Andros

Island in South Aegean

Unlike the typical Cycladic scenery, in Andros, the blue sea blends with jagged rocks and lush green hills. It's an undiscovered gem.

Andros Attractions

Andros Things to Do

A small waterfall in the Dimosari Gorge close to Karystos among grey granite.
distant ≈ 46.9km
needs caution

Dimosari Gorge, Lenosei Evia

The Dimosari Gorge is a 10 kilometers exciting hiking trail through lush forest by running waters. If you're lucky, you may encounters wildlife.

A wooden sign showing the distance in minutes between the hiking destinations on the island of Andros.
photo: A.avramop
distant ≈ 26.7km

Hiking in Andros Trails

Among the top European hiking destinations, the island received in 2015 the quality certification “Leading Quality Trails- Best of Europe”.

An overview of the Cape Cavo D'Oro with waves crashing on the shore.
distant ≈ 45.3km

Cape Cavo D'Oro

Cape Caphereus is notoriously known for its harsh weather and its numerous shipwrecks. Better approach it from land via the trail in spring or autumn.

Andros Museums

The main entrance of the Museum of Modern Art (Goulandris Foundation) in Chora of Andros.
photo: Zde / CC BY-SA 4.0
hidden gem
distant ≈ 26km

Museum of Contemporary Art Andros

Τhe first contemporary art museum in Greece. It hosts the work of various artists on a seasonal basis, and a small permanent collection.

A picture of one of the rooms of the Andros Maritime Museum with displays and exhibits hanging on the wall.
distant ≈ 26.4km

Andros Maritime Museum

It hosts an interesting exhibition with items that will enlighten you about the island's naval history and its inhabitants.

A close up picture of an exhibit included in the collection of the Archaeological Museum of Andros.
photo: Zde / CC BY-SA 3.0
distant ≈ 26.1km

Archaeological Museum of Andros

The museum displays statues and other local excavation findings. There are excellent descriptions in English, so you have no excuse to skip it.

Andros Beaches

Agios Petros (St. Peter) Beach

Organized, fine sand beach with vivid atmosphere composed by its beach bars & plenty of free space.

Batsi (Mpatsi) Beach

Famous organized, sandy & wind-protected beach that includes beach bars and is very close to the nice tavernas of the homonymous settlement.

Andros Settlements

Andros Day Trips

The promenade of Karystos with some small boats in the sea and the snowy peak of Ochi mountain in the background.
photo: NH53 / CC BY 2.0

Karystos Evia

Karystos combines waterfalls and mountains with fishing villages and historical sites in a remote and picturesque destination in southern Evia.

Questions & Answers about Andros

Why Visit Andros?
  • Hiking destination with an over 20-path signed network that exceeds 180 km.
  • Traditional noble atmosphere related to the maritime past of the island.
  • High-end quality tourism services refer to a few but selective visitors.
What is Andros, Greece?

The Greek island of Andros is the northernmost at the Cycladic complex, just 10 km from the coast of Euboea. Today Andros is one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades, with very nice beaches while it is a favorite holiday destination for many Greek and foreign tourists.

What are some crucial facts of the ancient history of Andros island of Greece?

The original inhabitants of the island were Ionians, thus the Dorian invasion led to many fights and disturbances. Andros due to its location was a stopover in commercial transactions and for this reason many invaders over the history were trying to claim sovereignty. Andros was a member of the Athenian Alliance, although the residents were dissatisfied with the very high taxation. So when the Athenians lost the battle of Sicily, they rebelled and fought alongside the Spartans.

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