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Andros

  
  
  
  

Greece Travel Guide|Greek Islands

Andros has great naval tradition is the northernmost island of the Cyclades and second largest after Naxos.


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Wonderful sandy beaches and rocky coastlines at Andros, mountain ranges alternating with fertile plains, lush vegetation and abundant streams, paths and stone walls make up the distinctive nature of the island. The town with its unique architecture and versatile artistic activity, the busy port of anchovy, cosmopolitan Andros, the graphical Korthi, beautiful mountain villages, archaeological sites, monasteries and churches attract the attention of the tourists. The highest peak of the island, reels, 994 m

According to mythology, was the first settler renowned clairvoyant Andros in which the island owes its name. Occupying a prime location - a bridge between the Aegean and mainland Greece - with lush vegetation, abundant water and important farmland, Andros had in antiquity remarkable social organization and high cultural level. The habitation of the island dates back to prehistoric times (Strofilas settlements in the Mikrogiali, Plaka etc.). Great Andros flourished during the Geometric period, from the 10th to the 8th century. BC (Settlements Zagora and High). In the 7th century. BC the inhabitants founded important colonies in Macedonia (Acanthus, Sane, Stagira, Clay). In later years, during which flourished the city of Andros (Paleopolis) the island followed the fate of the other Cyclades. Period of economic and intellectual development has seen the Byzantine period. At Frank Andros granted to the Venetians, who retained power until 1566, when the main island were the Turks. In 1790, near the northwest coast of Andros (Kafirea narrow), the fleet of Lambros Katsoni collided with the Turkish forces suffered a major disaster. The island took part in the Revolution of 1821 - was the leading role of Theophilus Kairi.