Our most recommended things to do in Andros

Andros: Achla River Trekking to the Waterfall

1. 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 Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

2. 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.

Batsi: 5-Hour Andros Monasteries Tour

3. 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.

Andros: Port Private Transfer from Batsi

4. 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!

Andros: 5-hour RIB Cruise with Snacks and Drinks

5. Andros: 5-hour RIB Cruise with Snacks 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 lunch table accompanied with fridges and a quality sound system that will amuse you during the trip. The inside fits a double bed and a fully equipped toilet.

Andros: Andros Full-Day Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

6. Andros: Andros Full-Day Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

Enjoy a full-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 Monastery of Agia Irini with panoramic views of Chora and the Aegean Sea. At the monastery, in addition to the church, there are also exhibition spaces that explore the history and experiences of some of the captains of the island. After a short drive we will enter a local wine estate where we provide you with the opportunity to explore our farm and facilities, walking though our olive garden , wine yard and variety of aromatic plants. Next milestone at our tour is a traditional Cycladic establishment housing out winery which is the ideal place to get familiar with the procedure of wine making using modern methods combined with the knowledge of years past as long as the machinery and equipment necessary for the production of a tasteful and flourish wine . Climaxing several types of wines accompanied with local snacks of our biological garden such as tomatoes, olives, regional cheeses and more are there to take your soul to a happy place . From farm to your glass and there for to your memory of this day forever on.

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

7. 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.

Andros: Private Transfer Between Andros Port & Andros

8. Andros: Private Transfer Between Andros Port & Andros

When you arrive at Andros Port (Gavrio) a driver-tour leader will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name. You will picked up with the minivan and start your Transfer. Going to Chora you will drive by the villages of St Peter, Batsi, Palaiopoli, Aprovato and many more. Your driver-tour leader will let you know about everything you need to know. Do not hesitate to ask her or him about the island.

Andros: Farm to Table Experience

9. Andros: Farm to Table Experience

Dive into the secrets of Greek cuisine on a private cooking experience at one of the most beautiful villages in Chora. Get a glimpse of the local culture and family recipes passed down through generations from an expert local cook. Delight your senses as you stroll through the private garden of the host to pick some homegrown vegetables. Your chef will show you how to choose fresh items for your dish. Start your class by preparing a local greek salad with the guidance of your chef. Try your hands on making a local dish of Andros, The Fourtalia. Depending on the season you will also cook a variety of appetizers like stuffed flowers from the pumpkins and the delicious Lyra. Spend a few hours learning the tricks behind traditional Greek cuisine and the origins of each dish. Once everything is ready, sit around the table to taste what you have prepared with a glass of wine. Finally, leave the place with new recipes and knowledge about the local greek lifestyle.

Andros Island Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Andros

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 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.