Leaving Gavrio and heading on the central road towards Batsi, you come across the beautiful seaside village of Agios Petros. Unlike the tourist-ridden east coast of Andros Island, the western coast is far less crowded and soothing for those seeking more space and privacy. A long, sandy beach lies invitingly in wait for anyone looking for a gentle swim in shallow waters, or just a nice tan under the Greek sun. Sloping softly into the sea, the beach is an ideal place for children wanting a cool dip and lazy tourists. With very little shade on the beach, visitors are advised to carry adequate protection from the sun. Agios Petros beach is probably the main attraction in a village that is rapidly growing in size as well as reputation for being a major tourist attraction. Many taverns have popped up in the village and they offer an ideal break from the sun.