An easy guide for how to get to Andros by Ferry, schedules and prices for the Ferry to Andros and recommendations for public transportation and services. Explore the website and find all necessary details for the Ferry to Andros; Connected Routes with departures and frequency, Accommodation options with real-time Availability and helpful tips for transfer opportunities in Andros!
We have prepared a small user guide that will help passengers to get to Andros as easily and pleasantly as possible.
Find useful information on how to get to Andros by ferry, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel in Andros, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices for Andros ferry, and real-time departures and arrivals with the ferry to/from Andros.
Andros is connected daily from the port of Rafina (Athens). The ferries also connect Andros with other islands, including Mykonos, Tinos, Naxos, Paros and Syros.
Getting to Andros by ferry is the best option you have and it can be a very nice and exciting experience and especially if you are doing some island-hopping too. Greek islanders are seasoned ferry experts and they prefer to travel by ferry to/from Andros because of the convenience and flexibility it affords!
Cars are allowed on most ferries running to or from Andros, for an additional fee and children usually travel for half price!
Give a departure port and a date and find all possible ferry to/from Andros destinations!
Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections to/from Andros. The biggest shipping companies (ferry operators) announce the new ferry schedules to and from Andros by the end of December and the rest of them by January-March each year!
Public transportation services in Andros
The ferry port in Andros
- The port of Andros is Gavrio, which is about 30 km from Chora, the capital of the island.
Public Transportation on Andros
- Taxis and Buses are all available to help travellers get around. Public transport is not always convenient and smooth however the new regular services take you to all parts of Andros at a low cost. The direct route links the tourist resorts and larger villages with attractions and areas of tourist interest.
Public Bus Services on Andros
- The bus service is run by KTEL Andros. The bus runs between the Ferry Port of Gavrio and the other main towns on the Island, Batsi, Chora and Ormos Korthi. The bus timetable is set to the arrival/departure of ferries so it will vary to reflect the seasonal increases and decreases in the number of ferries throughout the year. There will always be a bus waiting at the ferry port to pick up passengers leaving the ferry and take them along the Batsi, Chora, Ormos Korthi route.
- In the summer there are additional bus services to some of the smaller villages. It is best to check locally at the bus station for timetable information. Details to Bus Timetable
- Phones: +30 2282022316, +30 6978485921
Taxis on Andros
If you need a taxi when you arrive on the ferry in Gavrio there is a taxi stand outside the port gates. Taxis operate all over the island and can be called by phone to pick you up. Not all taxi drivers speak English so it may be worth asking locally for some help with translation. Having a paper with useful phrases in Greek may be helpful.
Taxi Phone Numbers on Andros
- Gavrio: +30 2282071561
- Batsi: +30 228204108
- Chora: +30 2282022171
- Ormos Korthi: +30 2282062171
Tip: Most of the hotels on Andros have their own minibus and will transfer you from the hotel to the port or vice versa. Try ringing them to find out if this service is available!
Note: All above information for Andros was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.
Schedules, prices and availability to Andros
Book your ferry to/from Andros with any ferry company that suits you better and enjoy your journey in Greece! The “Easy-Way” booking system of go-ferry.com, allows the most reliable online ferry reservations and offers cheaper, faster and better services for your ferry ticket to or from Andros.
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Book in advance your ferry ticket
Arrange your ferry journey to Andros in advance
It is very important that you have organized your ferry to or from Andros in advance, having arranged all the details. You don't want something to go wrong, and you can achieve perfect holidays with a great organization. In addition to hotel accommodation and air-tickets, when you book the boat tickets to or from Andros you know that everything is under control even before leaving home.
There are many reasons why you should arrange to book in advance your ferry to Andros. Here are some of the most important:
Pay for Hotel in Andros without using it!
During the high season in Greece, and especially in July and August, it is likely that you won't find ferry tickets to popular destinations, such as Andros, if you don't book them in advance. So, don't make the mistake to book your hotel on Andros without having booked the ferry pass to Andros. The last thing you want is to get to the port and not find an available ferry to or from Andros!
Save time in Andros!
Although we charge a commission for acquiring ferry bookings to/from Andros, this allows you not only to secure your ferry tickets to Andros but also to save time in Andros; besides receiving a service and attention of first.
Have a bigger choice of Andros Ferry Tickets!
Buying in advance gives you a better chance of getting the ferry tickets to/from Andros, on the ferry you prefer and at the schedule you want. It does not make sense that your trip to/from Andros is interrupted by not finding available ferry departures, but it is possible.
Find more Andros Ferry routes!
If you want to organize your vacations to or from Andros, it is wise to check all the possible routes and timelines in order to make the right combinations between Andros and other destinations as well as between the air and the ferry tickets. Online, you can have an overview of all the routes going to or from Andros.
Get the best deal by Andros Ferry prices!
Ferry tickets to/from Andros can be expensive, so it’s natural to want to get the best deal on them. It has become a regular practice for ferries to announce special rates and deep discounts for booking ferry tickets to or from Andros up to 3-6 months in advance.
Feeling Great having Andros ferry ticket in your pocket!
You will feel a great feeling when having the ferry confirmation to or from Andros in your hands. The reservation with us will allow you to secure your ferry to or from Andros, you will be relieved to have the confirmation in your hands or on your smartphone!
