Andros

The only island of the Cyclades that has plenty of water and green, Andros is like a miniature of Greece. Beautiful beaches, high mountains, deep valleys, small rivers, running waters, vineyards, and cypresses trees along with oaks, olive trees, and citrus trees.

The island was named after the grandson of god Apollo, Andros brother of Mykonos and Thasos. Another name of the island is Hydrousa (Υδρούσα) the place of water.  Andros is approx. 37 nautical miles from Athens. 

The island was first inhabited in the Neolithic period and since then is constantly inhabited. Along with the other Cyclades was occupied by the Venetians and the Ottomans. The island was involved actively in the Greek revolution against the Ottomans in 1821 even though the people of the island were very rich and great ship-owners. 

Τhe island is 380 km2 and nowadays has a population of approx. 9.700. The capital of the island is Andros or Chora and its port is Gavrio.

Discover Andros

  • The Museum of Contemporary Art, founded in 1979 in which you can see Greek and international exhibitions.
  • The Lighthouse of Tourlitis
  • The Archeological Museum
  • The Olive Museum
  • The Nautical Museum
  • The Sariza spring, with its famous naturally sparkling water
  • The Foros cave

The beaches 

  • Batsi, the most famous one
  • Tis Grias
  • Achla 
  • Neimporio 
  • Pyrgos
  • Megali Peza
  • Chrysi Ammos
  • Vitali 
  • Ateni

Activities and Events

When in Andros get “lost” in the beautiful Chora with its elegant houses, the narrow stone-covered streets, the Arched pathway of the old town, the exceptional Unknown Sailor’s statue, that create a fairy tale atmosphere. 

Go hiking on the ancient paths of more than 160km. Road trip across the island to visit the isolated villages. Walk from Sariza spring to Pithara waterfall. You can also do scuba diving and windsurfing.

Taste the amazing local cuisine. And of course, there are many festivals, not only religious, that will please you.

 

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