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Completely furnished and very clean
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This is a really very good accommodation. Cavo Lacia Maisonnette are located in a beautiful cape and they have a wonderful view to Agios Petros beach that you can reach by foot in 5 minutes.
You are at a foot distance from Gavrios which is a little town with rent a car, restaurant and bar. The owner, Christos, who lives there, is a very nice guy and the maisonnettes are completely furnished, and very clean.
I recommend this accommodation very much.



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Enjoyed my days there
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I traveled to Andros for four days, just enough time to see a small part of the island. I stayed in Chora, at a friend's house and every morning we made a small tour for about an hour or so around the area. If you have only a few days to spend there, the best thing is to make a plan so you will have the chance to see more of the island.

Chora is the centre of Andros in every aspect. It has great nightlife, traditional taverns with delicious local food in good, reasonable prices most of them and numerous shops where you can find everything you need. It is a modern town that has successfully preserved the traditional style and character. Don't forget to visit the three museums. Chora has many churches as well.

We went to some nice beaches called Agios Petros and Chrissi Akti, that were very well-organized with clear waters. I enjoyed my days there, very nice island.



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Romantic island
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We went directly from Athens Airport to Rafina (about 20 min by bus, there are buses to Rafina outside the terminal and leave every hour or 30 min) and then jumped into the boat to Andros, two hours away. The boat docks at Gavrio and the place doesn't attract you at first sight, but once you drive to the inland, you discover a fantasic island!

The rented car was waiting for us at the port and if you are in low/middle season, you get really good prices. We booked ourselves into a small but comfortable hotel in Chora, which was a nice unspoilt town dotted with small houses, churches, narrow streets, museums, and a windy (really windy!) beach. The modern art museum was very interesting and has an exhibition about an American artist while we were there.

The inland has small villages along the mountainside. Everywhere we went, we came across oak trees, plane trees, olive trees, cypresses, walnut and lemon trees whose tangy fragrance filled the air. We also saw several mineral water springs. It was a truly remarkable experience drinking water straight from the spring and you can be sure that the water is clean! We noticed that the water of Andros is mineral and it is bottled with the brandname Sariza.

Beaches on the western side of Andros are organized with beach bars and sunbeds, such as Agios Petros and Kipri, but you can find many secluded beaches if you want quiet. Ormos Korthiou is great for windsurfing and has few rooms to rent. Most tourist place is certainly Batsi, but still it doesn't look tourist. The small port has plenty of fish taverns and it gets very romantic at night.



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Unforgettable
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I remember Andros very well from my holidays there about 5 years ago. How can I forget such a beautiful, beautiful island? How is it possible not to remember the lovely paths of Chora, the proud lighthouse in the middle of the sea. the wind that could get so strong as to make you on your knees, the sandy beach of Agios Petros, the traditional villages in the inland?

I have visited three Greek islands overall (Andros, Ios and Sifnos) but Androstruly stole my heart from the first moment I stepped foot there. I want to come back sometimes to see if it will change with the passage of time. I wish it stays forever as impressive as I saw it and I wish that all people can its beauty. Andros combines good people and wild landscapes, popular coasts with isolate coves, paved vilage paths and track roads in the countryside. Choose a villa a bit away from the crowds and stay for a lot of days. At the end, you will not want to leave.



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Something artistic
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Well, not be cheeky and judge, Andros has nothing to keep you in Gavrio where your ship will reach first. Just go straight to Batsi where all summer visitors are gathered. But I did not like the beach there because the water is too shallow, suitable I guess for small children!

Stenies is a fascinating all-green mountainous village with a tower to see and pose for souvenir photos. Apikia and the springs of Sariza are outside this village. Follow the path that leads to Pythara, a biotope with streams, lakes and small waterfalls, drowned to dense flora. And if this is not enough for your nature expectations, try the tramp of 7 km approximately through the Dipotamon canyon with the watermills.

I think Androshas something artistic with all the art exhibitions, wood-carved signs painted in the hand outsdie the shops and with the beautiful museums. Not too far from the port of Rafina(aprox 2 hours) close to Athens but a little bit expensive though!



