Our Castle Hunt Full Day Tour offers a unique opportunity for tourists and visitors of Andros to explore the island’s Venetian past. The Latins ruled the island from 1207 till 1566 and built three castles for protective purposes which are still surrounded by the island’s history and local folk traditions and legends. Discover the archaeological remnants of Venetian castles, marvel at their majestic views, and unlock the islands’ past through cartography, diachronic traveler’s accounts, and live historical records.
Starting from Andros Town (Chora)
We are meeting at Fresco Juice & Salad Bar at 10:00 am heading towards our first stop which is Castello a basso. After the first Castle visit, we are heading to Fresco Juice & Salad Bar for our lunch. Our next stop is the Upper (Faneromeni) Castle. Our thrird and final stop is Makrotandalo Castle with easy port access.
Starting from Gavrio port or Batsi Town
We are meeting at Explore Andros Office at 10:00 am heading towards Chora and our first stop which is Castello a basso. After the first Castle visit, we are heading to Kochylou and the Upper(Faneromeni) Castle. Our third and last stop, is Makrotandalo or Osteodosia Castle with easy port access.
Conditions of participation
Castello a basso (Lower Castle)
Upper Castle (Kochulou or Faneromeni Castle)
Castle of Makrotandalos (Osteodosia Castle)
Cisterns, Churches , Fortification Walls, Heraldic Symbols, Latin period remnants