Andros, Greece

Andros is an island of the Greek archipelago, the most northerly of the Cyclades, approximately 10 km south east of Euboea, and about 3 km north of Tinos. surface is for the most part mountainous, with many fruitful and well-watered valleys. The island is comprised of the municipalities of Andros , Korthio and Ydrousa.

Andros, the capital of the island, is on a headland between two beaches. It has a mix of post-World War I neoclassical mansions with vernacular Cycladic houses. The town squares are paved with marble. At the end of the headland are two islands, the first linked to the mainland by a brick bridge a ruined Venetian castle and the second a lighthouse. There are four museums: the extensive Archaeological Museum, Museum of Modern Art, a Nautical Museum and a Folklore Museum. The island is famous for its Sariza spring at Apoikia where the water comes out of a lionhead. Palaeopolis, the ancient capital, built into a steep hillside, and its harbor's breakwater can still be seen underwater.

Things to See & Do

* Museums
* Historic sites
* Hiking
* Castle Ruins at Andros
* Batsi

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 380.04 km²
Population – 2,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – 0030

Port Location –The main port of the island is located at Andros town.

Transport Links – Travel to Andros island is mainly by ferry which connects the Rafina port (5km from Athens main airport)to the island main port at Gavrio. The distance is 37 nautical miles and the trip time is two hours. There is frequent and convenient every day service including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays (except Xmas day and Eastern Sunday).
Private helicopter services are available from Gavrio, Hora or Athens.
The travel in the island can be done by: - bus services connecting specific villages - taxi services at Gavrio, Batsi, Hora, Korthi - rent car services at Gavrio, Batsi or Hora - rent motor bike or bicycle services at Gavrio, Batsi and Hora.

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