Andros and Tinos Islands Walking Tour

Greece
Walking
Self-Guided
Andros and Tinos Islands Walking Tour

Andros and Tinos Islands Walking Tour

Prices

From $475USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Guesthouses

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Highlights

Compare the charms of two islands on this self-guided tour

Get inspiration for your dream house as you wander streets lined with epic mansions in Andros Chora.

Learn the local way of life in the traditional villages of Falatados and Myrsini.

Admire a Venetian fortress on the top of Mount Exombourgo.

Take infinite trips to the beach for a swim to cool off on hot days.

Two is better than one, right? This 8-day tour offers double the charm with stays on two separate islands, Andros and Tinos. Both will take your breath away with the classic Greek-style white houses and blue accents. Over 8 days, you’ll have the chance to explore many well-walked trails to secluded beaches, immense gorges, and peaks that offer magnificent views of the Aegean Sea. And, of course, you’ll have your pick of taverns to indulge in Greek cuisine at.

It takes a bit of effort to reach these islands, but it will be worth it once you arrive. You’re far removed from the mainland, and you will sense the ubiquitous island vibes. Walking around these islands will open a world of history as you pass ruins, monasteries, and old churches in rural hamlets. When you’re done walking for the day, you’ll retreat to cozy, family-run guesthouses for relaxing evenings and wake up to breakfast on the terrace. The Andros and Tinos Islands Walking tour is a dream!

Andros and Tinos Islands Walking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Athens

Start the tour as soon as you arrive in Athens with a pick-up from the airport. You’ll head to the ferry port in Rafina to cross the Aegean Sea to Andros. Take a bus from the ferry terminal to find your accommodation near Nimborio Beach.

Take the evening to explore the area and indulge in a local meal.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Andros Chora
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Explore Apikia

Wake up refreshed after your first night in Andros and sit for a lovely breakfast at your guesthouse. In the morning, you can wander the network of gorgeous residences in Andros Chora. In the afternoon, two options are available to you to visit Apikia, a quaint village that sits in a great, green valley. You’ll take a taxi there, then spend your walking time hiking among olive groves and stopping to swim at a nearby beach.

Long: 4 hours, 8.7km, 410m of ascent, 380m of descent

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Andros Chora
Distance
Short: 2.5 hours, 4.9km, 90m of ascent, 340m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Andros Chora Circuit

Fuel up on a big breakfast for a long day of exploring on foot. Along the way, you’ll pass through several traditional hamlets with iconic Greek architecture, and you’ll walk along trails lined with cypresses and olive groves. During the excursion, you’ll ascend to a hilltop and see a monastery clinging to a mountain. Get your camera out for some glorious views.

Continue through a green valley and descend to Andros Chora to find an appealing tavern for a well-earned dinner.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Andros Chora
Distance
6.5 hours, 17.5km, 600m of ascent, 600m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Visit Ormos Korthiou, Kochilos, and Sineti Villages

Today’s journey stops at several unique villages, each with its own charm. First, you’ll depart from Ormos Korthiou and find a well-marked mule path to walk through fragrant orchards. Then, you’ll reach Kochilos and visit the ruins of an old fortress. There’s the option to gain some serious panoramic views from here.

Continue through a deep gorge to reach Sineti—stop and treat yourself to a coffee in the plaza. After SIneti, you have one final climb and descent to a sandy beach, then follow the coastline back to your guesthouse.

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

Day 5 Rest Day and Optional Walk

Enjoy your last breakfast on Andros, then hop on the public bus to Gavrio to catch the ferry to Tinos. A taxi driver will meet you at the port to take you to Falatados to settle into your guesthouse. Once you’ve unpacked, you have two routes available to explore the area. Both options lead you to a tiny village, Myrsini, then continue along the once-flowing Livada River.

Long: 5 hours, 12.5km, 440m of ascent, 440m of descent

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Falatados
Distance
Short: 2 hours, 4.5km, 200m of ascent, 200m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Falatados Circuit

Start the day with a bountiful breakfast in your guesthouse. Today’s route takes you to the impressive Exombourgo Mountain, with an old Venetian fortress built on top. As you walk, the landscapes turn from rocky coastlines to terraced fields and aromatic groves. Take your time spotting the many churches and monasteries on your way back to Falatados.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Falatados
Distance
7 hours, 16km, 220m of ascent, 220m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Walk to Tinos Chora

From Falatados, you’ll walk to the capital town on Tinos, Tinos Chora. The entire way, you’ll have breathtaking views. You’ll see the classic windmill ruins along the old mule paths and arrive in the town with plenty of time to explore.

