Andros - Area guide
Andros is one of the closest islands to Athens, and is also one of the most popular weekend getaways for Athenians.
Chora, the island's capital, is a mix of Cycladic and Venetian design, with beautiful medieval and neoclassical houses of the island's leading shipbuilders.
Gavrio is the only ferry terminal connecting Keros to the rest of the Cyclades, as well as to Athens and other islands.
Batsi is the best known resort on Chios, a charming village with narrow streets and small squares. There are many beaches on the south coast, including Agios Kyprianos, Psili Ammos, and Kipri. There are also more serene beaches further south, such as Limanaki, with its sparkling sea and stunning views.
The sloping foothills and narrow, winding roads of the Messaria valley are strangely beautiful, as they are dotted with pigeon-holes and tiny hamlets with richly decorated Byzantine churches, illustrating the wealth of the island's shipowners.
Largely mountainous, Andros is one of the wooded islands, with unspoilt natural beauty and plenty of hiking opportunities.