Walking the paths
On the tracks, you may find improvised doors or metallic grids used as gates. Please open them and close them again behind you – they are mostly used for keeping out or herding goats.
There are many springs and rivers with safe drinking water on the routes of Andros. Look for the safe water pictogram.
Sometimes parts of the paths coincide with ravines or small streams, so it is important to have the necessary gear and preferably waterproof hiking boots.
There are several types of paths and trails on Andros, stone or cement-paved.
Usually, when passing through settlements the paths are cement-paved though in rare cases they are maintained in their initial form – stone-paved.
Most of Andros’ paths are walled and are called in the local language “stenes” (plural), “steni” (singular).
On some routes sections are connected by dirt tracks and in some cases there are short parts along asphalt roads. Also, there are many places where dirt tracks or asphalt roads suitable for vehicles cross the routes, allowing hikers to to vary their hikes by chosing to drive to one of these intersections to start or end.
Andros is a mountainous island with a sharp relief. The highest mountain, Petalon, rises to 1,000m in altitude. The paths of Andros are of easy to medium difficulty level. However, most of the footpaths include steep parts, so one should bare that in mind.
Each of the routes presented on this website is characterised with a difficulty classification based on the standards of the European Ramblers Association
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