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Preparing your trip to Andros Island: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. If you plan to sunbathe and swim, you should go to Andros in the summer season from July to September. It is quite cold and windy here in winter. However, prices are much lower and there are almost no tourists here at this time. If getting to know the culture and art is your main goal, you can go to the island at any time. It is better to choose spring or autumn for hiking. It's still too hot in the summer here.
2. The temperature reaches + 28 + 32°C in summer. The temperature may be below +10 in winter. In addition, very strong piercing winds blow here at this time. Winds blow here almost all year round. Therefore, even if you go to Andros in the season, be sure to bring a windbreaker and a couple of warm clothes with you.
3. It is recommended to choose hotels located in the depths of the island but not on the coast if you plan a trip in the winter. The chilly, windy weather is felt more strongly on the shore.
4. You should definitely use sunscreen in the summer. You may not even feel that you will get burned because of the constant wind. In general, the island is completely safe. You don't need to get any vaccinations before the trip. There are no dangerous insects and animals here.
5. You can move around the island by bus or taxi. But it's quite expensive. You can also rent a car, scooter or moped in Andros. Probably, this is the most convenient option for tourists. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. There is no airport on the island. You can get to Andros by ferry. It departs about once every half hour from Rafina on the mainland in high season. Ferries run less frequently in winter. You should definitely check the schedule in advance.
7. It is worth noting that in addition to vacationers, many pilgrims from Greece and Europe come to the island on certain dates. Therefore, if you plan a trip, please note that you may have some problems with booking a hotel in August, for example.
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8. There are many hotels on the island. These are mostly small guest houses. Many of them are open only during the high season. Please note that numerous tourists can create problems with accommodation during major holidays. If it is not very important to get here these dates for you, it is better to postpone the trip.
9. It is better to choose the western beaches for a beach holiday. The eastern shore of the island is washed by cold currents. Therefore, the water can be very cold even in the summer months there. Besides, there is a very strong wind here. The western side is more suitable for fans of kiting and windsurfing.
10. If you rent a car, keep in mind that there are a lot of serpentine roads on Andros. Riding on them requires a certain skill.
11. There are many activities for tourists here. These include water sports, museums, hiking, and fishing. However, there are no amusement parks here. Therefore, Andros is more suitable for fans of a quiet holiday.
12. There are both sandy and pebble beaches on Andros unlike many other islands in Greece.
13. There is a grocery market and many small shops in Andros. You can buy fresh food there. They are open from 7-8 am. But there is a break for Siesta from 12:00 to 16:00-17:00 almost everywhere.
14. Museums and churches, especially in small villages, often operate on their own schedule. If you have the opportunity then call them and specify the time at which they are open. If you arrive and find that the museum is closed, try asking the locals where the caretaker lives. Most likely, he will be happy to open a church or museum for you for a small fee.
15. The water from the taps is quite suitable for drinking. In addition, there are many springs, including mineral ones on the island. So you will not have problems with water when traveling to attractions.
16. You can pay with cards in almost all restaurants and taverns. But you will need cash to buy souvenirs and excursions to monasteries.
17. It is recommended to order traditional dishes using local seasonal products to appreciate the island's cuisine.
18. It's customary to leave tips here. This is 10 percent of the bill on average.
19. It is recommended to bring traditional products made of ceramics, cotton, and some of the food products from the trip. Honey and cheeses are perfect on Andros. You should definitely bring olive oil and sweets.
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Greece: travelling advices

10. All beaches in the country are state property, and therefore only state can charge for use.
11. It’s not accepted to shake hands with each other. The handshake can only be part of an acquaintance. In other cases, men and women kiss each other in the cheek twice.
12.The Greeks are characterized by non-punctuality. They may be late even for a business meeting.
13.Negotiate on the cost of a taxi ride in advance. Otherwise, a taxi driver will be able to cheat, greatly inflating the price. … Open
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Travelling to Andros Island - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Andros Island. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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