Andros is one of the closest Greek islands to Athens and a popular weekend destination for the Athenians. An attractive island with rich history, Andros Cyclades distinguishes for the elegant architecture of Chora, the green landscape of the inland and the fabulous beaches. Batsi is the most tourist developed place in Andros Greece and it is surrounded by wonderful beaches, including Golden Beach and Agios Petros. Among the most beautiful beaches are also Ahla, Vitali and Vlychada, but the road to these beaches is track. A visit to Chora, the capital, will lead you to interesting art museums that frequently host world exhibitions.
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Travel guide to Andros, Greece
Only 2 hours ferry ride from the port of Rafina in Athens, Andros is a lovely island with distinctive Cycladic style. Beaches in Andros are both organized and secluded.
In order to organize better your trip to Andros, have a look in our website with detailed information on sightseeing, villages, beaches and museums on the island. Also see photos, 360 pictures and maps to get a better understanding of the location.
Things to see and do
The island of Andros is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Cyclades islands group.
The beautiful island of Andros offers traditional and lovely villages. Some of those are perched on the slopes of the mountains, among many trees and water springs. Others are built amphitheatrically above the sea, according to the traditional style. The superb capital of Andros island, Chora, proposes a combination of Venetian and Cycladic architecture, with elegant mansions and lovely churches.
Andros has many beautiful beaches with crystal water. Some of them are organized with sea beds, umbrellas, fish restaurants and beach accommodation, while many other coves are totally secluded. However, all beaches offer a relaxing atmosphere, perfect for summer vacations.
This guide of Andros island proposes all the useful information about holidays in this island. Due to its location, it can be combined with a city break to Athens and holidays to the neighboring island of Tinos. There is also frequent ferry connection from Andros to other Greek islands.
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Have a look on the accommodations that we propose in Andros and organize your trip on the island. Also check our online system to book your ferry tickets.
Many hotels in Andros are found in Chora, the capital of the island. Cycladic and Venetian mansions of Chora have been transformed into family hotels and apartments. More modern accommodations are also available in the seaside. Batsi, the most tourist village on the island, offers lovely hotels and apartments right on the beach. Agios Petros, Gavrio and Korthi also have few rooms to rent.
Highlights in Andros
Chora is a beautiful village with combined Cycladic and Neoclassical architecture. Located on the eastern side of the island, it gives great views to the Aegean Sea.
Batsi is the most tourist village in Andros. Many sandy beaches are located in close distance to Batsi as well as the main port of the island, Gavrio.
Achla is a secluded beach with amazing waters in Andros, accessible only through a track road. The island has many such secluded beaches, ideal for total privacy.
The Goulandris Museum of Modern Art is a cultural centre for the island of Andros, frequently hosting temporary exhibitions, particularly in summer.
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