Andros is the most northerly islands in Cyclades and the
second-largest in the group after Naxos. It is also the most beautiful.
Administratively it is a province, having three municipalities: Andros,
Korthi and Idrousa. According to 1991 census the population of the island
was 8781 inhabitants.
Andros has an area of 374 sq. km and an elongated shape stretching from N-NW
to S-SE. Whole island is mountainous, with a central range reaching its
highest at Petalo and Kouvara (highest peak is Profitis Ilias, 997 m.).
The main port is at Gavrio, with a regular connection to Rafina, while the
ports of Batsi, Hora and Korthi can facilitate fishing and touristic boats.
At the western part of Andros are the big sandy beaches of the island,
easily accessible and developed. Those seeking quiet beaches and rough
landscapes should visit the northeastern and southeastern parts.
There are many rivers and torrents and plenty of springs. Ravines have rich
vegetation with plane and walnut trees, while the slopes (especially at the
south) are full of oak trees. Since a long time ago, big parts of the slopes
have been transformed, using stone walls, to step-like shapes locally called
"emasies". Around the villages there are olive and lemon trees groves and
many vineyards. Andros owes its ancient names "Idrousa", "Lasia", "Nonagria"
and "Epagris" to water and its rich vegetation.
The northwestern part of the island is bushy and somebody can see
partridges, hawks or even rarer predatory birds, like eagles, wild pigeons
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