Written by Big Ted from NJ on 15 Aug, 2003
My family and I spent two weeks on the Greek Island of Andros. Every day it was the same discussion, which beach to go to? Each family member had their favorites. If you are going to spend a long vacation in Andros Greece, here is…Read More
My family and I spent two weeks on the Greek Island of Andros. Every day it was the same discussion, which beach to go to? Each family member had their favorites. If you are going to spend a long vacation in Andros Greece, here is my little beach guide.
For the nicest sand:
Chryssi Ammos (Gold Beach)- Its sand is fine with no rocks. This is unusual for a Greek beach. The water is lovely. The nicest beach in Andros. It is out of town, between Gavrio and Batsi, so you will have to drive there. But it is right on the road. There is a set us stairs that you must descend to make it to the beach. It is a popular beach but it is usually quiet there. There are not any facilities there to speak of, except for beach umbrella and chair rentals. There was a small stand there that sold drinks.
For all the conveniences:
Batsi Beach - This beach is located right in the middle of the town of Batsi. Batsi is the most touristy town on the island. There are many souvenir shops, markets, and tavernas. The beach has umbrella and chair service. You can also rent a boat ride on an inner tube. This beach is mostly sand but there are some rocky parts. The ocean bottom is rocky and falls off more quickly in some places than others. Being in town it is more noisy than most beaches.
To See a Historic Site in a small village:
Agios Petros Beach - This beach is not far from Chryssos Ammos beach. It is on the main road in the village of Agios Petros. You must drive to it in order to reach it. Within a short walk you can see what is left of an ancient tower at Agios Petros. The beach is somewhat rocky. More rocky than Chryssos Amos. However, there is a Greek restaurant across the street from the beach on the road.
Out of the Way Natural Beauty:
Agia Marina Beach - This was a small rocky cove in the village of Agia Marina. It is very small with no sand to speak of, so bring beach shoes. There is a set of stairs to walk down to get to the beach. What is unique about this beach is the caves that are formed by the surf pounding the rocks. There are some unique rock formations. If you like to go exploring through the rocks, this is the place you can go. The water was cool with little if any waves. There were not too many people there, but the beach is small, anyway. Agia Marina is a change of pace after you have been to either Chryssos Ammos or any of the other beaches.
Written by Sammy Lagios on 31 Oct, 2010
The first island that i visited when i got back from the Columbia University where i had onlymy first 2 semesters was the island of Andros in Greece. In fact, the idea wasn't mine butmy Xs and since i didn't know anything i said yes.Taking…Read More
The first island that i visited when i got back from the Columbia University where i had onlymy first 2 semesters was the island of Andros in Greece. In fact, the idea wasn't mine butmy Xs and since i didn't know anything i said yes.Taking the ship i arrived there in some hours. Carrying my suitcases i remember that on the street of the Andros capital i saw the first donkey in my entire life and i laughed a lot because i had no idea how the animal was but only from the books. Arriving at the hotel the view was magnetised me looking at the sea and at the surrounding of the island and i remember that the inhabitants were pretty friendly and all the time smilinginfluenced by the peace and the calm that the environment offered them. For me it was a bit strange all these but asking and being informed i learned that the richest and owners ofthe biggest shipping companies of Greece were from this island.In the afternoon i decided to take a walk to see more things and to learn more about Andros. I was informed that there was there a museum with ancient Greek findings and veryintresting indeed called the Vardinoyiannis Museum and i planned next morning to visit it tosee what was exhibited there. I went ahead my walk in the narrow streets and i reached theharbor which that specific time of the day was pretty calm and easy. I admired the view sopeaceful that made my heart and mind equally peaceful and i relaxed there. Time was running merciless and i decided to leave it when the dark night came upon the island.I retuned to my hotel and being so refreshed i for first time didn't take my bath but i slept like a bird. The morning sun made me awake and i decided to visit the archeological museum because the curiocity was triggering me all the previous day. I changed and that was it i took all the times asking where it was and there i am.I entered it and amazingly i saw a pretty modern museum for a small island and a great exhibition from the pre-historic and ancient times. I started going around reading labels of the subjects and so on. Everything was in a specific order and tactful pretty nicely arrangedand ready to satisfy even the most demanding visitor. This one was remained in my mindand i remember it until today. I spent a lot of time there because i love any kind of art andfrom the morning that i arrived i saw my watch and it was already 2.00 in the afternoon. Then i decided to get back to eat something and to have some more evening walks in order to breath this fresh sea air.The days passed and i didn't understand how but really time is mercyless and has no space to satisfy desires and wants of all of us and finally getting on the ship and back home. It was great in this island that time and i'd intruduce to anybody only as an experience likethis one i got what do you think? Close