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Activities: Surf, SUP
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Style: Freeride, Wave
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Good, Specialist

The famous resort of Batsi is located almost 7 km south from Gavrio. It has been built on twin hills over a magnificent natural harbor. The homonymous beach is very popular among tourists. Batsi beach is in close proximity to the harbor at the southern end.



Best Months: January, February, March, November, December
Medium Months: April, October
Wind Type: Frontal Winds
Best Direction: S
Main Direction:
Worst Direction:
Wind Factor:
Main Wind Direction: Onshore
Blowing at:
Wave Tack:

Best with strong southern wind, in winter. The beach is a fairly exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right with no particular seasonal pattern.

In summertime only northern Meltemi wind blows.


WindGuru Poseidon Windyty Meteo NOA UOA Greece UOA
Type: Small Wave (< 1m), Medium Wave (1-3m)
Quality: Crystal Clear
Depth: Average (deepens gently and incrementally)
Seabed:
Attention:

Flat conditions with N, wavy with S.

Type: Sand
Size: Medium
Bathers Period: May, June, July, August, September
Bathers: Much
Shade: Average
Kid Friendly: Yes
Attention:

The fine sand at Batsi beach is very nice, soft with golden hue. The beach is protected from the strong Meltemi winds, and it has no dearth of shade due to the abundance of tamarisks lining the shore at the northern end of the beach.

GPS Google Maps: 37.858872, 24.784507

Access to Batsi: From Gavrio drive south, all the way to to Batsi. The distance is about 7 km. Of course, there are frequent bus schedules to all the main destinations in Andros. Also, you can call a taxi from the port.


Access to Andros:

Arrival by Airplane: Andros does not have its own airport. If you are coming to Andros from the International Airport of Athens, in Spata, you can use the Green Public Bus (KTEL of Attica) to the port of Rafina. The bus departs from the Arrivals Level, between Gates 2 and 3, just opposite the hotel of the airport (Sofitel). The distance is 10 km (20 minutes). Otherwise you can catch a taxi to Rafina Port. Then travel to Andros by ferry boat.

Arrival by Ferry/Boat: A ferry to Gavrio, the main port of Andros located in the northwest side of the island, departs from the port of Rafina, on the northern side of Athens. There is no ferry to Andros from Piraeus, the main port of Athens. Rafina is the closest port to the International Airport of Athens. The ferry takes 2 hours to reach Gavrio.

There are daily ferries all year round, but schedules are more frequent in summertime (1-2 daily during winter and up to 6 in the summer). Andros is also connected with other Cyclades Islands by ferry boat, including Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Syros, and Tinos.

Arrival by Car, Moto, Camper Van: By private car via Attica Avenue in the direction of Markopoulo, exiting at the sign that says Rafina. Drive along Marathonos Avenue until you reach Rafina. The distance from Athens to Rafina is 32 km.

Arrival by Bus: You can reach Rafina Port by Suburban KTEL bus from the Green Park in Athens.



  • Windsurf Lessons Windsurf Lessons

  • Windsurf Rental Windsurf Rental

  • Kitesurf Lessons Kitesurf Lessons

  • Kitesurf Rental Kitesurf Rental

  • Surf Lessons Surf Lessons

  • Surf Rental Surf Rental

  • SUP Rental SUP Rental

  • Storage Storage

  • Repair Repair

  • Washing Washing

  • Rescue Rescue

  • Equipment Store Equipment Store

  • Events Events
    SUP events

  • Parking Parking
    There is parking area close to the beach
  • Toilet Toilet

  • Shower Shower

  • Beach facilities Beach facilities
    Umbrellas & Sunbeds

  • Food Food
    At the southern end, the beach meets the harbor wall and a string of taverns edge the small square. Yet more taverns line a balcony above offering fine views over the bay

  • Market Market
    Bakeries, Fruit market, & Grocery stores in the area

  • Acommodations Acommodations
    A lot of apartments for rent overlooking the sea

  • Camping Camping

  • Room for Camper Vans Room for Camper Vans

  • Nightlife Nightlife

  • Medical Center Medical Center
    Medical Center in Andros (Chora), 25 km SE




2014

4th HELLENIC SUP CUP - ANDROS
Date: 21/09/2014

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