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Andros is the northernmost island of the Cyclades and one of the largest with 380 square kilometers. Andros is the continuation of Evia. Further to Andros, Tinos island and Mikonos island are the emerged part of the same underwater ridge.
The population is only 8,800 with one half in Andros city, the Chora, on the east coast.
Access by sea is at Gavrio, on the west coast with ferries from Rafina. The bay of Gavrio is well sheltered for the strong northerly winds that hit frequently the island, while the bay of the Chora is wide open to these winds.
The road from Gavrio to Andros is the main communication axis of the island. It was constructed between 1929 and 1932. It first follows southwards the west coast until Stratopeda and Zaganiaris. In Zaganiaris, it divides in two parts. One turns eastwards across the island to Messaria and a little further, to Andros, the chora. The other leg continues south-eastwards to Korthio.
For more see my Andros page and my Gavrio page.
I was amazed to notice that I could find few detailed documents on Andros, either text or photos, let it be on guide-books or on the web. This is why I have several tips and photos that are incompletely identified. I hope some one will be able to complete them! Thank you in advance!
There is no surface water flowing in this small valley near Kaparia but nevertheless, water is flowing discreetly... more travel advice
The two photos show two different villages (or hamlets ?) in the south of the island, near Kaparia. As almost everywhere... more travel advice
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