Andros Island , GREECE

Location: Gavrio,Andros Island, GR              





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Περιφερειακή ενότητα / Δήμος
regional unit
Andros town

Andros town
Andros within the South Aegean
Andros within the South Aegean
Coordinates: 37°50′N 24°53′ECoordinates37°50′N 24°53′E
Country Greece
Region South Aegean
Capital Andros (town)
 • Total 380 km2 (150 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 9,221
 • Density 24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal codes 845 xx
Area codes 22820
Car plates EM

Andros (GreekΆνδροςpronounced [ˈanðros]) is the northernmost island of the Greek Cyclades archipelago, about 10 km (6 mi) southeast of Euboea, and about 3 km (2 mi) north of Tinos. It is nearly 40 km (25 mi) long, and its greatest breadth is 16 km (10 mi). It is for the most part mountainous, with many fruitful and well-watered valleys.[1]The municipality, which includes the island Andros and several small, uninhabited islands, has an area of 380 km2(146.719 sq mi).[2] The largest towns are Andros (town), Gavrio, Batsi, and Ormos Korthiou.

The island is famous for its Sariza spring at Apoikia, where the water flows from a sculpted stone lion’s head. Palaeopolis, the ancient capital, was built into a steep hillside, and the breakwater of its harbor can still be seen underwater. Andros also offers great hiking options.[3]

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