Authentic Greek Islands Hiking on Andros & Tinos

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Authentic Greek Islands Hiking on Andros & Tinos

Prices

From $1,175USD

Difficulty

Guided or Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Hike through two beautiful and less-visited Islands in Greece

Visit Andros island and its beautiful sandy beaches.

Enjoy the walks in Tinos, the isle of dovecotes and small Catholic chapels.

Explore the picturesque villages of Ktikados, Xatzirados and Tarabados.

Taste the finest Greek delicacies.

This Greek hiking tour can be done as a guided or a self-guided tour and is perfect for people that want a trekking tour where they can spend time exploring local villages, learning about Greek history and having time to relax in the famous Greek sunshine.

This trekking tour explores two extremely beautiful Cycladic Islands, which are part of a chain of islands in the Aegean Sea. One of the most ancient European civilizations, the Cycladic Civilization (3,000-1,000BC) was born and prospered here.

You will explore magnificent paths and trails with breathtaking views on this hiking tour in the Greek islands. Discover traditional Greek villages, local craftsmen and the unique Cycladic architecture and history. Along the way stop at pretty sandy beaches and enjoy beautiful sunsets.

While some of the Cycladic Islands are quite popular with international travellers, this trekking tour takes in two islands that are still largely undiscovered: Andros and Tinos! Andros is the 2nd largest and the most northerly island in the Cyclades. Thanks to local springs, Andros is irrigated and thus verdant with a large number of olive trees, pines and fruit trees. One mile from Andros is Tinos, famous for its characteristic dovecotes, and full of picturesque villages and windmills. Twice a year, on March 25th and August 15th, pilgrims inundate the island to visit the famous church of Virgin Mary (in Greek: Panagia).

During this guided or self-guided hiking tour, you will explore magnificent paths and trails with breathtaking views. Along the way discover traditional Greek villages, local craftsmen and the unique Cycladic architecture and history. Don’t forget to take time to stop at pretty sandy beaches and enjoy beautiful sunsets.

Authentic Greek Islands Hiking on Andros & Tinos Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Andros

Overnight: Andros Town

Distance
None
Meals
No Meals Included

Day 2 Hike Batsi to Pitrofos

Today is the longest walk of the tour, following the “Ample Way” (Fardia Strata), an old path which connects Andros to the central villages and Chora.

Overnight: Andros Town

Distance
14km, 5 hours
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Guided). Breakfast & Lunch (Self-Guided).

Day 3 Hike Chora - Apoikia - Chora

Overnight: Andros Town

Distance
10 km, 4 hours
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Guided). Breakfast & Lunch (Self-Guided).

Day 4 Hike Chora - Korthi

Overnight: Andros Town

Distance
12 km, 4.5 hours
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Guided). Breakfast & Lunch (Self-Guided).

Day 5 Travel to Tinos

After 3 days of walking, today will be a bit of a day off, as you transfer to the port and take a boat to the island of Tinos (2hours). Having settled at your hotel, we have the rest of the day free to explore the town of Tinos.

Overnight: Tinos

Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Guided). Breakfast & Lunch (Self-Guided).

Day 6 Hike Chora Tinou - Ktikados - Kionia - Chora Tinou

Today you explore the picturesque villages and dovecotes of Tinos. You will be trekking on an impressive medieval paved path (kalderimi), and visit the old villages of Ktikados, Xatzirados and Tarabados. These are the heart of traditional dovecote architecture in Tinos. You will end up in Kiona Bay. Along the way you will have a light lunch at a traditional “kafeneion” at Ktikados.

Overnight: Tinos

Distance
13km, 5 hours
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Guided). Breakfast & Lunch (Self-Guided).

Day 7 Hike Chora - Xobourgo - Koumaros - Volax - Falatados

Accommodation: Tinos

Distance
10km, 4 hours
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Guided). Breakfast & Lunch (Self-Guided).

Day 8 Departure

Accommodation: None, departure day

Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast (Guided and Self-Guided)

Prices for Andros & Tinos Hiking Tour

This tour in Greece is run as a private tour for your group only and can be booked as guided or self-guided. The pricing depends on whether you need a guide or not, and on the size of your group.

Prices below are per person.

Guided Andros & Tinos Hiking Tour

  • Guided Group of 2: €2,150EUR per person
  • Guided Group of 3-6: €1,550EUR per person

Self-guided Tour Pricing for Andros & Tinos hike

  • Self-guided Group of 2: €1,325EUR per person
  • Self-guided Group of 3-6: €1,125EUR per person
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Accommodation on Authentic Greek Islands Hiking on Andros & Tinos Tour

The accommodation on this trekking tour in Andros and Tinos is in private rooms for 2 people/room. For groups with an odd number of guests, you can choose a triple room and receive a discount on the tour price.

