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Andros is the greenest island of the Cyclades. The Greek Island of Andros is a very attractive island with some traditional and very picturesque villages. The fortified capital of the island is a real jewel which combines Venetian and Cycladic architecture, narrow stone paved alleys, arcades and bright coloured, wild flowers. The sea and the whitewashed chapels each give their own flavour and colour to the scenery. The island is a perfect holiday destination.

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.

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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The villa of approx. 290 sq.m, is located at the "Heliades" complex of the three (3) brand new independent fully furnished and...
21008 - (Sleeps 9)
The villa of approx. 290 sq.m, is located in the "Heliades" complex of three (3) brand new independent fully furnished and equipped...
21010 - (Sleeps 9)
This independent villa of 253,66 sq.m is located in the "Heliades" complex of the three (3) brand new, luxurious residences and has...
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