Greece’s hidden hiking hotspot

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.