Unlike its parched neighbours, the Cycladic island of Andros is green and lush, ribboned with streams and scattered with orchards. One third of this surprisingly accessible island is a nature reserve. It has mountains that rise 3,000ft and more than 70 beaches — many accessible only by foot and boat. Thanks to a grassroots organisation called Andros Routes, the island also now has more than 100 miles of waymarked trails, and it’s carving out a niche as a year-round hiking destination. You can trek past abandoned watermills and medieval watchtowers, cool off in vivid green waterholes, bed down in eco-retreats and dine on local delicacies at seaside tavernas. Read all about it in my feature for The Sunday Times.