ANDROS TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Andros on our travel guide! Ideally located in the Cyclades archipelago, Andros Greece is one of the Cyclades islands closest to Athens (a couple of hours ferry ride). Thanks to its proximity to the Greek capital, it has been transformed into one of the most popular Greek island destinations. And you bet there’s a reason for it!
Boasting a natural landscape with lush vegetation, imposing mountains, virgin beaches, and rural villages, Andros Greece is a go-to destination for those who crave a getaway near Athens. Although it is a summertime favorite for tourists, the island has managed to keep its unspoiled charm!
Chora Andros, the gem of the island, stands out for its noble mansions, narrow alleys and cosmopolitan aura that seduces the visitors. While Chora Andros will introduce you to the glorious past of the island, it’s the picturesque villages around it that will make you dive deeper into the essence of Andros’ tradition!
MORE ABOUT ANDROS GREECE
Andros Greece is the northernmost island of the Cyclades island group. It stands out among the generally barren Cycladic islands, thanks to its lush vegetation and scenic natural landscapes. Despite its proximity to Athens, Andros Greece hasn’t been affected much by the mass tourism, managing to keep its laid-back, unspoiled vibe!
Andros Chora, the island’s capital, is a mixture of Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman architecture. The result? Noble mansions and neoclassical buildings coexisting in harmony with the modern side of the town! Chora owes its architectural beauty to the islanders’ love for the sea, as the imposing mansions used to belong to the local sailors and captains.
Andros beaches are a reason themselves to visit Andros Greece! Organized or virgin, isolated or crowded, Andros beaches seem to be able to please everyone. The most popular of them are Agios Petros, Batsi and Golden Sand. If you are more into virgin and isolated beaches, though, chose Vlychada, Agios Sostis, and Halkolimnionas.
The natural beauty of this verdant island is divine! The hiking paths that cross Andros Greece, will give you the chance to explore its lush vegetation. Packed with walnut trees, chestnut trees, oak trees, and olive trees, Andros is a natural paradise!
In Andros island, you’ll also find some interesting sites, too! Palaiopolis, the ancient capital of Andros, the prehistoric Plaka settlement and Zagora settlement are must-visits. Not to mention the amazing Andros museums! Visit the Museum of Modern Art, the archaeological museums and the Cyclades Olive Museum, to take a dip into the island’s culture!
Are you ready to explore the enchanting Andros island?
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST THINGS TO DO
Discover the best things to do in Andros! From Andros sightseeing to activities and from Andros tours to restaurants, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Andros holidays experience!
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, 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, frequently hosting temporary exhibitions, particularly in summer. It is located in Chora.
The Springs of Dionysus are located along the way from Chora to Stavropeda area, via a slight detour through Menites village.
Dipotamata is a beautiful natural area on the southeastern coast of Andros. It is actually a river-basin that extends for 7 km between the villages of Syneti, Paleokastro, and Kochylou. This area has lush green and rare vegetation.