The beautiful Andros Island is one of the Aegean Greek Islands. It has good presence in this region as one of the Beautiful Greek Islands in the Aegean Sea.
This important to mention so as not to be confused with the largest islands of the Bahamas and the North Andros, which is the 6th largest island in the West Indies.
The beautiful Island of Andros is the second largest island among the Greek Islands in the Cycladic group of islands on the Aegean Sea after the Beautiful Naxos Island at the south.
The nearest islands to it are the Beautiful Tinos Island, about 3 kilometres far and the Beautiful Euboea Island, about 10 kilometres far.
It covers 380 square kilometres in the north of the Cyclades group of island and near the eastern coast of Greece.
There are 10,009 people living in this beautiful island in many villages. The biggest towns are Andros (Chora), Batsi and Ormos Korthiou.
The surface of Andros is mountainous in most of the island. Roads run among the mountains through the valleys across the island from the north to the south and from the east to the west even through villages with few populations.
In spite of the mountainous nature, the island has terraced valleys for wandering and has the most fertile land among the other Cycladic islands, where citrus fruits, olives, pine, cypress trees and plane grow.
There are Venetian tower-houses, unpainted stonework of farm buildings, slate walls, patterned dovecotes and cobbled footpaths on the main three settlements in the port of Gavrio, the resort of Batsi and the main town of Andros or as called Hora, or Chora.
This entire area comprises the three municipalities in the Beautiful Andros Island, namely the Municipality of Andros, the Municipality of Korthio and the Municipality of Ydrousa.
There are 4,107 inhabitants in Andros Municipality, 2,547 inhabitants in Korthio Municipality and 3,355 inhabitants in Ydrousa Municipality.
Daily ferries as well as weekly ferries (sometimes) connect the Beautiful Andros Island with the ports of the main land and other islands on the Aegean, such as the Greek Mykonos Island, the Beautiful Rafina Island, the Beautiful Syros Island, Tinos, the Beautiful Paros Island, the Beautiful Naxos Island and the Beautiful Kea Island.
The villages in the interior are connected by bus services daily, as several busses drive between Andros (Hora) and Gavrio and via Batsi and reach the other towns, as well as taxis and rental cars.
Several settlements include Andros (Chora), Batsi, the main port of Gavrio, Ormos Korthiou, Aladinon, Kochylos, Epano Fellos, Mermingies, Zaganiaris, Ammolochos, Vouni, Kalyvari, Mesaria, Arnas, Vourkoti, Kaparia, Lamira, Ypsilou, Ano Aprovato, Katakilo, Makrotantalo, Palaiokastro, Apoikia, Vitalio, Kipri, Palaiopolis, Livadia, Varidio, Pitrofos, Sineti, Ano Gavrio and Piso Meria. See Beautiful Andros Towns here.
There are four known beaches on the eastern coast of Beautiful Andros Island and six beaches at the western coastline. However, many of the several beaches in the island are isolated. See Beautiful Andros Beaches here.
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