The second largest island of the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea, Andros island is famous for its distinctive architecture, the great naval tradition and the amazing coastline. Andros is full of scenery alterations, from mountain sides to verdant plains and flowing streams. It is a popular summer destination in Greece due to its natural beauty and its proximity to Athens.
The coastline of Andros island is diverse. There are wonderful beaches all along the coast that vary in style. Some Andros beaches are organized and easily accessible, while others are more secluded and remote.
In general, the beaches in the western part of the island, such as Batsi and Golden Beach, where our Andros apartments are located, are the most popular on the island. Golden Beach is a long sandy coast, fully organized with tourist facilities, such as sunbeds, umbrellas, water sports, restaurants and beach bars.
Another popular beach in Andros island is Agios Petros. This beach is quieter, far less crowded and provides relaxation in its golden sand and shallow waters. The mountainous scenery of the area in contrast to the blue sea makes Agios Petros the ideal setting for a relaxing swim. Above the seaside village of Agios Petros, you can admire the ruins of the Hellenistic Tower of Agios Petros.
The capital of Andros Island, Chora, is the most impressive village on the island. It is renowned for its elegant architecture, with evident traces of a glorious past. In Chora, there are several Medieval and Neoclassical buildings, remarkable churches and paved streets. Despite its small size, Chora has developed a lot in tourism and gives a cosmopolitan atmosphere with many modern shops, cafes and restaurants.
The Goulandris Museum of Contemporary Art, hosting a lot of modern art exhibitions in summer, has made Chora of Andros a cultural destination in Greece. In the countryside of the island, there are also many mountainous villages of Andros, including Menites, Stenies and others.
How to go to Andros island
Andros island can be accessed only by ferry from Rafina Port, the second largest port in Attica. There are daily trips from Rafina to Andros, taking only 2 hours to reach the island. There are no ferries from Andros to the port of Piraeus.