"Island of the sailors..." Top 5 Page for this destination Andros Island by mindcrime

Andros Island Travel Guide: 52 reviews and 149 photos

Andros is the second biggest island of Cyclades complex after Naxos with about 10.000 inhabitants. You can easily reach the island by boat from Rafina in 2 hours. The island is mountainous with many well watered valleys (the famous water Sariza is bottled here). The largest towns are Ándros(or Hora), Gávrio, Bátsi, and Korthí.

The history of the island goes back to ancient times. Many people passed from here through the centuries, Phoenicians, Pelasgians, Persians, Macedonians, Romans and then Venetians and Otomans. After the revolution in 1821 Andros became a great port and many families that were ship owners got rich sailing big boats over the world. You can still see the nice neoclassical building at Hora. The navy picture of Andros is not enough though! You have to further inside to see the agriculture images away from tourists etc Of course don?t expect many tourists around anyway. Only some greek people use to go here in one of the most beautiful islands of Cyclades.

Things to do/see:

Visit Hora, the capital of the island and the capital of arts because of the museums is my favorite town in the island
-Go to Batsi to see other tourists and enjoy the nightlife
-Stroll around Gavrio port. No picturesque at all but some shops for souvenirs back home are here.
-Go to Palaiopoli to visit the new museum and wash down the heat with a drink at the café right there on the road.
-Visit other places/villages like Korthi, Sariza, Stenies, Menites, Amolohos etc
-Swim in nice beaches but find some time to visit the great museums at Hora

If you want check my page for Andros (Hora) too.

  • Last visit to Andros Island: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Beautiful photos of this island!

    • mindcrime's Profile Photo
      Apr 26, 2013 at 11:24 PM

      thanks, with such scenery we had a lot of opportunities for good shots.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    It reads like many cultures had a time of it here, and all wanted to stay and enjoy the scenery; like you did. It is a wonderful place to see, I am sure, and the bastei and museums are sites to take in.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2009 at 8:36 AM

    You've been to so many delightful places. Andros beaches and white wash buildings are stunning. Thanks for the lovely tour!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2009 at 2:03 AM

    nice page - lovely GReek islands...! - wondering if our boat stopped here on the way from Mykonos to Santorini? we stopped at a few.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Excellent page on this wonderful island that you seem to know very well! your page remind me of our own travel, that we enjoyed a lot!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2008 at 7:40 AM

    Love the islands in the Cyclades and this one is also very beautuful and wonderful beaches.

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2007 at 7:48 AM

    Great page. Your favourite beach looks beautiful.

  • vtveen's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2007 at 2:35 AM

    Another great page about a tiny island. Nice pics too, liked to visit once. Jaap


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