Andros is an excellent place for anyone who enjoys a little challenge and adventure. We're not exactly thrill-seekers, but our family of four (including two teenagers) is too independent-minded to enjoy tour groups and too easily bored by all-inclusive resorts. Andros offers lots of interesting places to explore, including secluded beaches and hiking trails which generated family memories that will last a lifetime. Tourist facilities are well-developed but not overwhelming - most visitors are Greeks and there are lots of country homes and no big hotels or resorts. Towns and villages have an authentic quality, and agriculture still seems to be important to the economy. Depending on which website you read, the locals are anything from friendly to dour. We found them polite, maybe a bit reserved, but quite friendly and helpful when approached. Prices are affordable. The only downsides were that footpaths need to be better marked (especially at access points), and we arrived in the midst of a garbage collectors strike. But then it's not Europe if someone isn't on strike. Rent a car and bring your hiking shoes and packs and you'll have a lovely time.