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Complimentary Greek breakfast for morning arrivals
Early check-in upon availability
Pre-dinner cocktails for evening arrivals
Travel back in time and stay in this aristocratic 19th-century mansion on Andros Island, known as Micra Anglia,
Greece. Meaning Little England
in Greek, the name is an affectionate nod to the island's strong merchant naval heritage through the 19th and 20th centuries. Micra Anglia boutique hotel captures the romance of the island's past and is an iconic landmark in the town.
Owner Dolly Valmas has based her hotel around the notion of filoxenia
- delivering a sense of warmth and generosity, synonymous with Greek hospitality that will have you feeling relaxed and at home in no time. Named after her, the restaurant has a similarly welcoming vibe with plenty of local produce fresh from the market though the setting is decidedly elegant and the dishes beautifully presented.
Combining classic Cycladian style with modern touches, the décor is natural and warm. Designer Eleni Psalti used oak, marble and stone to echo the island's architecture while truly bringing it into the 21st century. The hotel's beautiful pool with tiered water feature is an idyllic place to unwind.
It was my and my husband's dream to create a unique property on Andros that would reflect the grandeur of our island's rich history. We built the Micra Anglia Boutique hotel inspired by the original mansions in Andros and wanted our guests to experience this pure romance of Andros' past grandeur. The hotel is a complex of buildings, one of which was the house of famous Greek poet Andreas Empirikos. My favourite place is probably the garden of the hotel; I really enjoy a nice cup of herbal tea in the afternoon by the pool. It is totally relaxing.
- Dolly Valmas, hotel owner
Unless you're staying at Micra Anglia you may not even know that the gastronomic experience that is Dolly's Bar and Restaurant even exists. Hidden away in a chic art nouveau space this authentic Aegean experience will delight all your senses. Room service is served from 08:00 until midnight and the snack bar is open from 11:30 till 18:30.
Andros is famous for its mouth-watering puddings which include sesame, rose petals, bergamot, Amigdalota and Pastelia. Taste these specialities in one of the many cafés or bakeries on the island and wash them down with Soumada, a traditional almond drink from the island.
The 17 rooms at Micra Anglia are peaceful and indulgent spaces where wooden floors, marble, stone and crisp white bedlinen combine together to create a calming oasis.
Find a spot in the peaceful garden and surround yourself with the lush greenery, herbs and flowers whilst enjoying a fresh cup of coffee. Trips and cruises can be organised by the concierge as can babysitting. It's worth visiting Palaiopolis, the ancient capital of Andros as well as the ruins of the ancient city of Ipsili.
The island of Andros is unlike all of the other Cycladic islands. Lush and verdant, dotted with waterfalls and streams it's a nature-lovers paradise and is one of the protected areas within the Natura 2000 network. Time stands still on Andros, one of the loveliest islands of the Cyclades. Grand churches, quaint cobbled streets and imposing architecture make it one of the most charming islands in Greece.
How to get there
From Athens Airport: you will need to reach the port of Rafina, about 20min by bus. Then take the ferry to Andros island (2 hours ferry ride) and you reach the port of Andros, Gavrio.
From Gavrio there is a bus to Chora (35km about 45 minutes)
From Mykonos Airport: there are ferries daily connecting Mykonos with Andros, it takes about 2 hours ferry ride to arrive at the port of Andros, Gavrio.
Transport to and from Athens Airport to Rafina port of Athens can be arranged.
Transport to and from Gavrio port of Andros to Chora of Andros can be arranged.
ATH (Athens International Aiport)
JMK (Mykonos Airport)
Free parking is available.