One look and you are hooked! Agistri means fishing hook!
Located close to the coast of Athens, Agistri is a popular option to escape the urban landscape and unleash yourself into the astonishing experience of Greek island life. A flash of the past Agistri’s first name was Kekrifalia (embellished head).
First inhabited: 5th century B.C.
In the 15 th century the island was Invaded by the Ottoman Empire.
Then, abandoned in 17th century due to frequent Pirates attacks.
Off season population: 1140 people
Summer population: 5000 people
In the 70s the island was connected to electricity for the first time.
Homer recognized Agistri’s contribution in the Trojan War as an ally of Aegina and documented this is his Greek epic poem The Iliad.
In 2011, Agistri was proclaimed the “Green Island”.
Economy: tourism & agriculture
The island of Agistri is a wonderful place for water sports, like windsurfing, waterskiing, fishing, snorkeling and diving and also for explorative hiking, cycling and horse riding.
Agistri has four charming villages:
In Skala you will find most of the island’s hotels.
The village is perfect for families and couples, offering a great selection of places to rest, have a drink or enjoy a Greek dining experience through day and night.
Classed as one of the best gold sandy beaches of Agistri, Aponisos is west of
Limenaria. The opulent green of the Aponisos landscape, the crystal-clear water
and overall calmness of the environment here are completely mesmerizing. For its
small size, Aponisos offers activities for every taste. Here you can practice scuba
diving, snorkeling, swimming, camping, or relaxing on the sun loungers while,
enjoy the view of the small bay.
One of the most populated beaches, Dragonera embellishes the natural allure of the blue skies and water and the green flora with exotic straw beach parasols, where you can relax and enjoy the balmy sea air.
Skala is a vibrant place offering a long flax-golden beach washed by the sea, with
hotels and plenty of restaurants, taverns, café-snack bars, and clubs. If you are a
dreamer, come here and just enjoy life. The place is perfect for families as the sea
is smooth and gradual, with no abrupt sea levels.
The coast of Skliri hides two small beaches, Skliri and Chalikiada, both reachable by foot and surrounded by ambrosial pine trees and rocky shores. Here you can camp and (if you’d like) practice nudism.
Mareza is a small rocky beach located 200m away from the village of Limenaria.
The small natural platform is great for high diving; however, visitors should note
that the water is deep and the current quite strong.
From Skala to Milos, Megalochori you can find your perfect spot under the sun.
The beaches here are both sandy and with pebbles, many of them having sunbeds
with straw parasols.
The greatest adventurous challenge that one could undertake in Agistri is a bike tour with us.
Price: 8 Euro per person
Join us on our bike tour and awaken your inner adventure spirit to explore the charming island of Agistri.
We will take a 50-60 minutes bike ride between Megalochori and Chalkiada while enjoying the breath-taking view of the costal road and the pine scented warm sea breeze. We will stop in Skala to visit the church of Agioi Anargyroi who fascinates visitors with its blue dome.
From here, we will stroll through the magical dark green pine forest of Chalkiada, having the change to admire some of the most dramatic coastal views of the island. We will stop to catch our breath and just to lose it again once our eyes will encounter the
pristine landscape of the Skliri beach. 10 more minutes and we will discover a small paradise on earth, the beach of Chalkiada, one of the first nudist beaches in Greece. Full of big white pebbles and encircled by the green forest, the beach will captivate your
heart and soul. We will make our way back to the boat, capturing with our eyes once again the natural unspoilt beauty of Agistri.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column]