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Andros - Cyclades (Greece)

Andros. Andros is the northernmost island of the Cyclades, the second largest in the group (380 km2/147mi2). This beautiful Cyclades island is two hours by boat from Rafina (near Athens), the distance from the port of Rafina is 57 kilometers.

Andros is a mountainous island with steep sides, impressive gorges, beautiful sandy beaches, busy villages and three large valleys planted with vines, olive groves and many other trees. The capital of Andros is Chora (Andros town), situated in the southeast of the island. It consists of the second most important harbor of the island. Here there is a combination of Cycladic architecture style with the Neoclassical style. It is a very striking town, with neoclassical mansions, Cycladic houses, narrow alleys and picturesque squares. When in Andros town you should definitely visit the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.

Throughout the year popular events and festivities are held on the island. These festivities are related to the Orthodox religion of the inhabitants and the sea. Most of the families on Andros are religious and have someone who earns his living as sailor. On Andros, wine is prized. There is a legend regarding wine on Andros. In ancient time the God of wine Dionysos was honored and during the festivities, and wine, instead of water, flowed from a local spring!

Andros is an island with good tourist amenities for the visitors, and is often chosen for its natural beauties, its historical monuments, its superb beaches and its medicinal springs.

Photo Gallery Andros - Photos of Cyclades

Chora Folegandros - Island of Folegandros - Cyclades - Photo 67 - Photo JustGreece.com Chora Folegandros - Island of Folegandros - Cyclades - Photo 36 - Photo JustGreece.com Andros town (Chora) | Greece  | Photo 159 - Photo JustGreece.com Stenies | Island of Andros | Greece  Photo 7 - Photo JustGreece.com Livadi Folegandros - Island of Folegandros - Cyclades - Photo 273 - Photo JustGreece.com The harbour of Gavrio | Island of Andros | Greece  | Photo 10 - Photo JustGreece.com Panachrantou monastery | Island of Andros | Greece  | Photo 54 - Photo JustGreece.com Andros town (Chora) | Greece  | Photo 067 - Photo JustGreece.com Batsi | Island of Andros | Greece  | Photo 51 - Photo JustGreece.com Batsi | Island of Andros | Greece  | Photo 13 - Photo JustGreece.com Batsi | Island of Andros | Greece  | Photo 47 - Photo JustGreece.com beach near Batsi | Island of Andros | Greece  | Photo 3 - Photo JustGreece.com Helena Soura and Manolis Katechakis near cafe Syrma Karavostasis Folegandros Photo 322 - Photo JustGreece.com Myrtho apartments on the island of Andros | Greece  Photo 23 - Photo JustGreece.com Batsi | Island of Andros | Greece  | Photo 67 - Photo JustGreece.com

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Sights and tips Andros Island

  • The beautiful castle of Aghios Petros in Gavrio.
  • The church Panagia Palatiani built in the 13th century within walls.
  • The church of Aghios Michail (1158 A.D.).
  • Messaria, the Monastery of Aghios Nikolaos (from the 18th century).
  • The church of Taxiarchis built in the 12th century.
  • The St. Nicholas monastery at Apikia (this is also the site of the Sariza mineral spring).
  • The Papachrantou Monastery at Falika.
  • The monastery of Zoodochoe Pigis  (14th century) at the top of the hill Kapsorachi located at an altitude of 300 meters (about 1000 ft).
  • The Nautical Museum with a rich collection of ship models, photographs and ship instruments.
  • Archeological museum of Andros with finds from the Geometric, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • Museum of Modern Art with works by the sculptor Michalis Tombros.
  • The ruins of the ancient city at Paleopoli.


Beaches of Andros

If you love swimming then you should definitely visit Paraporti, Batsi, Vitali and Gavrio. Bay Fellos has a very nice sandy beach.  In the north you will find Batsi , the most touristic town on the island, whose fame is partly the result of the famous sandy beach located here.
 

Festivities Andros

On August 15th there is the festival of Panagia (Holy Mother) in Andros Town. On July 17, the national feast of Agia Marina in Apikia is held. On August 6, the popular festival of Sotiras in Varsaria takes place.
 

Accessibility information island Andros

Andros is connected by ferry with the ports of Rafina, Mykonos, Syros and Tinos.

Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Text edited by Katrina Butzer

Average temperature Andros
January
12.2°C
February
12.2°C
March
13.4°C
April
16.1°C
May
19.5°C
June
23.5°C
July
25.2°C
August
25.3°C
September
23.1°C
October
19.8°C
November
16.4°C
December
13.5°C


Foto's Andros - Andros in beeld

Bergdorpje tussen Ormos en Andros-stad | Eiland Andros | De Griekse Gids - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Andros-stad (Chora) | De Griekse Gids | Foto 044 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
van Rafina naar Andros | De Griekse Gids | Foto 1 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Strand Kypri (Golden Beach) bij Batsi | Eiland Andros | De Griekse Gids foto 005 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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