Η Andros Island is a popular vacation resort,due to its wonderful natural beauty, its culture and its close proximity to Athens. One can sail by f erry to Andros Island from the Port of Rafina. Ferries leave four times a day from Rafina to Gavrion and takes 2 hours. On Andros Island, visitors will find an amalgam of impressive features, such as beautiful beaches, significant archaeological and historical sites, lush valleys, endless olive tree plantations, breathtaking gorges and crystal clear springs. On this page you are provided with a map of Andros, travel information about the settlement of Batsi, Andros beaches and Andros sightseeing.
Το Batsi is situated on the coast of southwestern Andros and is one of the most frequented resorts on the island. It is located on top of two hills that surround a lovely gulf area. Visitors are charmed by its quaint whitewashed houses, its picturesque harbour and its splendid beach, which is considered one of the best in Andros Island Greece.
Andros Greece - Andros Island Sightseeing & Attractions:
Throughout Andros Island there are many archaeological and historical sites, as it has been an important cultural center of Greece from ancient times. With a good map of Andros Island, you can tour all the impressive sites. While vacationing in Batsi, we suggest you visit the Monastery of Zoodochou Pigis and the Archaeological Site of Ipsili.
In Chora, the capital of Andros Island, we suggest visiting:
- the Churches of the Assumption of the Virgin, Agia Tsour a, Agios Georgios and Panagia Theoskepasti
- the Kambanis Fountain
- the Tourlitis Lighthouse
- the Museums (Archaeological, Folklore, Maritime and Modern Art)
Other settlements in Andros Greece possess impressive sites that are worth visiting, such as:
- the Sariza Spring in Apikia
- the Tower of Agios Petros and the lighthouse in Gavrion
- the Ancient City of Andros, the Geometric Settlement of Zagora and the Archaeological Museum in Palaiopolis
- the Dionysus Springs and the Church of Taxiarchis of Melidas in Menites
- the Epano Kastro and the Folklore-Ecclesiastical Museum in Ormos Korthiou
- the Church of Taxiarhis in Messaria
- the Leontos Bridge and the Bisti-Mouvela Tower in Stenies
Andros Greece is located 36 miles from Rafina Port on the eastern coast of Attica, from where ferry boats depart for the island. The trip to Andros takes about 2 hours by ferry boat.
Ferry boat and high-speed boats for Andros depart several times daily from Rafina Port, depending on the season. You can reach Rafina Port by Suburban KTEL bus from the Green Park in Athens or by private car via Attica Avenue in the direction of Markopoulo, exiting at the sign that says Rafina. Drive along Marathonos Avenue until you reach Rafina.
If you are coming to Andros Greece from the Athens Airport in Spata, you can catch a bus or a taxi to Rafina Port. The cost of bus fare to Rafina Port is € 3, while the cost of the taxi to Rafina Port is between € 25 - € 30.
If you are coming from the rest of Greece, you will be travelling on the National Highway. Keep a lookout for exits on to Attica Avenue, where you continue driving until you see the sign that says “Rafina”. Once on Marathonos Avenue, you just have to drive until you reach Rafina.
Andros is also connected with other Cyclades Islands by ferry boat, including Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Syros, and Tinos, making it a great destination for island-hoppers. If you are interested in the Cyclades Islands boats routes, contact Andros Port.