, 400m of ascent, 400m of descent
Long: 6.5 hours, 17.5km, 600m of ascent, 600m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Travel to Western Andros

After breakfast, hop in a taxi or local bus to Messaria on the west coast. Explore this quaint village before heading off on a stunning journey through mountains and valleys. Ano Pitrofos sits atop a hill, from where you’ll reach unparalleled views of the Aegean Sea hitting the rocky shores.

Round out the day with a nice descent to Batsi, an inviting seaside resort with a sandy beach.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Batsi
Distance: Short: 5.5 hours, 16km, 600m of ascent, 400m of descent
Long: 6.5 hours, 18.5km, 560m of ascent, 600m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Explore Batsi

Enjoy a lovely breakfast at the hotel, then take a taxi to Remata to start today’s walk. The beginning of the path has some fairytale scenery, with a lush riverbed leading to other remote villages. A terraced valley comes into view as you walk above Batsi.

Return to Batsi down the valley and treat yourself to a drink on a shaded terrace.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Batsi
Distance: 4 hours, 11–12km, 400m of ascent, 600m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Walk to Agios Petro

From Batsi, you’ll take a lovely stroll along the coastline to reach Agios Petros, where you’ll spend the last two nights of the tour. On the way, stop by the Monastery of Zoodochou Pigis, a fortress-like structure perched on a hill.

Continue along the beach to eventually reach Agios Petros to settle into your guesthouse. Find a local tavern and refuel with some delicious Greek food.
Overnight Location: Guesthouse in Agios Petros
Distance: 4 hours, 11.5km, 450m of ascent, 450m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Gavrio Circuit

For your final day, you’ll explore Agios Petros, Gavrio, and the surrounding area. Climb a lovely but steep path to reach amazing views above these seaside villages. Walk through the valley, past the Hellenistic Tower, and return to your guesthouse.

Treat yourself tonight—celebrate all that you’ve accomplished over the last week!
Overnight Location: Guesthouse in Agios Petros
Distance: 3.5 hours, 11km, 400m of ascent, 400m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 Departure

It’s the last day! Savour your breakfast before packing up and checking out of the guesthouse. Your tour ends once you check out, then you’ll make your own arrangements to leave Andros.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Andros Hiking Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided tour in Greece is always run as a private tour for your group and the price depends on the time of year in which you choose to travel, and the room type you prefer.

Prices below are per person:

Departures from April 1st to May 30th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): $925 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): $750 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travellers): $695 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): $575 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travellers): $525 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travellers): $495 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): $475 USD

Departures from June 8th to 24th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): $995 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): $825 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travellers): $750 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): $595 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travellers): $550 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travellers): $525 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): $525 USD

Departures from July 11th to August 30th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): $1,225 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): $1,050 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travellers): $995 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): $725 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travellers): $675 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travellers): $650 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): $650 USD

Departures from August 31st to September 23rd:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): $995 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): $825 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travellers): $750 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): $595 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travellers): $550 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travellers): $525 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): $525 USD

Departures from September 24th to October 24th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): $925 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): $750 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travellers): $695 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): $575 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travellers): $525 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travellers): $495 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): $475 USD
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Accommodation on the Andros Hiking Tour

This tour is based in traditional guesthouses and hotels.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
If you are a solo traveller or if you prefer a single room, the required supplements are included in the listed prices.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Nicolas Hotel Apartments in Ormos Korthiou

Savour sea views from the shared sun terrace or your room. When you’re not in the comfort of your chic room, you can lounge by the outdoor pool.

Night 3-4

Pension Stella in Andros Chora

Set in an idyllic location right on Nimborio Beach, this guesthouse offers private rooms with kitchenettes and balconies and a shaded terrace where you can have breakfast looking at the beach.

Hotel Karanasos in Batsi ★★

Soak in the sun in these bright rooms, each with a private balcony. The hotel is a short walk away from the town square—you can stroll there after a delicious breakfast.

Studios Irene in Agios Petros ★★★

This hotel offers beautiful rooms with clay-wall features inside an authentic Greek-style building, Studios Irene invites you in for a spectacular stay. Indulge in breakfast overlooking the town.

What’s included in the Andros Hiking Tour?

Meals

8 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 8 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage is included in the tour. You will also receive an airport or hotel transfer to Rafina Port. Your ferry trip from Rafina to Andros is included.

Also Included

  • Detailed route descriptions in English
  • Detailed maps in English
  • Trail pruning tools on loan during your stay
  • 24-hour telephone assistance

Not included

  • Airport departure transfer
  • Entrance fees of any kind
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Travel insurance and tourism tax
  • Flights, public transportation, other ferry tickets
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Departure ferry tickets
  • Extra nights in any accommodation
  • Airport departure transfer

Frequently Asked Questions about Andros Hiking Tour

S-Cape Travel Greece is a Greek outdoor company, established in 1994 and member of the S-Cape Group of companies since 2010.

At S-Cape Greece you find a varied portfolio of active and adventure trips that offer you a hands-on experience of Greece, having time to slowing down and appreciate the details: view the sites and landscapes, savor the specialties, meet and mingle with the locals and learn about the culture.

All our trips and itineraries are developed by our team of professional walkers and cyclists who have a keen eye for great trails, exciting itineraries, breath-taking scenery and good quality accommodation that share our vision on sustainable travel.

If you travel on one of our self-guided trips, you receive a Destination Manual with information on the country and a state-of-the-art Road Book with detailed route description, turn by turn diagrams of each crossing and explanatory text. On top, you can navigate the route in your own smartphone via our excellent S-Cape Travel App.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. You should be physically fit and comfortable walking 2–6.5 hours daily. The elevation gain is moderate, but you will have a lot of downtime to rest. The trails are mostly rocky and cobbled footpaths.

Local Guide

Maria
Maria
Athens, Greece

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