Best beaches and villages in Andros

Villages and beaches in Andros are numerous and have a special charm. The main village in Andros is Chora, a picturesque place with elegant architecture and impressive views to the Aegean Sea. The most tourist village is Batsi, a beautiful seaside village with many Andros hotels, taverns and an organized beach. Small villages in Andros are also spread in the countryside of the island and they are surrounded by lush greenery.

Beaches in Andros distinguish for their crystal waters, while some of them are affected by strong winds in summer. The most organized beaches in Andros are Golden Beach (Chryssi Ammos), Batsi, Agios Petros and Kypri. The special thing is that visitors can find many secluded beaches on this island, accessible through track roads or hiking paths. Here are the most famous villages and beaches in Andros. Each location is presented with detailed text, map and occasionally photos and close sightseeing.

The small church of Panagia Thalassini in Chora, Andros island
Chora is the capital of Andros Cyclades. Located on the eastern side of the island, Chora is found at a distance of about 40 km from Gavrio, the main port of Andros. This is a lovely place to walk around, through paved paths, flowered yards and elegant mansions. As Andros was rich until the middle 20th century due to marine trade, Chora has many mansions that used to belong to captains and ship owners. The past wealth of the locals brought a sense of culture to the island, evident until today. The Goulandris Museum of Contemporary Art in Chora Andros is considered among the best art museums...
The beautiful village of Batsi is the most tourist place in Andros island, Cyclades
Batsi is lovely seaside village on the western side of Andros that has developed into a tourist place. There are actually many hotels, studios, restaurants, cafeterias and shops in Batsi, covering the needs of tourists. Due to the close sandy beach, just a short walk away from the village centre, Batsi attracts many visitors who actually choose to have their accommodation there. Part of the beach in Batsi is organized with sunbeds, umbrellas and seaside taverns, while the rest is more secluded. Batsi also has few car and bike rental agencies if you need to rent a private means and explore the...
Gavrio is the main port of Andros Greece. Located on the western side of the island, this is where ferries from Athens and other Cyclades islands arrive. Due to this port, Gavrio gets busy in particular hours of the day. Apart from ferries, the nice port also receives private yachts and fishing boats, creating a nice atmosphere to walk at night. Along the port promenade there are also taverns, restaurants and cafeterias, ideal for a night out. The village of Gavrio also has Andros hotels and studios. There is frequent bus connection with Batsi, Chora, Golden Beach and other main points around...
On the south western side of Andros is Golden Beach (Chryssi Ammos), one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. This is large beach with soft sand and crystal water. Part of this beach is organized with sunbeds, umbrellas, a beach bar and few taverns by the sea. This is among the most relaxing places to swim in Andros, also perfect for families with kids who can play freely at the sand and the shallow water. In short distance from Golden Beach are few Andros hotels and beach studios. These are great places to stay during your holidays on the island as you will be only few steps from the...
Agios Petros is a nice sandy beach on the western side of Andros island, located between Batsi and Gavrio. This is an organized beach with sunbeds, umbrellas and seaside taverns. There are also few hotels and studios in Agios Petros, providing relaxing Andros accommodation only few steps from the sea. A bus connects the beach of Agios Petros with Gavrio, Batsi, Chora and other main spots around the island. In short drive from the beach is the Hellenistic Tower of Agios Petros, an important monument that is today under reconstruction.
Ormos Korthi (also called Korthi Bay) is a nice tourist settlement on the south eastern side of Andros island, south of Chora. This small settlement is a quiet place with few Andros studios and apartments, shops and mini-markets. There is a large beach in front of the settlement that gets frequently affected by strong summer winds. This is why Ormos Korthi is a popular place for windsurfing in Andros. Part of Ormos Korthi beach is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas, while the largest part is non-organized. On a short walk from this beach are small coves to enjoy a swim in total privacy. Close...