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Beach locations near Batsi Andros

This Google Map shows Batsi and the five beaches located nearby: (1) Batsi beach, (2) Kolona, (3) Stivari, (4) Delavoyia, and (5) Agia Marina

 

 

♦ Batsi beach

Batsi beach on Andros

Batsi beach is just steps from the harbourfront street which is lined with shops, bars, and restaurants. This wide section of sand near the village is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas.

 

Batsi beach on Andros

We thought Batsi beach looked quite nice in May, but  a local told us it sustained severe damage from winter storms

 

Batsi beach on Andros

Hotel Chryssi Akti is one of several accommodation options along the road behind the beach. Its swimming pool deck has views of the beach and bay.

 

Batsi beach on Andros

The sand narrows as you reach the middle of the beach

 

boardwalk on Batsi beach

A boardwalk extends about halfway along the beach

 

boardwalk on Batsi beach

There’s a variety of restaurants and bars on the other side of the road

 

Batsi beach on Andros

A path to sunbeds and umbrellas near the sea

 

Batsi beach on Andros

View from Batsi beach toward Kolona beach across the bay

 

Batsi beach on Andros

View toward studio apartments and hotels on the hill just past the far end of Batsi beach. The large orange building complex at upper left is the Mare Vista Hotel – Epaminondas

 

 Batsi beach on Andros

Village view from the far end of Batsi beach

 

Batsi beach on Andros

View across the bay toward the coast where Stivari, Delavoyia and Agia Marina beaches are located

 

the beach at Batsi village

The strip of beach farthest from the village center

 

umbrellas on Batsi beach

Umbrellas on the far end of the beach

 

  Batsi beach on Andros

The bay’s turquoise waters sparkle in the afternoon sunshine

 

♦ Kolona beach

 

Batsi village and bay on Andros

You’ll enjoy beautiful views of Batsi from the road to Kolona beach

 

Kolona beach at Batsi

Kolona beach curves around the foot of a horseshoe-shaped bay  

 

Kolona beach at Batsi IMG_0713

View of Kolona beach from a lookout point on the nearby coast

 

Kolona beach on Andros

Another coast view of Kolona beach and bay

 

Kolona beach on Batsi

The beach canteen on Kolona was not open while we were in Batsi

 

Kolona beach at Batsi

There is parking on the hill for those who drive to Kolona

 

 ♦ Stivari beach

 Stivari beach on Andro

You’ll pass Stivari beach if you walk or drive from Batsi to Agia Marina

 

Stivari Gardens restaurant

As you approach the beach, you’ll see the tree- and plant-shrouded terrace of  O Viomichanos / Stivari Gardens restaurant on your left

 

Stivari beach entrance

Steps to the beach are located directly across the road from the taverna. The αργά signs on the pavement warn motorists to drive slowly through this pedestrian crossing point. 

 

Stivari beach on Andros

We occasionally saw sunbathers at Stivari, but didn’t notice anyone swimming in the bay any of the times we passed by

 

Stivari beach on Andros

Sea view from the beach, which is a mix of stones, pebbles and sand

 

Stivari beach on Andros

Beach view of rental studios and rooms on the nearby hill. The smooth rocks on the seashore are a popular sunbathing spot.

 

Stivari beach on Andros

Stivari beach under the warm glow of evening sun

 

sunset view from Stivari

Sea and sunset view from the steps to Stivari beach

 

Stivari Gardens restaurant

Yes, there’s a restaurant in there! A dense canopy of plants and trees conceals the outdoor terrace at O Viomichanos / Stivari Gardens restaurant.

 

♦ Delavoyia

 

Delavoyia beach on Andros

Delavoyia beach is located directly below the Aneroussa Beach Hotel, which is where we stayed for three nights in May. See my  hotel review post for photos of the Aneroussa and its beachfront.

 

Delavoyia beach on Andros

I have read on several travel websites that the small section of sand farthest from the hotel beachfront (near the bottom left corner of this photo) is a clothing-optional area. However, we didn’t see any nude sunbathers while we were staying at the Aneroussa. 

 

Delavoyia beach on Andros island

Umbrellas and lounge chairs in front of the hotel’s beach bar 

 

Delavoyia beach on Andros island

A man wades in the surf at Delavoyia beach. The sand is soft, but online beach guides say Delavoyia isn’t suitable for young children since there are rock slabs under the water only a few meters from shore.

 

Delavoyia beach on Andros

These sunbeds are maintained by the Aneroussa hotel

 

Delavoyia beach on Andros

The two small strips of sand a short walk from the main beach

 

Delavoyia beach on Andros

Sea view from the right-hand side of the hotel beachfront

 

Delavoyia beach on Andros

Sunbeds on a section of soft golden sand

 

Delavoyia beach on Andros

Sea view from the sunbeds

 

Delavoyia beach on Andros

The beach is several dozen steps below the hotel

 

Delavoyia beach on Andros

Sea view from the far left-hand side of the beach

 

Delavoyia beach on Andros

Beach view from the Aneroussa bar

 

Aneroussa Beach Hotel beach bar

The large terrace at the Aneroussa hotel’s beach bar

 

Delavoyia beach on Andros

Coast view from the seashore

  

♦ Agia Marina

 Agia Marina beach on Andros

Agia Marina is a narrow stretch of brown sand facing onto a shallow bay of tempting turquoise water

 

Agia Marina beach on Andros

Approaching Agia Marina beach on the narrow paved road from Batsi

 

Agia Marina beach Andros

The beach is a short downhill walk from the Aneroussa Beach Hotel

 

Agia Marina beach on Andros

The water in the bay was a vibrant hue of green shortly after an early morning thunderstorm soaked the island

 

Agia Marina beach on Andros

Trees and lounge chairs on the north end of the beach

 

Agia Marina beach on Andros

The family-operated Agia Marina Taverna has a large dining terrace two meters above the sand

 

Agia Marina Taverna on Andros

Limited parking is available on the taverna’s driveway

 

Agia Marina beach on Andros

Children playing on the beach shortly before sunset

 

Agia Marina beach on Andros

A view of the beach and bay, and a villa on the hill above the coast

 

Agia Marina beach on Andros

The beach is a mix of pebbles and golden sand

 

Agia Marina beach on Andros

Tamarisk trees at the north end of the beach

 

Agia Marina beach on Andros

The beach was completely vacant the first morning we walked past …

 

Agia Marina beach on Andros

… but this couple arrived shortly afterwards to take a swim. 

 

Agia Marina beach on Andros

View of Agia Marina beach in the golden glow of the evening sun

 

sunset view from Agia Marina taverna

Sunset view from our table at Agia Marina Taverna

 

This short video shows the beach and its views at several different times in the morning, afternoon and evening 

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