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Andros Greece Map & Andros Travel Information, Sightseeing & Attractions in Andros Greece


Andros, Greece
GENERAL ANDROS GREECE TRAVEL INFORMATION

Introduction
Andros Cyclades Greece
Andros is the second largest island of the Cyclades and makes an ideal holiday destination for nature and art lovers, as it combines unique wonders of nature with supreme architecture, renowned museums and lovely beaches. The wonderful inland settlements on the island are perfect to explore, while the coastal resorts are the perfect haven for tourists who wish to soak up the sun and enjoy the sea. Andros is a popular weekend destination for Athenians, and especially in summer time it thrives with visitors. In Andros, besides accommodation for all tastes and budgets, you will find nice bars and restaurants, stores and boutiques, as well as art galleries, making it a perfect place to relax and enjoy yourself.

Andros Island Greece Area / Population / Capital:
The island of Andros occupies an area of 400 sq km, it has 10,009 inhabitants and its capital is Andros Town or Chora.

Attractions & Sightseeing in Andros Greece

Sightseeing in Andros Greece:
During your holiday in Andros you may like to spend some time going around the sights of the island, such as:

  • The Venetian Castle on the peninsula at the edge of Chora
  • The statue of the unknown sailor at the Old Town
  • Excavations in Palaiopoli with important findings such as the Daughter of Copenhagen, a Kouros and the group of Pigassos and Velerefontis
  • The Archaeological Museum in Chora
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • The Naval Museum
 
Sports / Recreation in Andros Greece
If you have a boat, you can dock at Gavrio, Batsi, Ormos Korthiou and Chora.

Entertainment in Andros Greece
In Andros there is a great range of restaurants, traditional tavernas, atmospheric bars and all day cafés providing visitors with unlimited options for dining and entertainment. The exciting nightlife of the island can be found in Batsi, Gavrio and Andros Town.

Traditional & Cultural Events in Andros
  • The Panagia festival on August 15 in Chora
  • Festival of the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi on July 27
  • Agios Fanourios festival on August 27
  • The “Korthiana” fair in Ormos Korthiou in August
  • The “Gavriotika” cultural events in Gavrio through summer
  • The events organized by Kydonieos Institution

Local Products in Andros Greece
Andros is renowned for its traditional sweets and preserves, as well as the honey and wine produce.

Major Towns / Cities / Villages in Andros Greece
Andros Town
Andros Town or Chora is a beautiful town with attractive buildings and mansions, samples of neoclassical architecture, large squares, a lively market and great nightlife. There is a good number of tavernas and restaurants where you can try, delicious local dishes. Andros Town is home of three important museums, the archaeological, the naval and the museum of modern art.

Gavrio, Andros
Gavrio is the port of Andros lying on the west coast of the island. Lately Gavrio has become one of the up and coming resorts, with satisfactory accommodations as well as dining and entertainment venues. Gavrio makes a perfect starting point for explorations in the north of Andros.

Batsi, Andros
The settlement of Batsi is a quaint cosmopolitan resort of Andros. In Batsi you will find some of the most beautiful beaches on the island with crystal clear waters. There are also great hotels, nightlife and dining venues, such as bars, cafés and restaurants.   

Transportation to Andros Greece
You can travel to Andros Island Greece by ferry boat and the trip is just a 2 hour ride. There are daily departures from the port of Rafina, which is not far from Athens and just a breath from the Eleftherios Venizelos Athens International Airport. The port of Rafina can be reached from Athens by suburban KTEL bus from the Green Park in Athens or by car via Attica Avenue in the direction Markopoulo. You have to exit at Rafina Exit and then follow signs to Rafina. You can easily reach Rafina Port from the airport by bus or taxi.

  • Rafina Port: Tel. +30 22940 22300 or +30 22940 22487
  • Strintzis Lines Rafina: Tel. +30 22940 23150
  • Seaways Lines Rafina: Tel. +30 22940 24660
  • Aqua Lines Rafina: Tel. +30 22940 23300
  • Andros Port: Tel. +30 22820 71213
  • Greek Telephone Directory Ferry Lines Info: Tel. 1440
  • KTEL Bus Station Athens: Tel. +30 210 821-0872 or +30 210 823-0007
  • KTEL Bus Station Rafina: Tel. +30 22940 23440
 

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