Andros is the second largest island of the Cyclades; Naxos is the largest. The name Andros comes from the mythology of the grandson of Apollo and has an area of 373 km2 and 9,000 inhabitants.
When you think of the islands of the Cyclades you think of whimsical coastlines, dark blue sea water and snow-white houses. But Andros also has steep mountain ranges with streams and canyons, which are overgrown with olive trees, pine trees and fruit trees.
The beautiful springs, the Sarizas, whose water is sold throughout Greece, is a natural highlight. Valleys on the island run into beautiful sandy beaches such as Nimborio, Paraporti, Batsi, Gavrio and Vitali. The highest mountain is the Petalos with a top of 1,003 meters and slightly lower than the mountain Zas on Naxos.