Welcome to the Greek paradise island!
More genuine island than this is hard to find today. A paradise in the Saronic island world. As soon as you set foot on Agistri’s land, you are greeted by whitewashed houses and cozy alleys. You feel like it’s a quieter island and you go into the holiday feeling right away … so enjoy your time at Agistri.
The beaches at Agistri have crystal clear water and some with white sand. Fantastically nice swimming around the island. Agistri is not a big island but there is everything you need here. Small grocery stores, taverns, pharmacies, some shopping and cafes. Many Greeks live here all year round, some come out on the weekends.
Most people who have been to Agistri choose to go back every year, we are many who return. It is easy to get caught up in this island and the relaxing atmosphere this island has. Life goes at a leisurely pace here … this is the genuine Greece!
There is no charter here, but you fly here regularly to Athens. There are several companies that fly to Athens and once at the airport there are trains, metro, buses and taxis you can take in to the port of Piraeus where the ferries go to the Greek island world.
So it’s a genuine Greece you’re looking for mixed with total relaxation and nice swimming… yes, then this is where you should go. This is a gem we return to every summer!
To Agistri island you can go by Flying Dolphin from Piraeus port or the regular ferry with Hellenic Seaways. From Piraeus it´s about 1 hour. Flying Dolphin goes to the port of Milos at Agistri island and they have several trips each day and from Milos to Skala village its walking distance or bus.
From Aegina port you find Agistri Express. The small ferry take you to Agistri in 15 minutes.
There are a number of hotels on the island and some of them with high standard. Most are located inside the village Skala, some up the mountain in Skliri. Skala is the village with the largest and most tourists and Milos slightly smaller. The beaches are fantastic and Skala Beach has a sandy beach that is very popular with children and on the side there is mixed sand with stone. There are beach bars and taverns along the beaches and you can be served your coffee or drink in the sun lounger directly on the beach.
There are some sophisticated bars, discos and taverns that have high class. It’s not a classic party island, but really nice. Many people come here on the weekends for relaxation and their wonderful beaches. There are about 1100 permanent residents on the island all year round and there is a small school, some churches, grocery store, bakery and pharmacy.
Agistri also belongs to the Saronic archipelago and is the smallest of them. Many Athenians have summer houses here, but also Germans and English. This island has no typical charter audience, but here you will find and return.
There are almost no cars on the island, as most ferries out here are car-free. A few days and tours have Hellenic Seaways ferries where you can take a car. Here you can easily cycle between Skala and Milos. It is also possible to rent a moped here and it is an easy way to get around, as the roads are narrow and narrow.
You can easily go here on day trips from Aegina or Piraeus.