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Paleopolis, Andros

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Batsi: Andros Island Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

1. Batsi: Andros Island Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Your tour will begin from Batsi, from where you will enjoy the lovely route to Chora. You will see many beautiful and historical villages such as Aprovato, Paleopoli, and more, with your local tour leader on hand to inform you about the villages' histories. When you eventually arrive to Chora, you will walk the sidewalk to the Micra Anglia neighborhood where you will learn about its history. Following this, you will head to the Panaghia Thalassini Church, passing by the Greek Modern Art Museum. Following that, you will go to the Unfound Sailor's Statue and the Venezian Castle, where you will learn about its history and meaning. You will then head to the bay area where you can see the Tourlitis Lighthouse and take pictures before heading to the Sariza Spring in Apikia. Later, your tour will eventually end back in Batsi.

Batsi: 5-Hour Andros Monasteries Tour

2. Batsi: 5-Hour Andros Monasteries Tour

Your tour begins at the office in Batsi in the morning. From there, you will head to the southern part of the island where where you will pass by the villages of Aprovato and Aghia Eleousa. Your first small stop will be at the ancient capital of Andros, Paleopolis, where you will learn the history of ancient Andros and can also make the most of some great photo opportunities. On the way to your next stop, you will pass through the villages of Pitrofos and Stavropeda. Your second stop will be at the Aghia Marina Monastery, which is a wondrous image. You will then head to the Aghios Nikolaos Monastery, where you will see the images and the remains of holy men. You will also learn the history and the wonders of the monastery from the local monks. Your next stop will be to the Aghia Irene Monastery, which is a newly and fully restored monastery. Your final stop will be to the capital of Andros, Chora. There you will walk at the lovely alleys, the statue of the Unseen Sailor, the Venezian castle, and the lovely churches. You will finally have 45 minutes of free time, after which you will return back to Batsi.

From Athens: Day Trip to Andros Island

3. From Athens: Day Trip to Andros Island

After arriving at the meeting point in Athens, travel to the port of Rafina to take the morning ferry to Andros. Enjoy a relaxing journey of about 2 hours before you arrive at the island.  First drive to the old capital of the island, Paleopolis. See the remains of the old town and learn about its history from your expert guide. Next stop is at Menites village where you will see the "lion springs", and the walnut forest. Visit the traditional villages of Strabouries and Apikia village, before taking a 15-minute hike to where you will see one of the greatest spectacles in a Cycladic island, the Pythara Waterfalls. After discovering the natural beauty of the waterfalls, make your way to the Aghia Irene Monastery where you will learn about the history, culture, and religion of Andros Island from a local theologist. The monastery features small museums including a writing museum and a floral museum. Your final stop will be at the present-day capital of Andros, Chora. Wander around the beautiful streets of Chora, visit the Venezian Castle. Learn about the history of the island from medieval times. After this, you can opt to have lunch in a local restaurant or return to the port to take the ferry back to Athens.

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What people are saying about Paleopolis, Andros

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Our guide, Angela (english version of her Greek name) was wonderful. Her English is very good, she explained not only the history of the island but gave us a wonderful insight into the culture as well as introducing us to delicious local foods and customs. My husband and I were very happy with this tour and felt we got to see a lot of this beautiful island.

Awesome tour, highly recommended!!

The tour guide was really good, she knew a lot about the island and its history, it was a really interesting tour and funny.