- Country : Greece
- Region : Cyclades
- Population: 10.000
Andros an island of dreams, full of waters, a place to escape ...
Discover Andros a very naturally beautiful island, most of which is unexploited, and there are numerous sandy beaches, safe turquoise seas, historical monuments that record the cultural heritage throughout the centuries and a traditional unspoiled architecture.
In addition, culture, nobility, picturesque streets, fragrant gardens, unforgettable sunsets . Andros has a way to surprise and fascinate you all the time of the year with it abundant springs, plane trees, creeks.
In addition, small waterfalls, not to be found on any other island of the Cyclades. Andros of waters is a Paradise worth exploring.
Gorgeous beaches, some popular, others isolated, but all beautiful and unique with crystal clear, sky-blue waters. The landscape of Andros has inspired many international artists in the field of photography, painting and sculpture
Stone mansions laden with bougainvillea and neoclassical buildings are a feast for the eyes. Andros with the colours of the Aegean Sea and Neoclassical culture has its own magic every time of the year.
Andros is the closest to the ports of Piraeus and Rafina destination of Cyclades, an island that combines the typical Cycladic color with green landscape, springs, waterfalls, caves.
Andros is the northernmost island of Cyclades, about 3 km north of Tinos. It is nearly 40 km long, and its greatest breadth is 16 km.
The 20 mapped paths of the island are the best way to explore both the seaside and the mountainous sights, the picturesque alleys of Hora, its longest beach, Batsi, which is also the center of the nightlife in Andros, the “exotic” landscape In Achla, Korthi with the beautiful traditional local communities Aindia, Piso Meria to Stenies, the “captain’s village”.
Enjoy swimming in beautiful organized or unmarked beaches and taste the traditional local products and the famous Andros ‘Frutalia’.
The Museum of Contemporary Art of the Goulandris Foundation in Chora, with a host of events, mainly during the summer, is another attraction for the thousands of Greek and foreign visitors of Andros.
How to get there
The island of Andros is easily accessible by ferry from the port of Rafina, on the north eastern side of Attica.
There is no airport in Andros. The nearest airport is the International Airport of Athens, that receives internal and international flights all year round. The airport of Athens is only 30 min by bus from the port of Rafina.
All ferries to Andros depart from Rafina, not Piraeus port, and the trip takes 2 hours. There are no ferries from Piraeus to Andros. All ferries to Andros depart from the port of Rafina (2 hours trip), the closest port to the airport of Athens. There are frequent buses from Athens airport to Rafina and the bus trip takes 30-40 min. Ferries to Andros depart 3 or 4 times per day and they also connect Andros with other islands of Cyclades, such as Tinos and Mykonos. You could book your ferry tickets with our partner here.
• BUS: From “Eletherios Venizelos” Athens airport, the X95 bus service departs every 15-20 minutes bound for Syntagma Square. (https://www.athensairportbus.gr). Get off at Agia Paraskevi Square” bus stop and catch the bus Athens-Rafina (http://www.ktelattikis.gr). Fare costs 7,40 euros.
• SUBURBAN RAIL: Another option is to use the Suburban rail to Pallini station (www.trainose.gr) and then catch the Athens-Rafina bus. The suburban rail departs every 25 minutes. To get the latest bus timetable, please visit http://www.ktelattikis.gr.