Gavrio the port of Andros

gavrio Gavrio is main the port of Andros. It is located on the northwest side of the island in a natural bay protected from the winds and at a distance of 36 nm from Rafina.

The importance of Gavrio as the main entrance port of Andros with the rest of Greece, has contributed to its rapid development, both in the commercial and tourist sectors. Gavrio is 32 km from Chora and 45 km from Korthi.

To the north of Gavrio there are many beautiful and picturesque villages such as Amolochos, Ano and Kato Fellos, Sidondas, Makrotantalos, Maps, Varidi and Kalivari among others.

In recent years it has developed into a cosmopolitan tourist resort. In fact, together with the neighboring coastal settlement of Batsi, located 8 km away, they are the areas with the most tourist traffic.

gavrio-beach Around the port and throughout the settlement there are hotels and rooms for rent. as well as the only organized camping on the island.

On the south side of the port along the route to Batsi there are many beaches.

The most prominent ones being Agios Petros and Psili Ammos, which have blue flags as a sign of recognition of the purity of their waters.

To the north and northeast of Gavrio and at a relatively short distance there are some of the most beautiful beaches of the island and of the Cyclades in general such as Vitali, Zorgos, Vlychada and many others.

Ano Gavrio

ano-gavrio Approaching Ano Gavrio through a green slope and a ravine the visitor arrives at Agia Sofia, a prominent church and a few scattered white houses overlooking the plain and the sea. The white church with the blue dome in a green setting, which in no way resembles the arid landscape around the port.
Agia Sophia stands out among the olive trees and the vines. It distinguishes and delimits the area.

Driving towards Ano Gavrio, stop for a while and take a look back. Far away is Gavrio, the port, the plain with crops and greenery.
Continue on one of the many small dirt roads that go up and down the large green ravine and lead to unexpected places of unsurpassed beauty with vines and olive trees.

Between the dense forest made by time and the water of the ravine stand out solid stone houses of another era. Ano Gavrio begins to reveal itself to the visitor. Ano Gavrio emerges like a secret you never thought existed.