The only island that combines upland greenery with fine beaches, mountain villages with seaside resorts and natural springs.
The second largest and the northernmost island of the Cyclades. Andros, the sailors's island, is a peaceful holiday resort. Andros is an exception among the islands of the Cyclades. It is the only island that combines upland greenery with fine beaches, mountain villages with seaside resorts and natural springs. The landscape is made up of adjoining mountain ranges with steep slopes and between them deep ravines, gullies and three verdant valleys where olives, figs, oranges, lemons and vines grow amid a plentiful supply of running water. Quite often the scenery here is anything but typical of the Cyclades. The mountains frequently come to an abrupt end with a sheer cliff or rocky promontory, while the valleys open out into expanses of sandy beach.
History Of Andros
According to mythology, Andros was named after the grandchild of Apollo, Andros. Under Byzantium Andros was an intellectual center of note. The neoplatonist Proclus taught there in the 5th century AD and in the 9th century AD a philosophical academy was founded. In the last century Andros has developed into one of the country's most important maritime island, and its ship registry contains more vessels than any other Greek port except Piraeus.
In Andros you will find beautiful beaches. Chrisi Ammos, Gialia, Kato Agios Petros, the famous Batsi, Agia Marina, Niborio and Palaiopoli are some of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
You can find clubs in Hora, Gavrio, Batsi (Mpatsi) and Korthi. Bouzoukia are usually open at weekends and can be found at Batsi, Chora, Gavrio and Palaiopoli.
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