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AIDONIA (Village) ANDROS

ALADINO (Settlement) ANDROS

AMOLOCHOS (Village) ANDROS

ANDROS (Island) KYKLADES

ANDROS (Municipality) ANDROS

BATSI (Port) ANDROS

KAPARIA (Village) ANDROS

KOCHYLOS (Village) ANDROS

KORTHI (Municipality) ANDROS

MESSARIA (Village) ANDROS

PALEOPOLI (Village) ANDROS

STENIES (Village) ANDROS

SYNETI (Village) ANDROS

YDROUSSA (Municipality) ANDROS

ZAGORA (Cape) ANDROS

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ANDROS (Island) KYKLADES

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AGIOS PETROS (Settlement) ANDROS

Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

ANDROS (Island) KYKLADES

Andros

  The chief city also called Andros, was situated nearly in the middle of the western coast of the island, at the foot of a lofty mountain. Its citadel strongly fortified by nature is mentioned by Livy. It had no harbour of its own, but it used one in the neighbourhood, called Gaurion (Taurion) by Xenophon (Hell. i. 4. § 22), and Gaureleon by Livy, and which still bears the ancient name of Gavrion. The ruins of the ancient city are described at length by Ross, who discovered here, among other inscriptions, an interesting hymn to Isis in hexameter verse, of which the reader will find a copy in the Classical Museum (vol. i. p. 34, seq.). The present population of Andros is 15,000 souls. Its soil is fertile, and its chief productions are silk and wine. It was also celebrated for its wine in antiquity, and the whole island was regarded as sacred to Dionysus. There was a tradition that, during the festival of this god, a fountain flowed with wine. (Plin. ii. 103, xxxi. 13; Paus. vi. 26, § 2.) (Thevenot, Travels, Part i. p. 15, seq.; Tournefort, Voyage, vol. i. p. 265, seq.; Fiedler, Reise, vol. ii. p. 221, seq.; and especially Ross, Reisen auf d. Griech. Inseln, vol. ii. p. 12, seq.)

This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited July 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


ANDROS (Ancient city) ANDROS

Andros

The chief city also called Andros, was situated nearly in the middle of the western coast of the island, at the foot of a lofty mountain. Its citadel strongly fortified by nature is mentioned by Livy. It had no harbour of its own, but it used one in the neighbourhood, called Gaurion (Taurion) by Xenophon (Hell. i. 4. § 22), and Gaureleon by Livy, and which still bears the ancient name of Gavrion. The ruins of the ancient city are described at length by Ross, who discovered here, among other inscriptions, an interesting hymn to Isis in hexameter verse, of which the reader will find a copy in the Classical Museum (vol. i. p. 34, seq.). The present population of Andros is 15,000 souls. Its soil is fertile, and its chief productions are silk and wine. It was also celebrated for its wine in antiquity, and the whole island was regarded as sacred to Dionysus. There was a tradition that, during the festival of this god, a fountain flowed with wine. (Plin. ii. 103, xxxi. 13; Paus. vi. 26, § 2.)

This extract is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited May 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities

ANDROS (Island) KYKLADES

Andros

   The most northerly and one of the largest islands of the Cyclades, southeast of Euboea, twenty-one miles long and eight broad, early attained importance, and colonized Acanthus and Stagira about B.C. 654. It was celebrated for its wine, whence the whole island was regarded as sacred to Dionysus.

This text is cited Oct 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


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Association of Andros Municipalities


ANDROS (Municipality) ANDROS

Municipality of Andros


KORTHI (Municipality) ANDROS

Municipality of Korthi


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ANDROS (Island) KYKLADES


ANDROS (Small town) KYKLADES

Hora


BATSI (Port) ANDROS

Batsi


Gavrio


KORTHI (Municipality) ANDROS

  The Municipality of Korthi lies in the southern part of Andros island. It is crossed by two mountain massives, Gerakones in the north (which is the natural boundary with the Municipality of Andros) and Rachi in the south. In between lies the fertile Korthi valley and the impressive gorge in Dipotamata, with plenty of running water and the numerous water-mills. The area dominates the Kastro Faneromenis (Faneromeni Castle), old middle-ages fortification, with spectacular view of the Aegean Sea.
   In the area you will find many sandy beaches, and the most known Grias Pidima beach. By a boat or walking, you will find even more isolated beaches, since the coast surrounding the area is dotted with smaller and bigger bays.
   Following the old path-ways you will see wind and water mills, pigeon houses (peristeriones), monasteries and churches, bridges, lovely mansions with flowery balconies and bright green yards.
  The administrative and economic center of the Municipality is Ormos. It is surrounded by many villages, mainly Korthi with Agia Triada church, Aidonia with the scenic spring, Pisso Meria with the vast area of Steno, Kapparia with Plaka beach and Agios Georgios in Farali, Paleokastro area with villages like art paintings, Kochylou with Kastro Faneromenis (Faneromenis Castle) and scenic Syneti at the end of the gorge in Dipotamata.

This text is cited March 2005 from the Municipality of Korthi URL below, which contains image.


