BEACHES

Andros has many top quality beaches that suit all tastes. There are fully organized, easily accessible and ideal beaches for families, but also secluded ones. Some with cold crystal waters and others much warmer. There are also plenty sandy beaches, as well as rocky ones for those who love fishing. Further information for the top 28 beaches of the island can be found below.

 

WEST ANDROS
On the western side of Andros, the large sandy leeward beaches are located. They are easily accessible and well organised, while almost all are equipped with sunbeds and beach bars. Traditional taverns can also be found in most of them.

PISOLIMIONAS
Location: In the northwestern side of the island, just a little bit north of Fellos beach.
Special features: It is a large and perfectly quiet beach with pebbles. There aren’t any taverns (the closest one is located in Fellos) or canteens. The water is crystal clear, but cold! Ideal for fishermen and anyone who loves being in seclusion.
How to get there: Taking the road to Fellos, you will find the crossroads with the gravel road that leads to Pisolimionas.

pisolimionas

FELLOS
Location: In the northwestern side of the island, 5 km north of the port of Gavrio. 
Special features: Very large beach with crystal clear water, the depth of which varies. It is not organized, but has trees that provide shade and it is considered as one of the best of the island. You can enjoy your meal at the tavern "To Steki tou Andrea" located near the beach.
How to get there: After Gavrio, take the road to Fellos and Ano Fellos that leads to the beach.

fellos

AGIOS PETROS (ST. PETER)
Location:
Next to the main road leading from Batsi to Gavrio, shortly after the "Chrisi Ammos" (Golden Beach).
Special features: It is the island's largest beach, sandy, with shallow waters and quite exposed to the wind. It is fully organized with sunbeds, beach bar and family taverns.
How to get there:
Very easily, by car or bus. There is ample space for parking.

agios petros

CHRISI AMMOS (GOLDEN BEACH)
Location: Next to the main road leading from Batsi to Gavrio.
Special features: It is the most popular beach of Andros. It is well organized with sunbeds and beach bars with loud music. As its name implies, is covered with fine sand. Its location ensures good protection from the wind.
How to get there:
Very easily, by car or bus. There is a rather small parking area. Most of the people park their vehicles on the main road.

chryssi ammos

KIPRI
Location: On the western side of the island, on the main road leading from Batsi to Gavrio, just before "Chrisi Ammos" and right after "Agios Kiprianos".
Special features: Sandy beach, just below hotel "Perrakis". There are sunbeds, a beach bar and water facilities.
How to get there:
By car or bus, taking the main road from the port of Gavrio to Stavropeda, right after "Chrisi Ammos" and before "Agios Kiprianos". There is a parking area.

kypri

AGIOS KIPRIANOS
Location: On the western side of the island, on the main road leading from Batsi to Gavrio, just before "Chrisi Ammos".
Special features: Small sandy beach, bounded by rocks that offer shade, ideal for fishing. Its landmark is Agios Kiprianos chapel. Diving courses are provided. There is also a tavern.
How to get there: By car or bus, following the main road from the port of Gavrio to Stavropeda. After "Chrisi Ammos" and before Batsi. There is a parking area.

agios kiprianos

BATSI
Location: At Batsi, one of the most crowded villages of the island.
Special features:
Fully organized beach with sand and shallow waters, ideal for families. It provides sunbeds. Many restaurants, cafes and taverns are located here.
How to get there:
Very easily, either by car or bus. There is ample space for parking near to the beach.

batsi

BATSI–KOLONA
Location: At the edge of Batsi village.
Special features: It is small but organized with sunbeds and a canteen. The spectacular rocks on its edge are ideal for sunbathing.
How to get there:
Either by car or bus. There is plenty parking space right above the beach.

batsi kolona

STIVARI
Location: On the western side of the island, after Batsi and towards Chora.
Special features:
Small rocky beach, pretty good for fishing. There is also a tavern.
How to get there:
By car. Take the road through Batsi and follow the road signs.

