This is the longest route in the network and follows the old “arvanitiko dromo” which connected Gavrio and Batsi to the central villages of Andros and Chora. It has a westerly orientation, at an altitude of around 400m, starting on the highest points of Aprovato. The route crosses steep mountain slopes with holy-oak, wild olives and seasonal crops. The shady stoned-path, which has a wonderful view of the sea, passes springs, stone water tanks, old farmhouses, unusual rock formations and two waterfalls, flowing down the steep hills of Kouvara, impressively appearing through the dense plantation of Paleopolis. The main route then turns north-east, passing above the Melida watermills and leading towards Ano Pitrofos through a rocky landscape. A worthwhile stop will take part for visiting Dimitris Chelmis renovated olive press. Quite few stairs throught the settlement of Pitrofos and a lot of fountains to fil up our bottles and our hike ends at the traditional “kafeneion” “Tou Zozef” where we lunch (optional).
Signposted Footpath No9
Up to 4 persons: 25€ per person
5 – 8 persons: 20€ per person
9 – 12 persons: 15€ per person