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MONASTERIES

Andros has many impressive and important churches and monasteries. Probably one of the most well-known monasteries of Andros is that of Zoodochou Pigis, which in Greek means “life giving spring”, in the village of Batsi, which is also Andros’ most “touristy” village. Equally worthwhile is the Monastery of Panachrandou, which rewards you with a stunning view of Chora, and the Monastery of Sotiros near Vitali. Also a must see and do are the many festivals that take place during the year to celebrate various saint’s name days. The festival of Aghia Marina on July 17, Aghia Paraskevi on July 26 and the festival of all festivals, the festival of the Virgin Mary of August 15.