stivari

ANEROUSSA
Location: On the western side of the island, after Batsi and towards Chora.
Special features: Small sandy beach, mainly intended for “Aneroussa Hotel” customers but also accessible to anyone. There are sunbeds and a beach bar.
How to get there: By car. Take the road through Batsi and follow the road signs. It is located between Stivari and Agia Marina.

anerousa

AGIA MARINA
Location: On the western side of the island, after Batsi and towards Chora.
Special features:
Sandy beach with shallow and crystal clear waters. It is not organized but there is a tavern.
How to get there:
By car. Take the road through Batsi and follow the road signs. It is located after Aneroussa. Alternatively, you can take the main road to Stavropeda and turn right, before the crossroad to Ano Aprovato.

agia marina

PALAIOPOLIS
Location: On the western side of the island, at the end of Palaiopolis village.
Special features: Pebble beach. The ancient port of the village, and also first capital of Andros, was located here. The area is full of archaeological finds. The beach is not organized.
How to get there:
On foot. Leave the car on the main road and follow the path (check the road signs) towards the beach.

paleopoli

CHALKOLIMIONAS
Location: Right in the center of the west side of the island, in the area of Stavropeda.
Special features:
Sandy beach with shallow waters. It is surrounded by rocks and is ideal for fishing. There are sunbeds and a beach bar. From ancient to modern times, there were mines running in the area.
How to get there:
Very easily by car. Follow the main road towards Chora and, at Stavropeda, turn right and then right again to get to the beach. There is ample parking space.

xalkolimionas

APOTHIKES
Location: Right in the center of the west side of the island, in the area of Stavropeda.
Special features:
Sandy beach with crystal clear waters, a small and scenic cove, ideal for fishing. There are few sunshades and a beach bar.
How to get there:
By car. Follow the main road towards Chora and, at Stavropeda, turn right and then right again to get to Chalkolimionas beach. Approximately half kilometer before the end of the road, there is a gravel road to your left that leads to Apothikes. There is a parking area.

apothikes

PLAKA
Location: On the southwest side of the island, on the road to Korthi.
Special features:
Crystal clear and salty waters. There are trees, storage huts for boats (called "konakia") and rocks that make Plaka ideal for fishing. Remarkable traces of prehistoric settlement have been found in the area.
How to get there:
By car. Following Stavropeda - Korthi road, approximately 2 km after Zaganiari village, you will reach a right junction towards Plaka (check the road signs). It is approximately 3 km of rather difficult gravel road.

plaka

 

EAST ANDROS
On the eastern side of the island you can find possibly the best beaches, though all are exposed to strong northeastern winds. However, on windless days the visitor gets the chance to swim in uniquely beautiful waters.

KORTHI
Location: At Korthi village, in the southeastern side of the island.
Special features:
It is a large beach with clear blue waters. Strong winds make it ideal for surfing, but hinder those who enjoy swimming in calm waters.
How to get there:
Very easily, by car or the local bus service. It is located 14 km from Chora and 35 km from port of Gavrio.

korthi

VINTZI
Location: On the southeastern side of the island, in Korthi area.
Special features:
Easily accessible small beach with crystal clear waters, ideal for those who love swimming more than sunbathing. It provides cubicles and showers. There is a tavern nearby to enjoy a meal by the sea.
How to get there:
Take the road from Ormos Korthiou to the north and after a few minutes you’ll get to the beach.

vintsi

TIS GRIAS TO PIDIMA (“Old Lady's Leap”)
Location: On the southeastern side of the island, on the north part of Ormos Korthiou.
Special features:
Its unique characteristic is a tower-like rock formation emerging from the water. It’s a rather small beach with both sand and pebbles and crystal clear waters.
How to get there:
By car, 10 minutes away from Korthi. However, you won’t avoid taking the last 300 meters on foot, following a downhill path. You can also get there by sea, taking a boat from Korthi.

