Long sandy beaches, medieval villages all wound round by an intense scent of aromatic herbs

Set between the beautiful inlets of Capo Mele and Capo Mimosa, Andora is a lively tourist place all year round, because the climate is mild and the long golden beaches are also frequented out of season. It has been the holder of a blue flag since 1975, and from Andora sighting excursions start for the Cetacean Sanctuary.

Here holidays are marked by fun and sporting activities: surfing, kiting and beach volley. Further, totally renewed, the dock is one of the best equipped and most modern in Western Liguria. With lookout towers and crenellated castles, Borgata Castello was the original nucleus, perched on the hill overlooking the sea, amid centuries-old olive trees and stone cottages.

From here you can get on foot to the Paraxo or Castle and the charming Santi Giacomo e Filippo church, the historic setting of the prestigious musical festival called “Andora Musical Summer.” Andora Castle is one of the best preserved medieval complexes in Western Liguria. Among the services that the council makes available, we can mention the free WiFi in the four areas of the commune: in the Andora marina, in the Butterfly Park, in the equipped free beach, in Largo Milano and in the Library. Andora’s protected-origin-denomination basil is the most important product of the Plain of Andora, while on the terraces of the hinterland there are olive groves. There is also thyme, lentisk, juniper and lavender. To the scented aromatic herbs that are cultivated on the terraces on the hills, there is devoted the Feast of Aromatic Herbs held every year in June in the panoramic village of Rollo.