Agistri is a tourist Greek island, full of pine trees, which has approximately 1.100 inhabitants and covers an area of 14 sq kilometers. That makes it the smallest island of the Argosaronic. It is located west of Aegina, in the heart of the Saronic and administratively belongs to the Attiki prefecture.
The distance from Piraeus port is 22 nautical miles, and just 3.5 nautical miles from Aegina, something that makes it an ideal summer destination for short or longer vacations. There is a daily ferry connection to the port of Piraeus. The duration of the trip by ferry is 1.5 hour, while by a flying dolphin just 55 minutes. The proximity to the port of Piraeus and its unparalleled beauty make Agistri a small paradise near Athens and the most popular destination among people who live in Athens, especially for short holidays. In the summer, Agistri floods with people and becomes a popular tourist destination.
Because of the short distance between the islands of the Argosaronic, it is easy to travel from one island to another. There is a direct connection from Agistri to Aegina, lasting just 15 minutes, a connection from Aegina to Poros-Methana and one from Poros to Ydra-Spetses. Additionally, during the summer months, the ship “Agistri Express” and the sea taxis of the island organize trips in the Argosaronic.
By visiting Agistri, you will enjoy the picturesque beaches, beautiful green scenery, relaxing holidays accompanied by the sound of the birds and the sea. The relatively small area it covers makes Agistri an ideal destination for those who love activities, such as hiking, camping and cycling. Because of the short distances, you can explore the entire island without a car, moving on foot or by bike. Moreover, during the summer months, there is a bus on the island, which can take you from Skala, to Megalochori - Dragonera - Limenaria - Aponisos and stops at most of the beaches of the island.
On the island, there is a great variety of beaches and places worth visiting, and as far as accommodation and food are concerned, you will have plenty of choices too. The accommodation choices include hotels, apartments, studios as well as other lodgings. The promotion of mild forms of tourism, such as the creation of small complexes of studios, contributes to the preservation of the ethics and the customs of the local community while the adherence to the constructional/architectural regulations valid on the island, do not let it lose its identity and beauty. The place where you are going to stay depends on your needs, the available budget and your preferences for the two biggest villages of the island.
In Agistri there are four big villages: Megalochori or Milos, Skala, Limenaria and Metochi. Megalochori or Milos, where the Sunrise Studios are located, is the capital of the island and its biggest settlement. It was named after the windmills (milos=mill in Greek) found in the region. The village has a port accessible to flying dolphins. Megalochori is 2.5 kilometres away from Skala and 6.5 from Limenaria. In Megalochori you can admire the traditional stone houses and cobbled streets. There you can combine peaceful and cosmopolitan holidays since it makes the ultimate destination both for families and couples or friends.