Ideally located in the Cyclades archipelago, Andros is one of the Cyclades islands closest to Athens (a couple of hours with ship).
Andros 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.
Andros hasn’t been affected much by the mass tourism, managing to keep its laid-back, unspoiled vibe!
Boasting a natural landscape with lush vegetation, imposing mountains, virgin beaches, and rural villages, Andros is a destination for those who crave a getaway near Athens.
Andros Chora, the island’s capital, is a mixture of Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman architecture.
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.Chora Andros, is the gem of the island, stands out for the narrow alleys and cosmopolitan aura that seduces the visitors.
And 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!
Andros beaches are a reason themselves to visit Andros! 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 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!
The natural beauty of this verdant island is divine!
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