Dipotamata in Andros is one of the most enchanting places on the island and all the Cyclades. Is a fantastic green location with lush vegetation, picturesque bridges, and stone mills. The homonymous river Dipotamata is quite large, about 7 km long and is located south and east of Andros.
Dipotamata in Andros – A green, fantastic scenery
The land surrounding the Dipotamata is mostly unspoiled because traffic has been completely cut off for at least thirty years. The vegetation is very lush and dense and dozens of different trees and plants will appear in front of you as you cross the area. Sycamores, oleanders, mulberries, wild oaks, myrtles, blackberries, brambles, fescue, and wild mint, will amaze you. Of course, in addition to trees, herbs, and various plants, Dipotamata is home to hundreds of wild animals and birds.
Folklore features of the area
At the point where the river meets the land, you will find a lovely arched bridge and small fountains. In addition, apart from the paths, and the xerolithes (the traditional stone fences of the Cyclades), you will find traditional churches, but also very old stables and warehouses. Perhaps the most important folklore elements in Dipotamata are the 22 watermills. Their construction is due to experienced and talented builders of the island.
Dipotamata in Andros is an unforgettable place and definitely worth your visit.