In the seaside settlement of Kato Agios Petros, every corner gives a breeze of harmony and history.
The beach has been given the Blue Flag for the golden sand and the crystal shallow water, making it ideal for families with young children. From one side, there are beach bars with umbrellas/sunbeds and a water sports centre where you can hire equipment and take courses (for more than 7 years old), while the other side of the beach is great for people looking for more calmness. Access to the beach is on foot (200m).
On the back side of the beach, there are traditional taverns with local cuisine and fresh fish, a bakery and a super market.
The seaside settlement of Kato Agios Petros is amphitheatrically constructed, following the local architecture, while a round tower 20m high stands on top of the slope. The Tower of Agios Petros is one of the best surviving towers of the Hellenistic period (4th-3rd century BC) that we meet in Cyclades. You can go to the tower only on foot and the route is a good challenge for hikers.
Andros has many other interesting routes for hikers. These hiking routes cross places with rich vegetation of plane trees, walnuts and oaks, water streams and small waterfalls, traditional cobbled roads and green valleys, bringing visitors closer to nature. The island has a network of footpaths of more than 85 km in total.
If you love diving, the shipwrecks, reefs, caves and the impressive biodiversity of Andros promise a unique underwater experience, in the magical depths of the sea around the island.
Lastly, we need innumerable pages to describe the cultural heritage, the people and the local culture that constitute the personality of Andros. After all, this is why the island has been described as the cultural capital of all Cyclades: elegant and different, touristic and unknown, this fadeless island never stops to amaze.