The Castle of Chora

About Andros

According to the poet Andreas Embirikos, “the island… is the queen of the Aegean … the most beautiful of all the world”. Andros is in the island’s complex of the Cyclades, the second-largest island after Naxos. It’s ideal not only for shorts escapes, but it’s worth spending your summer holidays. It presents a combination of the dry Cycladic landscape with abundant vegetation and waters. The capital of the island, Chora is home to famous Greek captains and ship owners, and combines medieval, neoclassical and island style evident in its houses.

Point of interest:

  • Visit the Maenad’s springs  in the village of Menites
  • Taking a stroll in the streets of Chora and see the Monument of Afani Nafti and the Kato Kastro
  • Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Don’t miss the Pano Kastro or the Castle of Faneromeni on your way to Korthi
  • Enjoy Batsis’ nightlife
  • Taste traditional dishes in some famous restaurants, like “To Balconi tou Aegaiou”(Aprovato village) and to Steki tou Andrea(Fellos)
  • Take a stroll at the village of Korthi and swim at the beach of “Tis Grias to Pidima”
  • Explore the cave Foros of Aladinou village
  • Beaches for all tastes, such as Vori, Achla, Zorkos, Agios Petros, Ateni, Vitali, Vlychada, Pisolimionas, Fellos, Gyalia
  • Drink and enjoy the crystal water from the source of Sariza in Apoikia village
  • Take a stroll at the streets of Stenies village and taste delicious fresh fishes at the “Barbarola” restaurant in front Aegean Sea
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum and the Archeological site of Paleopolis, which was the first capital of the island during in the Classical Years
  • Hiking routes: check the routes on this link:
  • Watersports: Windsurfing
  • International Festival of Andros
  • Andros Trail Race

Length of stay: 3 to 7 days

Getting there:

By ferry only from the port of Rafina (aprox. travel time 2h)

There is no airport in Andros. However, the closest one is the International Airport of Athens, which is located 26km (36m) from the port of Rafina

Tips: It is recommended to rent a car

Independent Travel

  • For travelers to Andros:
  • I can book hotels & transfers in Andros only
  • Ferry ticket included

Travel time: from June-September 2021

Due to COVID19 travel restrictions may change, you can check the following link for up-to-date information.

The above is a general overview of our inclusions. Each trip is different and the itinerary is based on season, traveler preferences, and specific travel dates. Air transportation to Europe and between countries not included. I can help you make arrangements but do not include tickets in pricing.

*All prices & holidays details are subject to availability on confirmation

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Booking information

Contact me here at or call me to hold a room or suite in Andros island

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