Andros, a somewhat under the radar island is also an extraordinary one. Nothing like its dry and infertile Cycladic siblings, this one has verdant greenery, flowing waters and rich flora and fauna. Andros is also known for its long maritime tradition and naval history which you can trace almost in every corner of the island. Chora, the island’s capital is a charming blend of typical Cycladic, medieval and neoclassical aesthetics perfectly co-existing. Imposing Captain’s houses bring a certain allure to Chora. Same applies to the quaint village of Stenies, a medieval beauty divided in Ano and Kato Stenies. Andros has some lovely beaches to get some tan lines, such as Ahla, Grias to Pidima, Ormos and Plaka. Grias to Pidima is probably the most photographed spot of the island, due to the tall, narrow rock emerging from the sea. Enjoy some delicious Greek food at Balkoni tou Egeou, Delfinia and Taverna Stamatis. Why don’t you give fourtalia a try, it is a Cycladic classic found in most islands, a thick omelet with potatoes and sausages.