Andros. Naval tradition and nobility...
The nature has generously endowed Andros with blue beaches and lush hinterland... Its people has decorated it with a stately Chora, but also with distinct villages with stone fountains and running waters and many precious lemon trees, which, at this period of time, have flourished and their aroma lingers along the place. Easter is traditionally celebrated here, with "Maskoula" and "Lampriati”...
Famed for its cultural tradition and the artistic sensibilities, Andros is one of our most favorite destinations in spring and in the summer, of course. The picturesque villages, perched on wooded hillsides with lots of water, exude the seamanship of the island. The stately town holds on a high level the culture of this place.
There is easy access to the island, because of its short distance from the Attica land. For the hiking lovers there are many hiking trails that they can discover and enjoy the magic of nature. In their path, they will encounter stone bridges and old mills.
In Andros, one can find popular resorts, such as Batsi, but also peaceful villages full of flowers and lemon trees, with traditional architecture, such as Stenies with the well-preserved mansions of wealthy mariners, Menites with the running waters and the old taps, and Apikia, where are the known sources of Sariza water.
On the slopes, ornamented by all sorts of wild flowers and wild orchids, we will see the impressive "Emasies”, the ornate walls that hold the soil and characterize Andros.
Undoubtedly, the "heart" of Andros beats in the beautiful Chora. Built with unique architecture, Chora of Andros exudes class and naval tradition for centuries. From here originate many families of known ship-owners. We descend the bustling main street “Empirikos” with the renovated mansions and the shops to reach the square of Kairis with the small cafes, taverns and bakeries.
We will continue our walk to the Old Town with the atmosphere of past times in order to arrive at the Square of the Unknown Sailor. Our look "travels" from the ruined Venetian castle to the lighthouse and from there to the open sea...
Right and left of the town are the beaches of Paraporti and Niborio.
Above them, they stand tall the mansions of Chora.
The church of St. George stands majestic in the heart of Chora. Of particular interest are the Archaeological Museum and the Maritime Museum.
However, one of the most idyllic spots in Chora is the church of Virgin Thalassini, perched on a bare rock.
For your stay in Andros, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In the town of Andros (Chora), as well as in many other areas of the island, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
You can access Andros from Rafina by ship and fast ferry every day. Andros is also linked by coast with Andros, Ios, Paros, Tinos and Mykonos.
Through the route Rafina - Cyclades, Andros is connected during summer with Andros, Ios, Paros, Siros and Tinos.
Through the route Rafina - Piraeus - Siros - Mykonos, Andros is connected with Lemnos, Kea and Siros.
For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.