Andros is located in the northernmost island of Cyclades with a great naval tradition and an unusual landscape; apart from the sandy beaches, there are rocky coastlines, mountain ranges alternating with fertile plains, lush vegetation and abundantly flowing streams.
The capital of the island is home to famous Greek captains and ship owners, and there is a remarkable combination of medieval, neoclassical and island style evident in its houses.
Flights of stairs, a spacious square with trees, narrow streets, remarkable churches and museums, shops, cafes and restaurants play their part in the beauty of the place. To top that beauty off, there is a Frankish castle on an islet connected to the main island with an arched stone bridge of the 13th century.
Enjoy the flora of the main island: chestnut, walnut, sycamore, oak, weeping willows, poplar, mulberry, osier and olive trees, fields of thyme, crocus and sage, and, in between, paved paths which connect them to the beautiful village of Messaria and the village of Faneromeni within a castle that is ten centuries old and perched at an elevation of 600 m.
Paraporti is the south coast of the two beaches, on the sides of the peninsula of Hora. It has a nice and big sandy beach and beautiful surroundings, with a charming river with ducks, the Venetian Castle on the left and the Tourlitis lighthouse a little further away.
Located on the north western side of Andros, in the region of Gavrio, Pyrgos can be reached through a track road. Actually it can be reached through the same track road that leads to Vlyhada and Pisolimionas, two other secluded beaches in the area.
Grias to Pidima beach, meaning the place where the old lady jumped in Greek, is located on the southeast coast of Andros, north from Ormos Kotrhiou, after the port of Vitzi. There is a path leading to this beautiful sandy beach with the characteristic rock which gave the name to the spot.
Located on the north western side of Andros, about 40 km from Chora and 10 km from Gavrio, Vlychada is considered among the most beautiful beaches of the island. With soft sand on the shore and crystal blue water, Vlychada stands out for its natural beauty and the abrupt landscape.
After arriving at the settlement of Paleopolis located on the west coast of the island, you follow the path with the steps descending the hillside to this pebbly beach. The entire area is full of scattered antiquities, such as a great part of the ancient port and the ancient market (agora).
Located between the beaches of Agios Sostis and Vlychada, Kaminaki is a small cove that gets frequently affected by northern summer winds, the so-called meltemia that blow so often over Andros in the summer. This sandy cove receives very few visitors, mostly due to its remote location and the track road that leads there.
On the north western side of Andros, about 35 km from Chora and 4 km from Gavrio, there is Fellos, an easy to access beach with crystal water and soft sand on the shore. This small bay is sometimes affected by summer winds, the so-called meltemia, but it is generally goods for swimming.