Hiking trails of Andros

Hiking trails

Andros has a rich network of hiking trails, in many cases, it is paved. This network connects settlements with each other, with places of worship and with the ports of the island. From the middle of the 20th century and when the car gradually dominates, it limits their use. The hiking trails on several occasions stop or were replaced by roads.

Andros still has a very extensive network of hiking trails that are estimated to be over 300 km in length. The accessible hiking trails network now stands at about 150 km.

The routes are maintained – not always systematically – with care by the regional and local authorities, sometimes with the help of volunteers from around the world. The involvement of local voluntary organizations and associations is also important.

It is easy to understand why these two words: Hiking Trails and Andros are so much connected to the minds of the visitors. Andros is a special island of the Cyclades with plenty of water resources, mountain character, intense relief and extremely varied scenery. Small forests, fertile valleys, numerous beaches, streams, waterfalls and springs in almost every hillside and slope.

The continuous human presence left visible signs even on the most rugged slopes of the island, shaping the stone with a basic material, a landscape largely handmade. The variety of rural architecture is impressive, stone walls, land terraces, olive presses, threshing floors. Over 200 recorded watermills, 69 windmills, several bridges some of them arched and hundreds of chapels, are scattered all over the island.

Andros Routes = Hiking trails of Andros

“Andros Routes” is an effort to combine research and action on the environment, culture and sustainable tourism in Andros. The main focus of action is to record, maintain and highlight the old hiking trails. Also recording oral history.

The main objective is the involvement of local residents, researchers, visitors and tourism entrepreneurs in this effort. The whole project is based mainly on the voluntary work of researchers and members, as well as on the support of individuals and organizations.

Μονοπάτια Άνδρος
Texts – Photos – Maps: Andros Routes

Hiking Trail 1

Chora – Ypsilou – Mesathouri – Lamira – Menites – Messaria – Panachrantou Monastery

HikingTrail 2 – 2a

Chora – Apoikia – Katakalaioi – Vourkoti (with bypass for Pythara waterfalls)

Hiking Trail 3

Chora – Syneti – Dipotamata – Epano Kastro – Kochylou – Ormos Korthiou

Hiking Trail 4

Tromarchia Monastery – Piso Meria – Ammonakliou – Mousionas – Aidonia

Hiking Trail 5

Vrachnou – Exo Vouni – Mesa Vouni – Giannissaio – Ladia – Rogo – Ormos Korthiou

Hiking Trail 6

Vourkoti – Monastery of Agios Nikolaos – Achla Beach

Hiking Trail 7

Stavropeda – Aladou – Sasa – Panachrantou Monastery

Hiking Trail 8 – 8a

Apoikia – Apatouria – Stenies – Gialia – Nimporeio

Hiking Trail 9

Strapourgies – Ano Pitrofos – Paleopolis – Ano Aprovatou

Hiking Trail 9a

Archaeological Site of Paleopolis (Circular)

Hiking Trail 10

Apoikia – Evrouses – Strapourgies – Mesathouri

Hiking Trail 11

Batsi – Katakoilos – Ano Katakoilos – Arni

Hiking Trail 12

Vourkoti – Kouvara – Profitis Ilias – Arni

Hiking Trail 13

Arni – Remata – Lefka Beach

Hiking Trail 14

Gavrio – Ano Gavrio – Amolochos – Frousei Mill Village

Hiking Trail 15

Gavrio – Ano Agios Petros – Pyrgos – Beach

HIking Trail 15a

School (Gavrio) – Ano Gavrio – Ano Agios Petros – School

Hiking Trail 16

Ano Agios Petros – Monastery of Agia – Batsi

Hiking Trail 17

Chora – Livadia – Chora (Circular)

Hiking Trail 18

Livadia – Vrachnou – Profitis Daniel – Petrias – Falika – Aladinou – Vakoni

Hiking Trail 19

Piso Meria – Profitis Elias – Stavros Beach

Hiking Trail 20

Zorgkos Beach – Cave Holes

Hiking Trail Arni (Circular)

Arni (Circular)

Hiking Trail Katakoilos 1 & 2 (Circular)

Katakoilos 1 & 2 (Circular)

Hiking Trail Menites (Circular)

Menites (Circular)

Hiking Trail Pera Choria 1 & 2 (Circular)

Pera Choria 1 & 2 (Circular)