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Andros, the northernmost island of the Greek Cyclades archipelago, is one of the closest Greek islands to Athens and a beloved weekend getaway for the Athenians. An alluring island with rich history, Andros Greece is recognized for the exquisite architecture of Chora, the green scenery of the inland and the breathtaking shorelines. The island distinguishes itself through its famous Sariza spring at Apoikia where the water comes out of a majestic lionhead. Palaeopolis, the ancient capital, was built into a steep hillside, and its harbor's breakwater can still be seen underwater.
The splendid island of Andros hosts traditional and charming villages. Some of those are rooted on the slopes of the mountains, among numerous trees and water springs. Others are constructed amphitheatrically over the sea, according to the traditional style. The radiant capital of Andros island, Chora, proposes a mix of Venetian and Cycladic architecture, with exquisite mansions and gorgeous chapels.
A visit to Chora will lead you to intriguing art museums, such as Goulandris museum, that habitually host world exhibitions, a thrill for art lovers everywhere. Andros has numerous breathtaking shorelines with crystal, alluring water. Some of them are organized for tourists with sun beds, umbrellas, fish restaurants and beach accommodations, while many others are completely isolated, perfect for those seeking tranquility.
All in all, the beautiful shorelines surrounding this island offer an unwinding air, ideal for summer excursions. Batsi is the most tourist developed spot in Andros island and it is embraced by heavenly beaches, including Golden Beach and Agios Petros. Among the most excellent shorelines are also Ahla, Vitali and Vlychada, off the beaten track. On the island of Andros, you will be pleased to discover an impressive number of traditional Greek taverns located in the coastal areas and in unique spots on the hillside. The majority of the Andros' restaurants are found along the port promenades of Gavrio and Batsi, on the shorelines like Agios Petros, Ormos and Golden Beach, and surely on the traditional roads of Chora. A
ll these establishments offer superb perspectives of the blue Aegean Sea, for guaranteed magic moments with your loved ones. Alongside the typical Greek cuisine, numerous Andros restaurants enchant guests with alternative dishes, from recipes with a mix of Andriot and Mediterranean cuisine. Accompany your appetizing main dish with local wine or the beloved ouzo, and taste the local delicacies, such as kaltsounia and amygdalwta !
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