the most northerly island in the Cyclades and
the second-largest in the group, is also among
the most beautiful. Successive rangers of mountains
with steep sides, separated by gorges, riverbeds
and three large valleys planted with olive trees,
figs, oranges, lemons and vines through which
run numerous strams go to make this a landscape
which often goes beyond what we think of as typically
'Cycladic'. The mountains end as rocky cliffs
or steep promontories, while at the mouths of
the valleys are sandy beaches.
In the south-east
is Andros or Hora, the capital of the island and
its second most important harbor. This is a most
attractive town, with neo-classical mansions side-by
side with Cycladic houses, steep and narrow alleys
lined with arcades, fine churches and two pretty
squares in the center of a town which will make
a lasting impression.
Andros is home to
many of Greece's seamen, and interesting cultural
events take place there all the year round.
There are good swimming
beaches at Nimborio, Parporti, Korthi bay near
Batsi, Gavrio, Vitali and elsewhere.
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