Since we covered the fun of Naxos, we figured that we would switch gears and talk about Andros, which is the second largest island of all of the Cyclades group.
The geography of this island is actually quite interesting. It’s very mountainous, but still quite lush. You will find plenty of greenspace, along with citrus and olive trees. Waterfalls and mountain streams dominate the landscape, along with plenty of high quality water springs. You aren’t going to have to worry about not being able to see nature at its finest here. There isn’t so much development that everything has been ruined.
If you’re island hopping, then you’ll be pleased to know that Mykonos is only 2 and a half hours away by ferry, Paros is 4 hours away, and Tinos is an hour and a half away. That means that once you’re ready to move on to new adventures, there are plenty of other islands waiting for you.
Andros is also very close to Athens so if you want to go to the mainland of Greece, you can definitely do that too!
There’s a lot of culture to be found in Andros, including several festivals. There are a few cultural societies that put on festivals where guests and meet the local populace and get to know each other. There are some sweets, some fruits, and even some local cuisine dishes.
This is an island where religion still matters, and you will see people observing different religious holidays. If you’re going to be a tourist here, you will need to be respectful of the local observances. There’s nothing that says you have to join in, but you do need to be respectful at all times.
This means that there is no nudism on the island — there are other places for that, so don’t worry about it.
Many of the beaches of the island are untouched, meaning that you really do get to see the beauty of nature at its finest, untouched by man’s hands.
There are still a few beach parties to be had, so don’t think that you have to give up on that!