Spend your last night on Tinos as you please, sampling many taverns and engaging with the friendly locals.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Tinos Chora
Distance
3 hours, 8km, 100m of ascent, 470m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Departure

After breakfast in your guesthouse, your double Greek island tour comes to an end. You’ll make your own way to the next leg of your journey, whether that’s back to Athens or off to explore another island.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Andros and Tinos Islands Walking Tour Price and Dates

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

Prices below are per person.

Departure from April 1st to May 25th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €850EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (group of 2 or more): €725EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 2 or more): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 3 or more): €495EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 4 or more): €475EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (group of 3 or more): €450EUR

Departure from May 26th to June 27th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €875EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (group of 2 or more): €725EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 2 or more): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 3 or more): €525EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 4 or more): €495EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (group of 3 or more): €475EUR

Departure from June 28th to August 31st:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €925EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (group of 2 or more): €795EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 2 or more): €595EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 3 or more): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 4 or more): €525EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (group of 3 or more): €525EUR

Departure from September 1st to 24th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €875EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (group of 2 or more): €725EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 2 or more): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 3 or more): €525EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 4 or more): €495EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (group of 3 or more): €475EUR

Departure from September 25th to October 26th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €850EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (group of 2 or more): €725EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 2 or more): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 3 or more): €495EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 4 or more): €475EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (group of 3 or more): €450EUR
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Accommodation on the Andros and Tinos Islands Walking Tour

This tour is based in traditional guesthouses and hotels. Guiesthouses on this tour offer cozy rooms and welcoming hosts. Hotels are 3-star and offer modern amenities.

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

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

Night 1-4

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.

Night 5-6

Pension Levkes in Falatados

This beautiful pension will be your home away from home. Enjoy a shared terrace next to the restaurant and privacy in your comfortable room.

Vincenzo Family Hotel in Tinos Chora

Authentic, immaculate Greek-style rooms will welcome you after a long day of exploring. The hospitality is superb, the breakfasts are great, and the courtyard has a shared jacuzzi.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Andros and Tinos Islands Walking Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 7 nights is included. You can also book additional nights at any of the hotels along the route.

Transportation during the Tour

Some transportation is included in the tour, including a transfer from Athens Airport to Rafina, transfers to and from the bus station to the guesthouse in Andros Chora, and transfers on Tinos. Some ferry tickets are also included: Rafina–Andros, Andros–Tinos, and Tinos-Piraeus or Tinos–Naxos.

Also Included

  • Detailed route descriptions in English
  • Detailed maps in English
  • Copy of “Hiking on Andros” book
  • 24-hour telephone assistance

Not included

  • Flights
  • Visas if required
  • Guide services
  • Ferry tickets not mentioned above
  • Airport departure transfer
  • Entrance fees of any kind
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Travel insurance and tourism tax
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights in any accommodation
  • Airport departure transfer

Frequenty Asked Questions about Andros and Tinos Islands Walking Tour

How hard is the Andros and Tinos Islands Walking Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. You should be physically fit and comfortable walking 2–7 hours daily at your own pace. The elevation gain is moderate. The trails are mostly rocky and cobbled footpaths.

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.

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, since you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided with all the information you’ll need to follow the route each day and often have access to phone support or other kinds of assistance. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Are meals included on the Andros and Tinos Islands Walking Tour?

7 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 and Tinos Islands Walking Tour guided?

No. You will be provided with all necessary information to complete your self-guided tour.

Where does the Andros and Tinos Islands Walking Tour end?

The tour ends in Tinos Chora with a drop-off at the ferry terminal.

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 (April through September) but know that it can get very hot mid-summer (July and August).

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 $475USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Guesthouses

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 2–7 hours daily at your own pace. The elevation gain is moderate. The trails are mostly rocky and cobbled footpaths.

Local guide

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Athens, Greece

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