Ormos


PALEOPOLI (Village) ANDROS

Paleopolis

Paleopoli is the ancient city of Andros island, which flourished from classical age till roman times. Today it is a picturesque green village at the slope of mountain Petalo, on which there are the probably unique waterfalls in Cyclades islands. There is a taverna, coffee shops and a small museum with findings from the excavations, which is open every Wednesday. The ancient city was much lower, by the port, whose half sank pier is seen from the village. The road reaches the lowest point of the village and from there a path leads to the sea. The courageous can park by the asphalt road and take the steps leading down to the village, wander around and continue the descent. A well maintained path leads to the sea, in a journey through time. A magical walk by the picturesque spring, where the stone benches are made of ancient stones, the cows tied on ancient capitals and some stables supported on ancient pillars (pessos). Take a look at the old-Christian churches, the ancient wall and swim at the old port. Relax and take a rest, there are only 1039 steps on your way back

This text is cited Feb 2003 from the Municipality of Korthi URL below.


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ANDROS (Island) KYKLADES

ANDROS (Small town) KYKLADES

KORTHI (Municipality) ANDROS


Perseus Project

ANDROS (Island) KYKLADES

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites

ANDROS (Island) KYKLADES

Andros

  The farthest N of these islands, lying between Euboia and Tenos. Andros, son of Eurymachos or Anios, gave his name to it; according to another tradition, the name is associated with Andros, to whom Radamanthys gave the island (Diod. Sic. 5.79; Paus. 10.13.3). The Andrians were Ionian descendants. Though dependent on Eretria in the 8th c. B.C., Andros prospered by the next century, and founded numerous colonies. It submitted to Persia in 490, received an Athenian cleruchy in 450-440, and later entered the second Athenian League (378-377). In 200 B.C. it was captured by Pergamene and Roman forces, and the cities mercilessly looted.
  Major sites lie in the W part of the island. The ancient center of Andros is located at Palaiopolis, in the middle of the W coast, where there is an acropolis with vestiges of walls on the N side. Sections of walls and one gate are preserved at several points around the city. Ruins of a stoa dated in the 3d or 2d c. B.C. are preserved in the agora. In the city there were a famous Temple of Dionysos, a Fountain of Zeus (Plin. HN 2.231; Paus. 6.26.2; Philostr. Imag. 1.25) and Temples of Apollo, Hestia, and Athena Tauropols (Suidas, s.v.Tauropols). Further to the N is the harbor Gaupeion (Xen. Hell. 1.4.22; Diod. Sic. 13.69). To the NE is Haghios Petros, a village where a Hellenistic tower survives. Ancient iron mines have been reported in the area. Quarries of marble existed in the N part of the island. The important site of Geometric Zagora lies to the SE of Palaiopolis. The settlement, which flourished during the late 8th c. B.C. was fortified with a strong wall. One gate has been found on the S side; the N side is still unexcavated. The town is represented by a complex of rooms and courts. At a central position is a temple (10 x 8 m) consisting of a closed prodomos and an almost square cella which contained a stone altar (?). The temple is almost entirely built of schist, and probably had a flat roof. The plan is reminiscent of the temples at Xombourgo on Tenos and Emporio on Chios. There is an archaeological collection in Andros with sculptures of archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods and Geometric ceramic.

D. Schilardi, ed.
This text is from: The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites, Princeton University Press 1976. Cited Nov 2002 from Perseus Project URL below, which contains bibliography & interesting hyperlinks.


ANDROS (Ancient city) ANDROS

Andros (Palaiopolis)

Major sites lie in the W part of the island. The ancient center of Andros is located at Palaiopolis, in the middle of the W coast, where there is an acropolis with vestiges of walls on the N side. Sections of walls and one gate are preserved at several points around the city. Ruins of a stoa dated in the 3d or 2d c. B.C. are preserved in the agora. In the city there were a famous Temple of Dionysos, a Fountain of Zeus (Plin. HN 2.231; Paus. 6.26.2; Philostr. Imag. 1.25) and Temples of Apollo, Hestia, and Athena Tauropols (Suidas, s.v.Tauropols).

D. Schlardi, ed.
This extract is from: The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites, Princeton University Press 1976. Cited Jan 2003 from Perseus Project URL below, which contains bibliography & interesting hyperlinks.


ZAGORA (Cape) ANDROS

Zagora

The important site of Geometric Zagora lies to the NE of Palaiopolis. The settlement, which flourished during the late 8th c. B.C. was fortified with a strong wall. One gate has been found on the S side; the N side is still unexcavated. The town is represented by a complex of rooms and courts. At a central position is a temple (10 x 8 m) consisting of a closed prodomos and an almost square cella which contained a stone altar (?). The temple is almost entirely built of schist, and probably had a flat roof. The plan is reminiscent of the temples at Xombourgo on Tenos and Emporio on Chios. There is an archaeological collection in Andros with sculptures of archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods and Geometric ceramic.

D. Schlardi, ed.
This extract is from: The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites, Princeton University Press 1976. Cited Jan 2003 from Perseus Project URL below, which contains bibliography & interesting hyperlinks.


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