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Andros

      Άνδρος (3/5/2006 v.1) Andros (3/5/2006 v.1)
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Author(s) : Seleli Alexandra , Beneki Eleni , Spiropoulou Vaso , Tsonos Konstantinos (28/4/2006)
Translation : Dovletis Onoufrios , Panourgia Klio , Velentzas Georgios (4/8/2006)

For citation: Seleli Alexandra , Beneki Eleni, Spiropoulou Vaso, Tsonos Konstantinos, "Andros", 2006,
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General Information

Area: 383.022 km2

Coastline length: 176 km

Population: 10.009

Island capital and its population: Chora or Andros (1508)

Administrative structure: Region of South Aegean, Prefecture of the Cyclades, Province of Andros, Municipality of Andros (capital: Chora or Andros, 1508), Municipality of Korthion (capital: Ormos Korthiou, 765), Municipality of Ydrousa (capital: Gavrio, 932)

Local newspapers: Anemos

Local radio stations: Radio station "Faros"

Local TV stations: "Andros Tileorasi"

Museums: Archaeological Museum of Andros, Museum of Modern Art (Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation), Maritime Museum of Andros, Kaireios Library, Folklore Museum of Andros, Kydonieus Foundation, Archaeological Museum of Palaiopoli, Cyclades Olive Museum

Archaeological sites and monuments: Zagora, Ypsili, Palaiopoli, Strofillas, Tower of Agios Petros, Kato Kastro, Epano Kastro, Medieval settlement at Falika, Bistis' tower, Monument of the Unknown Sailor, Empirikeio Home for the Aged, Theofilos Kairis house

Traditional settlements: Agios Petros, Apoikia, Vourkoti, Vrachnos, Katakaloi, Livadia, Melida, Mesathouri, Mesaria, Batsi, Stenies, Falika, Chora

Natural monuments: Vitali bay and the central mountainous area of the island have been included in the European network "NATURA 2000" as a Site of Community Importance (SCI). The central part of the island has been declared an Important Bird Area of Greece

Cultural clubs: Cultural Association of Pitrofos-Melida, Cultural Association of Pera Choria, Cine Club of Andros "To Kastro", Circle of the Poets of Andros, Association of Makrotantalos "Fasa", Cultural Association "Ta Aidonia", Kochylos Cultural Association "Tis Grias to Kastro", "Themelos" Cultural Coffeeshop at Batsi

Festivals: Andros Phototraphy Festival at Ormos Korthiou, Festival of Mediterranean and Aegean Cuisine at Falika

Events: "Ploes" at the Kydoniefs Foundation, "Korthia: History-Arts-Culture" at Korthi

Religious feasts: Dormition of Virgin Mary at Korthi (August 15th), On St Paraskevi's day at Fellos (July 26th), On St Panteleimonas' day at Panachrantos Monastery (July 27th), On St Fanourios' day at Ormos Korthiou (August 27th), On St. Philip's day at Batsi (November 14th), Holy Trinity at Pano Korthi, Presentation of Virgin Mary (November 21st), Virgin Mary Tromarchiani at Tromarchion Monastery on Monday after Easter, "chirosfagia" (autumn)

Sport clubs: Sport Club "Ydrousa", Sport and Rifle Club of Andros, Sports and Nautical Club of Stenies, Nautical Association of Andros, Nautical Association of Korthi, Association "Olympiakos Andriakos Omilos Filathlon"

 
 
 

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