Andros

Cyclades Islands Greece

 

A concise view of the beauties of Andros

Morphology

Andros

Andros has an area of 379.7 square kilometres and the length of its coastline is 176 km. It is 6 nautical miles from Evia (Close Kafireas, Cavo Doro) and less than a nautical mile from Tinos. The coastline of Andros presents a large number of bays-bays and capes. The most important islets that surround the island are Alidonisi, Kopiteta, Lagonisi, Prasonisi, and Gavrio or Gavrio, an island complex of 8 islands and rocky islets located near Gavrio and opposite Kypri.

Sunset Andros

Views

Archaeological sites

Unlimited sights of historical interest such as the Tower of AG. Petros Paleopoli is the ancient city of Andros that flourished from the classical era until the Roman domination.

Ancient Zagora, the life of the settlement began in the 10th century B.C. Until the end of the 8th century B.C. and the upper castle or castle of Faneromeni or grias the castle that was the strongest and largest medieval state of Andros invite you to meet them..

It is worth visiting the

Cave of Aladinou Andros “tax”

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Museums

Many events of cultural interest bring Andros to the first place of civilization. The Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation organizes every summer in the Museum of Contemporary Art exhibitions of international prestige, which gather many visitors.

Petros and Marika Kydonieos Foundation with the organization of visual and musical happenings under the name “Ploes”.

The Archaeological Museum, the Maritime Museum such as the Museum of Folklore and Christian art as well as the Olive museum are remarkable and certainly deserve your attention.

Monasteries

The largest monastery of Andros is the monastery of Zoodochos Pigi or Agia, as the locals call it. A unconfirmed information argues that the Byzantine period was a school and became a monastery in 842 by Empress Theodora.

The monastery of St. Mary is the most beautiful Byzantine monastery of Andros.
It is located on the slope of Mount Gerakones at a height of 230 m.
According to the monastery’s code, Monastiri was built by the Emperor Nikiforos Fokas in 963-969, during his campaign against the Arabs of Crete (961 A.D.).

The Holy Monastery of Agia Marina with the holy water and the miraculous icon of Agia is located in the area of the colonies, north of the country. The monastery celebrates on the 17th of July in memory of
the holy History of Moni Agias marinas Andros

The Holy Monastery of St. Nicholas in Vounenis is located on the slope of the mountain in the place hours, shortly after Apoikia, north of Chora.

From here you can admire the beautiful views of the valley of Ahla. It was built in the 16th century and in 1760 there were repair works.

Andros Beaches

Andros has dozens of sandy and rocky beaches, the most popular sandy beaches are the golden sands of Kypri and Agios Petros on the south side while north of Nimboreio in Chora and Achla, which is accessed by boat starting from the port of Haux. Or from the dirt road that only cars with four-wheel drive can cross it.

There are also rocky beaches that are popular like the Gialia in Stenies, Chalkolimionas in the area of Stavropeda the warehouses and the beach of Synetiou in the village Syneti also the beaches of Grias the leap (by car) and Bouros (by boat). They are both located in Korthios Bay. They are both distinguished for their unaltered natural beauty. The beach of Zorgos is also remarkable, in the north of the island, with amazing waters in an imposing location! In the north of the island are the beaches Vitali and Pislimionas, Vori, Ateni. In Korthios Bay There is also the sandy beach of Milos.

Hiking

Hiking enthusiasts will discover many trails that run throughout the island. These are old paths that follow the natural passages in the mountains and ravines and connect the places of social and economic interest of the island. Many of them are still used today by residents to visit chapels mainly on the day of their feast and from livestock breeders. It is believed that these paths, in their basic engraving, have remained the same from antiquity until today. The main road network was built on the old footprints of these trails.

Although there are no large rivers, Andros is rich in springs and streams that in the summer most people dry out. The most important of these are Arnopotamos, Selinitis, Achlas, Megalos Potamos and Dipotamata. Andros is also known for its sources. The most famous source on the island is the source of Sariza which is located in Apikia. Other sources that are not as famous as Sariza are the sources of Agia Irini and the saline bitter source of arni.

Andros may not have plains, but it has fertile valleys studded mainly with citrus trees, leaving its shale peaks uncovered. Rich olive groves and vineyards adorn the gradient ans, (terraces or carpets against the locals), while nice fields and gardens are lower.

Water Sports

Windsurf, SUP,

Scuba Diving 

On the West Beach that lies and Kypri, you give the possibility of water sports skiing, windsurf, Stand Up Paddle, scubadiving

A weekend getaway will make you love SUP. Only two hours from the port of Rafina and you have reached our island and Kypri.

They have equipment for all levels and all the necessary life-saving means. All you need to bring is your good mood.

Εxtrem situations for all water sports enthusiasts

Information

Useful phone numbers

Health Center 22823 60001

Police. Part of Country 22820 22300

Police. Department of Gavrio 22820 71120

Fire Department 22820 42199

Port Authority of Gavrio 22820 71213

Country Port Authority 22820 22250

Ktel Bus station Androu 22820 22316

Taxi Country 22820 22171

Taxi of Gavrio 22820 71561

Taxi Batsiou 22820 41081

Taxi Korthiou 22820 62171

Administrative services

Head 22823 60207

Dimotoologio 22823 60214

Registry 22823 60233

Municipality of Korthios 22823 60322

Municipality of Hydroudas 22823 60126

Kep-Country 22823 60220

Kep of Korthiou 22823 60320

Kep of Water 22820 41848

Technical Service 22823 60224

Financial Secretary (Pre/NOS) 22823 60232

Financial Secretary sqm. of the   22823 60208

Financial Secretary (account) 22823 60234

Museum

Arch. Museum of Chora 22820 23664

Arch Museum of Palai/Lis 22820 41985

Museum of Contemporary Art 22820 22444

Naval Museum of Andros 22820 22275

Museum of Folklore 22820 22189

Laog/Fiko M. Synetiou 6944507725

Museum of Olive 6932731776

Digital Museum 22823 60200

Kairios Library 22820 22262

Kidonieos Foundation 22820 24598

 Ship timetables

Ship timetables

Bus Schedules

Bus Schedules

Weather

Weather

Ticket Agency

Andros

Cyclades Travel

(Gavrio), 22820 71750

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