Andros Trail Race, after four years, has gained the respect and acknowledgement of athletes from Greece and the whole world. It has become an institution and athletes and volunteers choose to relive the moment again and again.
Young and older athletes of all potential choose their route in Andros Trail Race. Four routes of rare beauty in the island nature, combining the Cycladic aura and the wild beauty of mountainous Greece, are ready to host once again the participants.
In Andros Trail Race sports are combined with culture, as it takes place in the only island in Europe to be certified with “Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe” from the European Ramblers Association. At the same time the routes go through historical monuments and sceneries of natural beauty like the Venetian castle of Faneromeni, the castle-like monastery of Panachrandou, the dovecotes in Korthi, the watermills in Dipotamata gorge.
A race that challenges, excites, reveals and combines all the cultural elements of Andros. A combination of sports and culture!
On the first day the 1km race for young athletes starts at the Korthi Bay central square, while the on the same day the 5km Run&Hike – City Trail takes place as well, a race combining hiking and mountain race, perfect for the whole family.
On the second day athletes participate in the longer routes of this event, the 10km race along the Andros Route 5 and the longest route of 24km in a majestic scenery, through old pathways, traditional villages, dirt roads and asphalt, combining four routes of Andros Routes (5, 1, 18 & 3).
This year Andros Trail Race 2019 takes a step forward and incorporates charity and ecology. In other words we are supporting and running alongside with “ELPIDA Association”, helping to increase the number of bone marrow donors for those in need and we invite athletes and locals to volunteer.
With the aim of decreasing the environmental waste, the organization uses only biodegradable materials for the refreshment stations and the traditional Pasta Party.
This year the parallel events are plenty, including tours to the historical centre of Chora, visits to the Goulandris Museum of Modern Art, videos etc.
Fast Ferries has been supporting Andros Trail Race from the beginning, acknowledging the value of sports and cultural events and this year is the Great Sponsor of the 4th Andros Trail Race, aiming to the support and promotion of the Cycladic beauty.
This year the event is organized by ANDROS TRAIL RACE Joint Venture along with Trekking Andros & Outdoor Activities and as co-organizers the municipality of Andros and the South Aegean Region. Andros Trail Race also participates in the Cyclades Trail Cup.
Fast Ferries provides high quality ferry service, in accordance with the company’s culture which means safe, fast, comfortable and reliable trips to the Greek Islands.
Fast Ferries operates two modern vessels, Theologos P. and Ekaterini P. connecting Rafina (Attica) with Andros, Tinos and Mykonos providing two or three daily departures from Rafina to Islands and v.v. The dynamic way of Fast Ferries’ development is characteristic and impressive for the Greek Coastal Industry and the level of the service, as well. As a matter of fact, Fast Ferries is one of the most well known and reliable ferry operators in Greece.
Fast Ferries invests not only in the unmatched quality of ships, but also in the field of security by meeting the latest and stringest specifications. In addition, invests in high level executives and arrange to meet the requirements of passengers and public transport, in order to constantly improve at all fields.
Fast Ferries hopes to continue to offer all those which made the company famous. Consistency, reliability, safety, quality travel and service. It also aspires to be the best choice for travellers from Rafina to Andros, Tinos and Mykonos and in the other hand, incentive for development and prosperity to the islands.