Explore the beautiful Island of Andros…

Andros is the perfect holiday destination for all tastes. Whether it is family vacations, romantic trips or more adventure you are after, you can have the time of your life here!

Sightseeing and Sports

Andros is a paradise for nature and outdoor sports lovers. The island is scattered with springs and streams, which attract a lot of tourists to Andros. There are several lovely foot paths that are the same as those that existed in ancient times. All you have to do is to secure a reliable map of Andros Greece and make your walking tour a reality. The paths lead through villages, across stone bridges and along lush hillsides. You can stop at the springs and sample the waters, which are believed to have healing properties for various conditions. The most visited areas are Apikia, with the Sariza Spring and the Ravine of Pithara, and the village of Remata, with the scenic waterfalls and watermill. Make an excursion to Sineti, on the green sides of the mountain, northern of Hora. The picture of the stone built houses, dovecotes and watermills in the ravine with the butterflies of the “Panaxia” family, will fascinate you.

We suggest you also visit Palaiopoli, Hamlet of Agios Petros in Gavrion, Zoodochos Pigi Monastery, Pano Kastro (Upper Castle), Panachrantou Monastery, and Ancient Zagora. You can also windsurf in Agios Petros. Upon arrival, we provide our guests with detailed suggestions and information on best places to visit, were to eat well, attractions, etc.

Museums

Archeological Museum: The Archaeological Museum is located in the island’s capital city Hora. It includes preservation’s lambs, store rooms, synchronous optical-acoustic systems and security systems. Some of the most important exhibits are: Collection of findings from ancient town Zagora, Collection of sculptures dated from archaic till roman period, Collection of inscriptions, Collection of pre-Byzantine and Byzantine sculptures. Andros Archeological Museum has a projection room, while from time to time there are exhibitions of modern art at the atrium, in co-operation with the Museum of Modern Art of Vasilis and Eliza Goulandris Foundation.

Museum of Modern Art: It belongs to the Vasilis and Eliza Goulandris Institution as well. The museum is unique. It is composed of two wards. In the old ward, you can see a permanent exhibition of the creations by M. Tompros, Tsarouchis, Gikas, Moralis, Basiliou, Takis, Fasianos etc. In the new ward, there is a section of the Institution’s collection where exhibitions take place during all the year. The museum also holds exhibitions of painting, sculpture and photography.

Maritime Museum or Nautical Museum: The museum was founded in 1972 and presents the entire history of Andros’ merchant marine, from the ancient times to our day, exposing various nautical diaries, lithographs of ships from Andros, models of ships and much more. The museum is located in Andros Town.

Kydonieos Institute: This institute was founded in 1994 by Petros and Marika Kydonieos who wanted to exhibit culture and art in its many and various forms; their main interests were concentrating mainly on the fine arts such as music, theatre and literature (Greek and international). Every summer, an exhibition is organized showing works of art which have contributed to the quest of contemporary art.

Museum of Folklore and Christian Art: Located on the site of Hora’s old ice house, this museum has exhibitions of works showing the typical traditional life of the inhabitants of Andros. (Telephone: 22820 22189)

The Kairis Library: This library is housed in a wonderful neoclassical building, in Hora (or Andros Town). The library contains about 3000 tomes from the collection of Theofilos Kairis, who was a scholar and priest in Andros (1784-1852). In the library, a large number of rare publications, manuscripts, historical records, works of art and a small archaeological collection are also exposed. During summer, some art exhibitions are organized in the new exhibition area of the library.

Gastronomy, Shopping and Nightlife

Traditional Greek restaurants and “tavernas” are located at a small distance from the Villas, some of them on the beach (in Zorkos, Agios Petros and Vitali), while most of the restaurants, shops and nightlife locations are in the port of Andros (Gavrio) which is only 7 minutes (6 km) by car from Heliades Villas! At Batsi town you will find many cafes, bars and nightclubs.