This list is a compilation of my favourite activities to do in Andros. Never mind trip advisor, this list is handpicked from years of experience pottering about the island. Enjoy!
Are you undecided on which Greek island to choose for your holiday? As I have mentioned in previous blogs, in a country which has up to 6000 islands depending on what size criteria you apply (about 200 of which are inhabited) why should you choose to visit Andros? I will offer my arguments for choosing Andros, … Continue reading Why should you choose Andros?
I am often surprised by the variety of different landscapes and scenery in Andros. From typical Greek port towns like Gavrio to mountainous lush green forested towns like Arni. This variation in topography sets it apart from the other Cycladic islands, for example Mykonos which is predominantly dry, rocky and devoid of any running water. A good way to experience this variety … Continue reading Fancy a drive?
At 380 square kilometers, Andros is the second largest island in the Cyclades and the 13th largest island in Greece. In a country which has up to 6000 islands, depending on what size criteria you apply (about 200 of which are inhabited), Andros has some rather unique properties which make it stand out. For many thousands of … Continue reading Andros Routes – Opening up the island to exploration
The Monastery of Panachrantos is a Byzantine monastery which lies approximately 600 metres above sea level on Katafygio mountain overlooking Chora, the capital of the island. The monastery clings to the side of the mountain and from below has the appearance of a fortress. You can visit the monastery all year round during daylight hours. Given that it is … Continue reading Monastery of Panachrantos – A guide to visting
Andros has a lot to offer those who choose to visit. It is however not suited to everyone and there are some factors to be aware of before choosing Andros. I have tried to compile this list in order to prepare any potential visitors for it's possible downsides, and factors which may make it different … Continue reading Some factors to consider before visiting.
Below are a list of my favourite places for a range of activities. Hopefully this can provide you with some food for thought. Best place for... 1. A beer/cocktail This one is easy. Apomero in Gavrio has to be my favourite place for a drink. This bar is located in Gavrio and involves a 5 minute … Continue reading The best place for a….
In recent years Andros has become a popular destination for weddings, particularly with overseas couples wanting to get married in the Mediterranean for all its benefits such as reliable sunshine, good food, hospitality but don't want an overcrowded and costly tourism hot-spot.
This post compiles all of the different media reviews of Andros that I have found. From the Guardian newspaper to Vogue I have included them all here.
In total there are over 100 beaches on Andros. Recently, Alexandros Gardelis managed to visit all of these and so created an album which you can view here. The full blog for this project is http://androscoastline.blogspot.co.uk. This is the most comprehensive account of the different beaches you can find. Many are remote. If you fancy visiting a … Continue reading Andros Beaches lowdown
Kouvara is the largest mountain in Andros with an altitude of 990m. It's summit has stunning views out across the Aegean Sea. Climbing the mountain is relatively easy from a starting point near to Vourkoti. By ascending the ridge over a four mile route you can reach the summit without needing any real equipment or skills. … Continue reading How to climb Mount Kouvara