Private tour

From Athens: Day Trip to Andros Island

Activity provider: Vlm Travel

From Athens: Day Trip to Andros Island

Activity provider: Vlm Travel

From US$ 199.09 per person

Take a trip to Andros Island from Athens by ferry. Visit the beautiful beaches, discover majestic waterfalls, and explore traditional villages with a local guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible—book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 1 day
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, Greek
Private group


  • Discover the beauty and history of Andros Island
  • Travel by ferry from Athens just as the locals do
  • Visit the Pythara Waterfalls and a traditional Greek monastery
  • Explore the capital of the island, Chora
Full description
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.
  • Return transfer to Rafina port from the meeting point
  • Ferry tickets
  • Bottle of water
  • Local tour guide on the island
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

Select participants and date



Meeting point

The meeting point is across the street from the Neos Kosmos metro station and next to the J.K. Hotel. You will see the Vlm Travel sign and mini van.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour will start from Athens with a transfer to the port of Rafina where you will board the ferry boat
  • During the tour, you will need to hike for about 15 minutes

Product ID: 326826