Mèlisses workshops’ guidelines
HOW TO REACH THE ISLAND OF ANDROS
From Rafina port (Athens)
From Athens airport you can reach the port of Rafina in abut 20-25 minutes by taxi (around €35), by bus (around €5) or by private taxi (around €40 -reliable, good English speakers and you’d avoid taxi queues-).
The trip from Rafina to Andros is about two hours long with standard ferries, or one hour with Sea Jets. The price is usually around €18-21 (one-way).
From Tourlos port (Mykonos)
From Mykonos airport you can reach the port of Tourlos in abut 15-20 minutes by taxi (around €25), by bus (around €4) or by private taxi (around €30 -reliable, good English speakers and you’d avoid taxi queues-).
The trip from Mykonos to Andros is about two hours long with standard ferries, or one hour with Sea Jets. The price is usually around €15-18 (one-way).
IN BOTH CASES, MAKE SURE TO CHECK FERRIES’S UPDATED SCHEDULE BEFORE BOOKING YOUR FLIGHTS, AS THERE IS A LIMITED NUMBER OF FERRIES SCHEDULED EVERYDAY.
How to purchase your ferry tickets:
You can consult ferries’ updated schedule and book your tickets from this website. Alternately you can purchase your tickets through the official ferry companies’ websites ( Ex. Golden Star Ferries, Fast Ferries, Sea Jets etc).
NB: Make sure to have your pdf ferry ticket vouchers printed out. Keep in mind that when purchasing your tickets online, you will only receive a voucher (not valid as a ticket) that will have to be handed in to one of the ticket offices located near the port in exchange for the official versions.
Ticket offices near the port
You could purchase your tickets directly from Rafina or Mykonos’ tickets offices located at the entrance of their ports. Keep in mind that during high season periods or weekends, tickets may be sod out.
For more information or extra assistance, please contact one of the Ticket offices listed below.
TOGIAS TICKET OFFICE IN RAFINA
Tel. +30 22940 22900
Tel. +30 22940 25200
BATIS TICKET OFFICE IN ANDROS
Tel. +30 22820 71489
Tel. +30 22820 72477
ONCE ON THE ISLAND
Check in/out time
Check in: from 3 pm onwards;
Check out: from 12 pm onwards.
Pick up point
We’ll meet all participants in front of the main pharmacy of Gavrio (port), opposite the usual ferry arrival. We will come and pick you up with 4x4 cars and drive you to Mèlisses (about 25 min drive).
Make sure to let us know your updated ferry arrival and departure, to better arrange all pick ups.
WHAT WE ADVISE YOU TO BRING:
Sunscreen; a pair of light sneakers; swimsuit; rock shoes could be useful, as most beaches are shingle, although they’re not fundamental; Camera (professional or not, it is up to your preference); light jacket or sweater.
Mèlisses is located in the area of Aprovato, approximately 25 min away from the port of Gavrio, 10 from Batsi and 35 from Xora. The island is rather big, participants will be driven by us on 4x4 cars, as roads may be often not paved.
In your bedrooms you will have air conditioning, hair driers, bath & face towels plus beach towels, local Spring water and Greek top quality soaps. Satellite Wifi is available at the house, although we encourage all guests to use it moderately (please avoid online streaming and heavy downloads).
The property is completely isolated with its private access to the sea. All around the house there is quietness and peace. The property has been realised by the best team of landscape designers and architects, completely respecting the surroundings by using local plants and rough stones, creating a continuous harmony with the environment. Mèlisses is surrounded by crystal waters and countryside, where wild figs and grapes grow uninhibited, together with plenty of fruit trees and its own vegetable garden.
Now that you know everything about Andros and Mèlisses, pack your suitcase and join us !
We’re waiting for you :)