We start our Andros Valleys, Hills, Waterfalls run by the beach next to Andros town (what else can you expect from a Greek island after all…). We start our ascend towards the village of Apikia, where the famous Sariza water source is located. We’ll refill our bottles with the cold water, fresh from the spring and we’ll head towards the Pythara waterfall, where any pre-conception of dry Greek islands is soon forgotten. From there we continue to the fertile valley of Evrouses where our paths cross with more natural water streams, after visiting the Byzantine chapel of St John. We will then head towards the villages of Strapourgies and Lamyra. Along the stone-built paths and trails we will see the important role that natural water sources played in peoples lives, and how they affected every part of local development. You will get a good idea of traditional island life, and the way that people’s needs, combined with the natural elements shaped its environment. From there our route will take us back to our starting point. You can have a look at the video below!
Our total ascend on this route will be around 585 meters, so we will adjust the pace as necessary. This is a private tour so you will choose the pace that suits you. You should know however that parts of this route are uphill, with a couple of difficult points, so it will be a bit slower than usual. It would be wise to have the ability to carry some water with you especially in the summer months as it can get very hot. You can always end your run with a cool swim at the beach where our route ends.
Please note that as our Andros Valleys, Hills, Waterfalls tour route follows natural water streams, between the months of October and March there is a possibility that parts of this route will be very wet, or even flooded, so that we will have to adjust the route. In extreme conditions, this route might be impossible, so if you want to try this route between October and March, always check with the guide about local conditions.
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