Andros and Tinos walking vacation, Greece

“A ten day walking vacation up in the northernmost idylls of the Cycladic islands, guided by experts around the islands of Tinos and Andros. ”


Andros| Pythara and Sariza springs | Gialia | Dipotamata River valley | Kochilou | Vourkoti | St. Nicolaos Monastery | Tinos | Steni | Volax | Xombourgo Mountain | Livadha Valley | Pyrghos

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Andros and Tinos walking vacation, Greece


We are dedicated to encouraging low-impact activity vacations, such as walking, and minimising our negative impact on the environment and people.

This walking trail vacation on the island of Andros & Tinos, has an eco focus. We will inform our guests about the unique flora and endemic and common species they will encounter while walking around the islands of Andros & Tinos. We give guidelines on where to look for them, how to approach them in order not to scare them and disrupt their life, how to observe their behaviours or even capture a unique picture showing to the rest of the world their magic. Guests leave aware of the environmental dangers faced and what they can do to minimise them.

We encourage our guests to behave in an environmentally responsible manner. We walk on designated paths and make sure no litter is left behind. We often arrange clean ups of paths and beaches during the week. We report on paths that are falling out of use and help to clear them.

We encourage our guests and the owners of the accommodations we use to be aware of the threats to the environment (i.e. water waste, plastic bags and bottles) and suggest ways in which they can minimise their negative footprint. We explain our guests the need for water conservation in the Greek islands and advise them on how to minimise their water waste. We encourage our guests to bring refillable water bottles and/or recycle them in designated areas. All our business waste is recycled. All communication is done electronically where possible, saving on paper.

We organise our walking vacations in Greece only for small groups of up to 8 people, outside the high season months of mid-July-August. We thus try as much as we can to reduce negative impacts to the environment and its people and to benefit the local community.


We have the greatest respect for the local people and their customs and are anxious to share our knowledge of Cycladic island lifestyle with our guests. In order to limit the social impact of tourism all are guests are introduced to the local customs, religion, politics and history during our walks. We take our clients to local festivals, artists' workshops, and other locals celebrations trying to get them to experience the local way of life. We encourage our guests to mix and interact with the local people which are particularly friendly and hospitable.

Through our walking trail vacations in Greece we support small businesses by supporting locally owned shops, guesthouses, mini-markets, bakeries and taverns. As our vacations take place in spring, early summer and autumn, we bring customers and income to establishments which would otherwise only have visitors in high summer. Guests are advised to visit the local market and purchase locally-produced and home-made products such olive oil, wine, honey, capers and herbs, sun dried fruits and tomatoes, “louza” the local proscuito and other goods.

We buy food for our picnics from the local markets and prefer items locally grown according to the season, thus supporting the local agricultural community. Evening meals are taken in typical Greek restaurants serving local dishes.

Our guests stay at local, family owned guesthouses, staffed by locals with their food being sourced locally. These accommodations have been restored by local workers and retained their unique local character whilst providing all necessary comforts. The guesthouses recently installed solar panels which provide hot water for all rooms all year round.

Andros & Tinos have a unique network of traditional walking paths and Ariana, Annie and Sotiris who will be your guides know them very well. They live and work in the area. They are passionate about promoting the Cyclades as a walking vacation destination, about the survival and conservation of the paths and local wildlife and sustainable tourism in general.

In general, with all walking vacations in Greece, we’re trying through our activities to encourage travelers to approach places they visits with greater understanding and respect.

2 Reviews of Andros and Tinos walking vacation, Greece

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The views

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be aware of the number of stairs involved in the walks. Check where your accommodation is situated.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Hopefully benefited local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Reviewed on 14 May 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The evening walk to the fortress at Exomvourgo on Tinos with views of the surrounding villages and the sun setting across the sea. Also the walk to visit the monastery on Andros, meeting the monks and eating lunch prepared by the abbott was very special. The profusion of wild flowers on the old stone paths, the landscape of stone walls and terraces.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Go in May- warm enough to swim, not too hot for walking. Feeling of places getting geared up for the summer but not yet busy.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. We stayed in family owned hotels, ate in small restaurants and tavernas.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Wonderful, exceeded my expectations. The local guides were superb, every day was well planned and varied, we did a huge amount in one week, but the pace was relaxed with time to appreciate everything.

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