Andros: An eclectic selection

Andros is the northern island of the renowned Cyclades Islands cluster located in the deep blue Aegean Sea. Its surface is for the most part mountainous, with many fruitful and well-watered valleys. The enticing charm of this intriguing land, place in the vivid blue water of the Aegean Sea, stems from the unique combination of a splendid diverse natural environment, superior cultural quality and abundance of activity options with a relaxing and rejuvenating energy flow.

Andros is a beautiful island and an idyllic holiday destination
  • It is only 2 hours away from Athens easily accessible by frequent ferries and conveniently proximate to Mykonos international airports
  • It has amazing, natural beaches
  • It manages to remain unspoiled by vast tourism and yet offers a variety of activities for all tastes
  • It has kept its unique culture and tradition
  • It is the greenest island of the Cyclades
  • First island in Europe to have its quality of paths recognised by the European Ramblers Association

Heliades Villas are located optimally within the island:

  • Only a 10 min drive from Gavrio, the harbor, which is also one of the two main towns in the island
  • There is easy access to a variety of beautiful beaches, restaurants and tavernas, entertainment and shopping area, sports facilities, and medical care
  • Close by (less than 1.5 km) the exceptional, remote beach of Fellos
  • The villas’ construction on a hill slope offers privacy without feeling excluded
  • The location joins harmoniously the beauty of the sea with that of a mountain, offering a breathtaking view of the sea, as well as the green valley
Key Facts about Andros

The name of the island most probably originates from General Andros from Crete, legendary colonizer of the Minoan times. Archaeological excavations prove the existence of developed settlements, dating back to Mycenaean times or even earlier. The island becomes historically known during the Geometric period (9th-7th century B.C.), as it is proved by traces of a settlement found in Zagora, at the south-western part of the island, close to Zaganiari. On May 10th, 1821, Theofilos Kairis declared the War of Independence, thus marking the starting point of the island’s recent history, during which Andros reached the peak of its economic prosperity, thanks to its ships. It is worth mentioning that Andriot Dimitris Moraitis initiated Greece-North America line in the beginning of the 20th century, while Andros was in 1939 second to Piraeus regarding ship registration.

 Geography and more

The island of Andros covers 374 sq. km (147 sq.miles). Its highest mountains are the Petalo and the Kouvara (highest peak Prof. Ilias 997 m.). There are four rivers which run across the island from west to east through fertile green valleys ideal for farming. These are the Arni River, which flows into the Bay of Levka, the Big River that flows by the beach at Paraporti (Hora), the Achla River that flows into the Achla Bay and the Double River which runs into the Sineti Bay.

Andros has a great deal to offer. The lush vegetation includes oaks, centuries old plane trees, the cypresses, the olive, the walnut and lemon trees. Andros Greece is also famous for its numerous springs. The most famous of all is the “Sariza springs”. Sariza mineral water is best known for properties which aid kidney problems and is bottled in Sariza and distributed all over Greece. Other renowned springs of Andros are Lezina, Zenio at Kouvara, Koumoulos at Menites, Meliti and Metohi at Strapourgies, Abyssos at Levadia and Akoe and Levada at Lamyra. The villages of Andros are ideal for touring. The busiest of them are Andros Town (Hora), the capital of the island, Gavrion, Batsi, Korthio, Apoikia and Paleopolis. Andros beaches are made of fine white sand and small pebbles. Some of them are so remote that they can be accessed only by boat.

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