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An Active Vacation on Andros

When we travel to Greece (Zeke has made the trip four times now), we like to visit Andros Island. Located just off the mainland, Andros is where Zeke’s great-grandmother, Anna Frank, was born. The strong family connection inspired our first visit, and the slow pace of Greek island life keeps us going back.

"The Exemplary Beach at Batsi"

“The Exemplary Beach at Batsi” – Andros Island, Greece

While we’re more likely to spend our time on Andros lounging on the beach with the greatest dilemma of the day the choice between a great cup of coffee and a nap, Petros, owner of the Mare e Vista Epaminondas Hotel, says there’s a more active side of Andros if that’s more your speed.

We’ve always stayed with Yannis Katsilivas in a beach-front apartment, and our friend Yannis has always treated us like family coming home to visit. But if you’re looking for more adventure in your Greek getaway, it sounds like Petros has a room — just across the beach from Yannis’ apartments — waiting for your arrival.

The following is a guest post from Petros:

Andros Island Inspires a Vacation of Fun Pro-Activity!

The new era of vacation has begun. “Fun Pro-Active” Vacation vs “Eating” Vacation.

As our society is constantly changing, there is an increased need to find the positive changes, follow them and create through them further positive improvements. Obesity and unhealthy living styles have crawled into the lives of many people in the developing world. The need for an active and fun lifestyle has become a priority now more than ever. We only get a few short weeks of vacation each year, why shouldn’t it be a time of “Fun Pro-Activity”?

There is a mistaken notion that exercise and sport are exhausting. When we do sports, when we walk, jog, or swim our body and mind become rejuvenated and refreshed.

The Mare e Vista Epaminondas Hotel in Andros Island offers active vacations. With the cooperation of its valued partners, you can discover through hiking one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades, if not all of Greece. There are wonderful trails, which will tell you the story of the island. You will pass by ancient ruins, watermills, small rivers and you will find even small waterfalls.

The Mare e Vista Epaminondas is an Andros Hotel that can provide the full package. Even if you don’t have your own car, the hotel can arrange your transportation to the beginning of the trails and your pick up from the point that the trail will take you. The guide, who is knowledgeable and passionate about the island, will inspire you. The best hiking trails can be selected according to everyone’s desires and capabilities.

The Mare e Vista Family strongly believes in “Fun Pro-Active” Vacation and for this reason offers discounts in accommodation to travelers who want to engage in hiking & other activities. We can make Andros accommodation a fun experience!


About No Kids, Will Travel

In the eyes of their friends and family, Amanda and Zeke are a young jet setting couple without any real responsibility. In real life, the stress of work and raising a kitten push them to flee reality at every opportunity. The "lack of obligation" gives them the chance to explore the world.

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