Hiking Trails in Andros
Hiking trails in Andros are a destination. Andros is one of the Greek islands with the largest network of trails. Most of them are even paved. The paths of Andros played a decisive role in the development of the island, as they helped to connect the settlements while at the same time helping the inhabitants to go to the ports and places of worship.
Although several of Andros’ trails have been replaced by modern roads, even today the island still has a network of hiking trails over 300 km long, half of which are accessible to visitors.
Andros hiking trails – A magical walk
Andros is an island with beautiful mountain landscapes, abundant running water, lush trees and generally a landscape with great variety. The presence of stone from human intervention is felt even in the most remote parts of the island. These wonderful landscapes are completed by the 200 registered watermills, the many windmills, the bridges and the chapels of the island. So it is easy to understand why its trails offer a great place to get to know all these beauties up close.
An important action of the island with the aim of highlighting the paths of Andros, the environment, culture and in general the development of the island in terms of tourism, is Andros Routes. An effort based on the voluntary work of researchers, islanders and local agencies and has as its main goal the maintenance and promotion of hiking trails.
Hiking Trails near Batsi
Batsi is one of the most beautiful areas of Andros. In fact, near it you will find two beautiful hiking trails which will offer you a magical and unforgettable experience. One of these paths is the path that includes the route Batsi – Katakoilos – Ano Katakoilos – Arni. A wonderful route from the coastline to the hinterland with impressive landscape changes. This route is passable with some steep points and starts from a vertical cement road on the road Gavrio to Batsi.
The second and also popular path near Batsi is the path around the archaeological site of Paleopolis. A circular route that you should not miss with anything as it will give you the opportunity to see various surviving relics, enchanting landscapes with unique views as well as the sunken ancient jetty on the beach of Paleopolis. The access to the specific path of Andros is made through the road from Gavrio to Paleopolis, opposite the Archaeological Museum.
The truth is that it is not possible to visit our island and not explore some of the paths of Andros. Definitely, the experience that will ensure you will be unique. In fact, if you come with friends or family, it is definitely worth a trip on these paths.
More information, of course, you can get from the staff of our hotel, who will be happy to suggest to you the best routes.