Andros Yacht Charters
Explore island Andros on your luxury yacht charter in Greece
As the northernmost island of the Cyclades, Andros stands out from the rest of its surrounding archipelago because of its different, but equally idyllic, landscape.
Bordered by jagged and rocky coastlines, and adorned with rolling mountains, verdant valleys and perfect, bubbling brooks, Andros is dotted with an abundant variety of native flora: including chestnut, walnut, sycamore, oak, weeping willows, mulberry and olive trees, as well as aromatic fields of thyme and sage.
At the heart of the island is the capital of Chora, which translates to “main village,” and houses quaint passageways, local restaurants, Greek pastry shops and two main town squares – all of which possess different traits of medieval, neoclassical and Grecian island styles. Packed with a naval history and surrounded by the tranquil aquamarine waters of the beautiful Aegean Sea, Andros is definitely a cultural destination on your Greece yacht charter not to be missed.
Anchor your yacht at Andros during your next yacht charter in the Cyclades Islands and spend a few days discovering its natural wonder firsthand.
Things to Do and See on Andros
Paleopolis: Once an ancient settlement in the Classical period, today, Paleopolis is an enchanting village on the charming hillside of Mount Petalo. As yacht charter guests wind through its cozy passageways, they will find an interesting collection of ancient ruins, from churches and huts to the Ancient port of Andros. For a snapshot of nature’s most beautiful landscapes, climb to the top of Mount Petalo, where flowing waterfalls glisten under the perfect, Grecian sun.
Pano Kastro: Built by the Venetians during ancient history, Pano Kastro is a castle unlike any other. With its fortified wall and difficult access point, this fortress is the largest and strongest settlement in all of Andros. According to legend, it was once occupied by an old lady who jumped off a high rock and fell to her death in the Aegean Sea.
Agios Petros Beach: Just outside the welcoming and celestial village of Agios Petrios, yacht charter guests will find the village’s equally picturesque beach. Located on the western coast of the island – a different ambiance from the eastern, and tourist-clad coast – Angios Petros Beach is the perfect hideaway for a quiet, relaxing respite. Home to a long stretches of golden sand, as well as green and mountainous landscapes, this beach is made further perfect by the blue, shallow waters that surround it.
Chora: An interesting fusion of Neoclassical, Cycladic and medieval-style buildings, the capital of Andros, Chora, is as hauntingly beautiful as it is diverse. Also called Andros Town, this part of the island has preserved the ancient history of the island, taking the yacht charter guests who explore it a step back in time. Home to two main town squares, Chora has a range of local taverns, tasty eateries and boutique shopping that reflect the true culture and traditions of Andros. One of these two squares is particularly interesting; paved in marble, with a statue of the “Unknown Sailor” in the center, this must-see locale offers some of the best views of the Aegean Sea. It is also home to the remains of Andros’ ancient castle, which is located on an islet connected to the town by a beautiful Venetian stone bridge.