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Chora - Ypsilou - Mesathouri - Lamira - Menites - Messaria - Falika - Panachrantou Monastery


In Mesathouri is the Byzantine church of the Assumption of the Virgin of the 12th / 13th century with the early Christian Ionian capitals.
In Messaria, economic and commercial center of Byzantine times, you will see the church of Taxiarch Michael of the 12th century and the Tower of Lorenzo Cairo of the 18th.
In the village of Aladino, at the foot of Mount Gerakona, is the Foros cave with impressive stalactite creations.
Above Falika dominates the Monastery of Panachrantos, founded in the 10th century by the Byzantine emperor Nikiforos Fokas and is the oldest monastery of Andros. The chariot of Agios Panteleimon is kept in the monastery.

DISTANCE-DURATION
   11.5 km / 4.5 hours

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Vourkoti - Katakalaioi - Apoikia-Chora

Northeast of the village of Apoikia is the monastery of Agios Nikolaos in Sora, of 1600, with a wood-carved iconostasis and a rich library with ancient codes.

DISTANCE-DURATION
        6,8 Km / 2,5 hours

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Chora - Syneti - Dipotamata - (Apano Kastro) - Kochylou - Ormos Korthiou

The valley of Dipotata, with paths, pigeons, bridges and numerous watermills, will enchant you (it has been designated a protected area).
Apano Kastro, a Venetian fortress on the plateau north of Korthio Bay, was the largest fortified city of Andros, holding 1000 people!

DISTANCE-DURATION

   9.8 km / 3½ hours

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Vourkoti - Monastery of Agios Nikolaos - Akti Achla

Near the beach 'Achla is the Byzantine monastery of Agios Nikolaos of the 14th century, with magnificent frescoes and a wood-carved iconostasis. In Achla, at the mouth of the stream, a small lake with aquatic migratory birds is formed.

DISTANCE-DURATION
     9,4 km / 3,5 hours

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Apoikia - Apatouria - Stenies - Gialia - Chora

In Apatouria you will admire the stone bridges, the beautiful mansions and the impressive ravine of Pithara.
In Stenies, the village with the mansions of the captains, you will see the impressive Bisti-Mouvela Tower, a three-storey building of the 17th century, a rare example of a fortified house in Andros.

DISTANCE-DURATION
3,8 km / 1,5 hours No 8
5,7 Km / 2 hours along with bypass to Empirikou watermill No 8a

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