Andros is a Cycladic island of unique natural beauty and a landscape rich in geographical variety with green mountains, an impressive rocky coastline and fabulous sandy beaches. As an island of non-massive tourism, it combines ideally beauty with relaxation. Andros was a major centre of shipping and the native land of families of Greek ship-owners, nowadays operating from Piraeus and London but who keep having their mansions in Chora, the capital town of the island, and support several cultural activities.