Ateni beach on Andros
Andros has been gifted with many fine sandy beaches. I think the beaches on Andros are just as good as the beaches on Naxos, and that's a very good rating. The most popular beaches are located in Batsi, and between Batsi and Gavrio.
Ateni beach on northeastern Andros.
Some of the beaches, such as Vitali, Ateni and Zorkos in the north-east of Andros, are difficult to access and can only be reached with your own vehicle. The advantage of these beaches is that you can sometimes have them to yourself. But if you visit Ateni beach (which this page is about) during high season, expect a lot of people on the beach and then there are sunbeds and parasols for rent.
At parts of the beach there are slippery underwater rocks. Bathing shoes are good as protection.
The lovely inviting water at Ateni beach.
Of the long-distance beaches Vitali, Ateni and Zorkos, I think Vitali beach is the best, but Ateni beach is also nice and well worth a visit. The advantage of Ateni is that there are two beaches, one of which is very child-friendly.
There are rocks from which you can jump or dive into the water.
Ateni is about 18 kilometers from Gavrio and about 12 kilometers from Batsi. The last three kilometers are dirt road, and that regardless of where you start from. As it is, there is a beach bar on the beach: Ateni Beach Bar, which sells drinks and simple dishes.
To the right of the isthmus is Ateni beach, and to the left is Mikro Ateni beach.
Mikro Ateni beach is very child-friendly.
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