Andros vs. Naxos

In travel guides, these 2 islands sound very similar, and I probably only have time to stay at one. Would love to hear from folks what they see the main differences as. My basic plan is to spend 2-3 days on the island, and do walking tours each day. Would love to see farms and vineyards - I'm more focused on scenic views than on churches. Also, beaches and swimming are not as important to us as spending time in towns that have a more "authentic" (or at least, less touristy) feel.
thanks!!

Posted by Alan
Brighton, UK
631 posts

Dawn I agree with Lee. Andros is like Naxos was 20 years ago, in terms of tourist development. It also has great walking. I'd recommend Chora, the main town, which is an hour by bus from the port. Hopefully our write up will give you a flavour of the place http://www.greekramblings.org.uk/Andros.html I'm happy to try and answer specific questions if you want to message me. Cheers Alan PS It is also worth knowing that Andros is only two hours from Rafina on the mainland, and that in turn is only an hour by bus from the airport. If you are short of time you will spend less time travelling than if you go down to Naxos.