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Family trip to Andros Island with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Andros You should travel to Andros with your children if you plan a quiet and relaxing holiday. There are no water parks or attractions here. But playgrounds for children are equipped in almost every village. The beaches are excellent on the island. The child will be able to swim and build sandcastles here. Older children will be interested in water sports such as windsurfing or snorkeling.
Andros is the second largest islands among the Cyclades. It’s reasonably considered one of the most beautiful islands of the archipelago. There are beautiful mountain slopes covered … Open
There are numerous interesting cultural sites and museums here. You can visit them as a family. You should see the churches and monasteries of Andros. This will be interesting not only for religious families but also for tourists who want to introduce children to the Christian Orthodox culture. You should go to the St. Marina's Monastery. It is located near the town of Andros (the island's capital). You should also visit the St. Nicholas's Monastery. The miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary is kept here. The monastery is located near the village of Vurcoti. Another monastery is located near the village of Gavrio a little further from Andros. It is the largest on the island. This is the Monastery of the Virgin as Life-Giving Source. There is a small museum here. The ceremonial vestments of the clergy are stored in it. Perhaps the most beautiful monastery of Andros is located near the village of Falika. This is the Panachrantos Monastery. Of course, such attractions attract adults. You will be able to see ancient icons, venerate the relics of Saints and miraculous images. They are found in almost every of the listed monasteries. Children will also be interesting just to walk around, to see the ancient buildings and walls, and nature. It is better to get to the listed attractions by taxi or rented car.
You should take your children to the Andros museums. First of all, you should visit the Archaeological Museum. This will be interesting for children from the age of five or six. Interesting finds are presented in the exhibition. They were discovered during excavations of ancient settlements on the island. The child can study the history of Andros and see how the inhabitants lived and what they did. The museum is located in the area of Theophilos Kairis. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Andros' cuisine is mostly traditional Greek. You will find Greek salad, assorted Mezedes snacks, souvlaki kebabs, and tzatziki sauce in almost any tavern. But there are also dishes that are … Open
You should also visit the Museum of Paleopolis, the ancient capital of the island. It is located on the road to Gavrio near Andros. You will see various household items, dishes, coins, and weapons found during excavations here.
Andros The Digital Museum will be interesting for children. The child can clearly see the history of the island here. Ancient temples and fortresses are recreated and people who walked the streets of Chora many centuries ago come to life on screens with the help of modern technologies. This is probably the best way to explore the culture of Andros. The museum is open only during the summer season. It is located in the Theophilos Kairis area.
Andros is the second-largest island in the Cycladic Archipelago. Most tourists come here in the summer months. Various festivals and celebrations are held here at this time. In addition, the … Open
Children will love the tour to the Cyclades Olive Museum. Guests will have the opportunity to know all about olive growing and oil production technology here. This is a small private museum. Children will not only see how the oil is squeezed but also try olives and oil here. Guests can also enjoy a delicious tea. You can buy oil and handmade olive oil-based soap here. The museum is located in the village of Pitrofos, near Chora. You should take into account that you can get into a cultural institution only if you agree with its owner in advance.
The Maritime Museum will definitely appeal to the boys. Children can see models of ancient ships, various ship rigging, magazines, and nautical charts here. Navigation was almost the only occupation of the inhabitants of Andros for many years. The museum's exposition shows all the details of the life of sailors and fishermen. The museum will be interesting to a child of any age. Adults will also not remain indifferent to exposure. If you will have the opportunities then visit the Cultural Centre Kydonieos. Free classes and workshops for children are often organized here. These are master classes in music, drawing, modeling, sculpture, and ceramic painting. You can check the schedule by phone.
It is recommended to start exploring the Old town of Andros. You will see a picture familiar to many people from photos and video reports here. This is classic Greece with white houses with … Open
The Folklore Museum will also be interesting for children. It is located in the village of Syntetiku. This is the traditional home of the inhabitants of Andros completely recreated. You can see household items, furniture, clothing, jewelry, and tools inside. The tour is sure to interest a child of preschool and school age.
If your child is still too young for museums or you have already visited all of them, it is recommended to go for a walk through the interesting places of Andros. For example, you can walk through the streets of the Old Town in Chora. You can see the Tourlitis Lighthouse there. It is a local landmark. The valley of Dipotamata is a very interesting area for educational walks. Nature with shady trees is beautiful in the vicinity of the village. The child will be able to see old mills, similar to illustrations of fairy tales, and small churches here. There is also an opportunity to look at the birds and listen to their singing. You should definitely visit the village of Apikia. You will find the most unusual phenomenon for the islands here. These are waterfalls. The child will be interested to explore the cave with stalagmites and see the lake. There are mineral springs and streams right there. A little traveler will remember a trip to this “water kingdom”, especially in the hot summer season.
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♥   Amusement park 'Ta Aidonakia Luna Park' , 92.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Allou Fun Park' , 102.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Zoos and gardens in/near Andros Island
♥   Zoo 'Zoological Park of St Paul' Thessaloniki, 82.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Interesting places to visit with children around Andros Island

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Andros Island - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Andros Island, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Andros Island for families with children.
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