With its wonderful nature, cosmopolitan main town, traditional villages and amazing beaches, Andros island is an all time favorite when it comes to stunning gateways from Athens! In fact, it is among the nearests Cycladic islands to the Greek capital.

In our travel guide, you will discover all the must-know info when it comes to Andros, including the island's best hotels, restaurants, beaches and things to do, as well as a selection of photos taken at the island's most charming spots!

Andros is only located a couple of hours away from one of the ports of Athens (Rafina) by ferry. Ferries also connect it to other Cycladic islands, such as Mykonos, Paros, Naxos and Syros, offering an ideal opportunity for island hopping!


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Andros is the northernmost island of the Cyclades island group. It stands out from the generally barren Cycladic islands, thanks to its lush vegetation and scenic natural landscapes.
Despite its proximity to Athens, the island hasn’t been affected much by the mass tourism, managing to keep its laid-back, unspoiled vibe!

Chora, the island’s capital town, offers a mixture of Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman architecture. The result? Noble mansions and neoclassical buildings coexisting in harmony with the modern side of the town!
Chora owes its architectural beauty to the islanders’ love for the sea, as the imposing mansions used to belong to the local sailors and captains.

The beaches of Andros on their own are enough of a reason to visit the island!
Organized or unspoiled, isolated or popular, its beaches seem to be able to please every visitor. The most famous ones are Agios Petros, Batsi and Golden Sand.

If you are more into virgin and isolated beaches, though, choose Vlychada, Agios Sostis and Halkolimnionas instead.

The natural beauty of this verdant island is divine! The hiking paths that cross the island will give you the chance to explore its lush vegetation. Packed with walnut trees, chestnut trees, oak trees and olive trees, Andros is a natural paradise!

On the island, you will also find some interesting sites to visit! Palaiopolis, the ancient capital of Andros, the prehistoric Plaka settlement and Zagora settlement are must-visits, not to mention its amazing museums! Additionally, visit the Museum of Modern Art, the archaeological museums and the Cyclades Olive Museum, to take a dip into the island’s culture!

For your accommodation, traditional apartments, studios, hotels and suites or villas with amazing views are available.

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For your accommodation in Andros, you will find newly built or renovated accommodation facilities of all kinds. Traditional houses, studios, villas and apartments with swimming pools and budget hotels are all available to choose from for your holidays.
The most popular hotels are Micra Anglia Boutique Hotel and Spa, Onar & Aegea Blue Villas And Suites.
The most popular areas to stay with the biggest number of hotels are Chora and Batsi.


The island is only accessible by ferry. There are ferries to Andros from Rafina port in Athens but also from other islands of the Aegean sea. The closest airport to Andros is in Athens.
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Discover the highlights of Andros! From sightseeing to activities and from tours to restaurants, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate holiday experience!

  • Chora village
    Chora is a beautiful village with combined Cycladic and Neoclassical architecture. Located on the eastern side of the island, it gives great views to the Aegean Sea.
  • Batsi village
    Batsi is the most tourist village in Andros. Many sandy beaches are located in close distance to Batsi as well as the main port of the island, Gavrio.
  • Achla beach
    Achla is a secluded beach with amazing waters, accessible only through a track road. The island has many such secluded beaches, ideal for total privacy.
  • Goulandris museum
    The Goulandris Museum of Modern Art is a cultural centre for the island, frequently hosting temporary exhibitions, particularly in summer. It is located in Chora.
  • Springs of Dionysus
    The Springs of Dionysus are located along the way from Chora to Stavropeda area, via a slight detour through Menites village.
  • The Valley of Dipotamata
    Dipotamata is a beautiful natural area on the southeastern coast of Andros. It is actually a river-basin that extends for 7 km between the villages of Syneti, Paleokastro, and Kochylou. This area has lush green and rare vegetation.