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Sightseeing in Andros Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

Andros 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 with dense thickets, an infinite valley, and a large number of vineyards and olive groves. There are also magnificent sandy beaches and attractions that deserve attention of curious tourists.
1. If you plan to sunbathe and swim, you should go to Andros in the summer season from July to September. It is quite cold and windy here in winter. However, prices are much lower and there … Open
The capital of the island is Andros Town, a major port and home to a huge number of architectural monuments. There are two lovely squares in the downtown, next to which originate picturesque streets. You can see the classic house built in Cycladic style, as well as several old buildings made in the best traditions of the neoclassical style. There are ruins of the ancient fortress with the functioning Church of the Virgin in it, the main symbol of the city.
Another important religious monument is the Church of the Archangel located in the village of Mesaria. This church is notable not only for its unique style, but also for amazing interiors. The major port city of the island is Gavrios; it would be interesting for fans of excursions. Agios Petros Castle, which has amazed visitors of the island for many years due to its strict and impregnable view, is situated there, on one of the hills. Copyright
Travelers preferring to relax at quiet and picturesque sandy beaches would certainly enjoy Andros. Divers won’t be bored too, as there are many attractive places to dive just off the … Open
There are several monasteries on the island; one of the most interesting places to visit is the Monastery of Agios Nikolaos. It’s known for nearby mineral springs; their healing properties are praised by legends. Fans of excursions have an opportunity to discover several important archaeological areas, where ruins of the ancient city Paleopoli were found. Today, these areas are available for public access, so everyone can admire the oldest surviving elements of buildings and the extent of the city.
There are also several interesting museums in the capital. You can visit the Archaeological Museum representing the most interesting findings that have been found in nearby villages and towns; most of exhibits are dated back to the Byzantine and Roman eras. Those who are interested in visual arts would be delighted with the Museum of Modern Art. Its collection is based on works by the famous sculptor, Michalis Tombrosa; visitors of the museum also have an opportunity to appreciate works by famous Greek and foreign artists. One of the most unusual collections can be found in the Maritime Museum. That’s a rich collection of ship models, old equipment and maps, as well as other artifacts related to shipbuilding and naval campaigns. A selection of interesting walking places and attractions on the island is very large.
Local hotels are ready to surprise tourists with incredibly welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. Many of them are situated in picturesque places, near the most popular beaches and … Open
While walking in the city in search of interesting landmarks, don’t forget to take a look at local restaurants. They offer various interesting national treats that are impossible to find in other regions of Greece. Kalcunya pancakes with cheese and greens filling are one of these signature dishes. Fans of sweets will be surely in love with the amigdalota almond cookies and fabulous glyka tou kutaliu jam.
The island has simply excellent conditions for beachside recreation and entertainment, and Batsion is considered its main beach resort. It is distinguished by a well-developed tourist infrastructure. The resort is home to numerous hotels, charming restaurants, taverns, and bars. Moreover, it is located in a beautiful haven, so vacationers will enjoy not only great service but also beautiful and calm sandy beaches. All beaches are well-kept, and this fact helps the coastal area comply with the strictest environmental standards.
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 … Open
The largest resort of the island is quite crowded, so fans of secluded and private places usually choose another place to relax, Ormos. This resort is located in a large gulf. Local beaches are very spacious and are not crowded even in the midst of the tourist season. Fans of active pastime are recommended to visit another resort, Kanduni, which is perfectly suitable for different kinds of water sports. Local beaches have ideal conditions for surfing.
Andros Family travelers will find Griyas-Pidima Beach perfectly suitable for their needs. This beach is never crowded, and the region is full of similar beaches that are equally beautiful and calm. Quite an interesting fact – numerous historical landmarks and interesting archaeological sites are located not far from the coastline, so it is very simple and comfortable to combine beach recreation with sightseeing.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Andros Island
♥   Castle 'Exomvourgo Fortress' Exomvourgo, 42.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Naxos Castle' Naxos, 96.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sanudo Tower' Naxos, 96.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Agia Tower' Naxos, 98.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Belonia Tower' Naxos, 106 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Andros Island
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Schinia Marathona' , 77.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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