Andros Dipotamata

Andros Dipotamata

Dipotamata in Andros island, is a river-basin of extreme natural beauty, with a length of about 7 kilometers, in the south-east side of the island, between Syneti, Paleokastro and Kochylou. Water these days is less, but even in drought times it doesn’t stop. The natural environment is unspoiled, since the traffic has stopped since the last 35 years. As a consequence the vegetation is very thick (oleanders, mulberry-trees, fig-trees, oak-trees, bushes, reeds, rushes, blackberries, mint, osiers, ivies). The whole area is a shelter for a variety of animals, such as weasels, badgers, hares, snakes and birds (partridges mainly).

The gorge is crossed by a wide slated cobbled road (the only road connecting Korthi with Chora till 1950). In the intersecting point with the river, there is an arch-shaped bridge and occasionally small fountains. There are also other narrow step-like paths connecting the other villages of the area with the fields and the water mills. In good condition there are also (apart from the paths, the stone-walls, the water-mills and their auxiliary constructions) sheep-cotes, stables, lodgings, barns, threshing floors and country churches. But the most important structures of the area are the water-mills.

The reason that in Dipotamata was built a large number of water-mills, was the particularly favourable conditions for establishing and operating them: plenty of running water, good access through the paths, protected environment, small distance from villages, etc. Today can be seen (in good condition, in ruins or in traces) 22 water-mills in all the gorge. Most of them are in very good shape. In a few of them there are neighbouring or adjacent auxiliary buildings, such as a room for the miller to spend the night, sheep-cote, stable or store room. Hydraulic works of big importance and extent for the time and its technological level were supplying and often netting the water-mills. In narrow places of the gorge there were dams, which were forming lakes, to collect water for watering purposes and the functioning of the water-mills. From there, canals were guiding the water in the millpond and eventually into the hole of the machinery of the mill. The remaining water and water coming out of the mill (having rotated its wheel) was guided to the canal of the next water-mill.

Andros excursion in Achla with our boats

Andros excursion in Achla : Everyone was on time and ready to go on a boat…Andros excursion . After a quick theoretical lesson, adventure can now begin! First we stop at the rock of Theotokos and we see the famous Mavropetritis hawk and then we visit at Vori beach… At the end we go to the magnificent beach of Axla! Really fast we secure the boats ,we fix the tents, the fire lit and the evening ran deliciously over a good meal to the fire, and then ended on a few notes of guitar and songs shared on the corner of fire.If you want to visit Achla  beach with our  boats ,always you can call us.

Plant Aloe – Andros

Plant Aloe – Andros : They are plants bushy that bear in the drought and often we meet in Andros. They resemble with cactus with fleshy leaves, their flower it has yellow color. The name comes from the Arabic name ALLOEH.  Pharmaceutical attributes of Aloe. Purgative: The yellow bitter juice that comes out when you cut the leaves, it is used as purge. Palliative: The colorless and diaphanous gelatin known as Aloevergel it is used for care of solar burns and burns from fire, stings from insects and stings from jelly-fish of sea.  Tonic action: A lot of persons that use the Aloe report that they feel calm and strong!

Theotokos Andros visit with our boats

Theotokos beach in Andros .

Theotokos beach is located near Chora of Andros. Main characteristic of this beach is the pebble and a small river in the middle of beach. In distance of 100 meters from the beach you find the rocky island of Theotokos with a small church . The rocky island of Theotokos is acquaintance for the big colony of Mavropetriti, protected species of falcon, that each year it migrates from Madagascar to Andros for reproduction. The rocky island Theotokos is characterized absolute protection area .That means that the visit in this place must be without to the falcon to be bothered . The sea bottom round the beach is amazing and is offered for free diving and fishing by boat or land. You can visit Theotokos with our boats that you can rent for fishing, swimming, and you can try to take a photo from Mavropetriti that lives in this place.

Pithara watersfalls in Andros

Hiking or trekking in Andros Pithara : The waterfall Pithara is found in distance of ten-minute walk from Apoikia .The path that leads to this, is smooth and drowned in the ivy and predisposes for that it follows! Her abundant waters run impetuously in to green all around landscape shaping waterfalls and lakes where the aquatic life abounds. Infrequent species of plants  sprout in all the  length of glen. From 1863 up to 1936 moves, little below in Stenies  village, the bigger watermill of Balkans, Fabrika!