In light of the climate emergency we are facing worldwide due to global warming, I have at times questioned the fact that I am promoting travel to an island that tourists invariably have to fly to. I have felt a personal conflict for encouraging this. Clearly the next few decades are going to be challenging … Continue reading Climate change and my personal conflict
I am often asked questions such as how many days should we spend in Andros for our holiday? Or do you think a week is long enough?... or too long to spend in Andros? The answers to such questions depend entirely on what you are looking for from your holiday. For a packed trip full … Continue reading A typical 7 day itenerary
As ever I do love a good list. Below are my favourite Andros Routes walks with a bit about why I like them so much and photos/videos of what they look like. Try them out for yourself and see what you think! (P.s. make sure to buy the latest Andros Routes map as each year … Continue reading My top 5 Andros Routes walks
Once again as of 13th October 2018, Andros Routes was awarded the Leading Quality Trails "Best of Europe" certification by the European Ramblers Association (ERA). Founded in 1969 the ERA use a variety of criteria to determine whether a path network is of sufficient quality to achieve Leading Quality Trail status. Andros is the only … Continue reading How long can Andros Routes remain a “secret”?
Are you undecided on which Greek island to choose for your holiday? As I have mentioned in previous blogs, in a country which has up to 6000 islands depending on what size criteria you apply (about 200 of which are inhabited) why should you choose to visit Andros? I will offer my arguments for choosing Andros, … Continue reading Why should you choose Andros?
I am often surprised by the variety of different landscapes and scenery in Andros. From typical Greek port towns like Gavrio to mountainous lush green forested towns like Arni. This variation in topography sets it apart from the other Cycladic islands, for example Mykonos which is predominantly dry, rocky and devoid of any running water. A good way to experience this variety … Continue reading Fancy a drive?
At 380 square kilometers, Andros is the second largest island in the Cyclades and the 13th largest island in Greece. In a country which has up to 6000 islands, depending on what size criteria you apply (about 200 of which are inhabited), Andros has some rather unique properties which make it stand out. For many thousands of … Continue reading Andros Routes – Opening up the island to exploration
The Monastery of Panachrantos is a Byzantine monastery which lies approximately 600 metres above sea level on Katafygio mountain overlooking Chora, the capital of the island. The monastery clings to the side of the mountain and from below has the appearance of a fortress. You can visit the monastery all year round during daylight hours. Given that it is … Continue reading Monastery of Panachrantos – A guide to visting
Andros has a lot to offer those who choose to visit. It is however not suited to everyone and there are some factors to be aware of before choosing Andros. I have tried to compile this list in order to prepare any potential visitors for it's possible downsides, and factors which may make it different … Continue reading Some factors to consider before visiting.
Below are a list of my favourite places for a range of activities. Hopefully this can provide you with some food for thought. Best place for... 1. A beer/cocktail This one is easy. Apomero in Gavrio has to be my favourite place for a drink. This bar is located in Gavrio and involves a 5 minute … Continue reading The best place for a….