Getting to Andros
Where is Andros? Not a particularly well visited island for Brits Andros is still one of the closest Greek islands to Athens, just off the east coast in the northern Cyclades group, and it's a popular weekend retreat for mainland Athenians.
Andros has no airport on Andros but regular daily ferries sail from the mainland port of Rafina calling in at Andros, Tinos and Mykonos so visitors can fly either to Athens or to Mykonos and catch the ferry
Beaches are fairly thin on the ground and the best are strung along the west coast, with Batsi and Agios Petros the best.
A great island for walkers, the inland hills are criss-crossed by mule trails and for the more culturally minded there is the elegant architecture of Hora, the remarkable field walls, the intricate dovecotes and ancient water mills.
The roads are good but few, with only one road from the port at Gavrio in the north to the bay of Ormos in the south and a branch road that crossed the island to the capital at Hora.
Updated for 2016