Tuesday, 27 May 2014

A Paradise in the Cyclades!/ Paradise Hotel in Andros

Did you know that Andros island,  one of the largest islands of the Cyclades is only a couple of hours away from Athens and seems an ideal destination for bank holidays and long weekends!

Therefore,  we choose the Paradise Hotel to spend an amazing long weekend ( 7-9 jun) with our family.

Its panoramic views of the garden, surrounding the pool , villages and monasteries is a unique setting for relaxation and meditation after your swim in the crystal clear waters .

The children's pool , entertainment area for children, tennis, ping pong, the film shows for all tastes, the summer evenings, themed culinary evenings , make more enjoyable your stay .

Just next to the gardens of the hotel you can visit the Old Ice Factory of the Mantzavelakis family transformed with love in Folklore & Christian Art and enjoy a Festival of Local cheese and Wine along with learning the process of the traditional kneading of bread  will have the opportunity to taste
wines and traditional local cheese.

For those of you that are not familiar with Andros island, its main  port is at Gavrio, with a regular connection to Rafina, while the ports of Batsi, Hora and Korthi can facilitate fishing and touristic boats .At the western part of Andros are the big sandy beaches of the island, easily accesible and developed. Those seeking quiet beaches and rough landscapes should visit the northeastern and southeastern parts .There are many rivers and torrents and plenty of springs. Ravines have rich vegetation with plane and walnut trees, while the slopes (especialy at the south) are full of oak trees. Since a long time ago, big parts of the slopes have been transformed, using stone walls, to step-like shapes locally called “emasies”. Around the villages there are olive and lemon trees groves and many vineyards. Andros owes its ancient names “Idrousa”, “Lasia”, “Nonagria” and “Epagris” to water and its rich vegetation .The northwestern part of the island is bushy and somebody can see partidges, hawks or even rarer predatory birds, like eagles, wild pigeons and martins

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