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Andros

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Andros Town, Pythara Falls, Menites Springs: Half-Day Tour

Andros Town, Pythara Falls, Menites Springs: Half-Day Tour

Enjoy a half-day of sightseeing of Andros as you see some of its most iconic sights, explore its unique villages, and learn about the history of the island. After meeting your guide at the starting point, begin with an introductory walk on the historic main pedestrian street of Chora. Learn all about this town which has maintained the charm of another era. Admire the architecture of impressive mansions and see some of the town’s most iconic sights including the Square of the Invisible Sailor, the Venetian Castle, the church of Panagia Thalassini, and views of the Aegean Sea. We will then board the minivan and head to the village of Apoikia, take a short hiking trail which will lead us to the picturesque Pythara Waterfalls. Next up is the stunning and adorable village of Menites and its historical springs! Photos will be taken form your tour guide, during and after the trip :)

Andros Island Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Andros Island Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Uncover beautiful sights with the Andros half-day sightseeing tour. Discover Paleopoli, the former capital of Andros, which is brimming with ancient Greek and Roman remains. Learn about the history of Andros from your tour leader. Wander through the quaint villages of Menites, Strabouries, and Ipsilou and take pictures of the traditional settlements. Hike towards the Pithara waterfalls in Apikia, and discover sights of natural beauty, like Menites spring and the walnut forest that take visitors’ breath away. Explore the monastery of St. Irene and find out its religious importance to Andros. End your Andros half-day sightseeing tour with a fantastic walk in the capital Chora. Roam through the narrow alleys, admire the Unknown Sailor’s statue, and gain insights into the island’s Venetian and Greek history.

Andros Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Andros Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Get set for an unforgettable Andros sightseeing tour and see what the beautiful island has to offer. Discover places that will make you have the time of your life; from beautiful cities and natural wonders to holy monasteries and undisclosed locations. Expect to see the island from a local’s perspective and perceive the island’s majesty in the best way possible. Start your fascinating tour from Batsi and have a stop in Paleopolis, the first capital of Andros. Learn everything you need to know about the ancient Greek and Roman history of the island and capture magnificent photos with your family and friends. Pay a visit to the fascinating Menites spring and uncover the secrets of the Walnut forest, an experience that you will never forget. Get ready to experience a magic trick that will spice up your Andros full-day sightseeing tour. Come across the lovely villages of Menites, Strabouries, and Ipsilou, and embark on a hiking trip to the Pythara waterfalls, one of the Cyclades’ most incredible natural wonders. Find out more about the history of religion on Andros while exploring the monastery of St. Irene, and get an eyeful of various artifacts displayed in the small museum there. Unleash your inner adventurer on your Andros full-day sightseeing tour by visiting the marvelous Faros cave, located in the heart of the island. Wander around the picturesque alleys of Chora and see many different monuments that will surprise you with their perfect architecture before you head to Korthi, one of the most beautiful and secret locations in Andros.

Andros: Achla River Trekking to the Waterfall

Andros: Achla River Trekking to the Waterfall

The activity starts with a short hike, till we reach the entrance of Achla River where the adventure begins. We will start our river trekking through the river and past the trees until we reach your final destination: the beautiful Gerolimni Waterfall. Here you can take time to relax in the crisp waters and enjoy a well deserved swim.   Afterwards, we will be heading our way back to our meeting point, following an easier route. From there, you can get back on board to get dropped off (only for accommodations in Chora).

Andros: 3-hour RIB Cruise with Food and Drinks

Andros: 3-hour RIB Cruise with Food and Drinks

Are you in Andros for a long holiday or just spending a few days? Why not take the most of it? Book a ride and spend a day exploring the island or just relax and enjoy the sun! We can organize for you and your friends, a cruise to the most beautiful & secluded beaches in Andros Island. Our experienced skipper will guide you to the most beautiful places according to your needs! The boat is a brand-new 32 feet (10 meters) Storm 900 (2023 model) which is both luxurious and sport, with high level of comfort. There is a quality sound system that will amuse you during the trip. The inside fits a double bed and a fully equipped toilet.

From Batsi: Guided 5-Hour Off-Road Trip to Vitali Beach

From Batsi: Guided 5-Hour Off-Road Trip to Vitali Beach

Enjoy spending time on beautiful beaches and swimming in crystalline waters. Explore the charming Vitalie village and learn about the area from your knowledgeable guide. Your tour will start when you meet your expert guide for the day in front of the tour operator's office in Batsi.  You’ll then begin the journey to Vitali, traveling through the picturesque port of Gavrio and catching a glimpse of St. Peter's tower in the distance. After some time, you’ll veer off from the main streets onto a dirt road in your Jeep. Along this bumpy off-road adventure, your guide will ensure your comfort and safety at all times.  7 kilometers later, you’ll reach the charming village of Vitali and its beekeepers before hitting the shores of Vitali beach. Here, you can enjoy a refreshing swim and wander around this gorgeous area at your leisure for up to 2.5 hours, with beach umbrellas to rent and stalls serving coffee nearby. At the end of the day, you’ll head back to Batsi feeling relaxed and rejuvenated by the sun and fresh sea air.

