Project Description

Athens to Andros Monasteries Day Trip

Athens to Andros Monasteries Day Trip At a Glance

A only 2 hours boat trip will take you to Andros, the greenest island which has three of the greatest monasteries in Greece! A ride through history and Andros one of a kind nature!

Athens to Andros Monasteries Day Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a day trip to Andros
  • Learn about the old capital of Andros and its history (great photo opportunity)
  • Visit the monastery of Aghia Marina (skirts or trousers must be worn)
  • Visit the monastery of Aghios Nikolaos (skirts or trousers must be worn)
  • Visit the monastery of Aghia Irene and its exciting museums
  • Learn about the culture and religion of Andros in the monastery from a theologist
  • Visit the lovely Chora and its alleys
  • Learn the history from a local’s perspective

Athens to Andros Monasteries Day Trip In Detail

After you meet with our tour leader and the car you will head to Rafina Port.

The sightseeing tours starts from Gavrio port, our first stop will be in Paleopolis where you will learn about the ancient Greek and Roman history of Andros and you will have a great photo opportunity.

Until our next stop you will pass by the lovely villages Menites, Strabouries and Ipsilou.

Then the next stop will be in Aghia Marina monastery where you can meet the monks, learn the monastery’s history and pray.

Your next stop, after a 15 minute driving will be at Aghios Nikolaos monastery where you can meet the monks, drink holy water, pray at the miraculous images of Aghios Nikolaos and learn the monastery’s history.

The third stop will be at Aghia Irene monastery. Aghia Irene monastery has a great history and many museums that you can visit. Also learn about its charity work where many children are hosted from many institutions.

The final stop will be in Chora, where you will walk with our tour guide and see the lovely alleys of Chora, the statue of unfound sailor and learn about the Venezian and new Greek history of Andros. Then you will have free time to explore Chora until you return to Batsi.

If you want a meal you can discuss with our tour leader in which village you want to have it.

This tour is designed for you to see as many sights as possible and we promise we will do our best for you to enjoy it!

Discover the most beautiful secret of the Aegean and its lovely monasteries, the marvelous Andros on a one-day cruise from Athens. Explore and pray at the monasteries of Aghia Marina, Aghios Nikolaos and Aghia Irene and our final stop in Chora where you will have free time.

Inclusions

  Pick up and drop off service from Αthens to Andros
  English and Greek speaking local tour leader
  Free Wi Fi on board
  Free Map and bottle of water of the local Andros spring, Sariza
  Taxes and services fee
  Ferry Tickets

Exclusions

Gratuities (optional)
State licensed guide
Personal travel insurance (contact with us if you need)
Breakfast or lunch
Museum ticket

Additional Info

  Semi-independent tour
  Transportation by VIP Peugeot mini van
  Bring your camera. You may take a lot of photos.

Highlights

Great photo opportunities
A polaroid photograph will be given to you to capture the moment
Same time and effort, let us drive you to discover Andros
Learn secret spots that in no tour guide book you can find.

Meeting Point

  Pick up: From our office in Kallithea (contact us if possible for hotel pick up)

Duration

  1 day

Starting Time

  5:30 pm

Max. Participants

  8 persons (if you are interested for more contact us)

FAQs about the Athens to Andros Monasteries Day Trip

I am staying in an Airbnb. Where can I get picked up from?

We cannot pick up clients from Airbnbs for our tours. If you are staying in Andros, then you can come by our offices to begin the tour.

What happens in the event of rain?

All our bus tours run regardless of the weather. If an activity is canceled because of extreme weather conditions, you have the option to change the date, switch activity, or cancel and receive a refund.

What time is the pick-up time for the tours?

The pick-up time for all tours is the same as the meeting time indicated on your vouchers and our website. Please note that there may be a slight delay of 5-10 minutes, depending on the number of pickups we have scheduled. Please be ready 10 minutes before your trip to facilitate that.

Can I bring my luggage on your bus?

Yes, you can! In case there is no room on our bus, we will drop off your luggage at our offices, and you will be able to pick them up after the end of the tour.

How late can I make a booking?

You can make a booking with us literally at the last minute! Just keep in mind that there may be no seats left on the tour if you do that! We recommend booking at least one week in advance, to have the best chances of finding availability.

Which tours can I join on the same day?

This is a day tour, so you cannot participate in any of our other tours if you book it.

Cancellation Policy

  Cancellations received within five days of the tour will incur a 50% penalty for each person.
  Cancellations received within two days of the tour will incur a 100% penalty for each person.
  Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit the entire payment.

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