Available accommodation options
Find out about the ferry types, choose the ideal accommodation option on the ferry to Andros and get fresh and relaxed at your destination. Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day or night ferry.
Andros is located on the north end of the Cyclades and has a great naval tradition. It has sandy beaches, rocky coasts, mountain chains that end up in fruitful plains, rich vegetation and fresh waters. It is a bridge connecting Aegean to the mainland. The island extends over a surface of 400 km2, its coastline is 177 km long and it has 10.000 inhabitants.
In antiquity it proved to have a remarkable social organization with high cultural levels. It has been inhabited since the Prehistoric period. Its inhabitants established remarkable colonies in Macedonia during the 7th century. Venetians occupied Andros until 1566 and then the island was conquered by the Ottomans. In 1790 Lampros Katsonis fleet fought the Turkish forces in Karifeas narrows (in its northwest coasts) and was defeated. The island’s inhabitants took part in the 1821 War of Independence. One of the most remarkable personalities was scholar Theofilos Kairis.
What to see in Andros
A walk through the city will allow you to see from close its main sights. Do not forget to visit:
- The churches of Koimisi tis Theotokou (or Assumption of the Virgin), Panagia Palatiani (Aghia Tsoura) with its wooden templon, Aghios Georgios(Metropolitan) built in the 17th century, Panagia Theoskepasti (patron of the island), Aghios Andreas ton Latinon and Panagia Thalassini built on a rock by the sea.
- Kaireios Library housed in a mansion built in 1919. The library includes Theofilos Kairis’ (1784-1853) collection, a theologian, philosopher and fighter of the 1821 War of Independence.
- Petros and Maria Kidonieos Foundation housing many painting and sculpture exhibitions.
- Empirikio Girokomeio (Nursing home for old people) and Empirikio Gymnasium, where exhibitions are organized by Vassilis and Eliza Goulandri Foundation.
- Theofilos Kairis house, located opposite the Metropolitan church.
- The Public Theater where theatrical plays are organized and movies are projected.
- Rivas square and Afanos Naftis statue created by Michalis Tompros.
- Kato (Mesa) Castle. It was built in the beginning of 13th century by the Franks and is connected to the land by a single arched stone bridge built in the 13th century.
- Tourlitis Lighthouse built on a rock at the port’s entrance.
- The Archeological Museum including findings (statues, bas-reliefs, jewels etc) excavated in Zagora, Korthi and Palaiopoli. In its yard you can see Kampanis marble spring (beginning of the 19th century) which was left there from Ottoman occupation.
- The Museum of Folklore and Christian Art built by Marios Vassilopoulos and Irini Mantzavelaki-Vassilopoulou.
- The Museum of Modern Art built by Vasilis and Eliza Goulandri Foundation. It includes works of famous Greek and foreign artists and it houses remarkable temporary exhibitions.
Nimporio coastal settlement with cypress tree rows, running waters, scenic bridges and fields full of citrus
- trees and gardening.
- The arched stone bridge located close to Nimporio.
- Livadia settlement with cypress tree rows, running waters and fields full of citrus trees and gardening.
- Vrachnos settlement with an amazing view of Chora.
Gavrio is where all visitors enter the island and, although there is no known historical background to this town, it lseems it was an ancient port that connected Andros to Attica in the same way it does today. As the ship enters the port you can see the small town of Gavrio which has many kinds of shops, cafes, restaurants and tavernas on the seafront. Walking along the promenade you can find small sandy beaches. From Gavrio, buses depart to Hora. If you want to discover Andros under your own steam, you will find car hire firms and tourist offices at the portside. Also, if you are interested to buy land or property on Andros, here you will find many real estate agencies. A good idea is to visit Ano Gavrio, either by foot or car. The road takes you through glorious countryside and farmland, over babbling brooks and passes a fine example of the famed pigeon houses of Andros, the pigeon house of Manjoros is just past the first little bridge over a river and is easy to spot with its traditional quaint structure and decoration. Continuing along this road will lead you to the church of Agia Sofia, the main church of Gavrio.
Batsi: Next to Gavrio, towards Batsi, is the wonderful sandy beach of Agios Petros. Here is located the interesting Tower of Agios Petros which is worth a closer look. Batsi is probably the most developed tourist town of the island, although it must be said that it is nothing like the mass tourist developments that can be seen on other Cycladic islands. At Batsi you will find most of the hotels, apartments and the only camping site on the island. Batsi has a small marina where yachts and fishing boats berth. Around the marina and along the promenade you will find many restaurants, tavernas and clubs. Batsi, like Gavrio, belongs to the municipality of Hydrousa. The most beaches of Andros can be found here as well as many picturesque villages clustered on the slopes of the mountains and the bays.
Post Code: 22820 84500
Police: 22820 22300
Port Authority: 22820 22250
Center of Health: 22820 22222, 23333
Municipality: 22820 22275
Buses: 22820 24288
Taxi: 22820 22171
Police: 22820 71220
Port: 2820 71213
Community Clinic: 22820 71210
Community: 22820 71250
Taxi: 22820 71564
Police: 22820 41204
Port: 22820 41986
Community Clinic: 22820 41326
Community: 22820 41343
Taxi: 22820 41081
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