Set foot on an Island which boasts a wide variety of scenery and culinary delights. Surrounded by clear waters, with fantastic beaches and a green haze of Cycladic landscape.
Andros is an island blessed with culture and art. It is difficult to miss the rich history at every turn and you can marvel at Tourlitis, the only lighthouse in the world that is built on a stand-alone rock out to sea.
There’s lots to explore on this, the second-largest of the Cyclades islands. Head towards the south of the island for exceptional natural beauty to find vast beaches and fishing villages. For breathtaking views of the Aegean, the Katakalei settlement at the top of the mountain is the place to visit.
The island’s main town Hora is also known as Andros – so don’t get confused!
Art lovers should head to the museum, in Hora, built to respect the natural and architectural environment while creating a work of art – and its collection, created by the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation, comprises a significant number of works by distinguished Greek artists and focuses on 20th-century art.
If you want to learn more about Tourlitis Lighthouse, the first automatic lighthouse in Greece, it is just off Andros Town (opposite the Venetian castle), and has lit the route for sailors for more than 120 years. Perfect for that picture on your Instagram!
The four-star Aegea Cycladic Village above the pristine beach of Zorgos makes for a wonderful holiday retreat in a protected natural environment. With only 24 luxury villas it is just the place to book to indulge in peaceful surroundings to soak up the sunshine.
Olympic Holidays also recommends the three-star Paradise Art Hotel which is close to two beaches lapped by crystal waters. Savour wonderful views from the hotel, swim in the pool and enjoy a real taste of Greece at nearby tavernas, café and bars.
Source: Olympic Holidays