island Andros

Villages | Batsi

Batsi until the 1960's was a small village without any particular historical references. Today, you find town co-existing with a modern marina and fishing boats.

In this village the tourist can find everything he needs: A comfortable accommodation, good service, activities, unsullied nature and the possibility to escape tha clamour of the towns.
It is here that someone can find the majority of hotels, apartments, studios, restaurants, tavernas, coffee shops, bars etc.

It offers one of the most lovely beaches in Androw with blue flag, crystal water and calm sea in a shallow bay suitable for small children. The visitor is assured of a warm welcome in Batsi and will enjoy exploring the pretty village lanes with their white-washed houses end profusion of brightly-colored flowers, beautiful Greek churches and typical Cycladic architecture and above all the traditional hospitality afforded to the visitor.

A route to the east coast begins form Batsi.
After a few kilometers, the road divides and the left branch leads to the village of Ateni, a small farming community and the two beaches of Ateni. The right hand branch of the road leads down to the fertile valley of Katakoilos.

The villages of Katakoilos and Ano Katakoilos, both drowning in greenery and coolness due to the continual abundance of water here, also offer the hiker a chance of refreshment at their tavernas. This road continues to the village of Remata, which is also blessed by a small river and here begins the old footpath wich leads to the beach of Lefka, an unforgettable route.

A little bit further along the road and you will arrive to the village of Arni, which was the biggest village of the island during the Ottoman empire. Here the mountainous landscape can make you forget that you are on an island. From this village the road leads to the valley of Vori passing through vineyards, tree orchards, arbutus and old farmyards leading to the Vori beach with it's old wreck and few visitors.

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