Very close to the port of Rafina in Attica, Andros is a very green island, with many springs and rivers, as well as a network of hiking trails.

We created in 2018 a great 360-degree stroll in the seaside village of Batsi, with virtual tours of hotels and restaurants that we personally recommend.

We also feature panoramas shot in 2017 in the capital Chora and in some other exceptional places.

A small beach halfway between Gavrio and Batsi, with a mix of sand and pebbles and a pretty chapel. There is a tavern with a parking and a large terrace in the immediate vicinity.
A long sandy beach near the port of Gavrio, equipped and exposed to the wind, with a beach bar and taverns nearby. It's the largest beach in Andros and it's very popular. Buses stop there and it's easy to park.
A Hellenistic tower probably built between the 4th and 3rd century BC. It had at least 5 floors and is almost 20 m high. You can only see it from the outside and it's not easy to find, but it's worth the hike, the scenery around is amazing!
Amorani Studios are situated in three different buildings in Batsi heights, on the upper main street, and they offer a beautiful view on the bay.
A village on the road connecting Chora to Batsi over the mountains. It's famous for its Sariza spring, which excellent mineral water is bottled and even exported to other islands. You may have drunk Andros water without knowing it!
The north-east coast of Andros, very wild and accessible by bumpy roads, offers great surprises like the beaches of Ateni: a large windy beach south of the chapel, a small beach sheltered from the wind to the north.
The pretty village of Batsi, 8 km from the port of Gavrio, is the main seaside destination of Andros. A beautiful beach, excellent restaurants overlooking the sea, small paths in the greenery that connect the village heights to the sea promenade. A true paradise!
Facing the village, at the end of the beach, this excellent restaurant is a cool oasis, with a large shaded terrace.
This restaurant with creative cuisine was until 2017 hidden in an alley of Batsi. In 2018, it has been relocated on the seaside promenade. It has reopened in 2019 with a new name, still managed by its friendly owner, Giorgos.
Chora, the capital of Andros, is a city of some 2,000 inhabitants, with a modern part and above all a picturesque old town perched on a promontory. At the end, a statue of the unknown sailor watches over the ruins of a Venetian kastro. Absolutely exceptional!
A beautiful beach with a bar during the summer season. It is easily accessible by a good road that leaves from the west coast road, at the intersection of the Chora and Ormos Korthiou roads (a few km after Paleopoli). In spring, it is deserted and surrounded by vegetation and flowers.
Do you wish to sit for a few minutes in a quiet spot with a beautiful view? This nice place with some benches is waiting for you on the road to Batsi, just after the exit of Gavrio, shortly before the beautiful beaches of the west coast.
A small and green village where sources feed a series of fountains with lion's heads. According to the legend, once upon a time, it was wine that was flowing out of the lion's maws and wine festivals were organized here. Naturally, the place is known as the "Fountains of Dionysus".
The Pythara Falls, near Apikia, are a wonderful hiking destination, especially during springtime. It's a nice walk on an easy path, in amazing landscapes. Our photos and panoramas were taken at the falls and along the trail to give you a preview.
The road connecting Batsi to the capital Chora over the mountains offers amazing views that invite you to hike. These photos and the 360° panorama were shot near the hamlet of Remata, a small group of houses at the bottom of the valley.
This famous family tavern overlooks the marina of Batsi since 1965. Very good cooking and nice selection of dishes. Highly recommended!
A very good traditional tavern with a big terrace overlooking the sea. One of our favorites in Andros, welcoming and tasteful!
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