Andros is the northern most island of the Cyclades and second largest, after Naxos. The island has a number of rivers, canyons, gulleys, and springs; its vegetation is dense and varied and the landscape dotted with plane trees, walnut trees, and oaks.
Andros was named by mythology when Stafylos son of Dionysus was the daughter Creusa or nymph Rhoeo which fell in love with the god Apollo and from this union was born the anion. The Anios acquired many children. Among them were the daughters Spermo, Oino and oil. Their names correspond to basic foodstuffs, wheat, wine and oil. Their grandfather, Dionysus, gave them the ability to do the earth karpizei. Where then passed, they grew vines, olives and wheat. Anios also acquired and three sons, Mykonos, Andros and the Thassos. The ancient names of Andros was Ydrousa (with abundant water), Epagris, Nonagria (wet area) Lasia (lush) and Anchovies.
A walk around the island will you confirm. Definitely not miss the sources Menites, the monument of Missing Sailor and the Lower Castle, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chora. Batsi Agia Zoodochos Pigi Monastery. The Upper Castle or The Castle Revealed on track Korthi and the Tower of San Pietro in Gavrio. Attractions in Andros does not end and of course what we propose is simply our own choice.
The town of Andros, Gavrio and Batsi are the places that attract tourists. There one can find quiet little cafes, and others that are hangouts for locals where you can enjoy a cup of coffee, juice or soda. In bakeries and cafes Andros served the delicious local macaroons and fruit compote in various flavors and turnovers.In the taverns and restaurants of the island there are all kinds of seafood and traditional local delicacies such as Froutalia, omelet of tasty local sausages, fresh cheese and the famous Lampriati lamb or veal cooked in the oven with offal, cheese, rice, eggs and mint.