A tastefully decorated luxury villa for rent; situated in a private estate of 8.800m² with a garden of 3.000m² planted with olive and fruit trees. The villa with a total floor area of 250 m2 comprised of a large living / dining room, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a modern open kitchen on the main floor, and a studio of 75m² with two single beds, bathroom, and living room on the lower floor. Both floors have access to the garden. Attached to the house is a fully equipped rustic barbecue built in local stone, with a sheltered dining / living terrace .There is an excellent sea view from the outdoor terraces as well as view of the pictoresque villages Apoikia and Stenies. The nearest beach is 5 mins away by car. Cleaning help available. Suitable for a relaxing break, away from it all, yet close enough to Chora for a night out. No pets.
Andros is the greenest among all the Cycladic islands. Its lush vegetation is made up of oaks, centuries old plane trees, cypresses, olive, walnut and lemon trees.
Andros is also famous for its numerous springs. The most famous of all are the “Sariza Springs”. Sariza mineral water is best known for properties aiding kidney problems.The water is bottled in Apoikia.
The villages of Andros are ideal for touring. The busiest of them are Andros town (Chora), which is the capital of the island, Gavrio, Batsi, Korthi, Apoikia and Paleopolis. Driving from one village to the other you will come across beautiful beaches with fine white sand and small pebbles. There are also remote beaches that can only be approached by caique.
The present day visitor to Andros can easily observe the traces of the old footpaths which traverse the island along its length and across its width. Ancient footpaths follow the natural passes over mountains and alongside streams, and used to connect the areas of the social and economic concerns of the island. We can without doubt claim that these footpaths, at least in the basic lay out, have remained the same since deep antiquity till the present day. Where do these paths lead? Everywhere: every chapel, monastery, watermill and windmill, pasture, farming region, spring, beach, bay and natural settlement, no matter how small, have at least one footpath which leads to it. Upon these trails, the ancient pavements have supported the social and economic life of the island from pre-historic times until the post-war years. Whoever wishes to know the authentic Andros, they need do no more than hike the trails. For more information see: http://www.cycladen.be/AndrosEng.htm.
Andros is trully a trekkers paradise and long been known to the selected few for its off season hiking trips. The villa is ideally situated for such holidays.
Andros includes many options for excursion and it responds to every requirement for calm, relaxed, and carefree holidays. Andros is famous mostly for its enchanting beaches. Some of them are easy to find like Golden Beach, Saint Petros, Saint Marina, Kypri, Saint kyprianos while some others are a little bit difficult to find but are suitable to our adventurous friends (like Zorkos, Vitali, Achia, Vori, Ateni and Gria's Pidima).
Moreover, Andros has plenty of cultural resorts to visit like:
The Vassilis and Eliza Goulandris Foundation organizes every summer at the Museum of Modern Arts exhibitions of international stature.
The Petros and Marika Kydoniefs Foundation organizes modern art and musical fairs mostly known as “Ploes”.
You can reach Gavrio, the main port of the island, by a boat from Rafina (distance 37 n.m.). The trip takes 2 hours (1 hour by a fast ship). There is a frequent service, which intensifies during summer (Rafina Port Authority: +30 2294 028888).