The spectacular monastery of Panachrantos, perched on the slopes of the northern side of the mountainous Geronakas area, some750 metres above sea level, can just been to
the south from the road which runs into Andros town. The foundation of the monastery, in the 10th century, is attributed to General Nikiforos Phokas, who later became the Byzantine emperor. According to legend he landed in Andros
on his ways to battle Crete. After a request for finacial help from two monks, who promised to pray for him in battle, he gave the word that he would give money for a new monastery, providing he was victorious. This promise was
fulfilled after his victory.