Enjoying Andros sights

Andros Harbour looking towards Nimporio
View of Chora, Andros, from the harbour. © AAIA; photo by Annette Dukes
By Annette Dukes
Finds management assistant

I’ve been in Chora since early September working on the 2014 Zagora Archaeology Project pre-excavation study season.

Our time in Chora has not been all work. We have had the opportunity to visit the Cycladic Olive Oil Museum and a trip via boat to the beautiful Achla Beach thanks to our host Jannis at the Karaoulanis – Riva Apartments where we were staying in Chora.

Riva Karaoulanis Apartments - our base for the Zagora 2014 pre-excavation study season
Riva Karaoulanis Apartments – our base for the Zagora 2014 pre-excavation study season. © AAIA; photo by Annette Dukes

Preparing for our boat trip to Achla on our host Yannis' boat
Preparing for our boat trip to Achla on our host Jannis’ boat. © AAIA; photo by Annette Dukes
Kristen Mann recording the fun of our boat trip to Achla
Kristen Mann recording the fun of our boat trip to Achla. © AAIA; photo by Annette Dukes
Kristen Mann and Antonio Bianco in the Cyclades Olive Museum in Pitrofos
Kristen Mann and Antonio Bianco, two of this year’s Zagora archaeological site supervisors, in the Cyclades Olive Museum in Pitrofos. © AAIA; photo by Annette Dukes

Andros and our base camps at Chora and Batsi offer the best of Greece, the scenery, the beaches, the food, wine and the generosity and kindness of the people. They are keen to welcome us to their island, and that we are so interested and have come from so far away to work on their history.

Looking towards Nimporio from the market gardens
Looking over Nimborio towards Chora from the market gardens. © AAIA; photo by Annette Dukes
Paraporti Beach
Paraporti Beach, Chora. © AAIA; photo by Annette Dukes

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4 thoughts on “Enjoying Andros sights”

  1. Nice report – thanks. Funnily enough we’ve been to Andros about fifteen times (!) and have yet to visit either the Olive Museum or Achla Beach – we did try to drive down there one day but the road was so bad we bottled it! Everyone says it’s beautiful, so perhaps next year we’ll try again. It’s good to see that you get some “down time”!

    • Thanks for your comments Malcolm, Achla Beach is difficult to reach, but the reward is worth the effort. You could make the trip by boat as we did as this gives you the opportunity to view the island’s varying landscape from the water. The Archaeological, Cycladic Olive Oil and Maritime Museums in Chora are well worth visiting the next time you visit Andros. It is a beautiful island that offers all that is Greece: the food, scenery, beaches. Enjoy your next visit.

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