The first thing you see when you arrive in Andros is Gavrio Port. A small but lively village with traditional architecture which is a feature of the Cyclades, with plenty of cafes and places where you can eat something quickly on arrival or departure. There you will find bakeries where you can buy local pastries, I preferred traditional pies which look like buns and they contain ‘loukoumi’ a delight with almonds.
Batsi is the most cosmopolitan village of Andros, it is the heart of entertainment during summer while in winter there’s only one cafe open which is actually empty. One of the positive aspects is that there is an amazing sunset that only when you are in the Aegean sea you can enjoy as well as the wonderful view from all the places in the village as it is amphitheatrically built.
Ormos Korthiou is a seaside village famous for its beaches, the most popular is “Tis grias to pidima” with a specialr rock, and many others. Another feature is the paved streets that are prevalent all over the village and a huge beach appropriate for strolling. Finally. there is the Women’s Cooperation of Korthiou where I bought fantastic sweet lemon . One of the negative aspects is the lack of special culinary tastes and recipes.
Text and photos by Marina Ntouska