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Χώρα Άνδρου: φωτογενής και αρχοντική

 

Ένα από τα μέρη που δεν πρέπει να χάσεις την ευκαιρία να επισκεφτείς κατά την διάρκεια της διαμονής σου στην Άνδρο!! Μπορεί να αποτελεί την πρωτεύουσα του 2ου μεγαλύτερου νησιού των Κυκλάδων αλλά έχει την δικιά της γοητεία και δεν θα σου θυμίσει καμία άλλη Χώρα, απλή και μεγαλοπρεπής ταυτόχρονα!

Ομολογώ πως είχα μεγάλες προσδοκίες από την Χώρα της Άνδρου. Ναί από τις εικόνες φαινόταν μια κούκλα, αλλά έχοντας διαβάσει την ‘Μικρά Αγγλία’ της Ιωάννας Καρυστιάνη, είχα πλάσει μια εικόνα στο κεφάλι μου για το πόσο όμορφη είναι (το μυθιστόρημα διαδραματίζεται στην Άνδρο τις δεκαετίες του ’30 και του ’40). Τελικά είναι μία από τις ομορφότερες Χώρες ελληνικών νησιών που έχω αντικρίσει ταξιδεύοντας.

Χτισμένη πάνω σε μία χερσόνησο που μοιάζει να κόβει την θάλασσα στα δύο, καταλήγει πάνω στο μικρό νησί στο οποίο πάνω βρίσκεται το μεσαιωνικό Ενετικό Κάστρο. Πατρίδα εφοπλιστών και καπεταναίων, το μάτι σου θα χορτάσει γραφικά σοκάκια, πλακόστρωτα, αρχοντικές επαύλεις, εκκλησάκια, νεοκλασικά αρχοντικά!!

Θα ξεκινήσεις την βόλτα σου από την πλατεία Βασίλη Γουλανδρή απ’όπου αρχίζει η πεζοδρομημένη οδός Γεωργίου Εμπειρίκου με τα καφέ, τα ζαχαροπλαστεία και τα μαγαζάκια αριστερά και δεξιά. Σίγουρα θα την περπατήσεις αρκετές φορές μέσα στην ημέρα αν μείνεις στη Χώρα και σίγουρα θα παρατηρήσεις ότι δεν υπάρχουν καλώδια της ΔΕΗ να σου τραβάνε την ματιά καθώς βρίσκονται υπόγεια.

Στην πλατεία Καϊρη θα κάτσεις κάτω από την σκιά των δέντρων και θα απολαύσεις το καφεδάκι σου ή μια παγωμένη μπίρα με μεζεδάκια.

Αν έχεις όρεξη για μπάνιο, από την δεξιά πλευρά της πλατείας μπορείς να πας στην κοντινή παραλία Παραπόρτι κατεβαίνοντας τα σκαλιά, ενώ στην αριστερή της πλευρά τα σκαλιά οδηγούν στις Πλακούρες, με το εκκλησάκι της Παναγίας της Θαλασσινής (ένα από τα πιο ινσταγκραμικά σημεία ολόκληρου του νησιού!!) και το ερειπωμένο «Ξενία», πάνω από την παραλία Νειμποριό. Εκεί γυρίστηκαν και σκηνές  της ταινίας ‘Μικρά Αγγλία’ του Παντελή Βούλγαρη.

Παραλία Παραπόρτι
Παραλία Παραπόρτι
Παναγία η Θαλασσινή
Νειμποριό
Νειμποριό

Αν με ρωτήσεις όμως ποιό είναι το αγαπημένο μου σημείο στην Χώρα της Άνδρου, θα σου πω με το χέρι στην καρδιά ότι είναι η πλατεία της Ρίβας.

Θα περάσεις την πανέμορφη αψίδα (την λεγόμενη Πόρτα) και έτσι θα μπεις ουσιαστικά στο παλιό κομμάτι της Χώρας. Θα περπατήσεις στον πλακόστρωτο δρόμο, θα χαζέψεις τριγύρω τις επιβλητικές επαύλεις (σε κάποιες μάλιστα το νεοκλασικό στοιχείο αναμειγνύεται με το βενετσιάνικο) και θα φτάσεις στην πλατεία της Ρίβας ή αλλιώς πλατεία του Ναυτικού Μουσείου.

Στην πλατεία δεσπόζει το άγαλμα του Αφανούς Ναύτη, έργο του Μιχαήλ Τόμπρου προς τιμήν των ναυτικών που έχασαν τη ζωή τους στη θάλασσα.

Απέναντί ακριβώς από την Πλατεία βρίσκεται το νησί με το Ενετικό κάστρο (θα το βρείτε και σαν Κάτω Κάστρο) που κτίστηκε κατά την περίοδο 1207-1233. Για μένα είναι ένα από τα πιο ρομαντικά σημεία της Άνδρου. Το ερειπωμένο πλέον κτίσμα είναι ό,τι απέμεινε από το ισχυρό κάστρο, που καταστράφηκε από τους βομβαρδισμούς του 1943. Αν δεν φυσάει και αντέχετε τα ύψη, μπορείτε να διασχίσετε την τοξωτή πέτρινη γέφυρα, την λεγόμενη ‘Καμάρα’, και να περάσετε στο νησί για να αγναντέψετε το πέλαγος και να δείτε την πόλη της Άνδρου και τον φάρο Τουρλίτη. Εγώ να πω την αλήθεια είπα να μην επιχειρήσω να περάσω την ‘Καμάρα’ γιατί όπως γνωρίζετε δεν τα πάω καλά με τα ύψη.

 

Κλείνοντας, ένα πραγματικό στολίδι στην Χώρα της Άνδρου αποτελεί η Λέσχη Ανδρίων!

Πρόκειται για ένα από τα παλαιότερα σωματεία της Άνδρου. Ιδρύθηκε το 1925 με την εμφάνιση της αστικής τάξης του νησιού έχοντας για πρότυπο παρόμοια κλαμπς της Αγγλίας. Άνδρες αλλά και γυναίκες μαζεύονταν καθημερινά στις αίθουσες της Λέσχης. Μιλάμε για ένα ταξίδι στο χρόνο, καθώς έχουν διασωθεί πάρα πολλά από τα αυθεντικά έπιπλα, τα πορσελάνινα σερβίτσια, τα βιβλία. Στόχος της νέας διεύθυνσης είναι να επανέλθει η Λέσχη στην παλιά της αίγλη και να γίνει πολιτιστικό κέντρο για το νησί.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Έχεις επισκεφτεί την Χώρα της Άνδρου;; Ποιό είναι το αγαπημένο σου σημείο;;

 

 

* Η επίσκεψη στην Άνδρο έγινε στα πλαίσια press trip μετά από πρόσκληση των Travel Bloggers Greece από το Cycladic Tourism Network of Andros

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