Learn about Andros, special beauties

Andros - Chora

Andros, although an island of the Cyclades, it's pretty unique. Unlike the rest of the Cyclades, which are full of white houses with blue shutters, Andros Town is full of neoclassical and tower mansions. These were built by the captains in the late 19th and early 20th century and show the intense economic prosperity of the time. The historical and cultural elements of the country of Andros are also important.

You can find many museums with wonderful architecture in the center of Chora. Among others, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Andros, the Archaeological Museum of Andros, and also the Naval Museum of Andros. During your visit to Chora, Andros it is also worth seeing its ecclesiastical monuments. Panagia Theoskepasti, who is also the saint of the island, is perhaps the most important. Also, the Assumption of the Virgin, the Virgin Mary Palatiani and the metropolitan church of Agios Georgios, are monuments worth visiting.

Andros - Morphology and nature

Andros is the second-largest island of the Cyclades after Naxos. It is also the northernmost island of the Cyclades and full of beautiful beaches. However, the element that distinguishes it from the other Cyclades is its lush landscapes and springs. The most important streams of Andros are Arnipotamos, Selinitis, Achlas, Megalos Potamos and Dipotamata.

Andros is a mountainous island for the most part. But it has fertile valleys with citrus and fruit trees. In addition, it is full of vineyards and olive groves. On the other hand, Andros is not famous for its wildlife. However, groups of eagles and hawks live in the north.

Andros and its trails

Andros is also famous for its trails, which have a history of 4,000 years. People used them until the 1930s when the construction of the road network began. The trails have a total length of about 300 km. However, cars gradually reduced their use. Efforts are now being made to promote them for tourism use. Based on these efforts, Edem Suites organizes, among other things, hiking, to get to know the natural beauties of the place.

Beaches of Andros

Andros has a coastline of 175 km and beaches for every taste. The beaches of Andros have a great variety, from sandy or rocky, organized or not. In total it has more than 30 beaches. North and strong winds, however, constantly hit the island and thus lower the sea temperature.

Among other things, it is worth visiting Nimborio, which is very close to Chora, Andros. Its access is also very very easy. Also Chrysi Ammos, perhaps the most popular beach of Andros, is a good choice. Achla is also a beach that you will not regret visiting. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, where the river Achlas flows into it. In addition, it is worth visiting Agios Petros, which is the largest beach on the island. Finally, Batsi is a good choice, as it is easily accessible.


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