If you are looking for a relaxing and authentic Greek island for your holidays, have you considered Andros? At a distance of 2 hours by ferry from the port of Rafina, the second busiest port of Attica, Andros is the northernmost island of the Cyclades group. It distinguishes for the fantastic beaches, the traditional villages and the diverse landscape. In particular, the coasts of Andros are wild and hilly, while the mainland is crossed by streams that create a green valley. This green valley in the centre of Andros is called Dipotamata. The capital town of Andros is Chora and the main tourist village is Batsi. The port of Andros is called Gavrio and nice beaches include Golden Beach and Agios Petros. The island also has many secluded beaches, accessible by boat, track road or even a hiking path.
The impressive lighthouse of Tourliotis off Chora, Andros Cyclades
View of Batsi, the most tourist village in Andros island
The Square of the Unknown Sailor in Andros Town, also called Chora
The church of Panagia Thalassini in Chora, the capital of Andros island
The bay of Korthi on the eastern side of Andros Greece
The Museum of Modern Art in Chora, Andros island
Exotic water in the beaches of Andros island, Greece
An old dovecote in the countryside of Andros Cyclades
Seaside of Chora, the main town of Andros
View of the Museum of Modern Art that hosts different exhibitions every summer
Andros can be reached only by ferry. There are frequent ferries to Andros (4-5 times per day) all year round. Ferries to Andros depart only from the port of Rafina, the second busiest port of Attica, located very close to the airport of Athens (30 min by bus). There is no ferry to Andros from the port of Piraeus, the main port of Athens. Andros is also connected by ferry to Tinos and Mykonos all year round, while in summer there are also ferry connections to other Cycladic islands, such as Kythnos or Syros.
Chora is the capital of Andros Cyclades. Located on the eastern side of the island, Chora is found at a distance of about 40 km from Gavrio, the main port of Andros. This is a lovely place to walk around, through paved paths, flowered yards and elegant mansions. As Andros was rich until the middle 20th century due to marine trade, Chora has many mansions that used to belong to captains and ship owners....
Batsi is lovely seaside village on the western side of Andros that has developed into a tourist place. There are actually many hotels, studios, restaurants, cafeterias and shops in Batsi, covering the needs of tourists. Due to the close sandy beach, just a short walk away from the village centre, Batsi attracts many visitors who actually choose to have their accommodation there. Part of the beach in...
Gavrio is the main port of Andros Greece. Located on the western side of the island, this is where ferries from Athens and other Cyclades islands arrive. Due to this port, Gavrio gets busy in particular hours of the day. Apart from ferries, the nice port also receives private yachts and fishing boats, creating a nice atmosphere to walk at night. Along the port promenade there are also taverns, restaurants...