Our dream takes place in Andros, the northest island and second in size after Naxos of the Cycladic complex. Known as Hydroussa (‘watery’) in ancient times, Andros is a historic heavenly refreshingly lush, a fertile place to come and dive for a while.
Traversed by four rivers, it’s a fecund island: waterfalls and springs are abundant, marble lions spout ice-cold mineral water, streams signposted by pink ribbons of oleander tumble down valleys criss-crossed with stone bridges and footpaths, and falcons and monk seals duck and dive at blissful, blustery beaches. If you seek serenity, you will find it through the peaceful rhythm of the surroundings while exhilarating outdoor activities are here waiting for the most sportive souls.
The old pathways of Andros, either stone paved or earth trails, the monasteries, the local recipes, the picturesque villages with their intriguing combination of architectural styles, from medieval and neoclassical to contemporary Aegean, constitute traces of Andros’s uninterrupted relationship between humans and nature for centuries, revealing the special culture of the place. The island’s centuries-long history and rich cultural heritage invite you on a journey of discovery: the fortress-like Panachrantos Monastery, the view from Faneromeni Castle, the Goulandris Museum of Contemporary Art in Chora, the old-fashioned patisseries of the stately capital, its stylish boutiques are some of the intense and mysterious experiences we suggest you.