There are three main areas to stay in Andros with several smaller villages to choose from as well.
Batsi is the island's main resort and on the sea. Andros Town is on a narrow peninsula on the east coast and is quite striking. Gavrio is the port and quietest vacation spot.
The island of Andros has long been a favorite spot for wealthy Greek shipping magnates who breed horses on their private estates. It's also a popular destination for package tours. Most tourists enjoy patronizing its trendy bars, discos and fashionable boutiques.
Both Nimborio and Paraporti Bays at Hora are suitable for swimming as is Gavrio's beach. Batsi has the nicest beach but Koritho on the islands SE tip and Vitali in the NW are pleasant too. The red soil of the bare northern part of the island give it a reddish-brown glow at sunset. You may see long-haired goats and eagles there, too. The farmers divided their plots of land with carefully built stone walls. The walls are unique because of triangular slates which were built into the designs.