Fancy a drive?

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?

Andros Routes – Opening up the island to exploration

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

Monastery of Panachrantos – A guide to visting

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