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Andros Practical info


General Info

CLIMATE
Andros is the northernmost island of the Cyclades and the second biggest one following Naxos. It has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and cool summers because of the August northern winds.

TELEPHONE
The national prefix for Greece is +30 if you are calling from abroad.  All numbers in the capital Athens start with the prefix 210 and are followed by 7 digits (e.g. 210-3227400).

The Area Code for Andros is: +30 22820.
If you wish to call abroad, you have to start by dialing the other country’s national prefix (i.e. 0049 for Germany, 0044 for England etc.) and continue with the area code and the number where you wish to call.

CURRENCY
Euro €
Euro Coins: 1 and 2 euro coins (gold and silver color), 10, 20 and 50 cents (gold color) 1, 2 and 5 cents (copper color)
1 euro = 100 cents / centimes.
Euro Bank Notes: Are available in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. It is not always easy to receive change for 200 and 500 Euro Notes.


Getting There
BY BOAT
The port of Rafina in eastern Attica is connected with the port of Gavrio in Andros and the trip lasts about 2 hours. The island is also connected with the island of Tinos and from there with other Cycladic Islands like Syros, Mykonos, Paros and Naxos.

Blue star Ferries
For accurate timetables and ticket costs please visit: www.bluestarferries.gr
Tel.: +30 210 3249 997, +30 210 3319 079, +30 211 2215502

Agoudimos Lines
For accurate timetables and ticket costs please visit: www.agoudimos-lines.com

Fast Ferries
For accurate timetables and ticket costs please visit: www.fastferries.com.gr
Tel.: +30 210 4182005, 4182163

Golden Star Ferries
For accurate timetables and ticket costs please visit: www.goldenstarferries.gr
Tel.: +30 212 222 4000

Andros Port Authority: +30 22820 22250
Rafina Port Authority Tel.: +030 22940 28888, 22940 22481, 22940 22487, 22940 22300

Tickets Rafina-Andros
Tel.: +30 22940 23561, 22940 22112, 22940 22700, 22940 24398

Tickets Andros-Rafina
Tel.: +30 22820 71222, 22820 72363, 22820 29220, 22820 71489, 22820 41198, 22820 41771

Local Transportation
LOCAL BUSES
Local buses connect the port of Gavrio with the towns of Andros, Batsi and Korthi and with the other villages of the island.

KTEL Andros Tel.:
+30 22820 22316

TAXI SERVICE
Gavrio Tel.: +30 22820 71561
Batsi Tel.: +30 22820 41081
Korthi Tel.: +30 22820 62171

RENT A CAR/MOTORBIKE

The best way to discover the beauties the island of Andros has to offer is by renting a car or a motorbike. The roads though, are usually narrow, winding and not well maintained, so attention is always required.

Local Services
BANKS & ATMS
In the city of Andros you can find branches of many Greek banks. Bank branches or ATMs are also found in some villages.

MONEY EXCHANGE

Banks exchange all major currencies, traveler’s cheques or Eurocheques. Post offices exchange cash, but not traveler’s cheques, and usually charge lower commissions than banks. Travel agencies and larger hotels exchange cash and traveler’s cheques but usually charge a higher commission. Credit cards are accepted in shops and restaurants, however, in local cafes, especially in villages you will probably have to pay in cash.

POST OFFICE
The Greek post office is called ELTA. Post Boxes in Greece are YELLOW for normal post, usually with 2 slots for INTERNAL POST (meaning inside Greece) and post for ABROAD. RED Post Boxes are rarer and they are used for URGENT mail. REGISTERED mail is always handled and given a receipt for at the POST OFFICE.

Andros Post Office Tel.: +30 22820 22260
Gavrio Post Office Tel.: +30 22820 71254
Batsi Post Office Tel.: +30 22820 41423
Korthi Post Office Tel.: +30 22820 61286

POLICE STATION
Andros Police Station Hora, Tel.: +30 22820 22300
Gavrio Police Station Gavrio, Tel.: +30 22820 71220
Gavrio Police Station Gavrio, Tel.: +30 22820 41204
Korthi Police Station Korthi, Tel.: +30 22820 61211

Municipality of Andros
Tel.: +30 22820 22275

Municipality of Ydrousa
Gavrio Tel.: +30 22820 71250
Batsi Tel.: +30 22820 41343

Municipality of Korthi

Tel.: +30 22820.61360, 22820.61219

Useful Number
  • Tourist Police: 171, +30 26950 24483-4
  • Hellenic National Meteorological service: +30 210 9699101-3
  • Elpa (Car breakdown tourist information service): 174
  • Andros Port Authority: +30 22820 22250
  • Rafina Port Authority: +30 22940 22300 
INTERNATIONAL PRESS
International Press can be found mainly in the big settlements of the island.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS
  • Police: 100
  • Fire Department: 199
  • Ambulance: 166

HEALTH
Andros Health Centre
Andros Town, Tel.: +30 22820 22222, 22820 33333, 22820 23703

PHARMACY

You can find a pharmacy in every big village on the island. Pharmacists are well-qualified to deal with the majority of minor medical complaints or to prepare prescriptions. The opening hours are listed at the front doors or in the windows of each Pharmacy. For your convenience find below an indicative list with pharmacies:

Gavrio Tel.: +30 22820 71329
Batsi Tel.: +30 22820 41541
Korthi Tel.: +30 22820 62058
Andros town Tel.: +30 22820 23203


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