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Micra Anglia… Where the Aristocratic Romance of Andros Revives

When travelers meet her, she immediately becomes their favorite!
Visit Andros the “Micra Anglia Boutique Hotel & Spa” way…

Micra Anglia on the island of Andros is a complex of three traditional 19th-century mansions, renovated to revive the air of aristocracy and nostalgia of that era.

Αn elegant accommodation choice for visitors who wish to capture the pure romance of Andros’ past grandeur with 21 rooms and suites, each one in a different location depending on the mansion and the floor, but all the same in aesthetics and amenities.

Favor taste?

The Micra Anglia Restaurant completely reflects the idea of “a sweet home”; a home that invites guests to enjoy its homemade breakfast, lunch or dinner and all the extra care and attention they deserve.
In 2020 Micra Anglia is moving towards enhancing “guests-only” spaces, allowing access to its restaurant strictly to guests and the hotel’s loyalty club members.

Local Fourtalia.

Micra Anglia’s restaurant works constantly to create a menu that combines authentic tastes with the island’s local products that are available every season and come straight from its garden and local market.
Additionally, the hotel’s wine cellar offers an extensive wine list of handpicked labels that will surprise all.

Favor pampering?

The newly added Micra Anglia Spa is quickly turning to a favorite spot, offering guests the chance to enjoy a relaxing Turkish Bath & Hamam treatment experience followed by a cup of herbal tea. Relaxation is guaranteed.

Turkish bath treatment.

Tip: The Spa is located on the base floor of mansion #3 is a construction renovated with respect to the mansion’s original design and structural elements. Mr. Valmas, the owner and builder of the property, has cleverly used the mansions’ original water collector, this way creating a uniquely authentic experience in the Hamam & Jacuzzi room.

Favor nature?

Andros is an island blessed with rivers, creeks, streams and many springs. The lush vegetation in the area of Chora and its surroundings includes oaks, planes, olive trees, cypresses, walnut trees and lemon trees. Ideal for hiking with 160km of ancient paths restored and signposted and the 100km Andros Route continuous path across the length of the island, Andros is a top destination for nature lovers.

Favor history?

Due to its location, Andros was a strategic point in almost all periods in history. Visitors can visit: the prehistoric settlement of Cape Strofila, with numerous rock paintings, that has been characterized as the most important of this period and the best preserved in the Aegean; Zagora, one of the best preserved Greek settlements of the Geometric period; the area of Plaka with finds from the Bronze Age, as well as the archaeological site of Ypsili.
Palaiopolis, the Capital of Andros during the Classical period, is believed to have been surrounded by fifty settlements. Rich coinage proves the prosperity of that period. The Archaeological Museum of Chora houses relevant finds, such as Hermes of Andros and others from Zagora.
In modern history in the post-war period, in 1939, Andros was ranked at the top of commercial shipping and economic prosperity and second in number of ship registration, after Piraeus. In the early 20th century, Andriot ship owner, Dimitris Moraitis, launched the Greece – North America sea route. His house is visible at the Agios Georgios area in Chora. Also, a visit to the Maritime Museum of Andros in Chora is suggested.

Favor culture?

Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo source: goulandris.gr

Without a doubt Andros is an island of art and culture with great poets and artists originating from this island like Andreas Embirikos, Theophilos Kairis and more. Many major cultural events take place every year on Andros that guests should include in their visit: the Museum of Contemporary Art that has a permanent and a seasonal exhibition; the Kydonieos Foundation with the “Ploes” event every summer; the Kairios Library that holds around 60,000 volumes of rare publications, manuscripts and archives; and many more gems of culture that Micra Anglia’s concierge can guide guests to.

Favor amazing attractions?

The Unknown Sailor statue on Andros.

On Andros guests will find an array of attractions, including the unique “Tourlitis” lighthouse, marking the entrance of Chora port; the “Cave Foros”, an underground spectacle highly recommended; and the “Olive Museum”, home to memories of traditional olive oil production. Of course, no visit to Andros is complete without a photo with the trademark of Andros’s naval history, the Unknown Sailor statue.

So… visit Andros the “Micra Anglia Boutique Hotel & Spa” way! Once travelers meet her she immediately becomes their favorite!

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