Andros is the northern and second largest island, after Naxos, in the Cyclades complex, South Aegean sea in Greece. The island’s capital is Andros or Chora. The port, Gavrio, can be reached via 2 hour Ferry route from Rafina Port in Athens. Gavrio port has daily ferry routes that connect the island to the mainland and also many other islands such as Mykonos, Tinos and even Santorini and Crete.
And it’s full of surprises. Where else could you find Venetian castles and untouched beaches, rushing rivers and abandoned watermills, a world-class modern art museum and the grand mansions of local shipowners, as well as well-marked hiking trails and dramatic precipices? For all its wealth, Andros is laid-back and discreet, shy of tourism, awaiting discovery by the discerning traveller.
Whether you are seeking for the unspoiled beauty of a quiet beach or the beach bar vibe you will most certainly find your beach lifestyle preference in Andros.
Crystal clear waters, wide sandy coasts, there is an option for every taste. In the Northern part of the island you will enjoy the paradise inspired beaches of Zorgos, Vitali and Achla. In the Southern part Agios Petros, Xrysi Ammos and Piso Gyalia offer cooling cocktails, party moods and watersports.
THINGS TO DO & SEE
10 museums including Goulandris Museum of Contemporary Art
Korthi for walking
Batsi resort village where most people tend to stay
In a Nutshell
Low key island, popular with Athenians at weekends..good for walking
Fly to Athens - TRANSFER BY FERRY
Approx. 2hrs by ferry from Rafina port
Rafina is situated very close to the Athens International airport. You can reach the port both from the Airport and the centre of the city using taxis or the many bus routes available
Daily Direct flights from London Heathrow with British Airways
Daily Direct flights from London Gatwick with Easyjet
Direct flights from Manchester with Easyjet
Our location maps are intended as a helpful guide but are by no means definitive.