Andros Travel Guide

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Andros Things to Do

  • Monument “Missing Sailor”.

    The big bronze statue “Afanis Naftis” (Missing Sailor) made by the local sculptor Michalis Tompros.People of Andros are connected with the sea from the early years. The rich families were ship owners and many others had sailed away as seamen. So, the statue stands there, staring at the sea as a dedication for all those people that died in the sea. ...

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  • walk around

    I love to walk around the narrow cobble stoned streets of the old town, talking to locals and watching around daily life, we were there off high season so things were calm down in normal human scale. The meeting point of the locals is the central square where they chat, have their coffee etc If you take the main road you will notice that splits the...

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  • twο nice beaches

    Hora situated on a headland between two beaches, Neimporio and Paraporti. I found the beaches in other parts of Andros island better and less windy but if you stay here and don’t want to travel around they are good choices because they are in walkable distance.Both of them are sandy beaches and have clear waters.Paraporti lies south of Chora, walk...

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  • Lonely chapel

    This lonely chapel stands along the road between the Hora and Messaria. It is a pity it was not possible to visit it as it looks old and have a very elaborate plan : basically figuring a cross but with small inner chapels added on the sides and another dome in the backyard.

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  • Pigeon house

    Pigeon houses from neighboring island of Tinos are well known but Andros has many of these delicate pieces of architecture too. They all use stones to make the opening for the birds and draw each time a pattern of its own and finally, each of them is different. This one is right on the seashore in the Chora.

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  • Quiet camping place

    However, we did not want to stay in the Chora but were looking for a quiet place to spend the night. After following several dirt tracks that lead to nothing, we were happy to find a dead end between a dry stone wall and a row of oleander. We spent a very quiet night in this place !

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  • No real harbor!

    Andros, is the hora (capital) of the island and replaced Messaria, 4 km inland in the second part of the XIXth. This was when families of ship-owners, becoming wealthier than land owners took power. Though the Hora is home to several families of great ship owners such as the famous Goulandris family or the Embirikos family, it has not a real...

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  • Road from Gavrio to the Chora

    The road from Gavrio to Andros is the main communication axis of the island. It was constructed between 1929 and 1932. It first follows southwards the west coast until Stratopeda and Zaganiaris. In Zaganiaris, it divides in two parts. One turns eastwards across the island to Messaria and a little further, to Andros, the chora. The other leg...

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  • a small bridge

    At the end of the headland, in front of the statue “Afanis Naftis” are two tiny islands, the first linked (to the mainland by a brick bridge) a ruined Venetian castle and the second a lighthouse. You can walk over the bridge but watch out for the waves. The rocks down there won’t be comfortable if you fell. Back in medieval times the castle was...

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Andros Restaurants

  • A lively, inexpensive bar/restaurant on...

    Over the years this nice, friendly bar/cafe on Batsi beach has evolved from what was a pretty dingy cafe into a delightful place for a morning coffee, a light lunch with a beer or an evening glass of wine or cocktail. The service is particularly friendly and attentive.Coffee is lovely, served in individual cafetieres and remarkably good value at 2...

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  • A nice taverna/bar behind Batsi town...

    The Kandouni is situated at the far end of Batsi beach, away from the town and next door to the Cavo Doro restaurant. There's a shady eating area at the front, overlooking the beach. George is in charge of the day-to-day running of the place and he's a friendly, courteous man. His mother does the cooking, so it's all home produced - her moussaka in...

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  • It's always open

    Oneof a number of good restaurants and tavernas in Batsi, but this one is open all year round. Good local food, great service and a nice location in a back street with plenty of opportunities for people-watching.In 2010 the owners opened an extension, a room opposite the restaurant with a fabulous view over the harbour. All goo-quality, especially...

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  • Lovely hand=painted china shop in Batsi

    Melita is a little shop, run by a tiny woman called Melita - which means "honey" - so all her dishes, plates, etc, have a little bee painted on them! She sells lovely hand-painted china - patterns of olives, swallows, naieve ships, etc. She also sells some lovely hand-made jewellrey. Large platters painted with ships, small dishes as gifts...

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  • Nice Jewellry shop in Batsi, Andros

    Batsi Gold is a nice little jewellry shop on Batsi seafront. It sells watches, etc, but the nicest thing is the jewellry made by the owner, Eftiki, who is a real craftsman. A couple of years ago my wife bought a lovely necklace and bracelet set - just a twisted silver wire with the occasional pearl threaded onto it - really charming. This year she...

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  • buy sweets!

    This is my favorite shop for sweets, honey etc A great variety and a great opportunity to bring something local to the people you love

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  • nice architecture

    Hora is the capital of Andros with almost 2000 inhabitants. It’s very picturesque with nice neoclassical buildings that were built by rich ship owners some decades before. Most of the mansions were built during 20th century when shipping was at its high peak here when the island had nautical power so wealth could be seen in town. Of course this...

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  • Panagia Thalassini

    It is a small church on a rock, which is almost in the sea. Panagia Thalassini (Virgin Mary of the Sea) protects the sailors of the island...

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  • Not exactly hidden...

    At this small island, you can be inside old rooms and have such a view of the nearby lighthouse... Or would you prefer swimming?

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