Strolling around Chora
Chora is the capital of the island and it is built on a small peninsula that seems to “cut” the sea in two. Neoclassical and Cycladic buildings with influences by Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman architecture give the feeling of penetrating in another world and another time. The Venetian-style stone bridge connects Andros Town to a little islet supporting the remains of an old castle, being the highlight of the island. A lovely town that will steal your heart
Discover Andros' Hiking Paths
Andros has an impressive network of over 300km of footpaths. In one day it is possible to pass through lush green landscapes with gushing waterfalls, cross a rugged mountain and descend through ancient walled terraces on a hillside to a sandy beach on the shores of the Aegean.
Find your route here.
Feel the peace at the Monasteries
The island is rich in religious history, with significant monasteries dating from the Byzantine period to the last years of the Ottoman Empire. The largest monastery in Andros, “Zoodochos Pigi Monastery”, hosts rare icons of the 14th and 16th century, a rich library with books and manuscripts, as well as a museum with holy vessels and vestments. “Panachrantou Monastery” is located on the slope of Mount Gerakones and is the most beautiful Byzantine monastery of Andros while the “Agia Marina’s Monastery” is widely known by the miraculous healing of a small child from Cyprus. “Agios Nikolaos” and “Saint Irene Monastery” are also a must-visit on the island of Andros.
Find your own Beach
Andros beaches are countless! Caves and capes with steep rock that protruding from the sea with majesty. “Achla” beach is considered as one of the most beautiful beach of Greece as the water is crystal while behind the beach there is a hidden paradise; αν impressive biotope with plane trees and a river ending close to the beach. On the same side, “Vori” Beach is an impressive isolated beach which rocks have a sharp view, facing a small sandy hug with a wreck nearby and two other wrecks hidden in the bottom, all these make up a beautiful mysterious beach very good for snorkeling. Zorkos, Vitali, Grias Pidima, Chrysi Ammos, Pyrgos, Ateni, Fellos, Vlychada or Apothikes beach are some other options that a visitor must-see when visiting Andros!
Art and Museums
If your travel style is to museum hop across the globe, then Andros is ideal for you. Starting from the Archeological Museum, there is a collection of fascinating findings from the ancient town of Paleopolis, that were brought to light during the excavations with the statue of Hermes, made by Praxiteles being the most important. In the heart of the town lies the Museum of Modern Art where you may find a variety of works from Greek artists. Finally, the Goulandris Museum of Contemporary Art was established in 1979 and organizes painting exhibitions of local and foreign artists and is the most popular museum of the island.