Andros is an island with special identity. With her untold natural beauties and important monuments that reveal her brilliant history, has gained international fame and is a dear summer resort.
It is the northest of Cyclades islands and the second in size after Naxos. It has an extend of 373sq.km. Andros, in contrary to the other Cyclades islands, is a fertile and green island. The endless olive groves and fields with fruit trees create magnificent pictures you won’t see in any other island of Cyclades. Andros is famous for her running waters. You can see “Sariza” source with the bottled water.
Andros is wet by Aegean sea which has given her dreamy beaches. The length of its shores is 177km. Her endless beaches, with blond shores and clear waters offer visitors moments of peace and calm.
Touring around the island fills every visitor with unique pictures and feelings. It’s not just the beautiful scenes and their alterations, either the beautiful villages with the traditional architecture and baronial feature. But also the sights,(archaeological places, historic buildings, churches and monasteries) that give the island a different style.
Visit her and meet the island that gave birth to many ship-owners, captains and sailors. Walk in the graphic paths of Chora and admire the neoclassic mansions. Have fun in the island’s rhythms and let your sight be filled with the magic beauty of Andros.
Discover in a glance the best things to see and do in Andros island
Chora, Andros’ capital, is a baronial city. It is built on a peninsula. It combines island with neoclassic architecture. As you walk in the narrow paths of the Old City, you will discover the island’s cycladitic feature.
The small coastal settlement of Agios Petros is located in the south part of Gavrios and attracts the island’s visitors due to its beautiful beach. Here you will enjoy your bath, while there’s the possibility for water sports.
Batsi is the most important tourist resort in Andros. It is 27km from Chora and 8km from Gavrio. It is a traditional coastal village, built in a cove. It is surrounded by green sceneries, while true ornament of the region is its magic beach.
The cove of Korthios is a beautiful graphic fish village in the south part of the island, 24km from Chora. Characteristic of the region is the traditional settlement, with houses of the known style of Cyclades islands.