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

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Single travellers can book a private tour, however, the cost of the tour will be double the price for 2. In some cases, there may be other solo travellers, and if desired we can try to match you with participants of the same sex. If you are coming with a group but want to have a private room, the supplement is €295EUR per room for the trip.

Anemomiloi Studios

Centrally situated in Andros Town just a 5-minute walk from Paraporti Beach, Anemomiloi features studios with free Wi-Fi. Units have furnished verandas overlooking the Aegean Sea and the Cycladic countryside.

Onar hotel

The whitewashed Onar Studios is located 100 m from Tinos Port and 150 m from the nearest beach. Enjoying views to the Old Port, it offers self-catered accommodation and free Wi-Fi in public areas.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Authentic Greek Islands Hiking on Andros & Tinos Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners if booked on guided mode.
7 breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 0 dinners if booked on self-guided mode.

Accommodations

Accommodations for the duration of the tour

Transportation during the Tour

Trip includes return transfers from ports to hotels as well as necessary transfers for the hikes.

Also Included

  • All ferry tickets
  • English speaking guide throughout the trip (if booked on guided mode)
  • Welcome briefing, maps & GPS files, emergency telephone support (for self-guided)

Not included

  • Transfers to/from port of Rafina in Athens
  • Domestic and/or international air fare
  • Medical expenses, travel or emergency evacuation insurance
  • Gratuities for leader/guide or driver
  • Alcoholic beverages and meals other than outlined in itinerary
  • Transfer to and from the airport/port
  • Other items of a personal nature.

Optional Extras

  • Transfer from Athens to / from port of Rafina for 2 persons - €125EUR

Frequenty Asked Questions about Authentic Greek Islands Hiking on Andros & Tinos

How hard is this tour?

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. Relatively easy hikes and activities for beginners (3 – 4 hours per day), good start for a first outdoor holiday. The walking is on a mixture of dirt tracks and well – constructed stone mule paths. These trips are designed for active people who enjoy energetic days. Participants should be in reasonable physical condition and able to walk similar distances.

Do I need a Visa?

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

Are meals included?

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners are included for guided trips.7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 0 dinners are included for self-guided trips.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Travel Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. You can get travel insurance here.

How do I get to the start of this tour?

Make your own way to Andros (it’s a 1 hour ferry transfer from Rafina port near Athens). You will get a transfer from the port and check-in at the hotel.

Are the tours in English?

Yes, your tour leader is English speaking (and a heck of a lot of fun!)

Where does the tour end?

The tour ends in the port on the Island of Tinos. You can arrange your own ferry transfer to Rafina port near Athens, or other nearby Islands.

Can I rent gear?

You shouldn’t need to rent any gear for this tour.

Do I need vaccines?

You should check with a doctor at a licenced Travel clinic or talk to your family doctor.

Should I tip a guide?

Tips are optional and based on good service.

What should I bring with me?

Please try to travel as light as possible. Although you do not need to carry your entire luggage while walking, you will still need to carry it over short distances. Also, remember you unpack and repack on most nights. You can leave the luggage that you don’t need on the trek, at the hotel in Athens or in our offices.

  • Large rucksack or holdall to contain all your luggage; waterproof liner recommended
  • Good waterproof top (Gore-Tex recommended or similar) with hood.
  • Thick socks for walking
  • Spare shoes for the evenings (optional)
  • • Daypack (small rucksack, 20-40 liters) to carry picnic lunch, water bottle, cold/wet weather gear, camera, etc; straps should be strong, not too narrow and preferably padded. In wet weather, belongings should be packed in waterproof plastic bags inside the pack
  • • Warm clothes for the evening including spare trousers and top (fleece jackets/pullovers are warm yet light); plus optionally thermal underwear, for April  and October
  • • Sweatshirts or T-shirts for walking, at least one with collar and long sleeves (against sunburn)
  • • Your own personal water bottle (at least 1 liter). As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.

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

The best time to travel to Andros and Tinos islands is May through October.

Trekking Hellas Group of Companies was founded in 1986, and is the largest and most distinguished adventure tour operator in Greece. They operate adventure tours all over Greece, and embrace and have implemented socially and environmentally responsible policies for the protection of nature and environmental awareness.

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Prices

From $1,175USD

Difficulty

Guided or Self-guided

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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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. Relatively easy hikes and activities for beginners (3 – 4 hours per day), good start for a first outdoor holiday. The walking is on a mixture of dirt tracks and well – constructed stone mule paths. These trips are designed for active people who enjoy energetic days. Participants should be in reasonable physical condition and able to walk similar distances.


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