Andros is an island in the Aegean Sea located in the southeast of Evia. It extends from northwest to southeast, occupying an area of 381 sq.km. Its population is 9.170 inhabitants. Andros or Chora is the capital of the island, while the main port of the island is Gavrio. Andros is connected to mainland Greece by ferry via Rafina, 36 nautical miles away from the port.
Andros is the second largest island of the Cyclades after Naxos, homeland of well-known shipοwners’ families, which preserved its quality and aesthetics. The island of Andros is famous for its deep blue seas and its particular architecture with red tiled roofs.
Andros is perhaps the Cycladic island with the most dense vegetation. An island of unique beauty that stands out from the rest of the Cycladic islands for its natural beauties and its amazing beaches. Achla and Grias Pidima are the most famous beaches of the island. Batsi, Neimporio and Chryssi Ammos are well-known cosmopolitan beaches that you should definitely visit.
At the same time, it is a pole of attraction for visitors who love nature and hiking. It is an island with slopes, rivers, numerous natural springs and ravines with rich vegetation.
In Andros you will find many museums, the most famous being the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chora which was founded in 1979 by Vassilis and Elisa Goulandris Foundation. In Chora, there are also the Archaeological Museum of Andros with exhibits from the ancient settlement of Zagora, the Maritime Museum with photographs of ships, the Digital Museum, the Museum of Folklore and Christian Art and the Kidonieos Foundation where "Ploes", an exhibition with works by painters, is organized on an annual basis.
Andros also stands out for its traditional cuisine as it has small livestock units. The traditional dishes of the island are froutalia and lambriatis. Traditional local sweets will certainly delight you. Finally, Andros produces wine, liqueurs, soumada and raki in local cooperatives.
Andros will captivate you and you will always wish to return, thanks to its wonderful culture and its polymorphic character!