Overview of Agistri
Just a breath away from Athens, Agistri is a tiny island of truly unexpected merits. It is rather hard to believe that in merely one hour from the port of Piraeus lays a destination with so much to offer. Located in the Argosaronic Gulf (very close to the island of Aegina), Agistri is in fact one of the most unspoiled Greek islands.
Covered in pines, it lacks sightseeing but provides relaxing and peaceful vacations, as well as beautiful beaches. Despite its size, Agistri has rather satisfactory accommodation options, restaurants, shops and bars, the majority of which can be found at the port of Skala (the most cosmopolitan settlement on the island). Megalochori is the traditional style capital, while Metochi and Limenaria are the island’s other two major settlements, both of which represent more or less the typical Greek island architecture.
Walking around Agistri is a pleasant activity, as long as you start early in the morning in order to avoid the heat. Otherwise, you can rent a bike or a bicycle and move from one village to another, plus enjoy some beach hopping. Agistri is extremely popular with day-trippers and weekend visitors that vary from foreign tourists and Greek families to yacht owners and young free campers. How so? Everyone succumbs to its simple charm and also to the pleasure of discovering beauty in the most surprising places.
Find more information on Agistri at the official website for Greek Tourism VisitGreece.gr
: Isolated, pebbly, with deep blue waters, a nudists’ and free campers’ haven. Difficult access (you have to climb down a steep cliff). Supplies necessary. : Exotic cove with lovely turquoise waters and lots of pines. It is set in a unique landscape, formed by the miniature private island of Aponisos, which borders with Agistri, thus creating a small natural “swimming pool” in between. It is much favored by vessels. Sun beds, umbrellas and a tavern are also available. : Very popular, sandy and organized beach, with many facilities. Its shallow waters make it family friendly. : Rocky, beautiful organized beach, where you can enjoy the shadow of pines. : A quiet beach surrounded by trees. It features a rock, ideal for diving into the crystalline blue waters.
: Skliri, Greek cuisine and seafood : Skala, Pizza restaurant : Skala, Greek, French, Italian cuisine.
: Walk from Skala to Chalkiada beach enjoying a magnificent tree covered path near the sea : Tour the island on a bike or by boat and get the whole picture. : Pop up to nearby Aegina (it’s no more than 30 minutes by ferry) and meet the “queen” of the Argosaronic Gulf. : Water sports, cycling and hiking are highly recommended in Agistri, depending on your preferences : Visit Agistri’s satellite islets -Metopi, Dorousa, Kyra, Spalathronisi- and swim in “private”, pristine beaches. : Enjoy your meal or coffee and simply relax in one of the island’s taverns and cafes. : Watch a movie at the open-air cinema in Skala. : The island’s cathedral is located at Megalochori. A major feast takes place here at Easter.
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