Andros is the northernmost island of the Cyclades Islands
cluster, the second largest after Naxos and is situated in
the heart of the Aegean Sea.
The island of Andros, specifically the main port of Gavrio,
is located at a distance of approximately 2 hours by boat
from the port of Rafina.
From Athens the distance to the port of Rafina is approximately
1 hour by bus. Andros is also connected with the other islands
of the Cyclades Islands cluster.
The island of Andros is gifted with important sightseeing,
which are interspersed all over the verdant landscape. Hora,
the capital, built on a peninsula, is a beautiful town with
a ruin of a medieval castle as well as two interesting museums,
the archaeological and the modern art museum.
After Gavrio, the main port of the island, the impressive
tower of Agios Petros prevails. Batsi, the most popular resort
of the island that pulses with traditional Cycladic houses,
and a reverent monastery with an incredible view in the next
Paleopolis, Ormos Korthiou, Messaria, Apikia, are also magnificent
settlements that worth a visit.
Andros is an island that throbs with amazing natural beauty
that is reflected on the revitalizing flora, the natural springs,
the amazing beaches and the crystal waters that embellish
the gorgeous landscape.
The famous spa at Apikia, the sandy beaches at Gavrio, Kypri,
Pisso Limnionas and Fellos as well as the pebble beach at
Moreover, the much frequented and long sandy beach of Batsi,
the small Stivari beach, the beautiful Ateni beach and the
verdant beach of Agia Marina are also amazing.
As far as your entertainment is concerned, if you are interested
in cosmopolitan lifestyle and intense nightlife, here are
our recommendations. The popular town of Gavrio that has organized
tourism substructure, the coastal resort of Batsi that throbs
with tourists and of course the much-frequented capital of
Hora, are definitely the places to be, as they pulse with
various entertainment centers.
Furthermore, all over the island of Andros, all year round,
festivals and important cultural
events are being organized, so do not miss the the chance
to relish this experience.
ANDROS IS ACCESSIBLE
(a) From Athens
(airport) a drive of 50 minutes will bring one to the port
of Rafina and the ferry journey to Andros takes two hours
and takes one to the port of Andros, Gavrion. There are at
least four ferries each day, one in the morning, early afternoon
and evening: the SUPER FERRY (capacity 2.000 pax), the PENELOPE
(capacity 1.500 pax), the ATHENA EXPRESS (capacity 1.500 pax),
and the HAROULA SUPERCAT (capacity 1.200 pax). Other options
include the FLYING DOLPHIN and the SEA JET CATAMARAN. The
ferries takes two hours from Rafina to Andros and the Flying
Dolphin and Sea Jet both takes one hour.
(b) From Mykonos: there
are three boats daily from Mykonos to Andros and the duration
of the ferry trip is 2 1/2 hours. The Flying Dolphin and the
Sea Jet also cover this route and takes only 1 1/2 hours.
|Andros Usefull phones
Rooms & hotels in Andros
....+30 22820 41198
Information for Andros Excursions:
....+30 22820 41771
....+30 22820 41995
Rafina port police: +30 2294
Information for Ferry tickets:
....+30 2282 041636