Gialia and Piso Gialia are the most beautiful beaches close to Chora, Andros island capital. Gialia is the longest beach with pebbles; Piso Gialia is smaller and it is a sandy beach. The two beaches are not far away with each other-only a few minutes on foot, provided you cross the hill. On the longer beach is a nice, traditional taverna.
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.
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).
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.