• Vourkoti-Agios Nicolaos Monastery-Achla Beach

    An impressive agricultural route stretching parallel to the biggest river of Andros, Achla, towards the homonymous beach and the important wetland. Finely-crafted old farm houses, the beautiful arched bridge of Achla, small waterfalls, the centuries old Agios Nikolaos Monastery and one of the most beautiful beaches of Andros, are some of the many attractions.

  • ACCESS- ROUTE CONDITION

    Tarmac road to Vourkoti, below the tavern in the main road

    Route condition: open

    Last clearing: June 2015. From Vourkoti to the Achla bridge and from the plain of Achla to Agia Thekli

    March 2015 from Agios Nicolaos Monastery to the beach.

  • MAX ALTIDUDE DIFFERENCE-DIFFICULTY LEVEL

    670 m

    activity-icon-hiking  moderate

    longDistanceHikingTrail.smalldifficult (loose at parts terrain descending from Vourkoti to the Achla bridge)

  • ROAD CROSSINGS

    with dirt roads close to Agios Nikolaos monastery, apart the begining and ending (Achla Beach)

  • WAY MARKING

    6

  • CONNECTIONS WITH OTHER ROUTES

    With route No 2 (Vourkoti – Katakalei-Apikia-Chora) & No 12 (Vourkoti-Prophitis Ilias-Arni)


  • DISTANCE-DURATION

    9.4 km / 3½ hours

  • DRINKABLE WATER-FOOD

    Water in Vourkoti & Agios Nikolaos Monastery, Food in Vourkoti during summer season (there is also a “kantina” at the beach during the summer)