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Andros is the northernmost island in the group with a great naval tradition but no landscapes such as those depicted on postcards from the Cyclades: apart from its sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, mountains alternate with fertile plains, lush vegetation and abundantly flowing streams.


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Ferries to Andros

Ferry Schedules Rafina (Athens) to Andros

Shipping Company
Ship Departure Time Arrival Time
Fast Ferries Fast Ferries Andros 07:30 09:25
Golden Star Ferries Superferry II 07:55 09:45
Sea Jets Andros Jet 15:00 16:10
Fast Ferries Theologos P 17:30 19:30

The northernmost island of the Cyclades, with a long nautical tradition, Andros differs from the typical image we have of the Cyclades islands: apart from its beaches, its mountains alternate with fertile level expanses; its rich vegetation and abundant waters are impressive.
Hora, the capital of the island and homeland of famous captains and shipowners, combines the Cycladic architectural tradition with neoclassical influences on its medieval, neoclassical and island houses, extensive stairways, a broad square with trees, and its imposing churches and museums, all of which constitute an exciting group. This enchanting image is supplemented by the little island with the Frankish (Mesa or Kato) castle that is joined to the land by the single-arch 13th-century bridge.
The tour of the inland is a real revelation. Don’t miss visiting its well-hidden treasures: Mesaria, a lovely Mediterranean village and centre of the island in the Byzantine period, the Castle of Faneromeni, the imposing castle-city of the 11th century, built at an altitude of 600 m., and the historic monasteries of Zoodohou Pigi (in Batsi) and Panagia Tromarchianis (in Korthi) both with an excellent view and significant collections of objects and manuscripts.
Andros would constitute a destination for cultural tourism for its museums alone. The Vasilis and Eliza Goulandri Museum of Modern Art in Hora, of international repute, every year holds unique exhibitions of painting and sculpture. The archaeological museums in Hora and in Palaiopoli register fully the island’s significant history in ancient times.

Source: Visit Greece - The Official website of the Greek Tourism Organisation