Photographer's Note

Andros (Άνδρος), a member of the Kyclades islands. The highest peak of Andros is 944 m.
Andros is not a very touristic island but it is the home of several very rich shipowner families like the fabulously wealthy Goulandris; as a result it is very well kept without the usual tourist related hassles.

The island was named after the Cretan general Andros, the grandson of Apollo. It has been inhabited since pre-historic times by Karians, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Cretans, Pelasgians, and Ionian Greeks. During the 7th century BC Andros was very prosperous. In Classical times Andros was a reluctant member of the Delian League headed by Athens. During the 13th century AD it was taken from the Byzantines by the Frankish crusaders and then by the Ottomans in 1556 to be followed by the Russians in 1774. After the 1821 war of independence Andros became part of Modern Greece.

Batsi (Μπατσί) is located just 2 3/4 nM south-east of Gavrio and provides good shelter, although it can be gusty from the meltemi winds,it is exposed to the south. You can either anchor off-shore or go stern-to at the small quay. The bottom is sand and provides good holding.
This is a pleasant and quiet anchorage if you are off-shore.

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