Ano Agios Petros, Andros
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LOCATION

THE ISLAND OF ANDROS

Andros the northest and second largest island of the cyclades.
An island to dream and to discover. A charming gem to experience your personal odyssey. A inherent natural beauty with bald peaks (up to 1000m), many green valleys which drag out to the turquoise blue sea with streams, that lead water throughout the year. The fertile valleys used for agriculture.
The island also has local producers of honey, cheese, olive oil, wine and oyster mushrooms. The fresh products stimulate you to try new things. The island has also a lot to offer for culinary interested people. In the two cooking schools you can learn in courses how to prepare traditional food quickly and delicately.
Andros is separated from „Evia“ in the North by the Strait of „Cavo d’oro” and in the South from the island „Tinos“ by the Strait of “Narrow”
With it’s total area of 383 km2, Andros is after Naxos the second biggest cycladic Island.
The unspoiled nature, the white wasehed cubic houses, the dove houses from the M.A., more than 70 beaches (just a few of them are frequented by bathers).
The deep blue crystal clear water and much more. The diversity of the shipowners-island is the ideal place for relaxing and diversified holidays.

Chora lies on a small peninsula in the center of the east coast of the island between the two long sandy beaches of Neiborio and Paraporti.
The heart of Chora has a unique beauty due to the combination of Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman architecture.

On the island of Andros you can visit significant monasteries dating from the Byzantine period to the last years of the Ottoman Empire. For example the Panachrantou Monastery which is located on the slope of Mount Gerakones and is the most beautiful Byzantine monastery.

The internationally-acclaimed Museum of modern Art of the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation in Chora hosts every year unique painting and sculpture exhibitions. In conversation between the past and the present, it gets a place were humans get inspired.

The tower of Agios Petros is a quite well-preserved tower, placed on a hill overlooking the bay of Gavrio. It was probably built in the Hellenistic Era, in the 4th or 3rd century BC, and is 20m high. It has a cylindrical shape and was constructed by local schist.

CHORA

Chora lies on a small peninsula in the center of the east coast of the island between the two long sandy beaches of Neiborio and Paraporti.

The heart of Chora has a unique beauty due to the combination of Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman architecture.

This lovely little town is the capital of Andros. The meddling of mid-age houses, Neoclassical and Cycladic buildings, narrow alleys.

This lovely little town is the capital of Andros. The meddling of mid-age houses, Neoclassical and Cycladic buildings, narrow alleys, stone walkways museums and beaches gives to Chora a unique atmosphere.
Chora lies on a small peninsula in the center of the east coast of the island between the two long sandy beaches of Neiborio and Paraporti. The heart of Chora has a unique beauty due to the combination of Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman architecture.
The gateway to the old city has been preserved and gives to the visitor the feeling of entering another world and another time. Chora has two squares: the first one is stone paved and surrounded with many cafes, little restaurants and pastry shops, all shadowed by a huge plane tree. The second square is paved with marble, has a statue of the Unknown Sailor and an amazing view over the sea and the rest of the town. This square is the best place to see the beautiful Venetian-style stone bridge wich connects Chora and a little islet. On this Islet you will find the remains of an old castle, built during the Venetian period in order to protect the city.

The internationally-acclaimed Museum of modern Art of the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation in Chora hosts every year unique painting and sculpture exhibitions. In conversation between the past and the present, it gets a place were humans get inspired and provide inspiration.

Paleopolis was the ancient capital of Andros and lies 9 km from Batsi. There was a big earthquake and it’s port and market sunk. Its name means old city in greek and flourished from the Classical ages till the Roman times. The size of the ancient city is known from the remains of the ancient wall that once surrounded the area. Archaeological research had shown that the city had a thriving marketplace, a theatre and some temples.
Today, close to the site of the ancient town, on the slopes of Mount Petalo, there is the modern village of Paleopolis.

The Archaeological Museum of Andros was designed by Stamos Papadakis and built in 1981 with a donation of the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation.
You will find the Museum in the town of „Chora“.

The Cape Zagora provides a well-preserved foundations of the geometric period.

The tower of Agios Petros is a quite well-preserved tower, placed on a hill overlooking the bay of Gavrio. It was probably built in the Hellenistic Era, in the 4th or 3rd century BC, and is 20m high. It has a cylindrical shape and was constructed by local schist. It used to have five floors, connected to each other with a helical ladder.
As we conclude from the area of its construction and its shape, the tower was built to overlook the above sea routes. People wanted to control the sea surrounding Andros island so that they could protect themselves and their villages from an enemy invasion or an attack by the pirates. In fact, the area had copper mines, which worked from the ancient times till the mid 20th century, and was thus economically-developed. Therefore, the tower was useful to protect the mine workers and this source of richness for the island. The tower can be reached from Gavrio town. A 15 min drive and some walking are required to go to the top of the hill and get a view of this ancient tower.

Near the Chora with the water mill, the old natural stone bridge and the caves.

On the island of Andros you can visit significant monasteries dating from the Byzantine period to the last years of the Ottoman Empire. Some of them have been recently renovated. All of them are of exceptional interest, as they preserve important relics.
For example the Panachrantou Monastery which is located on the slope of Mount Gerakones and is the most beautiful Byzantine monastery of Andros.

ADDRESS

Villette Adonis Andros,
Ano Agios Petros Andros,
P.C. 84501

PHONE NUMBERS

Phone: 0041791953323
                00306934052127

CONTACT

ctentomas@hotmail.com
http://www.androsgreece.gr/
GPS: 37.901489, 24.760436

VILLETTE ADONIS

Villette Adonis is a copmplex of 12 villas in the area of Ano Agios Petros in Andros.