Visit the monasteries of Andros and experience the spirituality and mystical atmosphere. Meet the local monks and hear interesting stories of the past!
Starting Point: Gavrio Port/Batsi Town
Starting from Batsi Town, our first stop would be Zoodochos Pigi monastery, right on top of Batsi gulf. The place provides splendid views to the west part of Andros.
After that, it’s time to head to the northeastern part of Andros, passing through traditional villages of Katakoilos, Arni and Vourkoti and visit the monastery of Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas).
Leaving the holy monastery of Agios Nikolaos, the tour passes from the picturesque village of Apikia and then reaches the monastery of Agia Marina.
As the tour continuous, the first breathtaking views of Andros town peninsula begin to appear. After a walk in the old paved pedestrian road and lunch, we head to the south side of the island to visit the monastery of Panachrantos.
Starting Point: Andros Town (Chora)
We start from Andros town, Chora, and passing through the verdant village of Apoikia, we reach Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nickolas) monastery. This impressively built monastery was founded in the 11th century. From the yard you can enjoy beautiful views to Achla beach.
Next stop is Agia Eirini (Saint Irene) monastery, just outside Apoikia village. Except for its’ beautiful church, the monastery houses four small museums with interesting exhibits.
Optionally, we take a nice walk through nature to Pythara waterfalls.
After our walk, we visit the recently renovated monastery of Agia Marina (Saint Marina). The miraculous icon of Agia Marina, dated to 14thcentury, is kept in the church.
It’s time to admire the beautiful water springs in Menites village, made by the Venetians. Menites, which history goes back in ancient times, is one of the most iconic villages of the island. There will be enough time for lunch or a coffee and to enjoy the scenery.
Our last visit will be in Panachrantos monastery. Dedicated to Virgin Mary, also known as Agios (Saint) Panteleimonas, as in the church is kept the holy relic of the saint. One of the oldest monasteries in Andros, known for the hospitality of the monks, also provides breathtaking views to Andros town.
Conditions of participation
Zoodochos Pigi monastery
Saint Nicholas monastery
Saint Eirini monastery
Saint Marina monastery