Batsi: 5-Hour Andros Monasteries Tour

Batsi: 5-Hour Andros Monasteries Tour

Your tour begins at the office in Batsi in the morning. From there, you will head to the southern part of the island where where you will pass by the villages of Aprovato and Aghia Eleousa. Your first small stop will be at the ancient capital of Andros, Paleopolis, where you will learn the history of ancient Andros and can also make the most of some great photo opportunities. On the way to your next stop, you will pass through the villages of Pitrofos and Stavropeda. Your second stop will be at the Aghia Marina Monastery, which is a wondrous image. You will then head to the Aghios Nikolaos Monastery, where you will see the images and the remains of holy men. You will also learn the history and the wonders of the monastery from the local monks. Your next stop will be to the Aghia Irene Monastery, which is a newly and fully restored monastery. Your final stop will be to the capital of Andros, Chora. There you will walk at the lovely alleys, the statue of the Unseen Sailor, the Venezian castle, and the lovely churches. You will finally have 45 minutes of free time, after which you will return back to Batsi.

From Athens: Day Trip to Andros Island

From Athens: Day Trip to Andros Island

After arriving at the meeting point in Athens, travel to the port of Rafina to take the morning ferry to Andros. Enjoy a relaxing journey of about 2 hours before you arrive at the island.  First drive to the old capital of the island, Paleopolis. See the remains of the old town and learn about its history from your expert guide. Next stop is at Menites village where you will see the "lion springs", and the walnut forest. Visit the traditional villages of Strabouries and Apikia village, before taking a 15-minute hike to where you will see one of the greatest spectacles in a Cycladic island, the Pythara Waterfalls. After discovering the natural beauty of the waterfalls, make your way to the Aghia Irene Monastery where you will learn about the history, culture, and religion of Andros Island from a local theologist. The monastery features small museums including a writing museum and a floral museum. Your final stop will be at the present-day capital of Andros, Chora. Wander around the beautiful streets of Chora, visit the Venezian Castle. Learn about the history of the island from medieval times. After this, you can opt to have lunch in a local restaurant or return to the port to take the ferry back to Athens.

Andros: Port Private Transfer from Batsi

Andros: Port Private Transfer from Batsi

Your driver-tour leader will pick you up from your Batsi stay on your desired time. You will be transferred with a luxury mini van to your desired destination. We advise you to write your transfer time at least 35 minutes before your ferry departure time. You will go to Andros Port (Gavrio) on time and with safety! You will leave Andros island with the best last impression!

Best of Andros Full-Day Tour

Best of Andros Full-Day Tour

After meeting your guide at the starting point, begin with an introductory walk on Chora's historic main pedestrian street. Learn all about this town which has maintained the charm of another era. Admire the architecture of impressive mansions and see some of the town’s most iconic sights including the Square of the Invisible Sailor, the Venetian Castle, the church of Panagia Thalassini, and views of the Aegean Sea. We will then board the minivan and head to the village of Apoikia, take a short hiking trail which will lead us to the picturesque Pythara Waterfalls. Next is the stunning and adorable village of Menites and its historical springs! Last but not least, we again board the minivan and head to the oldest monastery in the entire Aegean Sea, Monastery of Panachrados. Photos will be taken by your tour guide, during and after the trip :)

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What people are saying about Andros

Overall rating

4.8
(13 reviews)

A perfect guide, a tailor-made visit and a perfect organization... This is not a visit like any other like in a museum or on an island. You enter the intimacy of a high spiritual place closed to the public. Discretion, respect, and dress (trousers and long clothing are required). The Vlm basti team is great with anecdotes, and will make you want to know this magical island better. Magical and Great moment with VLM Travel. Thanks so much to purpose a experience!

Our host Chantal was great and very knowledgeable of the island and its attractions and history. Given it was only us on the tour, she also went out of her way to make sure the tour is as tailored to our needs and interests as possible. Definitely recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see a lot of different aspects of the island in a relatively short amount of time.

Saw really everything on the island in a full day tour. Be prepared to walk a lot (lots of stairs) and a small hike so wouldn't recommend it for anyone with mobility issues. Our guide was great and very accommodating to all requests. The roads in Andros have a lot of sharp curves and steep ascents so it was a real plus to have an experienced driver.

We had a wonderful day seeing Chora and surrounds. We particularly liked visiting the vineyard; the tasting was artfully presented in a beautiful vaulted structure that overlooked the valley to Chora. The other sites—-the monastery and walk to the spring —-rounded out the tour. All in all , a good itinerary for an introduction to Andros

This was quite an experience. We had a wonderful time and Korina was an excellent guide.