Andros island is the most northerly island of the Cyclades island complex, in the Aegean Archipelago of the Mediterranean Sea, in Greece. It is approximately 40km (25miles) long, and its greatest breadth is 16km (10 miles). Its surface is for the most part full of mountains and contains many fruitful and well-watered valleys.
Andros has mild weather throughout the year, with a bit more rainfall than other Cyclades Islands, which is the reason for the island's beautiful vegetation. In general, the weather here is sunny and bright, apart from the strong winds and some showers in the winter months.
The island is a unique combination of traditional elements, such as windmills, dovecots, fishing boats, paved alleys, mountainous villages, green valleys and excellent beaches. A crossroad to many civilizations since antiquity, as all of Greece is, Andros is full of worth visiting archeological sites and monuments.
Merchant shipping was for centuries the island’s most important economic activity, while now its inhabitants’ professions mainly involve agriculture and tourism.
Andros has ~9.500 inhabitants and the largest towns are Chora (Andros’ capital), Gavrio, Batsi and Ormos Korthiou.