grias pidima

SYNETI
Location: On the eastern side of the island, between Chora and Korthi.
Special features:
One of the most beautiful beaches of the island, with pebbles, deep crystal clear waters and sea caves. It is surrounded by mountains that offer shade during the afternoon. It is exposed to northern winds. The "Dipotamata" canyon with its traditional watermills ends here, where also several scenes of the movie "Little England" were filmed.
How to get there:
By car, following the main road from Chora to Korthi, turn left to Syneti village and then left again towards the beach.

syneti

PARAPORTI
Location: On the east side of the island. It is one of the two coves that surround the island's capital, Chora.
Special features:
A large beach that is exposed to northern winds, which cause strong undercurrents. There is also a tavern nearby.
How to get there:
By car, taking the road from Chora or on foot, from Kairi square.

paraporti

NIBORIO
Location: At Chora. It is the second cove that surrounds the island's capital.
Special features:
Beach with shallow waters, ideal for families with young children. Andros Nautical Club is located here. The port gathers many fishing boats and yachts. It is a fully organised beach with sunbeds, showers, changing rooms, taverns, cafes and bars.
How to get there:
On foot, from Chora or by car, following the coastal road to Stenies.

niborio

GIALIA (EMPROS and PISO)
Location: On the eastern side of the island, right after Chora, in Stenies village.
Special features:
You can choose between pebbles (Empros Gialia) or sand (Piso Gialia). There is a restaurant at Empros Gialia, while Piso Gialia is equipped with sunbeds and a beach bar. You can swim from one beach to the other.
How to get there:
Take the road from Chora to Niborio and then turn left towards Stenies and Apikia. After a few minutes you will reach the crossroad (to your right) that leads to Stenies village. Follow this road until you reach Empros Gialia to your right. You can get to Piso Gialia on foot, leaving the car on the main road.

gialia

ACHLA
Location: On the eastern side of the island, north of Chora.
Special features:
It is probably the most beautiful beach of Andros, with fine sand, small white pebbles, magnificent waters, plane trees and a creek that leads to the beach.
How to get there:
It is not easily accessible, since there is only a gravel road from Vourkoti village. You can get there much more easily by taking a boat from Chora.

achla

VORI
Location: In the eastern side of the island, near Arni village.
Special features:
Sandy beach with crystal clear blue waters and trees that provide shade. Its unique characteristic is the “shipwreck” (a ship stuck in the rocks). It is not organised.
How to get there:
Following the road towards Remata and Arni, take the gravel road on your left and turn left again on the first junction.

vori

ATENI
Location: On the eastern side of the island, approximately 7 km away from Batsi.
Special features:
It is divided in two beaches. The smaller in size (on the left) is the most popular one, as it is protected by the strong winds, while the larger (on the right) is sandy, with crystal clear waters, ideal for surfing. The latter also provides sunbeds and a canteen.
How to get there:
By car. Take the road from Batsi and follow the road signs. The last part of the road is covered in gravel, but it is in excellent condition.

ateni

VITALI
Location: On the northeastern side of the island, close to Vitali village.
Special features:
One of the best in Andros. It is a large sandy beach that also has pebbles. It has crystal clear waters and rocks providing shade. There are sunbeds and a summer tavern.
How to get there:
After Gavrio, take the road to Agios Petros, where you will meet a crossroad that leads to Vitali (left) and Gides (right). Follow the road to Vitali. Almost half of the road is covered in gravel, while the distance from Gavrio is approximately 14 km.

vitali

ZORKOS
Location: On the northeastern side of the island.
Special features:
Large beach, with rich golden sand and crystal clear waters, ideal for those who love fishing. There is also a summer tavern.
How to get there:
Half hour route by car from Gavrio. After Varidi, there are approximately 5 km of good condition gravel road.

zorkos

PEZA (Mikri and Megali)
Location: On the northern side of the island.
Special features:
Ideal for fishing and for those who love being in seclusion. It is exposed to northern winds, hence it is not recommended during windy days.
How to get there:
By car. Follow the road from Gavrio to Fellos, pass the crossroad towards Mermigies and turn left on the next junction. After Sidontas, take the gravel road towards Hartes and from there get to Peza. You can also take the road from Kalivari village.

peza

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