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Far from huge crowds
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Andros is one of the best islands I have visited!! It was three years ago when I spent my first holidays on Androsand I go every summer since then. It is nice that tourism there is far from the huge crowds of Paros or Mykonos and that things are more traditional and genuine. The only annoying thing is the strong wind, it is windy almost every afternoon, so if you want to swim that time, choose carefully your beaches, because some have very big waves.

For the rest, Andros has excellent nature and lovely villages to discover. Chora is wonderful and so pretty. Walks in the streets and look at the gift shops. People do not stress you to buy, they let you just to look around. If you want to shop, have cash with you because some local stores may not accept credit cards. Ask before you buy to be sure. Batsi is also very picturesque but when the ship comes it is very busy. Try all the taverns in Andros, you will never have a bad food experience, all dishes are wonderful. For cafeterias, prefer the coffee houses in Ano Plateia in Chora to get the best views. Some beach bars in Agios Petros also have great coctails. Recommended for the evening, after a tiring discovery trip in the inland.



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Gorgeous landscape
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We stayed for two weeks in Andros last month. At first, we had booked one week in Andros and one in Tinos but we found such a beautiful island that we didn't want to leave. This was the perfect destination for our tastes: some parts were green and other were wild, all beaches were clean and villages were traditional. My best village was Chora and we would go there almost every evening to walk in the paved streets. The only bad thing on Andros was the strong wind that usually started in the afternoon and lasted till late at night, but once you get used to it, you don't mind. The beautiful landscape could put aside all problems.

We rented a motorbike and toured all beaches. The beaches between Gavrio and Batsi are the most popular but we prefered small beaches with few people. Try Vitali beach but have a motorbike or a jeep there, the road is very bad and windy. Wake uo early every morning and go hiking. The route from Gavrio to Agios Petros and from Messaria to Menites are gorgeous. Go in the morning or in the afternoon when the sun is not too hot.



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Trekking and cycling in spring
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Truth is that I didin't like beaches of Andros but enjoyed very much nature and villages. We went on the island last May, exactly a year ago and sea water was a bit cold, as you understand. But we had chosen on purpose to go in spring to do some trekking in green nature. Andros is not very green but not too barren either, like other Cycladic islands.

In May, there were not many tourists and hotels had just opened. We had sent a lot of e-mails for bookings from about two months ago but we didn't get a reply till late April. At first, we were worried that we wouldn't find accommodation but then we understood that most hotels in Greece open in early May, this is when tourism season starts.

We didn't joined any trekking group on Andros (I don't even know if there is one), but got a map and explored the paths ourselves. Try the route from Gavrio to Agios Petros, where you can see the ruins of an old tower and from Chora to Messaria, through some beautiful sceneries. Also rented bikes for two days and wandered around. You will be surprised to find taverns in the middle of nowhere. Food is better in these taverns than in the restaurants of Chora or Batsi because it is homemade.



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Start your day with frappe
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There are no sites to see on Andros but very nice villages and beaches. Chora is the most picturesque village on Andros, although I also liked Batsi a lot. Gavrio, the third famous village, would lose a lot of its beauty due to the port, which made it a busy and unconvenient place. In general, Andros will not disappoint you, but sometimes it can get a little expensive. For example, a milk shake of 5-6 euros is overpriced! However, most cafeterias and taverns keep their rates low to attract more visitors, only a couple of cafes in Chora may be a bit expensive. Hotels are excellent on Andros, we had no problem from the services or the owners. In fact, we were very satisfied as the owner of our hotel was treating us Greek frape every morning. He said this is the best coffee to start a long, hot day. Cheers, Manolis!!



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A real surprise to me
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Andros was a real surprise for me! Wonderful landscapes, excellent beaches, very friendly people and a lot of cultural life, especially in Chora with the famous museums and exhibitions. I recommend Batsi for staying, because it is closer to beaches and Chora for a visit. The facilities on the island are excellent and it is more developed than I thought.



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