Andros Hiking Tour

Greece
Walking
Self-Guided
Andros Hiking Tour

Andros Hiking Tour

Prices

From $425USD

Difficulty

Self-Guided

Guesthouses, Hotels

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Highlights

Explore tiny Andros island on a Greek hiking adventure

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.

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!

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

Long: 6 hours, 15km, 700m of ascent, 700m of descent

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Andros Chora
Distance
Short: 5 hours, 14km, 530m of ascent, 530m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Andros Chora Circuit

Long: 6.5 hours, 17.5km, 600m of ascent, 600m of descent

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Andros Chora
Distance
Short: 4 hours, 9km, 400m of ascent, 400m 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.

Long: 6.5 hours, 18.5km, 560m of ascent, 600m of descent

Overnight Location
Hotel in Batsi
Distance
Short: 5.5 hours, 16km, 600m of ascent, 400m 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

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): €850EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): €695EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travellers): €625EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): €525EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travellers): €475EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travellers): €450EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): €450EUR

Departures from June 8th to 24th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €925EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): €750EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travellers): €695EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travellers): €525EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travellers): €475EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): €475EUR

Departures from July 11th to August 30th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €1,125EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): €975EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travellers): €925EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): €675EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travellers): €625EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travellers): €595EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): €595EUR

Departures from August 31st to September 23rd:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €925EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): €750EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travellers): €695EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travellers): €525EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travellers): €475EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): €475EUR

Departures from September 24th to October 24th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €850EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): €695EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travellers): €625EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): €525EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travellers): €475EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travellers): €450EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): €450EUR
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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.

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.

Hotels on Standard Tour

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

Frequenty Asked Questions about Andros Hiking Tour

How hard is the Andros Hiking Tour?

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.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel as you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided all the information on which direction you need to go daily. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Do I need a visa to travel to Greece?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Andros Hiking Tour?

8 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Athens to start this tour?

Fly into Athens International Airport (ATH). You will be picked up from the airport. For this tour, your flight should arrive before 2:30 pm to make the ferry to Andros on time.

Is the Andros Hiking Tour in English?

Yes, the detailed itinerary is in English.

Where does the Andros Hiking Tour end?

The tour ends in Agios Petros on Andros island. You will need to arrange your own departure home, taking a taxi to the port and then to the airport, or add a transfer a supplement.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Greece?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Greece?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Greece for this tour?

The best time to travel to Greece for walking is during the warmest months of the year (May-September) but know that it can get very hot mid-summer. This tour is available from April to October.

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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Prices

From $425USD

Difficulty

Self-Guided

Guesthouses, Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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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

Athens, Greece

Get in touch

+1 (587) 327-9828

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